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28
Sep

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta

A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, for Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta, who died on Sunday, September 28 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness, at 89 years.  Born in Revere, she attended school there & graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943.  Rose lived in Revere until moving to East Boston in 1947, where she remained until moving to Lynn with her daughter in the late 1990’s.  She worked as an assembler for the former Leonard Silver Company of East Boston, & as a clerk for the form Colt Press of East Boston.  She was a member of the East Boston & Revere Senior Centers.  Her husband, Saverio “Sammy” Penta, Jr. died in April of 1991.  She is the devoted mother of: Richard S. Penta of Fairfax, Virginia, Sallyann Penta of Lynn, & Sharon M. Howard & her husband Lawrence of Venice, Florida.  She is the cherished grandmother of Christine E. Toavs & her husband Tory of Fairfax, VA, Daniel R. Penta & his wife Erin Regan of Queens, New York.  She is also lovingly survived by her 2 great-grandchildren, Viviana & Jude, & her former faithful daughter-in-law, Nancy Penta of Fairfax, VA.  She was the dear sister of the late: Frederick Colagero, Jenny Pisano, & Christina Principe.  Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews survive her.  Interment was private.  Remembrances may be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, ATTN: Laura Ogonowski, Development Office, or online at: giving.massgeneral.org.  Your gift will help support the work of Dr. Paul Huang, Rose’s person physician.

Remembrances may be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, ATTN: Laura Ogonowski, Development Office, or online at: giving.massgeneral.org.  Your gift will help support the work of Dr. Paul Huang, Rose’s person physician.

23
Sep

Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing

 

Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing

Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 1 p.m. for Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing, who died on Tuesday, September 23rd following a brief illness at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home of Chelsea, at 78 years.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.  Born & raised in Torrington, Connecticut, she came to live in Revere over 60 years ago.  Her early career was as an assembler for several area factories.  Natalie was a devoted Mom, Grandmother, Sister, & Aunt.  One of her cares was the love of abandoned animals, especially cats.  Over the years, the family ascertains, that it would be difficult to assess the number of cats that Natalie gave home to.  She is the widow of the late George W. Ewing.  She is the devoted mother to: Kathleen A. Ferraro & her partner Manuel G. Cid, Jeanne E. Conte & her husband Richard, David B. Ewing, & John T. Ewing & his wife Kelley Crosby-Ewing, all of Revere.  She is the cherished “Nana” to: Paul J. Ferraro of Somerville, Michelle E. Ferraro-Rankins & her husband Daniel J. of Manchester, New Hampshire, Jennifer L. Conte of Revere, Joshua Crosby of Glen Falls, New York, Tanya Crosby of Revere, & Elijah Miguel Crosby-Varquez of Revere.  She is the dear sister to Fern Cruse of Woodstock, Vermont, Lorraine Boyden of Fort Meyers, Florida, & the late: Eunice Adams, Clyde, Glenn, & Evan Willey, Jr.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Entombment in the Columbarium at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Animal Umbrella, P.O. Box 2675, Acton, MA 01720, ATTN: “NME.”  Animal Umbrella is a “no-kill” animal shelter, with a Revere affiliation.

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Entombment

Will be held privately in the Columbarium at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Animal Umbrella, P.O. Box 2675, Acton, MA 01720, ATTN: “NME.”  Animal Umbrella is a “no-kill” animal shelter, with a Revere affiliation. 

23
Sep

Richard W. Calla

 

Richard Calla

Richard Calla

Funeral services & interment were held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, for Richard W. Calla, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, from his Revere home, at 73 years.  Born in Arlington, his early years were there, while attending Somerville schools & graduating from Somerville High School, Class of 1959.  The family moved to East Boston, where he would live for over 25 years, before moving to Medford.  He lived in Medford for several years, before moving to “Jack Satter House” on Revere Beach Boulevard in 2007.  He is an Army Veteran of the Viet-Nam era.  He was a Postal Clerk for the United States Postal Service before moving onto AT&T as a Senior Technician, retiring after 25 years of service.  He is survived by his devoted children: Lisa A. Feeley & her husband Sean of Martinsburg, West Virginia, & David W. Calla of Peabody.  He is the cherished grandfather of Alexander E., Patrick-Richard & Felicia V. Feeley, all of Martinsburg, WV.  He is the dear brother of Ralph L. Calla of Miami, Florida, & the son of the late: William & Antoinette (DeAngelis) Calla.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

