Obituaries 04-07-2021

Scot Hartman

His Untimely and Tragic Death Occurred While He Was Doing What He Loved Most: Being on His Boat, on the Water; Former Member of Local 218 Carpenters Union.

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, April 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere for Scot C. Hartman, who died suddenly while out on his boat. He was 49 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home following the Visitation at 6:15 p.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of the mandates and protocols from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the CDC and the City of Revere are in effect. Face coverings, social distancing, capacity limits are in effect and temperature checks and contact tracing will be taken at the door prior to entering the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately.

Scot was born in Everett and raised in Revere. He was educated in Revere schools and was a proud graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield, Class of 1990. Scot worked almost all his life as a carpenter. For many years, he was a carpenter in the Carpenters Union, Local 218.

Scot loved Revere and as a kid he loved being around the water and in the marsh. He worked alongside his dad lobstering on their boat “My Duff.” Scot had an infinite love for fishing and the ocean. He was a loving son, brother and friend and would help anyone who needed help. His untimely and tragic, death occurred while he was doing what he loved most; being on his boat, on the water.

The loving son of Barbara A. (DelloRusso) Hartman of Revere and Florida and the late Ralph l. Hartman, he was the cherished brother of Nicole J. Hartman of Revere, beloved grandson of the late Jerry and Adelaide DelloRusso and the late Robert and Ruth Hartman; dear nephew of Annette and Thomas Hudson of Florida, and nephew of the late Robert Hartman, Gerald “Jerry” DelloRusso and his wife, Teri of Saugus and Cheryl and Allan Blumsack of Tewksbury; special cousin of Jonathan and Joyce Hartman of Peabody and Carrie Hudson of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many caring cousins and extended family.

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

To send online condolences or for more information, please visit

Albert ‘Alby’ Aurigemma

Retired Suffolk County Sheriff Lieutenant and Revere Auxiliary Police Officer

Albert A. “Alby” Aurigemma, 77, of Peabody, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 2. 

Alby, who served 22 years in the National Guard, was a retired Suffolk County Sheriff Lieutenant and a Revere Auxiliary Police Officer. 

The cherished son of the late Leonard and Rose (Matarazzo) Aurigemma, he was the beloved husband of 53 years of Jackie (Carifio) Aurigemma, loving father of Tracy Aurigemma and her loving companion, Michael Micciche and Amy McManus and her husband, Richard; adored grandfather of Olivia, Bryn and Giuliana; caring brother of the late Joseph Aurigemma and he is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Lisa Brown and Donna Carifio and by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Alby’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday, April 8      from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere at 12 Noon. Internment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alby’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting  For guestbook and directions please visit:

Mary Etienne

Former Clinical Nursing Assistant at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Center, Now Known as the Katzman Family Center for Living

Marie Etienne of Revere passed away on Wednesday, March 31 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family.  She was 75 years old. 

Marie was a former Chelsea resident before settling in Revere.  She and her family have lived in the two communities for the past 35 years.  She was a former clinical nursing assistant at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Center, now known as the Katzman Family Center for Living.  Marie was an active member of the Haitian Community Church.  She will be greatly missed by her large family, her Church family and many close friends from her community.   

Born in Bassin Bleu, Haiti, she was the daughter of the late Vernella Xavier Norvil and Valliere Norvil and the beloved wife of the late Faublas Etienne.  She is survived by her siblings: Jean Joseph Norvil, Marie Carme Xavier Blémur and Ernst Charlemagne.  Marie is the beloved mother of 16 children: Kenny Etienne, Kennel Etienne and his wife, Joane Etienne, Jeff Etienne, Nicolas Carvil and his wife, Josie Carvil, Nicolette Carvil Fontaine and her husband, Pierre Gardy Fontaine, Nasson Carvil, Mirline Carvil, Anne Nicole Carvil, Marjorie Carvil, Jean Michel Thomas, his wife Imelda Thomas, Denise Dauphin, Walker Dauphin and his wife, Marie-Claire Helene Dauphin, Evans Joseph, Ophny Carvil, his wife, Martine Carvil, Edith Carvil, Marie Nicole Carvil Edma and her husband. Adler Edma.  She is also lovingly survived by 45 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Marie’s visiting hour at the Haitian Missionary Church of Somerville, 100 Temple St., Somerville, Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 9 – 10 a.m.  Marie’s Funeral Services will follow the visitation but are by invitation and reservation only.  Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when greeting the family.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.  We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

Amanda Green

She Had an Extraordinary Outlook on Life and a Smile That Lit up a Room

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, April 10 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Amanda M. (Fountain) Green who died on Saturday, April 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 39 years old.

A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be private. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, all mandates and restrictions from the Commonwealth of Mass, The CDC and City of Revere will be enforced. Face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing maintained. Temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home and contact information must be provided for contact tracing purposes. Capacity limits also apply.

Amanda was born in Everett and was raised in Revere. She was a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational High School, Class of 2000. Amanda attended North Shore Community College, studying early childhood education. She worked for a number of years with children at the McKinley School in Revere. She later changed careers and began working in retail. For the past few years, she has been working as a manager at Kohl’s Department Store. Due to her sudden diagnosis, she was forced to stop working.

