Obituaries 01-13-2021

Lucia Urrata

Former Homemaker for Intercity in Revere Who Will Always Be Remembered for Her Many Acts of Kindness

Funeral Services were held privately in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Lucia B. (Baffo) Urrata, 81, who died in the presence of her family on Tuesday, January 5 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness.

A native of Augusta, Sicily, she came to the United States in 1970 with her family. They settled in East Boston and later came to Revere where they made their home. Lucia was a devoted mother and wife. She took great pride in her home and how she raised her children. She worked as a homemaker for Intercity, caring and assisting elderly clients, a career that spanned 20 years. It was in her nature to always do her best and she treated her clients like family, always going above and beyond what was expected of her. The most important part of her life was taking care of her own family, that was what she was all about.

Besides being a great cook, she was talented with knitting and crocheting. She would make many creations for people, just because. She was a woman of grace and beauty and she will always be remembered for her many acts of kindness.

The devoted and beloved wife of 62 years to Francesco Urrata of Revere, she was the loving mother of Giusseppe “Joe” Urrata and his wife, Cathy of East Kingston, NH, Giovanni “John” Urrata and his wife, Susan of Wakefield and Maria Marks and her husband, Donald L. Jr. of Lynnfield; cherished Nonna of Stephanie Urrata – Miner and her husband, Richard of Everett, Caterina Lucia Urrata – Weinstraub and her husband, David of Waltham, Francesco Urrata of East Kingston, NH, Giuseppe “Joey” Urratta and his Fiancé, Allison Corwin of Wakefield, Jessica Alexandrou and her husband, Anthony of Groveland, Austin Marks and Olivia Marks, both of Lynnfield and the late Hunter J. Marks; adored Great Nonna of Alexis, Giusseppe and Victoria Urrata and soon to be born, Theana Alexandrou; dear sister of Carmela Noe of Revere and the late Joseph Baffo, Lucciano Serra, Sebastiano Baffo, Giovanni Baffo and Carmelo Baffo. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250 Framingham, MA 01701. To send online condolences, please visit

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is honored to have assisted the family in completion of funeral arrangements.

Elaine Harkins

Former Revere Public Library Research Librarian

Elaine (Colella) Harkins of Revere died on January 5. She was the beloved wife of 64 years to the late John J. who passed on August 29, devoted mother of John M. Harkins and his wife, Michelle of Andover and Michael J. Harkins and his wife, Mary of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Jareth Harkins and his wife, Melissa of Georgia, Sean Renaud-Harkins of Lowell, Theresa Harkins of Revere, Mia Harkins of Saugus and Christopher Harkins; loving great grandmother of Jaiden, Kye and Vivien Elaine Harkins and dear sister of Gloria Thomas of Revere. Elaine was the former research Librarian at the Revere Public Library for over 35 years.

 A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s  Church, Revere on Monday January 11 and interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135 or at . Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook,  please visit

Olivette Marie ‘Yvette’ Pizzano

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Olivette Marie (Dion) “Yvette” Pizzano, 96,  passed away on Sunday, January 10 at the Lighthouse Care Center in Revere where she was receiving supportive care for the past several years. 

Born in Nashua, N.H., she was an adoring daughter of the late Edmond and Olivine (Roy) Dion.  She grew up in Chelsea, attending Our Lady of the Assumption School and Carter Jr. High School.  She left school at an early age to help support her family and worked for Modine Paint Factory and other paint manufacturers in the area.

In 1953, she wed Frederick Pizzano, the late proprietor of Pizzano Hardware in Revere. Together they raised their own family of two daughters.  Yvette was widowed in 1972 having shared 19 years with her beloved husband.  

Formerly of Chelsea, she resided for most of her life in Revere.  She lived a quiet life, devoted to home, family and faith.  She was a former dedicated member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

In addition to her parents, Yvette was predeceased by her cherished daughter, Michelle Pizzano.  She is the forever loved mother of Elisa Brelsford and her husband, Dennis of Revere; adored grandmother and great grandmother of Adam and Crystal Brelsford and their children: Adam, Jr., Alex and Aaron Brelsford, Seth and Kelly Brelsford and their children: Morgan and Benjamin, Keith Brelsford and his companion, Jessica and their children, Payton and Skyla; the loving sister to Raymond Dion of Lynnfield, Gerald Dion of New Hampshire, Paul Dion of Revere, Cecile Resca of Peabody, Yvonne Petrosino of Plymouth and the late Norman Dion and Theresa Erickson and their spouses.   She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family members and friends.  

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend her funeral from the Welsh Funeral   Home, 718  Broadway,   Chelsea  on   Friday,  January  15,  at  9:30  a.m. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice physical  distancing  when greeting the family, pay their respects and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. The visitation will be immediately

followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m.  All attending Mass are required to provide contact information, wear face coverings and, practice physical distancing while  in church. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  

We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card visit:

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