Albert â€œAlâ€ Morelli
Director of Revere Elder Affairs for 35 Years
Funeral services and interment were held privately for Albert J. â€œAlâ€ Morelli Jr. who died on Monday, February 20 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers with his family by his side, following a long battle with Cancer. He was 79 years old.
Al was born in Everett to the late Albert J. Morelli, Sr. and Anna (Hacker) Morelli. He was one of two children, raised and educated in Revere.
Al was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1962 where he was a standout athlete in baseball, basketball and football. His size and athleticism led him to get a full scholarship to Clemson University.
Al married the love of his life, Kathleen (Connolly) on November 23, 1968, and they had two children. Al and his wife remained in Revere where they raised their family.
Al worked for the City of Revere for over 35 years as the Director of Elder Affairs. His family was his pride and joy. He enjoyed smoking a good cigar and was an avid bowler and runner. He especially loved being on the beach and taking in the sun. He enjoyed dining out with his wife and family. Family was everything to him, his most cherished time was with his grandchilden, he was truly a family man.
The beloved husband of 42 years of the late Kathleen (Connolly) Morelli, he was the loving and proud father of Marisa A. Murphy and her husband, John of Saugus and Toby J. Morelli and his wife, Denise of Danvers, the cherished grandfather of Liam J. Murphy and Hailey E. Murphy, both of Saugus, Matthew A. Morelli, Evan M. Morelli and Sophia K. Morelli, all of Danvers; the dear brother of the late Joan F. Frammartino and her husband, Domenic. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. â€‹
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.
Robert â€œYuccaâ€ Bjork, Jr
Truly One of a Kind, He Will Be Missed
Robert A. â€œYuccaâ€ Bjork, Jr.. of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away on February 20 at the age of 77.
Yucca was truly one of a kind. He loved fishing and being around his dogs, but most of all he enjoyed watching the (horse) races. He was a generous man, always willing to help a friend and always without judgment. He will truly be missed.
Born on December 17, 1945 to the late Robert and Ida Bjork, he was the beloved cousin of Paula Amoroso, Lisa Morris and her husband, Patrick and their children, Devon and Stella, the late R.J. Amoroso and his wife, Jana and their children, Bobby and Louis and dear friend of Rick Rossetti, who was more like a brother. Yucca also leaves behind many cousins and friends.
All services are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home and held privately.
Retired Revere Firefighter
Family and friends attended visiting hours on Monday, February 27 in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Retired Revere Firefighter John M. Langone, who died unexpectedly at the Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn. He was 78 years old. His funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 28 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
John was a Revere native, born in Boston to the late Michael and Josephine (Moscaritolo) Langone. He was raised and educated in Revere, along with his sister. John was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1962.
He married his sweetheart, Angela (DePalma) on May 29,1965 and the couple remained in Revere where they raised their four children.
John became a Revere Firefighter and proudly served his community for over 30 years. John, being a true dedicated family man, also worked a second job at Patriot Packing, delivering produce in the Boston and North Shore areas. He was also a very active parent with his children, especially coaching them in Revere Little League.
John treasured being surrounded by his family and in his spare time, he was an avid golfer and a member of the Winthrop Golf Club. He loved his family and especially adored his grandchildren.
He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Angela (DePalma) Langone of No. Reading, formerly of Revere; the loving father of Lisa M. Mathews and her husband, Ed of Wakefield, David M. Langone of Peabody, John V. Langone and his wife, Jodi of Winthrop and Jeffrey P. Langone and his wife, Serra. He was the proud and adored papa of 10 grandchildren; dear brother of Karen A. Palladino and her husband, Paul of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and fellow firefighters.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertucciosmithvazza.comâ€‹
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.
Robert D. Aloisi of The Villages, Florida, formerly of North Reading, passed away at the age of 67 surrounded by his loved ones on February 23.
Robert was a loving husband to the late Donna (Paulino) Aloisi, father of Nicholas Aloisi of Tampa, Florida, Matthew Aloisi and his wife, Christie Aloisi of Grand Junction, Colorado; devoted son of the late Giusto Aloisi and Domenica (Ferraro) Aloisi; brother to Dominic Aloisi and his wife, Linda of Uxbridge and Anthony Aloisi and his wife, Doreen of Revere. Robert and Donna were married for 34 years before Donna’s passing in July of 2021. Robert is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and extended family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend services at St. Mary of The Assumption Parish, 670 Washington Ave, Revere on March 14 at 10 a.m. Please meet directly at church. Interment is private.
Gale Mary Malatesta
More Than Anything Else, She Treasured Her Family and Loved Them Unconditionally
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach Street, Revere for Gale Mary (Neikirk) Malatesta who died on Sunday, February 26, 2023 in the loving presence of her family at her residence, following a most courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 74 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at the Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish, 670 Washington Ave., Revere. Interment will immediately follow in Holy Cross
Gale was born in Boston on March 18, 1948 to her late parents, Ret. Boston Firefighter Ross W. â€œRedâ€ Neikirk and Teresa (Fiore) Neikirk. She was raised and educated in East Boston and moved to Revere with her family in the early 1960â€™s . She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1965. It was at Revere High school where she met her future husband, Paul Malatesta. After graduating, Gale went to work as a legal secretary in Boston. She was awaiting her future husbandâ€™s return from his military duty. The couple married on November 9, 1969. They remained in Revere and began their family together.
