Obituaries 03-10-2021

Charles Salley, Jr.

Oct. 1, 1926 — Feb. 28, 2021

Charles Oscar Salley of Summerville, SC, “Caught the Train” as he often metaphorically referenced “passing on,” on February 28, 2021.

Charles, was born on October 1, 1926 at home  at 49 Essex Street, Revere to the lateCharles and Alice (Martin) Salley. He was the younger brother of the late Paul and older brother to Anne of California.

He was a graduate of the Highland Grade School, Revere High School (Class President), Northeastern University (IM) -Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society – and Suffolk University (MBA).

During World War II, he was a Naval Aviator : Radioman in the PBY Catalina and PB4Y-2; 50 Caliber Gunner in the Privateer; mustered out as a Petty Officer – 3rd Class … and a proud member of the Del Webb of Charleston’s Veteran’s Club.

Following the War, he was employed by General Electric – for 46 years : as a Tool & Diemaker, a Machinist, and a graduate of GE’s Apprentice & Manager’s Training Program. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society and retired as a Senior Quality Assurance and System’s Engineer. In this capacity his last critical assignments involved the medium steam turbines, exhaust manifolds, and the gearing for the Navy’s DDGs (Destroyers),SSNs (Nuclear Subs), and CVNs (Nuclear Aircraft Carriers).

Charles was a loving husband for  61 years – to his beloved High School sweetheart,the late Elizabeth Anne “Beth”( Kirk), an outstanding father and a solid friend to many. He was a member of the PTA, a Little League coach, a mentor and a “go to guy” if ever anyone had a problem. In his leisure time he liked to travel with his wife, family and friends …traveling extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, Northern Africa, Asia, Middle East Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Central and South America. He was an avid reader – with a keen interest in history, and he enjoyed calculating the math in market analysis. He was quiet, but got his point across.

His life was long, full and happy … we should all be so lucky ! He left this world a better place for having been here … and he will be missed.

The family would like to extend gratitude to the Doctors, PAs, Nurses, PTs, OTs and Personal Assistance staff at “The Blake at Carnes Crossings”& Roper Berkeley Hospital,and AGAPE Hospice for their grand attention to his needs, over these passing times.

The family held a brief visitation and Veteran’s Honor on Wednesday, March 3 at the McAlister-Smith Funeral Chapel located at 869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445, 843-553-1511. The service was held immediately afterward with a subsequent cremation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 869 St. James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445, 843-553-1511.

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Bella Bruno

Dedicated Wife and Mother

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 13 at 12 noon in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Bella P. (Karelas) Bruno, 88, who died on Monday, February 15 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Bella was born and raised in Woburn and was a proud graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1950.

As a young woman, she worked various jobs. She married her husband, Carmine on September 21, 1959 and they began their family together and moved to Revere in 1970. Bella was a dedicated wife and mother. Family was everything to her. She enjoyed being surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The beloved wife of 62 years to the late Carmine A. Bruno, she was the loving mother of Peggy Fallon and her husband, Daniel of Lynnfield, Joseph A. Bruno of Revere, Stephen S. Bruno of Boston and David C. Bruno and his wife, Maribeth of Billerica and is also lovingly survived by Janet Messina and her husband, David of Byfield and Karen Quinteros and her husband, Edward of Florida; cherished grandmother of six granddaughters and three great granddaughters; dear sister of Marie Cusano and her late husband, George “Babe” and the late Theodore Karelas and his late wife, Alice, the late George Karelas and his surviving wife, Rita Karelas of Melrose and the late Ernest Karelas. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive her.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit

Charles Mandracchia

Founder and Operator of New Bridge Cafe

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere on Tuesday, March 9 for Charles S. Mandracchia who passed away on March 3 at the Leonard Florence Center for

Living in Chelsea. He was 91 years old.

“Charlie” was the founder and operator of the New Bridge Cafe on the Chelsea/Revere line, for 46 years before retiring.

The beloved husband of 64 years of Marie A. (Luciano) and the cherished father of Charles S. Mandracchia, Jr. of Salem and John D. Mandracchia and his wife, Michelle of Ogunquit, ME, he was the proud grandfather of Alicia Hurley and her husband, Dennis of Danvers, Micayla Peppe and her husband, Danny of West Newbury, Charles S. Mandracchia, III and Samuel C. Mandracchia and his wife, Olivia, all of Salem, William J. Mandracchia of Somerville and Jack H. Mandracchia of Ogunquit, ME; dear brother of Ann O’Brien and her husband, Dennis of Lynnfield and the late John S. Mandracchia and his surviving wife,

Gloria J. Mandracchia of Stoneham and the late Josephine Saraceno and her late husband, Joseph and the late Fred Mandracchia. He is also lovingly survived by six great grandchildren: Lorenzo, Francesco, Adamo, Arianna, Savannah, Jaxson and Joey. Many caring nieces and nephews also survive him.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

