Obituaries 09-22-2021

Richard Fabiano

GE Retiree and Graduate of RHS, Class of 1952

Richard H. Fabiano, 86, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on September 14.

He was born on November 15, 1934 in Revere to the late Louis and Asunta (Mastorio) Fabiano. He graduated from Revere High School in 1952 and following high school, he graduated from Salem State University, taking courses at night while working and raising a family. He held a lifelong career with General Electric Company as a manager in Information Systems. He also served in the United States Army.

Richard was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and mentor to many. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his siblings: Joseph Fabiano, Alice Antonucci, Rose Vaccaro, Alfred Fabian, Ralph Fabiano and Frank Fabiano. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Maguire) Fabiano; children, Richard H. Fabiano Jr. (Veronica Grossi), Susan Fabiano, Elizabeth (Timothy) McGarry; sister-in-law, Elynor Fabian; grandchildren: Laura (Chad), Joshua (Alisa), Timothy (Kaitlyn), Michael, Meaghan, Andrew (Rachael), Jacob, Francesca and Isabella and great-grandchildren: Teddy, Stella and one expected soon; along with many extended family members and friends.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, September 21 with a service at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Florida. The family invited those who were unable to attend in person to join them via livestream at: In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Richard’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude›s Children›s Hospital

Diane Hoffman

Former Employee of Mass. Dept. of Revenue and Bristol County Sheriff’s Department

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Friday, September 24         from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., Revere at 12 Noon for Diane H. (Donovan) Hoffman, 73, who died on Friday, September 17 at the Beverly Hospital following a long illness.

She was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1966 and a former employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Revenue and the Bristol County Sherriff’s Department.

Diane was the beloved daughter of the late Edward J. and Jacqueline Anne (Kelley) Donovan, former wife of George “Cookie” Hoffman of Peabody and        the loving and caring mother of Craig Michael Hoffman of Ashland.

She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Metro Residential Services, Attn: Maureen Delaney, 465 Waverly Oaks Rd., Suite 120, Waltham, MA 02452.        

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

Anita Arigo

Graduate of RHS, Class of 1963

Anita J. (Milano) Arigo of Wellington FL, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on September 18.

Anita was born and raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1963 and worked for many years at Leonard Silver Manufacturing. Anita enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

The beloved wife of the late James Arigo, she was the devoted mother of Laurie Bensaddik and her husband, Houssaine and the late James Arigo Jr., loving grandmother of Bianca, Naima and Nadia and dear sister of Vincent Milano and his wife, Carol of Burlington.  Anita was born and raised in Revere, graduated from RHS Class of 1963. She worked for many years at Leonard Silver Manufacturing. Anita enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Thursday September 23  at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m.

At the family’s request, masks will be required when entering the funeral home and church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit

Marie Janet Silva

Devout Roman Catholic Who Loved her Family and God

Marie Janet (Lannan) Silva of Revere passed away peacefully at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on Sunday, August 22 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Salem, Janet was the devoted daughter of the late Frank P. and Florence M. (Langis) Lannan. She was predeceased by her two older sisters, Marilyn F. Dalton and Jeanne M. Sullivan.

Janet grew up and attended school in Somerville and spent most summer days with her sisters and Langis cousins at her grandmother’s home in the Point of Pines, Revere. She was a strong, independent woman and a devout Roman Catholic who loved her family and God. 

Janet went to school for interior design and was gifted and talented in many other ways. She excelled as a seamstress, creating fashionable clothes and decorations for her loved ones, especially her three grandchildren. She worked for many years in the hospitality industry across Boston, most notably at Logan Airport and Nardizzi’s Restaurant, where she made many lifelong friends. In her retirement years, she got her school bus driver’s license and drove a school bus. 

She is survived by her beloved daughters, Donna M. Silva of Woburn and Debra J. Silva-Onessimo of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and her cherished and adored grandchildren: Devon Fitchett of Wellesley, Dean Onessimo of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Dana Fitchett of Boston. She also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her dear friends, Candace (Lunde) Naughton and Rhonda Verrocchi.

The family expresses sincere gratitude to the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital Everett (Whidden) staff, especially Dr. Jeremy Sylvan and Dr. Soumya Narayan, and also to the staff at Care Dimensions in Lincoln, especially Eartha, Eva, Nasim, Kathy, Jessica, Sarah, and Taylor for their compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere on Monday, September 27 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. Strict adherence of COVID safety protocols including masking and social distancing is requested at services.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marie Janet Silva to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please make your online donation here or mail a donation in her name: 

St. Jude’s Children Research

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis TN 38105

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