Gale was a proud homemaker and housewife. She cared for her family with an abundance of love and joy showered throughout her home. When her children were older, Gale trained and became certified as a Pharmaceutical Technician and worked at CVS at Northgate. She very much enjoyed her job and seeing people, as well as helping them. However, she left her job, to a much better job, being a grandmother. Gale was over the moon to have been her grandchildrenâ€™s day care and helped raise them. Nothing meant more to her.
Gale loved being at the beach and taking quiet walks along the sand soaking in the sun. She enjoyed visiting the historical North Shore towns and the history surrounding them. Gale was a â€œDisney Fanaticâ€ along with the rest of her family. More than anything else, she treasured her family, and loved them unconditionally.
The beloved wife of Paul Malatesta of Revere for 53 years, she was the loving mother of Lynn M. Romboli and her husband, Scott and Laura A. Connolly and her husband, Thomas; the cherished grandmother of Ryan R. Connolly, Hannah L. Connolly and Christopher M. Romboli and the dear sister of Karen Russo and her husband, Philip of Salem, NH.
At the familyâ€™s request, PLEASE OMIT flowers. Donations in Galeâ€™s memory may be made to The MGH Fund Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114-1101. For online guest book and condolences, please visit www.vertucciosmithvazza.com
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio, Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.
Victoria M. Coppola
Of Medford, formerly of North End
Victoria M. â€œVickiâ€ (Naimo) Coppola, of Medford, formerly of Bostonâ€™s North End, passed away on Monday, February 27th. She was 85. Born in Boston, she was the cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Nora (Viglione) Naimo.
Vicki loved everyone, and was loved in return. She would help anyone in need and there was not one she would turn away. Vicki was the definition of generosity and unconditional love. She was dedicated to her family and taking care of them was her passion. Making them all happy was her main goal in life, she succeeded on every level.
Vicki was so proud of being a Nana and Great Nana. Vickiâ€™s family stated â€œshe lived for her grandchildren and great grandchildrenâ€. When Vicki was not spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she enjoyed spending the winters down in Florida with Joe at their home in Hollywood Beach, and sitting on the beach soaking up the sunshine.
Victoria was the beloved wife of 65 years to Joseph Coppola. She was the devoted mother of David Coppola and his wife Patricia, and Robert Coppola and his wife Cheryl. She was the loving Nana of Kristopher Coppola and his wife Lauren, David Michael Coppola, Stephanie Coppola, Kyle Coppola and his wife Hannah, Lauren Coppola and her fiancÃ© Brian Rubin, and Kimberly Coppola. She was the caring Great Nana of Lyanna and Leo Coppola, and the dear sister of the late Laurie Naimo.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Victoriaâ€™s family on Friday, March 3rd from 9 to 10:30 AM, at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Clement Church, 71 Warner St., Medford, at 11 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to www.melrosewakefield.org/in-the-community/giving/donate-online
Richard McBain Sr.
Family And Country Mattered Most to Him and He Will Always Be Remembered as a Humble, Patriotic and Kind Man
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, March 5th from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio, Smith & Vazza Beechwood, Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Ret. Sgt. USNG Richard M. McBain, Sr. who died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 25 at his residence in Revere. He was 85 years old. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, March 6 beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Richard was born in Boston on September 4, 1937 and raised in the Beachmont section of Revere by his late parents, Dorothy (White) McBain â€“ Haas and Frederick Haas, Sr. He was one of four children.
Richard was educated in Revere Public Schools and was a graduate of Revere High
School, Class of 1956. Richard, enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and made a career that spanned 35 years. During this time, Richard married the love of his life, Joan (Sharpe) on June 1, 1963. The couple remained in Revere where together they raised their four children.
Family and country were what mattered most to Richard. He treasured his summers at Ossipee Lake with his family and grandchildren at Totem Pole Campground in Freedom NH. He will be always remembered as a humble, patriotic and kind man.
The beloved husband of 54 years to the late Joan (Sharpe) McBain, he was the loving father of Karen Arneil and her husband, Scott of Melrose, Kelley Settipane and her fiancÃ©, Michael Guerriero of Revere, Michelle Robinson and her husband, James of Portsmouth, NH and Richard McBain, Jr. and his wife, Colleen of North Reading; the cherished grandfather of James and Ryan Arneil, both of Melrose, Alisha DiCarlo and her husband, Anthony of Florida, Martino Settipane of Revere, Zachary Robinson of Portsmouth, NH, Matthew and Brendan and Erin McBain, all of North Reading; dear brother of Katherine â€œKathyâ€ Boyington and her husband, Russell of Revere and the late Dorothy â€œSissyâ€ McBain and Frederick Haas, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805.
To send online condolences, please visit www.vertucciosmithvazza.com
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care & direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.