20
Sep

John Cappa

Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, at 12 Noon for John Cappa, who died on Friday, September 20th at the Milford Memorial VA Nursing Center of Milford, MA following a brief illness, at 101 years.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Born & raised in Chelsea, he attended schools there & was a 1931 graduate of Chelsea High School.  He entered the United States Navy during World War II in September of 1942 & served until October of 1945.  He re-enlisted in 1949 & served until May of 1951, as a Painter (Aviation).  He served at the Battle of Saipan & the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.  All of his working career was as an Industrial Painter for both the Army & Navy, within the civilian classifications.  He is lovingly survived by one daughter, 3 grandchildren, & 4 great-grandchildren.  Most of his last 25 years had been spent in the Metro-West area.  His family acknowledges, with extraordinary gratefulness, the superb care & long-time advocacy bestowed on John by the entire staffs of the Genesis Healthcare of Milford, the Senior Center of Mendon, Massachusetts, & the Milford VA Memorial Center & Hospice.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12 Noon.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

19
Sep

Victor A. Presto, Sr.

Victor A. Presto, Sr.

Victor A. Presto, Sr.

Victor A. Presto, Sr. was born April 1, 1924, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, he lived in East Boston and Davie, Florida before settling in Weston, FL.  Victor died after a brief illness at his home in Weston, FL on Wednesday, September 19, 2014 surrounded by his family, he was 90 years old.  Formerly of Chelsea, and East Boston, Vic was the son of the late Vito and Maria Presto, Husband of the late Phyllis Meoli Presto with whom he was married for 47 years.  Brother of the late Frank Presto and Rose Zawacki and her husband Harold.  Father of Victor A. Presto, Jr. of Naples, FL and his wife Diane, Attorney Anthony V. Presto of Jacksonville, FL, and Marianne Ryan and her husband David W. of West Newton, MA.  Grandfather of Brendan D. Ryan, Meghan A. Ryan and Lauren F. Ryan, Michael V. Presto, Felicia Presto and Giana Presto.  Uncle of Harry and Alison Zea and their children Antonia and Nicholas of Naples, FL.  Brother-in-law of Esther and Anthony Manuele of Naples, FL.  Grand and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews.  A World War II Veteran, Vic enlisted at the age of 19 and served his Country honorably from 1942 to 1945 in New Guinea and the Philippines as a U.S. Army Air Force Military Policeman, attached to the 5th Army Division.  After the war, he became a Union Presser and member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union where he was employed for 47 years.  Vic was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge and the Italian American Club in Revere, MA for over 40 years.  Vic enjoyed travel, he and his beloved Phyllis travelled the world until her death in 1994.  Always well dressed and congenial, Vic had a good word and a smile for everybody.  He enjoyed playing golf, and was a skilled mandolin player.  Later in life, he became astute at day trading in the stock market.  Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 25 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 26 at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St., East Boston, at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The MVP Autism Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 959, Naples, FL 34106.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The MVP Autism Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 959, Naples, FL 34106.

18
Sep

Josephine M. (Fagone) Oborne

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Josephine M. (Fagone) Oborne, who died on Thursday, September 18th at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness, at 88 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 24th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in East Boston, she attended Boston schools & was an alumnus of Boston Girls’ High School of Boston, Class of 1942.  She moved to Revere when she married Clinton C. Oborne over 60 years ago.  Mr. Oborne died in September of 1998.  She is the devoted mother of Josephine M. Cox of Revere & Jon A. Oborne of Winter Springs, Florida.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Brian C. Cox of Revere, John A. Oborne, II, Elizabeth G. Oborne, & Isaac Burke, all of Florida.  She is the dear sister to Vincenza “Vinnie” Roberto of Arlington, & the late Mary Gaito.  She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-nieces, great-grand-nephews, & especially by her faithful feline companions, “Peanut” & “Missy.”  Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Josephine had a brief career with the City of Revere as a clerk in the former Revere Board of Health Office.  During World War II, she was an active member of the Boston Chapter of the USO.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

