Obituaries 03-17-2021

Gloria Palleschi

Beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother and Friend

It is with great sadness that the family of Gloria (Beatrice) Palleschi announces her passing on Wednesday, March 10 at her Revere home at the age of 92.

Gloria was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.

Gloria adored her family and was delighted to be surrounded by loved ones every Sunday with a pot of pasta and meatballs bubbling on the stove. She was the secret keeper of her family; no matter what time of day you showed up at her backdoor, she would greet you with a sauce stained apron and a warm smile. She was kind to everyone that crossed her path and became a surrogate mother, aunt and grandmother to so many.  As we celebrate the legacy of this incredible woman, we will strive to be as kind, and welcoming as she was every day. 

Born on July 4, 1928 to the late Carmine and Antonetta Vigliotta, she was the beloved wife of the late Charles Palleschi Sr., devoted mother of Charles Palleschi Jr. and his wife Jeanne, cherished grandmother of Charles Palleschi III and his wife, Julie, Michael Palleschi and his wife. Michele and Alicia Palleschi and her wife, Coralie; adored great grandmother of Charles Palleschi IV, Emily, Chase and Brody; dear sister of the late Jeanetta Amorosa, Camille Marino, Mary Quarentello, Lena Procopio, Anthony, Alfonso and Edward Beatrice. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or at  To live stream Gloria’s funeral please go to For guest book please visit

James F. Crosby

Retired Revere Auxiliary Police Deputy Chief

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, on March 15      for Retired Revere Auxiliary Police Deputy Chief, James F. Crosby, 69, in New Bedford, formerly of Revere and St. Cloud, FL, who passed away on March 9 in New Bedford following a long illness.

Jim was a proud and active member of both the Revere Reveries and The 27th Lancers until 1959. Along with a 32-year career with the Revere Auxiliary Police, he maintained a position with Raytheon Corp. in their Quality Control Dept. as a Quality Control Specialist for 38 years retiring in 2008.

The beloved husband of 46 years to his untiring, faithful, soulmate and wife Patricia J. (Saraceno) Crosby, he was the cherished and most proud Dad to Heather N. Andrade and her husband, Steven, New Bedford Patrolman Brian M. Crosby and his wife, Ashley, all of New Bedford and James M. Crosby and his wife, Jessica of Deltona, FL; adoring grandfather to Bella J. and Dante J. Ventura, Dominic S. and Gianna L. Andrade, London M. and Sophia P. Crosby; dear brother of Joseph W. Crosby and his wife, Genevieve M. “Jeannie” of So. Attleboro, formerly of Revere, Robert Crosby and his wife, Karen of Concord, NH and the late Kathleen M. Landry-Ottomaniello and the late Kevin J. Crosby.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481.            

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

Joseph Curto

Auto Mechanic

Joseph Curto of Chelsea passed away at the Chestnut Woods Nursing Home in Saugus on March 8. He was 63 years old.

Born in Boston he was the beloved son of the late Loretta (Clerico) and Vincent Curto. A resident of Winthrop and Revere, the highlight of his life was working as an automobile mechanic. He was very proud of how he excelled at his chosen trade.

He was the loving father of Brianna Rich of Derry, New Hampshire and Joseph C. Curto of Revere, dear brother of Maureen L. Curto, Vincent Curto and Wayne Curto, cherished grandfather of Jordan, Leila and Ella and is also survived by his son’s dog, Viko.

Services and committal were private.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Homne, Winthrop.

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Joseph Oppito

Retired General Electric Engineer

Joseph E. Oppito of Revere passed away on March 9 at the age of 78.

worked for many years as an engineer for General Electric. He was a proud member of the National Guard

The beloved husband of the late Kathleen (McCarthy) Oppito, he was the cherished son of the late Ernest and Josephine (Cancellieri) pito and the dear brother of the late Stephen Guerra. He is survived by Jessica Leammon Autilio of Revere.

