Obituaries 05-12-2021

Ann Freitas

Retired G.E. Production Control Manager

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. for Ann M. Freitas, 88, who died in the love and care of her family on Wednesday, May 5 in Groveland, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m. immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home and at church. 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 and church.

Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time during the visitation. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Ann was a native of Chelsea and lived there her entire life. She was educated in Chelsea Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1950.

Ann began a long career with G. E. in Lynn, which would eventually span 42 years, she retired in 1992. She was a Production Control Manager. Ann’s humble, friendly and witty personality allowed her to be very productive in her job and she made sure tasks were completed efficiently. Her entire life was always even keeled, and she was dedicated to caring for her family and family members. If she was your friend, you had a friend for life. She was truly a genuine person who asked for nothing in return. She completed many acts of kindness from the goodness of her heart and never expecting any recognition or accolades.

Ann was a “FANatic” when it came to her Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Much like her personality, she loved them when they were winning and losing, never unwavering her support for her teams.

Ann loved to travel and travel she did. Throughout her life, she traveled the world. Ann was an avid golfer, bowler and bridge player. She was active throughout her life, participating in many social events. Ann was a special person to many who knew and loved her.

The devoted daughter of the late Theodore and Anna M. (Cronin) Freitas, she was the loving sister of the late John T. Freitas and his wife, Barbara and Francis Freitas; cherished and proud aunt of Marian Freitas and her partner, Karen Hartz of Groveland, James M. Freitas of Dallas, TX, John D. Freitas of Palm Coast, FL, William T. Freitas and his wife, Lenore of So. Natick and the late Robert Freitas. She is also lovingly survived by many grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends 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

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

Charles Reid

July 26, 1938 — April 25, 2021

Graveside Services were held at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury on May 11

for Charles A. Reid, 82 of Revere, formerly of Arlington and Jamaica Plain, who passed away on April 25.

Charles was born and raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. He was the devoted son of the late Felix Reid and Alice (Kennedy) Reid and was pre-deceased by his siblings, Alyce Elworthy of Wilmington, William of Scituate, and James of Escondido, Calif.

 Proud of his Irish heritage and dual citizenship, one of Charlie’s greatest joys was returning to his ancestral home in the Village of Dysart in County Roscommon, Ireland and meeting family and friends at his favorite watering hole, Sean’s Bar, in Athlone.

He was fortunate to work for Northeast and Delta Airlines for over 35 years, which afforded him the luxury of travel.  Charlie enjoyed his adventures all over the world, among his favorites were trips to Russia and Spain, and he loved his shopping jaunts to Bermuda for just a day!  

He fully enjoyed engaging with people and upon his retirement, returned to Logan Airport greeting international visitors for Massport.

Charlie was a big fan of holidays and his many nieces and nephews, will forever recall amazing rum cakes, generous gifts, vivid stories and the ever-present and appropriate holiday ties. It was “Not a Holiday without Uncle Charlie” in the house!

He will be missed by all who shared in his life.

Charles is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends from all around the globe. Charles will be remembered for living life to the fullest and many will be instantly reminded of him whenever they hear his famous quote “What not, and So On and So Forth…”

The challenges of this past year have been difficult, but Charlie was fortunate to have spent the last months of his life at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. Together with the Lighthouse staff, the Compassus Hospice team was with him every day, meeting his needs, intently listening to his tales, and keeping family informed. Enormous gratitude for all they do.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Resident Activity Center at Lighthouse, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151 to help enrich the experiences of others.  

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Funeral Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Royale Jeane Dishion

Of Malden

Royale Jean Dishion, 67, of Malden passed away suddenly on May 3. 

