Obituaries 11-24-2021

Robert Dever

Longtime Revere Resident

Funeral Services were held privately for Robert F. “Bobby” Dever, 62, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 13.          

Born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Robert J. and Mary A. “Maureen” (McManus) Dever, his family came to live in Revere in 1985 where he remained until his passing. Bobby attended local schools and

worked for many years as a laborer and was  involved in many construction projects throughout the area.

The father of Robert and Michael Cresta, he was the brother of Christine E. Harmon and her husband, Tommy of Woburn and Cathleen P. Dever and her longtime companion,  Robert DeFronzo of Saugus, uncle of Jennifer N. Melville R.N. and Derek M. Harmon of Woburn and great-uncle of Aria, Ava and  Logan. He is also survived by many extended family members.

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

Frank Falzone

His Kind Heart Will Be Remembered Dearly by His Family and Friends

Frank J. Falzone of Revere passed away suddenly on November 18 at the age of 63. 

Born in Winthrop on June 27, 1958 to the late Fiorino and Mildred (Gambale) Falzone, he was the dear brother of Janine Falzone-Curtis and her husband, Thomas of Revere and Dennine Macadam of Pennsylvania and cherished uncle of James Curtis of Revere. He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends. Frank was predeceased by his loving girlfriend, Karen Colman.  His kind heart will be remembered dearly by his family and friends.  

A Visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, November 23 followed by a Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere and interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund at 

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Francis Cronin

Caring and Loving Husband, Father, Grampy and Uncle Who Will Be Dearly Missed by Many

Funeral Services and internment were held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett for Francis D. Cronin who died at his home in Bradford surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 13 following a long illness.

Frank was born and raised in Revere. Following graduation from Revere High school, Class of 1960, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and after his honorable discharge, Frank worked as a machinist for over 40 years. During this time, he lived with his devoted wife of 36 years, Marilyn J Kirsch. Frank and Marilyn enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and their beloved dog, Harry.

Frank was a passionate and devoted Boston sports fan.

He was the dear brother of Diane Accettullo of Malden, the late Sonny Haseman, Robert Haseman, Barbara J. Maida and Ann Patricia Cronin; the loving father of Kelly E. Knight and her husband, Scott of Newburyport, Kevin P. Cronin and his wife, Jaye of Fort Collins, CO, and the late Colleen P. Cronin of South Boston. Frank adored his niece, Lori Ann Maida of Lynn. He was the cherished grandfather of Benjamin Knight of Bradford, Justin and Julia Knight of Newburyport, Haley and Jillian Cronin of Fort Collins, CO and the honorary grandfather of Abby Maida of Lynn. Frank was a caring and loving husband, father, grampy and uncle who will be dearly missed by many. Remembrances may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

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

Marjorie Jaynes

Retired Secretary

Marjorie F. (Quinton) Jaynes, a longtime resident of Revere, entered eternal rest Friday morning, November 19 at Sunrise of Lynnfield.  She was 90 years of age. 

Born in Everett, the daughter of the late Alexander and Pearl (Bursey) Quinton, a high school graduate, Marjorie worked as a secretary at McCall’s in Boston for 22 years.  She retired in 1987. 

She was a late member of the Glendale United Methodist Church in Everett, where she participated in the Women’s group. 

Marjorie was the wife of the late Frederick L. Jaynes, sister of the late Alexander Quinton, John Quinton, Anne Martin and Mildred Jaynes and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Marjorie’s visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, November 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. and will conclude with interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett.  

For the protection of the public health, we kindly ask those not vaccinated to please wear a mask or facial covering.  Masks are optional for all those vaccinated. 

Donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Glendale Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 151 Glendale St., Everett, MA 02149.

Sandra Sasso

Showed and Bred Golden Retrievers

Sandra (Kennedy) Sasso died peacefully at her home on November 17. 

Sandy was born January 20, 1944 in Revere where she was a lifelong resident.  She was the daughter of the late Veteran George Kennedy and Edna (Harkins) Kennedy, the sister of the late Tommy Kennedy, Dennis Kennedy and her best friend and sister, Judith (Kennedy) DaMore; devoted cousin of Maureen Kidney of Lynn, lifelong best friend of the late Donna McDonald and godmother to her daughter, Tracy.  

She is survived by her loving husband, Leonard, also of Revere.  Leonard and Sandra were married for close to 60 years.  Leonard continues to work in the printing industry today and lives in the house that he, Sandy and his family built in 1967.   

Sandy has two sons, Daniel and Dennis Sasso.  She loved them dearly and wanted most to give them a better life, which she achieved.  Sandy was also mother to many Golden Retrievers over the years.  Her career was spent showing and breeding Goldens, as well as being a chef in the Winthrop School System.  Sandy loved all animals especially dogs.  She loved family, socializing, The Patriots, cooking, her ski home in North Conway and telling it like it is, regardless of the situation.
The devoted sister-in-law to the Sasso family who she hosted over the years and cooked the Thanksgiving Turkey.   Sandy was a loving aunt to Renee Ciaramella of Revere, Anna Manuelle of Saugus and many more nieces and nephews in the Sasso family. 