A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home on Monday, March 15 and a Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere on Tuesday, March 16 followed by Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Joe’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Paul Joseph Lozier

Of Revere

Paul Joseph Lozier, 91 of Revere, formerly of Boston, passed away on Saturday, March 13.

 Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army.

The cherished son the late Omer and Ella (Bennette) Lozier, he was the beloved husband of Sandi (Curzi) Lozier, loving father of Paula Maloney and her husband, John, Paul Lozier Jr., Stephen Lozier and Amy Lindquist and step-father of Tiffany Beneditto and her husband, Tom, Reagan Vetree and his wife, Jillian, and Linda Tobin and her husband, Denis; caring brother of Jeanette Ziegler and her husband, Eddie, Lorraine Pierce, Richard Lozier and his wife, Pat and the late Gerald, Leo and Donald Lozier. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his loving cats. 

All services are private.  Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to any Animal Shelter of your choice.  To view guestbook, please visit

Rose Pepe

Longtime Receptionist at Agnes Strecker Dance Studio

Rose (Prochilo) Pepe, 95, of Revere, passed away on Monday, March 8. 

Rose was born in Calabria, Italy to Domenic and Annunziata (Macri) immigrated to the United States at the age of five and settledin Revere. 

Rose was the longtime receptionist at her niece Agnes Strecker’s Dance Studio.

She was the beloved wife of 63 years to the late Peter Anthony Pepe, loving mother of Peter Pepe Jr. and his wife, Martha of Franklin, Joseph G. Pepe and his fiancée, Christine Dodd of Hudson and Michael P. Pepe and his wife, Anne of Revere; adored grandmother of Erin Plante of Nevada, Kristin Lovely of Franklin, Lauren Frank of Natick, Michael J. Pepe of Roslindale,  Anthony Pepe of Westborough, Joseph P. Pepe, Michael P. Pepe Jr. and Marissa Pepe, all of Revere, and the late infant Nicholas Pepe and great-grandmother of Dusten, Owen, Brody, Braden, Teagan, Elliana and Payton. She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Pepe and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Joseph, Michael, Anthony and John Prochilo. 

Due to Covid-19, Funeral Services were held privately last week.  Donations may be made in Rose’s name to Mystic Valley Elder Services 300 Commercial Street #19 Malden, MA 02148 or by visiting 

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Kim Buttiri

Will Be Truly Missed by All Who Knew Her

Kim M. (Mottola) Buttiri of Groveland passed away unexpectedly on March 12 at the age of 52. 

Kim had such a big heart and would do anything for her family and friends.   She will truly be missed by all who knew her. 

Born in Brighton on June 8, 1968 to the late Ronald Francis Mottola Sr. and Anna May (Jiamattei), she was the beloved wife of Joseph “Joe” Buttiri, devoted mother of Joseph and Joshua Buttiri, adored sister of Ronald Mottola Jr. and his wife, Doreen of Groveland and Gregg Mottola and his wife, Janha of Illinois and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, niece, and nephews. 

A visitation will be held on Thursday March 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere. Due to capacity limits, we ask that you keep your visit brief to allow others to pay their respects to the family.  Masks and social distancing are required when entering the funeral home.   Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A Funeral service on Friday at the Buonfiglio Funeral Home at 10 a.m. will be followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. (names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance).   Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.   For guest book please visit

Joseph Limoli, Jr.

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Joseph J. “Joe” Limoli Jr., most recently of Manchester, NH, from Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully in his home, after a tough battle with cancer, surrounded by his family on March 7 at the age of 80.

Joe was a man who loved to laugh and made everyone who was in the room with him laugh. Most in life, he cherished any time he was able to spend with family. Nothing was more important to him.

