Obituaries 08-03-2022

Richard Rocco Palladino Sr.

US Postal Service Retiree – Also Worked Part Time at Wonderland and Suffolk Downs

Richard Rocco Palladino Sr. of Revere passed away on July 30 at the age of 88. 

Richard worked for the United States Postal service for many years and worked part time at Wonderland and Suffolk Downs.  He will truly be missed by all who knew him. 

Born in Boston on June 4, 1934 to the late Louis and Mary (Martucci) Palladino, he was the beloved husband of 60 years to Geraldine  (Cardillo), devoted father of Richard R. Palladino Jr. and his fiancé, Elaine Panico of Revere and Melissa Severino and her husband, Robert of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Richard M. Palladino, Christopher M. Palladino, Alyssa L. Palladino, and Gia Rose Severino; dear brother of the late Camille Harney and her surviving husband, Edward Harney Sr. of Everett and caring brother in law of Robert Cardillo and the late Audrey Pianka and her late husband, Walter.  He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. 

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, August 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or at  For guest book, please visit

Jeanne LaPointe

Graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1967 and Department of Veterans Affairs Retiree

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, August 4, from 3 to 7 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Jeanne M. LaPointe, 73, who died on Wednesday, July 20 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a brief illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, August 5 beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Jeanne was born in Norwood and raised and educated in Revere. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1967. Immediately after graduation, Jeanne began work at the Veterans Affairs Administration in Boston, currently the Department of Veteran Affairs. She began in the typing pool, later became a paralegal and  worked her way up to Network Administrator and IT. Her career spanned over 40 years of service and she retired in 2017.

Jeanne also was very dedicated to her parents and cared for them through the years. She was very humble and was pleased with the little things in life. She was an animal lover and enjoyed being home and watching her favorite television shows with her schnauzer, “Shanay.”

The devoted daughter of the late Edward A. LaPointe, Sr. and Marie D. (Connery) LaPointe, she was the cherished sister of Edward A. LaPointe, Jr. and his wife, Sandra of Sandown, NH, Joseph W. LaPointe and his wife, Donna M. of Hooksett, NH and Paul J. LaPointe, Sr. of No. Brookfield, MA. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1120, Framingham, MA 01701. For online condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Linda Costa

Devoted Wife and Mother; Retired Telephone Workers Union Bank Teller

Funeral Services were held on August 2 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Linda J. (Murray) Costa, 75, who died peacefully on Wednesday, July 27 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Lynnfield, following a long illness. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Linda was born and raised in Lynn and educated in Lynn Public Schools. She was married in 1964 to her husband, Jackie Costa. The couple settled in East Boston where they began their life together and started their family. Linda was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

She proudly raised her four children and took great pride in doing so. In addition, she also worked full time as a bank teller for the Telephone Workers Credit Union in both the Boston and Stoneham locations.

Linda and her husband later moved to Wakefield and eventually to Lynnfield.

She was happiest at home enjoying her family being together. She was known for her great cooking and looked forward to preparing many meals over the years for her family. She will be truly missed.

The beloved wife of 58 years to John J. “Jackie” Costa of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, she was the loving mother of Cynthia L. Lander and her husband, Mark of Peabody, Linda J. Costa of Wakefield, David J. Costa of Lynnfield and the late Michael J. Costa; the cherished grandmother of Rebecca Costa of Wakefield, Christine Lander, Joseph Lander and John Lander, all of Peabody and great grandmother of Dominic; dear sister of the late Patricia Patrazza. She is also lovingly survived by her two nephews and her faithful Boston Terrier “Molly.”

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

Richard Cuzzi

Loving Husband and Father Who Will Be Remembered for His Generosity, Sense of Humor and Loving Spirit

Richard “Ricky” L. Cuzzi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on July 22, from an ongoing illness. Ricky was a resident of Chestnut Woods in Saugus where he spent the last five years with his extended family-friends who cared for him.

Ricky was the beloved husband of 59 years of Anne (Indorato) M. Cuzzi  of Revere, formerly from East Boston. He was the loving father to his daughter, Lynn Cuzzi of Revere and his son, Stephen Cuzzi of Rhode Island; the greatest PaPa to his late grandson, Stephen Cuzzi and granddaughters Ava Lauria Cuzzi of Stoneham and Ashley Affonco of Lynn. He was the son of the late Luigi and Isabella (Masciulli) Cuzzi, brother of the late Sandra Giarla, Valerie Young of Winthrop, Judith and Thomas Domenico of East Boston, Robert and Roberta Cuzzi of Billerica and Stephen and Josephine Cuzzi of Saugus.

