Obituaries 10-13-2021

Ronald Marciello

Longtime Member and Administrator of Revere Moose Lodge #1272

Graveside Services were held in Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, October 12 for Ronald R.

Marciello, 79, who passed away on October 6 following a brief illness.

Born in Boston, he attended local schools and was a graduate of Boston Latin High School. He

soon enlisted in the U.S. Army and served honorably during the Vietnam Era.

Ronald then joined the workforce and worked of over 30 years in Finance & Loss Prevention at Filene’s in Boston, retiring in 1997. He and his wife of 25 years, Sandra, resided in Revere for many years until moving to Peabody in 2014.

Ronald was a longtime member and administrator of the Revere Moose Lodge #1272.

The beloved husband of 25 years of Sandra L. (McComiskey) Marciello, Ronnie was the very proud surrogate “Dad” to Darlene Dawson and her husband, Stephen of Londonderry, NH, Kristine L. Brescia and her husband, Scott of Everett and Heather E. Norman and her husband, Steven of Redwood City, CA; dear brother of Doreen DeAngelo of Revere and the late Gregory J. Marciello and his surviving wife, Donna M. Marciello of Florida, formerly of Revere; cherished “Papa” to Connor and Sean Dawson, both of Londonderry, NH, Dillon Brescia of Everett and “Sam” Alexander Norman of Redwoood City, CA and the devoted uncle to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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

Marie Perrella

Revere School Department Retiree

Marie (Frongillo) Perrella of Revere died on October 8 at the age of 92. 

Marie worked as a bookkeeper and manager for over 30 years in the School Department for the City of Revere.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Marie was one of 11 children. She was born in Revere on February 10, 1929 to the late Andrew and Jeanette (DeMasse) Frongillo.  She was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late John Perrella Sr., devoted mother of Janice Perrella of East Boston, Kenneth Perrella and his wife, Nancy of Revere and the late John Perrella Jr., cherished grandmother of 10 and adored great grandmother of 22.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, October 13, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Marilyn Hess Kucera

Educator and Lifelong Learner Who Lived Life to the Fullest

Marilyn Hess (Klink) Kucera’s love, spirituality and wisdom did not come to an end when she left this world on October 5, 2021.  Marilyn’s legacy lives on through the lessons and love she generously shared with each one of her family members and neighbors.

Born to Alex and Eloise Hess in Buffalo, NY on July 8, 1940, Marilyn went on to become a skillful educator who was a lifelong learner herself.  Her career began as a Buffalo Public School Teacher in the early 70’s. Shortly after this, she was invited to become the Director of Consumer Sciences for the State Education Department in Albany, NY where she helped develop standards and curriculum. This enabled her to travel both domestically and internationally to research innovative educational models such as Study Circles with Herbert Blid in Sweden.  Upon retirement, Marilyn continued as a volunteer literacy tutor in Revere. Additionally, she went on to join The Transition Network, a national non-profit organization of diverse and dynamic women who enjoy trying and learning new things. Over the years until the very last moment, Marilyn shared her passion for learning with countless students, colleagues, friend, and relatives.

 Marilyn, fondly known as “Gmar,” lived life to the fullest by enjoying the simplest pleasures of life, including people and nature. She reveled in watching the sunrise each morning, comparing each of “God’s performances” to the palette of a favorite artist. She was known for her love of poetry and lived by the verse, “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” Marilyn and her family enjoyed many summers at Saratoga Performing Arts Center watching Jazz Festivals and ballet.

In later years, she and the family enjoyed walks along Revere Beach to admire sand sculptures and trips to Twist ‘N Shake for a soft serve ice cream. She was eternally grateful for God’s blessings and embarked on a pilgrimage to The Camino de Santiago in Portugal and frequented The Abbey of Gethsemani in Bardstown, Kentucky where Thomas Merton studied (her favorite).

In later years, a spinal cord injury left Marilyn partially immobile, but she bounced back with the help of caring professionals at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown. She continued to enjoy life to the fullest through the Massachusetts General Hospital Wellness Center in Revere where she met her close friend and partner, Dane Terry. 

Marilyn was surrounded by family and friends until the very last moments. Marilyn is preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Klink and Stan Kucera.  She is lovingly survived by her four children and their spouses: Kathleen (Klink) and James Aiello; Joseph and Johanna Klink; Patricia (Klink) Gorham and Leonard Russo; Constance (Klink) and Dan Carman. Marilyn is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses: Lauren (Aiello) Lorraine; Philip Aiello; Jon and Melissa Aiello; Matthew Klink; Bethany Klink; Frank and Alison Gorham; Katherine Gorham; Shauna Gorham; Daniel and Christina Carman; Christian Carman and her great-grandchildren: Caroline and Ben Lorraine; Jolene, Hannah, and Jon Aiello; Brady and Archie Gorham.  Additionally, Marilyn is survived by her siblings and their spouses:  Kennon and Anne Hess; Kathleen and Al Miller, along with their children.

A visiting hour was held at the First Church of Winthrop, UMC, 217 Winthrop Street, Winthrop on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 10:30 a.m. Marilyn’s final resting place will be in the Chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY, on Saturday, October 30 at 12 p.m.

Marilyn would like to express gratitude to Pastor John for serving as an inspiration to love each one of our neighbors.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory can be made to Spaulding Rehabilitation at:  or to First Church of Winthrop, UMC at 217 Winthrop Street, Winthrop, MA.

Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit:

Theresa “Terry” D’Amore

Retired Teacher Who Made Everyone Around Her Feel Happy and Special

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, October 13 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for Theresa L. “Terry” D’Amore, 72, who died on Saturday, October 2 at her home in Temecula, CA following a brave and courageous battle with cancer. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 12 Noon followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.

