She Loved Her Faith and Lived for Her Family
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, May 27th in the Immaculate Conception Church for Eleanor M. (Hickey) Stack who died on Wednesday, May 24th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 92 years old. Services concluded with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Eleanor was born in Winthrop on April 10, 1931 to her late parents, George and Marguerite (Doherty) Hickey. She was one of four children, raised in the Beachmont section of Revere and educated in Revere and Lynn. Eleanor was a very proud graduate of St. Maryâ€™s High School in Lynn, Class of 1945. She began her working career at Bank of Boston. Her early years were spent in the mail room, then she steadily climbed the ladder and became a secretary. She married John J. Stack, Jr. in 1952. The couple remained in Revere, where they met and began their life together.
As they were starting their family, Eleanor and her husband relocated to New Jersey where her husbandâ€™s job led them. She had a beautiful life in New Jersey and continued to grow her family. After her children were of age, she returned to banking. She began with Peoples National Bank, starting as a platform assistant, later becoming a Branch Manager and promoted to Assistant Vice President. Both she and her husband retired in 1992, following a 25-year career. She and her husband returned to their hometown, Revere.
Eleanor was a woman of strong faith and loved her church. She lived for her family, always putting them above all else. She cherished spending time with all of them and making many beautiful memories.
The devoted wife of 63 years to the late John J. Stack, Jr., she was the loving mother of Maryellen Lobb and her husband, John of Denville, NJ., Nancy L. DeCindio and her husband, Daniel of Woodland Park, NJ, John J. Stack III of Rockaway, NJ and Kevin M. Stack of Revere and Sweetwater, TN; the cherished and proud Nana of 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren; the dear sister of Patricia Teixeira and her husband, William of Hollywood, FL and the late George M. â€œBuddyâ€ Hickey, Jr. and Dorothy Collins. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Remembrances may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 44 Hartwell Ave, Lexington, MA
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio, Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.
US Postal Service Retiree, US Navy Veteran of WWII and VA Volunteer
Paul A. Bartlett passed away peacefully on Tuesdayâ€‹morning,â€‹ May 23, at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea. He was 101 years old.
He was born on August 1, 1921 in Boston and was raised in Revere, the son of the late Edith (Diâ€™Ambri)â€‹ Bartlett and the late George Bartlett.
Paul attendedâ€‹Revere schools,â€‹ joined the C.C.C. camps and then later joined the U.S. Navy in August of 1942 during WWII. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service and volunteered at the V.A. in Jamaicaâ€‹ Plain for 15 years. He was a fan of baseballâ€‹and enjoyed the sport of fishing.
The beloved husband of the late Mary Katherine (Ferrante)â€‹Bartlett,he was the father of Richard P. Bartlett and his wife, Leticia Bartlett of East Boston, the late Paul J. Bartlett and the late Patrick Bartlett; cherished grandfather of Victoria Hirsh, Renee Bartlett, Richard Bartlett and Joseph Bartlett; brother of the late Albert, George and Edith Bartlett. Paul is also survivedâ€‹ by three great-grandchildren.
Paul will be laid to rest at the Nationalâ€‹ Military Cemeteryâ€‹in Bourne.
Services will be held at a later date.
In Paulâ€™s memory, donations can be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, #2601, Boston, MA 02108.
Retired Member of Laborers Union Local 22; Most of All, He Loved Spending Time With His Family
Daniel A. Cataldo of Revere, formerly of Bostonâ€™s North End, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23.
