Obituaries 07-28-2021

Jeanette Silvestro

Dedicated Wife and Mother, Former Mass Dept. Of Revenue Clerk

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere on July 26 for Jeanette T. (Scimone) Silvestro, 87. who died unexpectedly in her Revere residence on Tuesday, July 20.

Jeanette was born in Boston and raised and educated in East Boston. She was a proud graduate of Girl’s Trade School in Boston. Early on, Jeanette worked in Boston’s Garment district and was a very talented seamstress.

After she married her husband, Frank Silvestro, the couple moved to Revere. Jeanette stopped working to raise her three children. She was a dedicated housewife and mother who always filled her home with love and precious memories. She later returned to work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Revenue, where she worked for almost 10 years.

Jeanette was a woman who always spoke her mind and gave you a truthful answer. Her personality defined who she was as a person and friend. She loved being surrounded by her family for any occasion, it was about being together, sharing and making memories.

She was the devoted and beloved wife of 60 years to the late Frank D. Silvestro, who passed on November 30, 2018; the loving mother of Denise Stasio and her husband, David of Topsfield, Mark Silvestro and his wife, Linda of Rowley and Claudia Di Mare and her husband, Joseph of South Weymouth; the cherished and proud grandmother of Joshua Stasio and his fiancé, Jessica Brown of Topsfield, Adam Stasio and his wife, Guinevere of Dunbarton, NH, Revere Police Patrolman Mark V. Silvestro and his fiancé, Melissa de Andrade of Revere, Christopher F. Silvestro of Seabrook, NH, Isabella Di Mare and Sophia Di Mare, both of South Weymouth;  the adored great-grandmother of Jolene, Davianna, Rhianon and Audrey; dear sister of Marie Oliveri of Revere and her late husband, Louis and the late Emily Ursino and her husband, John. She is also  lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Interment private. Remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931.

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

Henry Vitale, Sr.

April 20, 1935 — June 17, 2021

Henry F. Vitale Sr., 86, of Revere and East Boston, passed away at Mass General & Brigham Hospital on Thursday June 17 surrounded by his loving family.

A US Army veteran, he started his career as a printer and worked several years as union representative at National Press in Boston. 

​On August 4, 1973, Henry was elected President of the Boston Typographical Union, responsible for over ten thousand members. He led with courage, served with integrity and always acted with concern and respect for all union members. Henry was the Union President for 41years and a member of the Executive Board in the Typographical Union. He also was a member of the Wage and Scale Negotiating Committee, as well as the Union’s delegate to multiple International Conventions, President of The Allied Printing Trades Council and a certified AFL-CIO Union counselor. Henry acted as labor representative on the Massachusetts Correctional Association and served as a notary public for union members, elderly and people in need. 

​He was recorded as sole recipient of the Guttenberg Award in the history of the Typographical Union, for his achievements in Labor-Management Relations. This award represented his moral character, kindness and compassion for others. He lived by the philosophy to “always do the right thing, to the best of your ability.” Henry was an empathetic man who related to all people, regardless of status in life. â€‹

He was predeceased by his wife, Concetta (Connie) D’Ambrosio and brother, Reynold Vitale. Henry was married for 40 years to his beloved wife. He laughed, cried and loved her with all of his heart. He was a loyal and devoted husband for all of those years, truly a beautiful person. 

Henry is survived by his loving sons: Henry F. Vitale and his wife, JoAnne Shire-Vitale and John Vitale and his wife, Muna Vitale and four loving granddaughters: Bianca, Gabriella, Concetta and Sabah; his sisters: Annette Thompson and her husband, Bernie of Cape Coral Florida,  Elaine Bougiouris and her husband, Koulis of Revere; brother, Russell Vitale and Beverly Rogers of Revere and many nieces and nephews. 

I’m accordance with Mr. Vitale’s wishes, a private service was held at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Wednesday morning, June 23 followed by a Christian Burial Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere celebrated by Rev. Thomas Conway, Executive Director of Saint Anthony Shrine of Boston. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

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Angelo Corso

Longtime Member of Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman Union – Local #3

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, July 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Angelo A. Corso, 73. who died on Sunday, July 25 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, July 29 at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Angelo was a native of Sant’Apollinare, Italy. He journeyed here to the United States as a young boy with his parents and sisters and the family settled in East Boston.

As a young man with a strong work ethic and eager to prove himself, Angelo spent all of his life working as a mason for the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman Union – Local #3, a career that spanned over 40 years.

He married his beloved wife, Mal and the couple moved to Revere where they made their home and raised their daughter, Angela.

Angelo fixed everything himself. He mastered his craft due to his heritage and pride in his work. He was an extremely hard-working man, always working extra shifts and overtime whenever he could. His pride and joy was his wife and daughter and later his two granddaughters. He was a family man first and a man of great faith.

The beloved and devoted husband of 32 years to the late Malvina “Mal” (Vazza) Corso and loving and proud father of Angela L. Malinowski and her husband, Craig of East Wakefield, New Hampshire, he was the adored son of Rosa (Valente) Corso of Revere and the late Enrico Corso, cherished grandfather of Alyssa M. Malinowski of Revere and Ariana R. Malinowski of East Wakefield, New Hampshire; dear brother of Gilda Corso–DiCenso and her late husband, Michael of East Boston, Antonette Donovan of Winthrop and Yvonne Corso–Edgar and her husband, Bruce of Florida. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  

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

Alfred Robert Blake Jr.

Revere Locksmith, Known for His Charitable Endeavors

Alfred Robert Blake, 77, a Revere resident for many years, passed away on Friday, July 9.

Alfred was a US Army Veteran and a Revere locksmith who donated a lot        of his time and money to residents and charity through the years. He will truly be missed by all of us.

The cherished son of the late Evelyn (Szathmory) Blake and Alfred R. Blake Sr., he was the beloved husband of Judith (Mirra) Blake, loving father of Alfred Spittler, Raymond Spittler, Mike Fitzpatrick, Elaine Barry, Doreen Rushins and their spouses.           He was the grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of three; caring brother of Linda Blake, Nancy Wood,  Phyllis Baxla, Evelyn Fernandes, and the late Jackie Leverone, Roberta Bachner, Loise Hastings and Phillip Blake. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends honored Alfred’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Wednesday, July 21  followed by a prayer service in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors followed in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.        

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