Ricky was a great and caring son-in-law to the late Joseph and Albina (Ferullo) Indorato, brother-in-law of Salvatore and his late wife, Marilyn Indorato of Florida, Joseph and Sherrill Indorato of Revere and Donna and Rick Canino of Stoughton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Ricky enjoyed watching all sports, playing cards with his “East Boston” friends and going on vacations, especially to Aruba with his wife, Anne.

Ricky was a hard worker throughout life and he could not wait to retire to spend time spoiling his grandchildren. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for them.

When living at the Jack Satter House in Revere, before going to Chestnut Woods, he loved to play bocce, get involved with activities and volunteer when needed. There was never a dull moment when Ricky was around. He would start singing and dancing and before you knew it you were joining in. Ricky had a heart of gold and would help anyone he could.

Ricky will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor and loving spirit. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Rest In Peace my love, as always “Tootsie”

Private services were held on July 25, 2022.

William Scarpa

He Had a Huge Heart and a Soft Soul – When You Think of Bill, Think Happy Thoughts and Smile. It’s What He Would Want

William J. Scarpa of Littleton, formerly of Burlington, passed away surrounded by a room full of his loving family on July 31at the age of 70.

If you know Bill, you know he was very generous and had a lot of “free gifts” all over his house from all the donations he made! William – known as Bill, Billy, Dad, Dirtson or nonno, was the kindest, sweetest and most gentle man. Had a huge heart and a soft soul. Always knew how to joke around and make you laugh… literally loved by everyone who met him.

He loved to do dishes after Sunday meals with the family and clean the kitchen so meticulously and then pass out on the couch with his grandkids all over him. Being an engineer for many years, he knew how to fix it all and build it all. He loved fish, steak and just all food in general in huge portions! He loved family visits and phone calls to check up on him… he loved going for massages or having personal training sessions or spending time with his best bud Al. He loved lounging around and snuggling his kitty cat. They were best friends.

His biggest loves of his life were his six grandkids and boy did they adore their nonno. Angelina, Robi and Roma loved their sleepovers at nonno’s and used to fight to stay with him alone so they could get all his undivided attention. Taking rides to the dollar store to go on a shopping spree, lounging around and going for rides to get food… He was also well known at Roma’s beauty salon and had many great hairstyles by her… Rocco asked to go to nonno’s house several times a day because he knew he had chocolate waiting for him! All the kids loved FaceTiming him and the kitty every chance they could and he loved it too.

Anthony loved taking rides with Carlo on the weekends to see nonno, playing at the park near his house, and he so enjoyed playing monopoly in the living room with nonno and nonno showing him how to use his treadmill. Sophia loved his kitty, sitting on his lap, and showing nonno all her toys.

Most of all- we know he absolutely adored his two children, Candice and Carlo, more than anything in this whole world and the feeling was beyond mutual. Their relationship was strong and will carry them into the afterlife.

When you think of Bill, think happy thoughts and smile. It’s what he would want. Blessings to all.

Born in Revere on July 30, 1952 to the late Louis Scarpa and Caroline (Reppucci) Samas, he is survived by his loving children: Candice Talbot and her husband, Bobby, formerly of East Boston, Carlo Scarpa and his wife, Pamela of Wilmington and their mother, Maria (Castaldini) Scarpa; cherished nonno to Robi, Angelina, Roma and Rocco Talbot and Anthony and Sophia Scarpa; dear brother of Robert Scarpa of Colorado, Jane Santini and her husband, Glenn of Woburn, Maria Caruso and her husband, Richard of Plymouth, formerly of Wakefield, Beth Huber and her husband, William of Illinois and Jodi Robinson and her late husband, John of Dover.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved best furbaby, Kitty.

A Private Prayer Service will be held for the immediate family.  A Christian Burial will take place at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s name to the charity of your choosing.

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Barbara Farren

Intercity Home Health Aide

Funeral Services were held on August 2 in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Barbara A. (Hurlbert) Farren, 68, who passed away on July 26 following a brief illness.

Barbara was raised in Saugus, the daughter of Donald J. and Geraldine L. (Berthold) Hurlbert. She was educated in Saugus schools and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She worked for over 20 years as a home health aide for Intercity caring for and supporting patients in the comfort of their homes. She enjoyed spending time with her two sons and family, watching classic black and white movies and spoiling her cats.

The devoted mother of Jeffrey N. Farren of Revere and Christopher M. Farren and his wife, Laura of Nashua, NH, she was the dear sister of Douglas G. Hurlbert of Boston, Mark B. Hurlbert of Amesbury and Pamela J. Tracia and her husband, William “Billy” of Lynnfield. She is also lovingly survived by Neil J. Farren of Saugus and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. To send online condolences, please visit   

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

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