Sandy went far from her humble beginning, living a full and colorful life.  Those of you who knew Sandy would say she spoke her mind and lived her way. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, November 27 from 2 to 4 pm.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.   

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you donate to the Yankee Golden Retriever Recuse Inc.  Information can be found at  For guest book please visit

Russell Vitale

Retired Revere Firefighter

Russell E. Vitale, 84, passed away unexpectedly on November 18.

A late member of the Revere Soccorso Club, Russell prematurely retired from the Revere Fire Department as a result of a major accident after 21 years of service.

He was the beloved son of the late Henry L. Vitale, Sr. and Louise M. (Zolla) Vitale; devoted companion for nearly 50 years to Beverly A. Rogers of Revere; cherished brother to Annette M. Thompson and her husband, Bernard of Cape Coral, FL, Elaine L. Bougiouris and her husband, Kyriacos E. “Koulis” of Revere and the late Henry F. Vitale and his late wife, Concetta “Connie” and the late Reynold A. Vitale. He is also lovingly survived by Roxanne Tahmosh and her husband, Raymond of Reading and Brian Tahmosh and his wife, Lesley Conroy of Washington, D.C. Russell also leaves many caring nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral today, Wednesday, November 24 at 11 a.m. from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12 noon., immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

(Parking is available left of the funeral home.) Masks must be worn in the funeral home and at the church.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

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

Jacqueline Alice Saulnier

She Made the Most of Life

Jacqueline Alice (Doheney) (Sweeney) Saulnier of Seabrook, NH, 84, passed away peacefully on November 14 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH.  She will be dearly missed and loved by all who knew her. 

Jackie was born and raised in Revere,  the daughter of the late Carmella “Millie” (Minichino) Doheney and Lawrence “Larry” Doheney.  She was the sister of John and his wife, Cathy (deceased), of Georgetown, Larry and his wife, Barbara, of Charleston, S.C. and a former sister-in law, Barbara LaRue. She also leaves two sons, Glen P. Sweeney of Revere and Daniel T. Sweeney of Florida.  She was predeceased by her son, Edward “Scott” Sweeney, also of Revere.  In addition, she also was the stepmother of Vicky, Laura and Pam as well as the grandmother of Derek Sweeney. 

Jackie made the most of life, she enjoyed many days at Revere Beach, and later, when she moved north, she would go to Seabrook Beach with her best friend, Louise, whom she missed dearly.  She enjoyed camping with her family and she also had an intense love of music, anywhere from The Beatles to Country, and could play many instruments, including banjo, her 4-string guitar, keyboard and her ukulele.  She could sing and was a great yodeler and would often go to nursing homes and entertain the residents.  She enjoyed travelling with friends and going out to lunch with her Y friends as she worked at the Danvers Y.M.C.A. for many years. She also worked at The Topsfield Fair for 10 years which she really loved as well.  

She loved her pets: Yaz, Sue Ling, Ling Sue, Tammy, Jingles and especially her dog, Cody.  She will be missed by her neighborhood clan of birds, squirrels, and stray cats that she took care of. 

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 7 at 11 a.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. 

Per CDC guidelines, face masks are encouraged at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either The Danvers Community Y.M.C.A., 34 Pickering St., Danvers, MA 01923 or The Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.  

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John A. Marshall

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

It is with great sadness to report that John A. Marshall, 70, of New Hampshire (formerly of Revere) passed away on Friday, November 12. He was born on February 8, 1951 in Boston, the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Pava) Marshall.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 49 years, Nora (McLaughlin) Marshall. He was the devoted father of Selena Marshall and her fiancé, Joseph Woods, Adam Marshall and his wife, Janis and Mark Marshall and his wife, Samantha; loved Papa of Jordan (Duval) Lefebvre and her husband, Bryan, Daniel and Emily Marshall, Thomas and Michael Langis, Hazel and Lincoln Marshall, He was predeceased by his grandson, Kyle Langis in February of 2021. He was the loving brother of Richard Marshall and his wife, Anna, Ruth Kennedy and William F. Marshall and his wife, Cassia and predeceased by Mary, Alice, Alexander, Irene, Clotilda, James, Rose, George, Robert, Mary II, Edith and Dorothy and the amazing son in law of Ann McLaughlin and the late Thomas McLaughlin.  

Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, NH. A Celebration of John’s life for family and friends will be held at a later date. To send a condolence, please visit

Anthony “Nene” Frizzi, Sr.

Of East Boston

Anthony O. “Nene” Frizzi, Sr of East Boston passed away on November 17 at 88 years of age.

A United States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Grace “Fay” (Crosby) Frizzi, the loving father of Anthony O. “Nene” Jr., Karen Martone and her late husband, Joseph, all of East Boston and the late Sharon Merullo. He is lovingly survived by his grandchildren: Sharna Sullivan and husband, Brian of Saugus, Koriana Martone and her fiancé, James Moore of Revere, Shanee Masciulli and her husband, Paul of Beverly, Jennafa Burri and her husband, Michael of East Boston, Shaylyn Merullo of Lynn and his great grandchildren: Keira, Brian, Gennaro, Michael and Melia. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston today, Wednesday, November 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in honor of Anthony’s life at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In accordance with the City of Boston Five-Point Plan for the Delta Variant of COVID-19, face masks are required at all times when indoors.

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