Born in Long Beach, CA on March 14, 1954, the beloved daughter of the late James and Marie DiGiacomo, she was the devoted mother of Daniel Dishion of Malden, Leanne Dishion of Melrose and the late Christian Dishion; adored grandmother of Nathan and Kaelyn Dishion; dear sister of Gina DiGiacomo and her partner, Angela DiBari of Maine, Jill Kouyoumjian and her husband, Paul of New Hampshire, Michael DiGiacomo of Arizona and James DiGiacomo Jr. of Salem; cherished aunt of Ariana and Olivia DiGiacomo DiBari. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Sunday, May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by a private prayer service for the immediate family. Masks and social distancing are required when entering the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Royale’s name to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 or at For guestbook, please visit

Vincent Tenaglia

He Brought Joy and Laughter Wherever He Went

Vincent “Vinny” Tenaglia, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on May 6 at the age of 57.

The simplest pleasures of life brought great joy to Vinny. He loved planting flowers and gardening, watching cooking shows, and relaxing with his family and cat, Pico. Vinny loved to work and always stayed busy; a great carpenter with an exceptional green thumb. He was greatly loved by many and brought joy and laughter wherever he went.

Born in Revere on October 25, 1964 to the late Alceo Tenaglia and Angela (LaFace) and her surviving husband, Arthur Cohane, he was the beloved husband of 28 years to Jennifer (Borden) Tenaglia, devoted father of Vinessa and Jenna Tenaglia of Revere, dear brother of John Tenaglia and his fiancé, Stephanie Disario of New Hampshire, David Tenaglia and his loving companion, Francinete and Kristine Tenaglia, all of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, May 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. followed by a private prayer service for the immediate family. Masks and social distancing are required. Relatives and friends are kindly invited but asked to keep their visit brief to allow others to enter. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to set up in Vinny’s name. For guest book, please visit:

Olga Rossi

No One Ever Left Her House Without a Small Care Package of Cookies or Crackers – Just in Case They Got Hungry

Olga (Vozella) Rossi, 101, died at her home in North Revere on Thursday, April 29 surrounded by those who loved her most.

Born in Boston and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Antoinetta (Ventullo) Vozella and her late step-father, Nunzio Minichello.  A secretary with the Massachusetts Department of Welfare for many years, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends and loved ballroom dancing.  Olga enjoyed gardening, ceramics, crocheting and playing pokeno with her special neighborhood club friends for years.  She especially enjoyed doing small thoughtful things for everyone she knew from baking breads and muffins to take to doctor’s appointments to handing out lollipops to the children playing in the park across the street from her house.  No one ever left her house without a small care package of cookies or crackers – just in case they got hungry.

Olga is survived by one daughter; Pamela Rossi and her wife, Angela Ross, one son; R. Mike Rossi of Las Vegas, NV, granddaughters: Cheryl Rossi-Huy and her husband, Jim of Indiana and Christina Rossi-Brown and her husband, Tomas of Colorado and one great granddaughter, Kendall Walsh and her husband, Christopher of Oregon.  She was the sister of the late Theodore Vozella, Joseph Vozella, Anthony Vozella and Frank Minichello.  She will always be remembered in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews; Linda Daily, Annette Gillis, Gail McDowell, Mark Vozella, Stephen Vozella, Matthew Rossi and their fam ilies.  Olga’s amazing caregivers of the past five years were best known as “Olga’s Angels” and she loved them all as members of her family. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Olga’s memory may be made to the hospice program which provided such wonderful care; Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or at  Please reference the Woburn location. 

At the request of Mrs. Rossi’s family, a private Funeral Mass was celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus followed by burial at the Holy Cross Mausoleum.  Arrangements by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. For condolences

Richard Costello

Born in East Boston, he Became a Legend in the Town of Chatham

Richard W. Costello lost his short battle with cancer on May 9, 2021 at his home with his faithful companion, Ann Marie by his side. He was surrounded with love all his days and, if possible, more so in his final days. Their home welcomed family and friends during his illness often sharing stories (of which there are many), good food, moral support and love, lots of love. 

