Obituaries 06-30-2021

Diane DeAngelis

Longtime employee of Revere Public Schools

Diane (Graziano) DeAngelis of Revere died on June 23 at the age of 78.

Diane was born on December 31, 1942 to the late Paul and Antoinette (Castilone). She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale DeAngelis, devoted mother of Anthony DeAngelis and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Diane also leaves behind her extended family at the Revere Public schools where she worked for over 28 years. She was a true dog lover but enjoyed nothing more than having dinner with her son. She will truly be missed.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, June 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross cemetery in Malden. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For guest book please visit  www.buonfiglio.com.

Rachel Josephine DiSalvo

She loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren, her grand dogs and Christmas

Rachel Josephine (Lunetta) DiSalvo, 87, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 24.

Rachel was employed at Marco Polo Rest Home in East Boston as the Activity Director. She was Elvis’s biggest fan and she was an amazing dancer. She loved westerns reruns of Walker, Gunsmoke and the Golden Girls. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren, grand dogs and Christmas.

The cherished daughter of the late Stephen and Martina (Coccia) Lunetta, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony James DiSalvo, loving mother of Valerie DiSalvo Green and her loving companion, James Gordon and Lisa

Marie DiSalvo Cimmaruta and her loving companion, Todd Malmgren; adored grandmother of Michael DiSalvo Green and his wife, Brianna, Jennifer Cimmaruta and her fiancé, Joshua Goodman, John Cimmaruta, Rachael DeSantis, James Cimmaruta and the late Jesse Cimmaruta; caring sister of Carmela Karpenko, Joseph Lunetta, Marcia Rossi and the late Dennis and Stephen Lunetta. She is also survived by her son-in-law John A. Cimmaruta and by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends honored Rachel’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere on Tuesday, June 29 for a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home’s Chapel of the Resurrection followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rachel’s memory to the MSPCA by visiting www.mspca.org 

For additional information, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

George Tkachuk

Family historian adored and loved by his many nieces and nephews and their families

George Tkachuk, 90, of Revere passed away peacefully on June 27 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington after a short illness.

Uncle George was adored and loved by his many nieces and nephews and their families. He was the family historian, recalling with vivid detail the difficult life of his immigrant parents, growing up during the depression and his many adventures traveling the world.  Until COVID, George could be found ballroom dancing with his dear friend, Norma Meuse whenever the opportunity arose. 

He was the loving brother of Philip Tkachuk and his wife, Karin of West Peabody, Judie Giannetto of North Reading, brother-in-Law of Jean Tkachuk of Dennis and the late Ray LaRosa, Lillian Grady, and Leon, Edward, Walter and Paul Tkachuk.  

Visiting hours will be at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading, today, Wednesday, June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett, on Thursday, July 1 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to Caring for a Cure.  Dr. Gaby Hobbs MD was George’s Hematologist/Oncologist at MGH.  She will be running the Boston Marathon in honoring the Leukemia and BMT nurses. https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/3301157

For information, directions and to leave an online condolence, visit: www.cotafuneralhomes.com.

Paula Corrado

St. Anthony Society Prefect and past President of the former Chatterbox Club of Boston

Paula (Fala) Corrado of Revere passed away June 23rd at the age of 97.

Paula was a filing clerk for New England Life Insurance for many years, retiring in 1989. She was a prefect in the St. Anthony Society as well as a past president of the former Chatterbox Club of Boston.

The beloved wife of 60 years to the late John E. Corrado, she was the devoted mother of John B. Corrado and his wife, Karen of Revere and Paul Corrado and his wife, Domenica of Lynnfield; dear sister of the late Grace Villiote, Catherine Quagenti and Mary Tirro and sister-in-law to Joseph P. Corrado and his wife, Ann of Revere and the late Adeline Corrado; cherished grandmother of Christopher and Catherine Corrado, step-grandmother to Jamie Hershey and her husband, Jarrod and Kristin Degou and adored great-grandmother of Theodore, Harrison and William Hershey. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135. For guestbook, please visit  www.buonfiglio.com

Vita Radway AKA Vita Marotta

Worked for Mass. Dept. of Employment and Training; Surrogate mother to her great grandnieces and nephew

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation today, Wednesday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Vita A. Radway AKA Vita A. Marotta, 93, formerly of Revere, who passed away in Lynnfield on June 25 following a long illness. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. and immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Vita was born in Revere, the daughter of the late Leonard and Catherine (Darone) Radway and the second oldest of five children. A long-time resident of Lynnfield, she shared her home with her brother, Arnold and her great nieces and nephew. Vita and Arnold raised their six great-nieces and nephew after a tragic accident claimed the life of their mother and niece, Cynthia Flint.