Danny worked in construction for the Laborers Union, Local 22, until his retirement in 2000. After retirement, Danny enjoyed meeting up with friends at the Salem Spa, golfing and the annual trip to Maplewood Golf Course in NH. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
The loving son of the late Giacomo and Lucia (Dâ€™Angelis) Cataldo, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol Ann (Imperato), devoted father of Daniel A. Cataldo, Jr. and his wife, Adele, Christine Marks and her husband, Robert Jr. and Tracy Dâ€™Elia and her husband, Ralph, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Daniel A. Cataldo III, Louis Cataldo, Ann Marie Valerese, Robert Marks III, Daniel Marks, Taylor Dâ€™Elia and Jordan Dâ€™Elia and great-grandfather of Capria, Valentina, Adrianna, Lorenzo, Carmin, and Antonio; dear brother of the late Susan Cataldo, Joseph Cataldo, Lydia Zizza, Josephine Mestone, Vilma DiFronzo, Dolores Merola and Anthony Cataldo. He is also survived by his loving in-laws Pasquale Merola, Annette Cataldo and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere. Following a Funeral Mass in Saint Leonard of Port Maurice
Parish, 320 Hanover St,, Boston, Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dannyâ€™s memory to Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish by visiting www.saintleonardchurchboston.org.
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He Had a Long and Distinguished Military and Business Careers
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Dante V. Spadoni, who passed away peacefully on May 9th at 95 years of age.
Born in Boston, the son of Antonio and Josephine (Caramello) Spadoni, he was raised in East Boston and attended local schools. In 1945, he was drafted into the United States Army and served during World War II, receiving the Army of Occupation Medal. In 1952,â€‹ he served overseas in Korea, Germany and Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he re-enlisted and continued a military career which spanned over 24 years and included his being awarded Two Purple Hearts.
Toward the end on his career, he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving with the Airforce Military Police.
Dante was the owner and proprietor of Dante Messenger Service located on Federal Street in Boston working with insurance companies and automotive dealers throughout the area. He also owned Winchester Health Club in Winchester and Fancy Tootsies and The Final Touch in Revere. He worked as an Associate Insurance Broker with Quarantello Insurance Agency in Revere, John Hancock in Boston and most recently with Allianz until his health prevented him from doing so.
He retired to Florida 20 years ago and enjoyed golfing, cooking, swimming and being active within the community. He donated his time to volunteer at the V.A. Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was Past President of the Sons of Italy Chapter in Royal Palm Beach, Florida and was a member of the Italian American War Veterans since 1991. He always loved spending time with family and friends with a glass of red wine.
He will be fondly remembered and missed by all his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched over the years. To send online condolences, please visit â€‹ www.vetucciosmithvazza.comâ€‹.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.
Tile Business Owner and Great Basketball Athlete
Evan J. Goldney of Revere passed away unexpectedly on May 18 at the age of 37.
Evan loved basketball from an early age, playing AAU, and then later at Salem High School. After graduating, he went on to the Community College of Rhode Island. Basketball was one of Evanâ€™s true passions and he was a great athlete. He would play in school as well as leagues throughout the area– anywhere he could find a ball and a court.
Not afraid of hard work, Evan would go on to start his own tile business, taking great pride in every job.
The cherished son of Diane Regan of North Reading and Marcus Goldney and his wife, Josie of Revere, he was the adored brother of Ryan Goldney and his wife, Lisa of Lynnfield, Matthew Goldney of East Boston and step-brother of Scott Edwards of Methuen and Maria Feely of Revere and devoted step-father to Jie Guzman. He was the proud uncle of Isabella and Noah and is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Visitation was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Thursday, May 25. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
His Love for Family Knew No Bounds
Carmine A. Colarusso of Revere passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children after a brief illness on May 27 at the age of 88.
Born in Apice, a Province of Benevento, Italy on August 29, 1934 to the late Pompeo and Francesca Colarusso, Carmine married the love of his life in 1960, immigrated to America in 1966 and settled in Revere. He was employed at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain as a groundskeeper and greenhouse attendant for over 33 years.