Amanda had an extraordinary outlook on life and a smile that lit up a room. She loved her family, especially her husband and daughter. She will be remembered fondly and dearly missed by all who knew her.

The beloved wife of Joseph J. Green, she was the loving mother of Emily M. Green, both of North Reading, formerly of Revere, cherished daughter of Roberta M. (Russo) Fountain of Wakefield, formerly of Revere and the late Henry R. Fountain and daughter-in-law of Lynda A. Green of Revere and the late Joseph Green, Jr. and John and Patti Galatis of Revere; adored sister of Andrea M. Clark of Danvers, J. Henry Fountain and his wife, Kim of Danvers, Justin A. Fountain and his wife, Stacey Roache of Revere, Neal H. Fountain and his wife, Gina of Danvers and Alec H. Fountain of Wakefield. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.  To send online condolence or for more information, please visit

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

Lee and Elaine Thomas

Memorial Funeral Mass

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 14 in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel (Chelsea Soldiers Home) 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 11 a.m. for Lee F. Thomas and his wife, Elaine A. “Honey” (Benedetto) Thomas, who both passed away in April of 2020. Family and friends are invited to attend. Please note: Face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing maintained in the Church.

To view Lee and “Honey’s” full obituary, please visit

John R. Festa

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

John R. Festa, 90, of Revere, formerly of Everett, passed away on Sunday, March 28.

He was veteran of USMC Korean War, “Once A Marine Always A Marine” Semper Fi.

The cherished son of the late Gabriel and Edith (Marciano) Festa, he was the devoted husband of Phyllis (Colameta) Festa for 70 years, loving father of Pamela J. Rao and her husband, Joseph Jr. of Billerica and John R. Festa Jr. of Boston; adored grandfather of Jennifer McLaughlin and Joseph P. Rao III, great grandfather of Kaeleigh and Nathan McLaughlin and Anna Rao and great great grandfather of Charlotte Malette; dear brother of G. Daniel Festa, Karyn Russo and the late Marilyn Gaylardi and Judith Storella. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all services were held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 670 Washington Avenue, Revere.

Dolores “Dolly” Cohen

Of Melrose, formerly of Revere

Dolores “Dolly” Cohen of Melrose, formerly Dolores Salvatore of Revere, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on March 26. She was 88 years old. 

 The wife of the late James Cohen, she leaves behind four children: Susan Davis and her husband, Dan of Gloucester, Frank “Chris” DeChristopher Jr. of Andover, John DeChristopher and his wife, Kelly of Cohasset and Matthew DeChristopher and his wife, Karen of North Reading. She also leaves seven grandchildren: John DeChristopher Jr. and his wife, Keely, Keith Vient, Nicholas Vient and his wife, Lauren, Danielle DeChristopher, Derek DeChristopher, Joshua DeChristopher and Kasandra DeChristopher and great-grandchildren, Fiona and Dylan DeChristopher. She was predeceased by her two sisters: Patricia DeSalvo and Joan Gavegnano and brother, Lawrence “Buzzy” Salvatore and is survived by her brother, Robert Salvatore. She was beloved by her many cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.  

Memorial Services will be private. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date when it’s safe for all to gather.  

Arrangements are by the Gately Funeral Home. For obituary and to sign online condolences, visit

Phyllis Palermo

Federal Reserve Retiree

Phyllis F. (Geraci) Palermo of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 24.

She worked for many years at the Federal Reserve in Boston and after retirement, Phyllis enjoyed traveling, bus trips to Foxwoods and walking the neighborhood and Square One Mall. She took great pride in her home, spending many hours gardening and planting flowers.

The beloved daughter of the late Stephen and Torille (DeMaso), she was the sister of Mary Geraci Tassinari and the late Jenny Anderson and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere on Friday, April 9 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Phyllis’s name to the charity of one’s choice. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by the Buonfiglio Funeral Home, Revere.

Elena “Helen” DeFeo

Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston

Elena “Helen” (Todesco) DeFeo, 92, of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away on March 30.

The cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Constance (Luongo) Todesco, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” DeFeo, loving mother of Constance Bertolino and her husband, Anthony of Revere, Patrick DeFeo of Chelsea and the late Anthony DeFeo Jr.; adored grandmother of Toni-ann Merlina and her husband, Mark and their son, Anthony “AJ“ and daughter, Julianna; dear sister of the late: Mae Silva, Margaret Martucci, Louise Frongillo, Jay “Jenny” Chisari and Charles Todesco and caring sister in law of Pasquale DeFeo and Theresa Loubier. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends honored Elena’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Tuesday, morning, April 6 before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church, Revere for a Funeral Mass celebrated in her honor at followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. All services were held in accordance with the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 reopening regulations.

The DeFeo Family would like to thank the entire staff at Hallmark VNA, Right at Home & Mystic Vally Elder Service for their attentive care and compassion during this difficult time. For memory wall please go to

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