Obituaries 08-30-2023

Patricia E. “Pat” Lino 

Talented Seamstress, Ames Department Store Retiree

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Parish in East Boston on Augst 29​ for Patricia E. “Pat” (DiBenedetto) Lino, 88, who passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Robert A. and Violet (Breen) DiBenedetto, she was raised and educated in Melrose and was a graduate of Northeast Metro Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1953.

Following High School, Patricia met her husband, Richard Lino. They married in May of 1957 and shortly after moved to East Boston to raise their family. She remained in East Boston until moving to Revere in 1979.

Patricia worked for Ames Department Store in the fabric department for many years, until the time of her retirement. She was also a talented seamstress and she loved to sew and make her own clothing. She eventually turned her passion into a career and started her own business as a dress maker in her home.

Pat was an avid reader. She was very active and walked two miles a day. She enjoyed chatting with friends and being around other people. Above all, she adored her family and cherished spending time with them. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Richard Lino; the devoted mother of Stephen Lino of Bellflower, CA., the late Richard K. Lino, the late Mark Lino, and the late Richard Lino, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Robert Gaskell, Amanda Gaskell, Brittany Lino and Richard Lino; adored great grandmother of Anthony, Royale and Ashawn; dear sister of the late Phyllis Moreau and Frances O’Brien. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

William R. “Chuck” Festa

Vice President of RHS, Class of 1971

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, August 28th in St. Anthony of Padua Church for William R. “Chuck” Festa, who died on Sunday, August 20th with his family by his side. He was 69 years old.

Chuck was born on November 21, 1953 to the late  William B. and Mary (Poccio) Festa, who he loved endlessly. He was the youngest child of two, growing up in Revere with his late sister, Carol, who he cherished and admired.

Chuck was a graduate of Revere High School and Vice President of the RHS Class of 1971.

He took tremendous joy in planning the milestone reunions of his classmates. Following high school, Chuck enrolled in Suffolk University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 1975.

Chuck married the love of his life, Judi (Zullo) on November 13, 1977. The couple lived in Revere and later relocated to Peabody where they raised their two daughters, Alana and Giana.

Chuck was the pride-filled owner of North Country Wire & Cable for over 20 years, before semi-retiring at Ira Lexis of Danvers-where he collected even more friends. In 2019, Chuck fully retired to South Hutchinson Island, Florida, with his wife where he enjoyed quiet mornings at the jetties and afternoons of fun with friends by the pool. Second to his family, Chuck’s biggest passion was baseball and more specifically, the Boston Red Sox. In his final hours, he listened to the Sox sweep the Yankees one last time.

The beloved husband of 45 years of the late Judith Z. “Judi” (Zullo) Festa who passed on February 13, 2023, he was the loving and proud father of Alana F. Rikeman and her husband, Joseph of Peabody and Giana Z. Festa and her wife, Vanessa Spatafora of Winthrop; the cherished grandfather of Julian J. Rikeman of Peabody; dear brother of the late Carol Baptista and her husband, Ronald Baptista; special uncle of Ronald Baptista, Marissa Lemon and Joseph Breda; grand uncle of Michael and Morgan Hatch. He is also lovingly survived by many life-long friends and extended family both in Massachusetts and Florida. ​

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

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