The beloved husband of the late Antonietta (Beatrice) for over 30 years, he was the loving father of Pompeo, Pellegrino â€œPellâ€ and Olina Colarusso of Revere and Frank Colarusso of Ashland; loving and cherished nonno (grandfather) of Bradley Colarusso; dear brother of the late Cristina Beatrice and her husband, Filippo of Revere and Antonio Colarusso and his wife, Angelina of Reggio Emilia, Italy; dear brother-in-law of Carmine Masiello and his late wife, Nicolina, Maria Assunta Licciardi and her late husband, Frank, Elena Coccimiglio and her late husband, Nicola all of Revere; Francesco DiVito and his late wife, Angelina of Saugus and the late Michelina Monaco and her husband, Pasquale, Antonetta Beatrice, Antonio Beatrice and Angelo Beatrice of Italy and dear Godfather of the late Lidia Annese of England.
He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Carmine was a caring and loving husband, father and nonno. A devoted family man, there is no question that he was happiest when surrounded by family. Carmine cherished his wife, children and grandson above all else. Affectionate and caring, his love for family knew no bounds, and his selfless and generous nature shone through the way he lived his life, always putting others first. Carmine prized and believed in his children and grandson beyond words, never judging and always supporting them with his quiet and unwavering strength, and a reminder to â€œbe number one,â€ He had an endless sense of humor and a smile that could light a room. He was always ready with a joke, trying to make others smile and lift spirits regardless of any personal pain. A humble man, he was grateful for the simple pleasures in life, enjoying and sharing Italian traditions of making wine, Sunday gravy and cooking for loved ones whenever he could. An avid gardener with a remarkable green thumb, he loved to be outdoors, spending as much time as he could cultivating his vegetable and flower gardens. There was rarely a plant he could not revive with family and friends always coming to him for advice on how to save a favorite plant. He would walk a mile to come help and support family or friend if asked, never turning away from a request for help. Carmine was a spiritual man, a devoted parishioner of St. Anthonyâ€™s Church, and watched Catholic TV mass every day when unable to attend in person. There are no words to express this incredible loss. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
A Visitation will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Thursday, June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Graduate of RHS, Class of 1981
Arthur K. Guinasso of Revere passed away peacefully after a long battle with diabetes on Sunday, May 28 at the age of 59.
A 1981 graduate of Revere High School, he continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and ran AKG Services in addition to working for The City of Revere until his retirement. He was an avid fan of Boston Sports Teams, Led Zeppelin and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Born in Boston to Arthur F. and Linda (Benedict) Guinasso, he was the beloved father of the late Travis Guinasso; dear brother of Kim Garofalo of Miami and Karin Atsales of Lynnfield; cherished uncle of Domenic Arthur Garofalo, Jimmy Arthur Atsales and Arianna Linda Atsales. Kerry Walsh, his longtime companion, was by his side.
Visiting hours will be at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere today, Wednesday, May 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. His Funeral will be held on Thursday from the Buonfiglio Funeral Home at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthonyâ€™s Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude at https://www.stjude.org.
Retired Revere Chief of Police
Edward A. Sasso, retired Revere Chief of Police, passed away peacefully on May 18.
Ed graduated Revere High School, Class of 1955 and served his country, enlisting in the U.S. Army where he specialized in Morse code communications.
He went on to join the Revere Police Department retiring in 1987 after a long and distinguished career. After retirement, Ed enjoyed traveling. He made a hobby out of building decks for family and friends. Ed also enjoyed playing skeeball and day trips to York Beach.
Born in Boston to the late Peter and Sophie (DeMatties) Sasso, he was the beloved husband of Merrilee (Mannone); devoted father of Lucille Sasso, Jean Griffin and her husband, John, and step-son, Louis A. Caputo and his wife, Kelly; dear brother of Robert Sasso, Elaine Marino and her husband, Charlie and the late Lucy Savastano, Thelma Manzi, Jean Sasso and Norma Davis; cherished grandfather of Jack, Abby, Geena, Jennifer, Joseph and Veronica. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, on Wednesday May 24 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthonyâ€™s Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edâ€™s memory to Mystic Valley Elder Services by visiting www.mves.org ATTN: Alzheimerâ€™s Group. To share a memory or to leave a message for the family, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.