Richard had a huge family.  He was born on November 24, 1940 in East Boston to a loving Irish family and to parents Mary Margaret (Rymill) and Michael Costello, but he eventually built another family in Chatham when he opened the Chatham Squire in 1968 with his friend, George Payne.  He was a mentor, a teacher, a friend and occasionally a tormentor to all of them. They learned lifelong lessons from him that will be passed on to the next generation and the one after that. He was legendary then and will be forever.

He loved being the center of attention; he basked in it.  His Squire family called him “The King” and he loved that. He embraced the town of Chatham and created a safe haven for the working class and the elite alike in the Squire.  Where else could you see a polo shirt-clad preppie enjoying a beer with a fisherman fresh off the boat?  He recycled and repurposed before it was a trend.  When he saw uneaten food scraped into the garbage, he came up with the idea of getting pigs.  Those pigs were well fed!

Another example is when he discovered cod cheeks and tongues; he heard the fishermen were throwing the codfish heads away or squirreling them away for their own consumption, he made a deal.  Bring him the cheeks and tongues (cheeks as you know are the perfect fish and chip, and tongues gave a rich flavor to the chowder) to the kitchen back door, and turn in a slip at the bar for cash.  Anyone who worked for him knew to be conscious of waste, and not just food but not to waste time, energy and of course good times with your friends. 

He taught how to give back by example too. He served on the Chatham Board of Selectmen and gave back to the town in so many diverse ways. On any Chatham event, the Chatham Squire was listed as a sponsor; he hosted an annual children’s party with Santa in December with a gift for every child (bought from the Mayflower Shop), was an original and continuing sponsor of the Chatham Harbor Run, sponsored the Carnival Caper kick-off event for First Night and backed an old-timer’s softball team. 

He loved the Fourth of July and Halloween.  The only year he didn’t give out Hoodsies on the Fourth was when he was the Grand Marshal, and the Squire’s Halloween Party was infamous.

The Squire stayed open year round serving lunch and dinner even when it wasn’t profitable.  They did it for the town. Hurricane? Nor’Easter?  The Squire’s lights were on.

He eventually found financial success from the Squire but he didn’t spend it on a lavish house or car; he bought experiences. He won an online Hemingway look-alike contest in 2012. He travelled making lifelong friends along the way, he helped others financially without a question asked, and he helped create the Pals For Life Foundation to help anyone in the hospitality industry.   If everyone gathered together who he helped both financially and emotionally, you might need to rent his beloved Fenway Park to fit them all. He loved the Splendid Splinter, and celebrated his birthday every year. 

When he lost his beloved wife, Wendy Costello in 2007, family and friends mourned with him. He met Ann Marie Doherty and while they shared the experience of losing their beloved spouses, they were blessed to be able to share many years together while laughing and living life to the fullest.  God bless Ann Marie. Her love and loyal care-giving was a gift his family and friends cherish. A family member of Richard’s described her as an angel on earth.

He is  survived by his loving companion, Ann Marie Doherty, his brother, Bob Costello and his wife, Laurel, his sister, Margaret (Peggy) Coppola; nieces: Laurene Visco-Grzybala, Karen St. Clair, Patti Biggs, Kathie Eagle, Barbara Compton, Michelle Gordy, Tracy Schwartz, Susan Costello, Colleen Kudrikow,  and nephews: John Visco, Salvatore Indorato, Rick Coppola, Chris Coppola, Michael Costello, Bobby Costello, many great-nieces and great-nephews, his dear friend, George J.H. Payne, brother-in-law. Michael Wade, Midnight, the cat and too many special friends to name here.  He was predeceased by his wife of 20 years, Wendy Wade Costello, siblings: Michael Costello, Lorraine Indorato and Mary Josephine Visco;  brothers-in-law, Sal Indorato, Buddy Coppola and John Visco, and close friend Pete Shelley.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Pals For Life Foundation, 213 AP Newcomb Rd. Brewster, Ma. 02631, Richard would like that.

A celebration of his life will be announced later. To share your condolences go to

“The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this you keep them alive.” – Robert Burns.

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