To send online condolences, please visit

Audrey Siegel

Of Revere

Audrey (Simons) Siegel of Revere entered into rest on February 28 at the age of 88. The beloved wife of the late Irving Siegel, she was the dear mother of Scott Siegel, Meryl Smith and her late husband, George, and Lisa Collins and her husband, Richard; loving sister of the late Ruth Wood and sister-in-law of Norma Siegel; cherished grandmother of Erica Ferraro and her husband, John, Adam Smith and his wife, Lauren, Andrew Smith and his wife, Marianne and Alix, Shayna and Rachael Siegel; devoted great-grandmother of Isaac, Rebekah, Evan, Benjamin, Emma, and Abigail and lifelong best friend of Arlene Zukor. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Congregation 420 c/o the Jack Satter House, 420 Revere Beach Boulevard, Revere, MA 02151.

Stanetsky Memorial Chapel

John F. X. Hurley

Retired Revere School Business Manager and Former Revere City Councilor

John F. X. Hurley of Melrose, formerly of Neponset and Revere, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 2 after a long illness.

John was born in Neponset on July 26, 1936 and proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Berlin where he spent his time wrestling, learning a few key German phrases and working as a corporal.

After leaving the army, he became a Double Eagle, receiving both his undergraduate and Masters degrees from Boston College. With his degrees and lifelong love of numbers, he worked many years in finance retiring as Business Manager of Revere Public Schools. He also started and ran his own tax practice for over twenty years.

Fondly known as the Father of the Revere Kindergarten Program, he improved the lives of children for generations to come by rallying the community and making sure the school district offered kindergarten in Revere in a timely manner. He was also a devoted public servant who served on the Revere City Council for eleven years.

He loved God, his country, and his community, but most of all he loved his family. He was first and foremost a dedicated husband. He married the love of his life, Virginia Schettino of Revere in 1964. He was the devoted father to Dr. Christine Hurley and her husband, William Wright of Melrose, Kara Berger and her husband, Steve of Dallas, TX, John Hurley of New London, NH and Virginia Thompson and her husband, Tim of Salisbury; cherished grandfather of Lily, Emma, Jonathan and Sienna Wright, Owen, Emmett, Ava and Luke Berger, Nina and Maya Hurley and Ginger and Hurley Thompson. He was never too busy to help anyone especially his children and grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Joseph B. and Mary (Doocey) Hurley and the loving brother of Nancy (Hurley) Karis of Holliston, Judith Hurley of Neponset and the late Joseph, Rita, Arthur, James W., Bobby Hurley and Elizabeth (Hurley) Connell and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He will be fiercely missed.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. Suite B102 Danvers, MA 01923.

Anthony Addario

Proprietor of Anthony Addario Plumbing and Heating

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere on Friday, March 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. for Anthony R. Addario who died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 7. He was 34 years old.

Please note: face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter. 

Funeral Services and interment will be held privately.

Anthony was born in Cambridge and raised and educated in Revere. He knew his calling early on in life and attended North East Regional Vocational School in Wakefield studying plumbing. Anthony played baseball and football for the “Golden Knights” and was voted a 3-time offensive lineman in football. He was a proud graduate of the North East Regional Vocational School, Class of 2004 and immediately began working in the plumbing field to master his craft. Eventually, after years of hard work, he owned his own plumbing business, Anthony Addario Plumbing & Heating, which he had been operating for the past several years.

Anthony moved to Attleboro, where he has spent the past 10 years living with his fiancé, Kara and his daughter, Mia.

Anthony was a genuine friend and was special to so many people. He was selfless and would always give of himself to help anyone. He was active in recovery, where he would sponsor others or simply check in on them and often give words of encouragement.

Anthony was a very talented and creative drawer, specializing in Marvel Comics. His favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, mainly because he was a fireworks enthusiast and loved to watch firework displays.

His favorite love and joy was his daughter, he always tried to be the best Dad, he could be.

The beloved son of Lori A. Addario, he was the loving and proud father of Mia G. Addario, devoted fiancé of Kara E. Sutherland, cherished grandson of Lorraine C. Addario and the late Richard Addario; dear brother of Jessica Pecora and her husband, Albert IV and Amanda Addario and her husband, Noah Martinez; special nephew and godson of Carmen Addario and his wife, Phyllis and Joyce Bova Koster and her husband, Peter; grandnephew of Angela Bova and fun loving cousin of Giana Langis and her husband, Matt; treasured uncle of Alyssa, Madyson, Emily, Joshua, Richard, Hayden, Lucas and Katherine. He is also lovingly survived by his fiancé’s mother, Jo-Ann Butterfield and her husband, Pascal and Tabitha Patrician along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and his extended friends who were his brothers.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Brian Hamlin, Jr. Memorial Fund, Norfolk Community Federal Credit Union, 18 Union St., Suite 104, Norfolk, MA 02056.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit

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