Terry was born and raised in Revere and worked in Chelsea and Malden the majority of her adult life. Later she moved to Temecula, CA to carry on her honored profession as af school teacher, where she married Paul Cheffi, her soulmate for 42 years. Terry taught for 20 years in Chelsea and Malden and an additional 10 years in Temecula, CA before retiring and settling down in Temecula, where she loved the weather and location and various forms of entertainment.

Terry was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere and of Suffolk University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She was fiercely devoted to her family and husband, made enormous time for and was immensely generous to all her nieces and nephews and all her family and made everyone around her happy and feel special. Always genuinely curious about everyone’s comings and goings.      

Full of energy, passion and a little adventurous, Terry was game for almost anything and resolute in her beliefs.   Terry’s passion for life left a wake of friends and devoted colleagues who would do anything for her, and she for them. Later in lif,e Terry become a great cook and met even more devoted friends in her post-retirement passions.

The beloved wife of 42 years to Paul Cheffi, she was the devoted daughter of Marie Louise D’Amore and the late I. Andrew D’Amore; loving sister of Cheryl Scheeler and husband, Bob Scheeler, David D’Amore, Paul D’Amore and his wife, Deborah Brown and her brother ,Andrew S. D’Amore and wife, Patrice M. Grant; adored and beloved aunt of Chelsea Scheeler, Christopher D’Amore, Jennifer Broderick, Amanda Piechocki, Joey D’Amore, Danielle D’Amore and Andrew D. D’Amore. Terry is also survived by numerous loving cousins, extended family and loving friends, both in Temecula, CA and Revere as well as grandnieces and grand nephews.

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

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

Salvatrice “Sally” Pace

Retiree of Grover Manor Hospital and Viking Seafood

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, October 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Salvatrice “Sally” Pace of Revere, who passed away on Sunday, October 10 surrounded by her loving family. Her Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Sally was born in Pietraperzia Italy on June 11, 1936 and she moved to The United States in 1955. Sally retired after many years of employment at The Grover Manor Hospital and Viking Seafood in 2001.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her sense of humor and larger than life personality is something that will resonate with all who had the pleasure to know her. Sally spent her time in her yard, at the gym, and in the kitchen with family and friends. Her presence will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was the loving wife of 36 years to the late Biagio Pace; devoted mother of Vincent J. Pace of Revere and Richard S. Pace and his wife, Terry of Martinez, GA; cherished grandmother of Kayla Pace, Daniele Pace, Karly Pace, Maggie Pace and Kelsie Pace; adored great grandmother of Erin and Merideth; dear sister of Rocca Cilano of Revere, Maria Morello of Peabody, Nancy Penta of Revere and the late Biagio Pace.

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

Stephen Statuto

Highly Educated and Highly Motivated, He Was Successful in All of His Endeavors

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 19 at 12 Noon in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.) Revere for Stephen A. Statuto, 78, who died on Friday, September 3 at the Dr. P. Philips Hospital in Orlando, Florida, following a brief illness. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Stephen was born and raised in Revere and was a graduate of Boston College High School, Class of 1961. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance at Boston College and earned his MBA at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.

Stephen was highly educated and highly motivated and that made him successful in all of his endeavors. After a short time teaching at Boston College, he began working at Millipore Corporation for several years before he took a position at Arthur D. Little in Cambridge. While working there, Stephen lived in Saudi Arabia for two years and travelled to many other countries on business. In 1997, Stephen decided to settle in Orlando, Florida, where he became the CFO at Universal Engineering Sciences, until his retirement in 2017.

Along the way, Stephen made many wonderful friends who lasted a lifetime. He loved playing the piano and organ, often while he was hosting one of his many inner parties. He was an extraordinary cook and he always made people feel special in his company.

The beloved son of the late Aurelio and Elizabeth (DeRosa) Statuto, he was the loving brother of Anthony “Tony” Statuto and his wife, Grace D. of Danvers; cherished uncle of Anthony J. Statuto and his wife, Christine of Royalston, MA and Lauren E. Gleason of Ashburnham, MA; adored granduncle of Timothy J. Bailey of Sebring, FL and Christopher T. Bailey and his wife, Christie of Fitchburg, MA. Stephen is also lovingly survived by many cousins and all his many wonderful and loving friends and extended family in and around the Orlando, Florida area.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Home for Little Wanderer’s, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135.

The Staff at Vertuccio &Smith, Home for Funerals is most honored to have assisted the family in completing arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit

William “Bill” Jackson

A “Colorful Character” — Active in Revere politics

William J. “Bill” Jackson, 79, of Revere passed away in Needham on Thursday, October 7.

Born in Malden, a son of the late Willard A. and Anne C. (Henry) Jackson, he was a graduate of Needham High School. Bill also graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree, received his Master’s degree from Temple University and served two years in the Peace Corps in Liberia and Africa.

Bill worked as an assistant principal in Philadelphia, PA and then went on to work as the Director of several Blaine Beauty Schools until he retired. He travelled the world and enjoyed trips to Greece, Ireland, Morocco, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Amsterdam and France.

Bill was a colorful character. He was active in politics in the City of Revere including the Revere Political Journalism Symposium. Bill was involved with the annual Moroccan Festival in Revere, the Zahra magazine and the Boston International Film Festival.

He was the brother of Willard “Bunky” Jackson and his late wife, Anne, Christopher and his wife Pat, Jane Jackson, Delia “Dee Dee” Finneral and her late husband, Henry Thomas and his wife, Sharon and the late Maureen Jackson. Bill is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his close friends: Tracey Neal and Tracey Neal Jr. of Philadelphia.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Bill’s Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Ave, Needham, on Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Bill, please visit

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