Obituaries 06-26-2024

Pauline Adele Russo

Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Pauline Adele Russo passed away on June 24th at the age of 86.

Born on July 27, 193, in Malden to the late Nazaire Dauwer and Mildred (Hood), she was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother known for her quiet wit and thoughtfulness that always brightened the day of anyone in her presence. Her vibrant spirit and zest for life were infectious, graciously spreading warmth and joy wherever she went.

Pauline was a devoted mother to her daughters: Darlene Douvros of Rock Hill, SC, Christine Russo of Gardner and Pamela Russo and her husband, John of Saugus. Her memory will be treasured by her adored grandchildren: Stephen Douvros and his wife, Katie, Andrew Douvros, Janine Moon and her husband, Seth, Derek Wood and his wife, Nicole, Dominic Russo, Deanna Wood, Joseph Russo and Noelle Wood, as well as her cherished great-grandchild, Lachlan Rhys Douvros. Pauline was a dear sister to William Dauwer of Revere and the late June Anderson and Lorraine Dauwer. The legacy of Pauline’s love, compassion, and kindness will live on in the hearts of her loving nieces, nephews, cousins and all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, June 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at or to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or at

 We invite all who knew and loved Pauline to leave their memories and upload photos on her memorial page. Each contribution will serve as a testament to Pauline’s beautiful life and the profound impact she had on those around her. Pauline’s strength, love, and spirit will continue to inspire us all, and her memory will forever be etched in our hearts.

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Anthony Mattera

Revere School Committee Member and Educator Who Left His Mark on Every Aspect of the Community

Anthony Mattera – or Tony as he was known to everyone – departed from this world surrounded by family on Saturday, June 22nd after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

Born in Revere on October 28, 1955, Tony spent his life leaving his mark on every aspect of the community. As a teacher, Tony educated elementary and middle school students in the Revere Public School system for three decades (if he had you in class, you likely still remember his nickname for you) and he was always coming up with interesting, out-of-the-box ways of imparting knowledge to his pupils. More recently, he affected change as a member of the Revere School Committee, even attending meetings throughout his rigorous radiation and chemotherapy treatment schedule.

A skilled carpenter, Tony also ran his own construction business, working tirelessly after school and during his “summers off” on projects ranging from window replacements to building entire homes. His slogan, “Where Quality Counts” rang true in every job he completed. Tony’s final project – a set of bunk beds for his grandsons – was unfortunately still a work in progress at the time of his death but will be finished by his brother, Mark, and son-in-law, Scott.

A sports enthusiast to the core, Tony enjoyed watching the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins, usually with a glass of scotch or bottle of Budweiser in hand and colorful commentary at the ready for whatever play unfolded next. His wit was unparalleled, as was his Jeopardy! performance (“Matteras: We know a lot about nothing,” he would joke during trivia nights) and fervor for reading…if he could find his glasses. His Friday night card game was something he looked forward to each week for more than 30 years, a tradition forged by lasting friendships few are fortunate enough to experience.

Above all, Tony was a family man. His love for his wife, Denise, was unwavering over the course of their 42-year marriage, and he took immense pride in his three children, Alexis, Maxwell and Jenna. He truly loved the furry companions in his life as well: The late Vito, Bella, Sammy (yes, even Vinny) and his fur grandson, Rocko were never far from his side.

Eight years ago, he stepped into the role of Tone-Tone, as he was dubbed by his grandsons, Caleb and Ethan, with whom he loved playing Wiffle Ball in his beautiful backyard when he wasn’t busy teaching them how to drive his truck in empty parking lots or whispering inappropriate phrases for them to use in mixed company. (As we know, education was very important to him.)

Tony would often say, “Everything you do in life, do it with passion.” No matter the situation or task, he went above and beyond from start to finish. Maybe this meant that he could come off as gruff or stubborn (chances are you’ve heard his trademark growl) but he did things his way with resolute confidence and lived his life with dignity until his last breath. That’s just the Tony Mattera way.

He is survived by his loving wife, Denise; his children: Alexis (Scott Silberberg), Maxwell (Min Jeon) and Jenna (dog Rocko); his grandsons, Caleb and Ethan Silberberg; his siblings: Joanne, Paul (Judy), Mark, Chris (Carol); and countless nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aurelius and Elena Mattera.

Tony’s legacy will always reside in the hearts of those he touched, his memory preserved in the lessons he taught, the laughter he shared and the love he gave. Remember Tony and celebrate his life, his passion and the joy he brought to so many; his impact will be felt forever.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Tony at the Buonfiglio Funeral Home on Thursday, June 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. For guest book, please visit

Paula Jeffrey

Her Life Was a Testament to Her Belief in the Importance of Helping Others

 Paula Jeffrey, affectionately known as “Grammy” to her loved ones, embarked on her eternal journey on June 12, 2024. Born on May 18, 1943, in Plymouth MA, Paula was a spirited and resilient woman who left an indelible mark on the hearts of those she encountered. A creative soul from birth, she was renowned for her smart wit and generous spirit that made her a beacon of light in many lives.

Paula was a proud Revere resident throughout her life, and her rootedness in her beloved hometown was evident in her dedication to keeping family traditions alive. Known for her zest for life, Paula’s passion for arts and crafts found expression in her beautiful projects that are cherished keepsakes for her loved ones. A natural hostess, she relished throwing parties at her home, creating moments of joy and togetherness that will be fondly remembered by all. The love she harbored for her dogs was a testament to her warm heart and nurturing spirit.

Before retiring, Paula led a fulfilling career as a paralegal, a role that perfectly suited her intelligent and resourceful nature. However, the most cherished role in her life was that of a caregiver. The love she poured into taking care of her late husband, Franklin Jeffrey and her granddaughter was truly remarkable. Paula’s life was a testament to her belief in the importance of helping others. If you needed something, Paula was there, ready to lend a hand or a shoulder to lean on.

Paula was the loving daughter to her late parents, Ernest and Margaret Santamaria. She leaves behind her son, Scott Jeffrey and his wife, Judy Favro, her daughter, Michele Jeffrey Peltroche and her husband, Elias Peltrochel, her granddaughter, Jessica Santiago and her fiancé, Thomas Foti whose memories of Paula will continue to inspire and guide them. Paula was a woman of substance, whose resilience in the face of adversity, creative spirit, and smart wit made her an unforgettable figure in the lives she touched.

We invite everyone who knew and loved Paula to share their memories and upload photos to her memorial page. Celebrate her life by sharing the moments that made Paula so special to you, and let’s remember her for the beautiful soul she was.

A visitation for Paula will be held today, Wednesday, June 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 27 at 11 a.m. in Saint Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. For guest book. please visit

Robert Marston Jr.

He Will Remain in the Hearts and Minds of His Loved Ones and Will Be Forever Missed

Robert P. Marston Jr. of Revere entered into rest on June 23, 2024 at the age of 56.

Rob grew up in North Reading  until he moved to Revere where he graduated from Revere High School. Rob cherished time spent with family and friends, sharing his infectious smile, contagious laughter and big heart with everyone who knew him. Rob and his daughter, Summer shared a special bond that Summer will always cherish. Rob will remain in the hearts and minds of his loved ones and will be forever missed.

The beloved husband of Andrea Savino-Marston, he was the devoted father of Summer Savino Marston, the loving brother of Mark Marston and his wife, Denise and  Nicole Marston and the dear son of Norma Jean Marston and the late Robert P. Marston.

A visitation and funeral service for Rob will be held on June 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere.

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