He was the most loving father to his son, Joseph III and his wife, Kim, his daughter, Lianne, his son, Michael and his wife, Jacky, and his son, Andrew. Joe was son to the late Joseph Sr. and Dolly Limoli (Rappa). He was the beloved brother of Lee White, Judi Lindberg and her husband, Dana, and his late brother, Edward (Eddie) Limoli. He will be immensely missed by his six grandchildren: Michael Jr, Marisa, Carly, Alexandria, Matthew and Taylor and will also be missed by his four nieces: Christine, Doreen, Kim and Heather; two nephews, Edward Jr. and Nathan and four great-grandchildren: Olivia, Michael III, Madison and Aiden along with many cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Friday, March 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. The family will have a Celebration of Life during the summer, details will be announced at a later time. Arrangements by Rocco, Carr & Henderson Funeral Home:

Dianne Bonasoro

Heaven Has Just Gained Another Angel

Dianne M. (George) Bonasoro, 67, of Revere, formerly of Brighton, passed away on Wednesday, March 10 with her devoted family by her side following a long battle with cancer which she fought with immense courage, strength and bravery.

Dianne was the most beautiful thoughtful and caring woman that many had the privilege to know. Her smile would brighten up the room and her laugh lift your day. She will be deeply missed by all, but above all, her family who loved her more than words could say.  Heaven has just gained another angel.

The loving mother of Deana McKinnon and her husband, Francis  of Winchendon and Christopher Bonasoro and his wife, Amanda of Revere, she was the adored grandmother of Tayla and Bailee McKinnon, caring sister of Johnny George and his wife, Jessica and Louis George. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends honored Dianne’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Tuesday, March 16 and committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dianne’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL. Memphis, TN. 38105-9959.       

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Anthony Toomey

He Had a Great Sense of Humor and the Ability to Make People Laugh

Anthony J. Toomey, 19, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on March 12.

Anthony was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 2020. He always wanted a career in law enforcement and began that journey working as a security guard for Boston Children’s Hospital and recently became a member of the Laborers union Local 22. Anthony had great sense of humor and the ability to make people laugh. 

The beloved son of Sherri L. Marano of Chelsea, and James M. Toomey and his fiancée, Natalie Wiedmann of Lynn, he was the dear brother of James M. Toomey Jr. of East Boston, cherished grandson of Michael D. Marano of East Boston, Judy (Serino) Marano of Saugus, Debbie Patrazza of Swampscott and the late James Toomey and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

A Memorial Mass celebrating Anthony’s life will be held on Saturday, March 20 in Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris St., East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Mask and social distancing are mandatory upon entering Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust by visiting

Elvira Gentile

Devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Elvira O. Gentile, a longtime resident of Woburn passed away peacefully, Monday, February 22 at the Woburn Nursing Center. She was 92 years old. The beloved wife of the late Francis E. Gentile, she was born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Pelino and Esther (Reppucci) Clementi.

Elvira was raised and educated in Revere and was a proud graduate of Revere High School. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Elvira loved to cook for and entertain family and friends. She was happiest when she was surrounded by family and especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life.

Elvira was also a woman who took great comfort in her strong Catholic faith. Over the years she enjoyed traveling, cruises, trips to Atlantic City and every summer spending quality family time vacationing on Cape Cod. She will be greatly missed.

Elvira is survived by her children: Gina Pasakarnis and her husband, Tom of Woburn, Susan D’Amore and her husband, David of Nashua, NH and Frank Gentile and his wife, Mary of North Andover. She was the loving grandmother of Thomas Pasakarnis and his wife, Danielle, Albert Pasakarnis, Courtney Gentile, Rachael Gentile, Frankie Gentile, Nicole D’Amore and her husband, Luis Betancur, and Jessica D’Amore and the great grandmother of  Emilio. She was the sister of Lorraine Spears and her husband, Jim of North Reading, the late Josephine Ficociello and her late husband, Cesar and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass that was celebrated, Monday, March 1 in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn. Family and friends were also welcomed to visit with the family at the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant, Woburn, prior to the Mass. Services concluded with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

It has been requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elvira’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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