Vita very much enjoyed having all of her family around her and treated everyone she knew as family. Following the family tradition, she always cooked Sunday dinners and everyone looked forward to her famous meatballs. To everyone who knew and loved her, she was known as ‘Aunty,’ a loving and caring woman who truly enjoyed helping others.

During the early parts of her life, she enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, a place where she would visit often and form life-long friendships.

Vita worked at the Department of Employment & Training in Boston, a career that spanned 20 years. She lived in Revere during her early years, when her parents came from Italy. The family later moved to Lynnfield in 1945.

The wife of the late William A. Marotta, she was the devoted sister to Arnold P. Radway of Lynnfield and the late Anthony G. “Tony” Radway, Vivian “Millie” Radway-Flint and Phyllis LeTourneau; dear daughter of the late Leonard and Catherine (Darone) Radway; cherished grandaunt and surrogate mother to Jennifer Connell, Rian Connell, Sharane Connell-Anderson and Brian Anderson, all of Lynnfield; loving grandaunt to Christina Passanisi of Saugus, Danielle Passanisi and Bianca Passanisi, both of Lynnfield. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandnieces and nephews, Hunter and Poppy, both of Lynnfield, Angelo, Briella and Janessa-May, all of Saugus. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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

Robert Tully

Lifelong devotee and past President of St. Anthony’s Church Holy Name Society and member of the Telephone Pioneers of America

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church on Saturday, June 26 for Robert E. “Bob” Tully who passed away on June 21 surrounded by the presence of his dear and precious wife and family and in the presence of his God following a long illness. He was 90 old. Services concluded with full Military Honors and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Bob was a lifelong devotee of St. Anthony’s Church and Past

President and member of the Holy Name Society. He was US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He is survived by his precious wife of 65 years, Marie G. (Mercurio) Tully. He was the devoted father to AnneMarie DeFrancesco and her husband, “Tony” of Londonderry, NH, Therese McLaughlin and her husband, Paul of Holliston and Ellen Poveromo and her husband, Paul of Beverly; cherished grandfather to Erin McLaughlin, James McLaughlin, Nick DeFrancesco and Andrew Poveromo; dear brother to Eileen Ruggiero and her late husband, Dan of Saugus, Jane Walton and her husband, Owen of Londonderry, NH, Helen Santosuosso and her husband, Lewis of Methuen, Maryanne Smith of Florida, Patrick Tully and his wife, Dorothy of Maine and the late Frank Tully and Arthur Tully. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Dorothy Tully of Ohio. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive Bob.

Remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151. 

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

Joan Buccini

Her family was paramount

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funeral, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Joan U. (Ferullo) Buccini, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 27. She just celebrated her 86th birthday on June 22. The Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, July 2 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Joan was born and raised in Boston. She attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of Roslindale High School. She met and married her husband Hugo M. “Mike” Buccini and the couple settled in Revere where they raised their children and where Joan was a proud mother and homemaker. She and her husband shared 55 years of marriage until his death on February 25, 2009.

Joan continued to live life surrounded by her loving family and her group of friends. She enjoyed going places and always loved getting dressed up for any occasion. She later became a great grandmother and loved being with her two great grandsons. Her family was paramount, she enjoyed being with her siblings, sharing and making new memories.

She was the beloved wife of 55 years to the late Hugo M. “Mike” Buccini; loving mother of Christina M. Alma and her husband, Edwin of Saugus and Wayne R. Buccini of Revere; cherished grandmother of Michelle A. Swanson and her husband, Christopher of Saugus and Jenny M. Lawless and her fiancé, Lian Lemmo of Manchester, NH; adored great-grandmother of Brandon T. and Grayson M. Swanson; dear sister of Geraldine Remondi and her husband, Emelio of Hyde Park, Michael J. Ferullo and his wife, Shelley of Plymouth and the late Sabino Ferullo, Jr. She was the devoted daughter of the late Former Lt. Heavyweight boxer Sabino Ferullo “Sammy Fuller” and Jenny (Raffaele) Ferullo. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Boston Bulldogs Running Club, P.O. Box 470558 Brookline, MA 02447-0558. 

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

To send online condolences or for more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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