17
Sep

Josephine C. (Lopez) Rubino

Josephine C. (Lopez) Rubino

Josephine C. (Lopez) Rubino

RUBINO, Josephine C. (Lopez) At 96 years, in Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, following a brief illness, Sept. 17. Wife of the late Salvatore “Clark” Rubino. Devoted sister of Palma Prudente & husband Joseph of Salem, NH, & the late Lolina “Lally” Rose, & Frank R. “Parky” Lopez. Cherished aunt of Atty. James D. Rose, Commissioner of the Mass Appelate Tax Court & his wife Christine of Lynnfield, Joseph J. Prudente & wife Kathleen of Worcester, John J. Prudente & wife Nancy of The Villages. FL, David F. Prudente & wife Suzanne of Acton, MA, Russell F. Lopez of Revere, & the late Sonya E. English. Proud grand aunt to Lincoln A. & Samantha J. Rose both of Lynnfield, Kevin Prudente & wife Jamie of Bolton, MA, Jill Masters & husband Nicholas of Pensacola, FL, John Prudente & wife Lindsey of Worcester, James Prudente & wife Anya of South Boston, & Isabel Prudente of Acton, MA. Also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Elizabeth A. “Betty” Lopez of Point of Pines, Revere, & four great grand nieces & one great grand nephew. Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107) REVERE, on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in The Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St., East Boston, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday (Today) from 4-7 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Beacon Hospice, 100 Cummings Ctr., Suite 106, Beverly, MA 01915.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, September 19th, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in The Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Beacon Hospice, 100 Cummings Ctr., Suite 106, Beverly, MA 01915.

 

12
Sep

Rose M. (Lupoli) Coppola

 

Rose M. Coppola

Rose M. Coppola

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Rose M. (Lupoli) Coppola, who died on Friday, September 12th at Lighthouse Nursing & Care Center of Revere, unexpectedly following a brief illness, at 98 years.  Mrs. Coppola would have celebrated her 99th birthday on September 19th.  Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 17th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m.  Born in Italy, she came to the United States of America in 1928, residing in East Boston.  In 1940, she moved to Revere.  Mrs. Coppola was a seamstress most of her working career, working in Boston’s garment district.  Since its inception, she has been an active member of the Revere Rossetti Center for Seniors.  She was a popular personality & enjoyed the sociality that the members, staff, & organization brought to her.  She was one of the oldest members of that group.  Her late husband, Gabriele Coppola, died in February of 1983.  She is the devoted Mother of: Gabriele A. Coppola & his wife Grace A. of Revere, with whom she made her home, & Nicholas A. Coppola & his wife Donna M. of Danvers.  She was also the mother of the late: Theodore G. Coppola, & Maria R. Giannantonio & her late husband, Anthony.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Roseanne Coppola of Revere, Adamarie Brini of Wakefield, Nicholas G. Coppola, Jr. & Anthony J. Coppola, both of Danvers.  She is also lovingly survived by her 2 great-granddaughters, Gabrielle & Kensie Brini, her sister-in-law Mamie Lupoli of Winthrop, & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  She was the sister of the late: Josephine Dellaversano, Marion Morano, Salvatore & Nicholas Lupoli.  Entombment will be in the private family Mausoleum at St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Entombment

In the private family Mausoleum at St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.

7
Sep

Carmella (Orio) Spolsino

Carmella (Orio) Spolsino

Carmella (Orio) Spolsino

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m. for Carmella (Orio) Spolsino, who passed on Sunday, September 7th following a long illness at the Courtyard Nursing & Rehab Center of Medford, at 92 years.  Her funeral mass will follow the visitation in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 35 Brooks St., East Boston, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at the Massachusetts National VA Cemetery, Bourne.  Born in Revere, she was educated there & was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1940.  She came to East Boston over 60 years ago, following marrying Anthony M. Spolsino, who passed in July of 1988.  Carmella worked in her early years for the former Honeywell Manufacturing Corporation.  Later, she would become a certified homemaker, working for several of the local agencies & retiring at age 72 years.  She lived briefly at East Boston Senior Housing (The Victory Gardens) before entering the nursing facility 10 months ago.  She is the cherished mother of Michael A. Spolsino & his wife Elizabeth of West Peabody, & Frank Spolsino of East Boston.  She is also the devoted grandmother of: Christopher Spolsino & his wife Danielle of Sandown, New Hampshire, & Michelle Stracqualursi & her husband Jason of West Peabody.  She is the dear sister of Jean Cowhig of Chelsea & the late: Antoinette M. “Ann” Scarfo, Maryann Fahlstrom, & John, Peter, & Anthony Orio.  She is also lovingly survived by her two twin great-grandsons, Matthew A. & Nathan M. Stracqualursi, & many nieces & nephews.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Massachusetts Chapter), 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston.

Interment

Massachusetts National VA Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Massachusetts Chapter), 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760.

5
Sep

Annette S. Amore

 

Annette S. Amore

Annette S. Amore

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Annette S. Amore, who died on Friday, September 5th at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehab Center of Chelsea, following a long illness, at 71 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 11th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, she spent all of her life in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1963.  Annette spent part of her working career as a self-employed Homemaker & Care-Giver.  She was the adored & devoted Mother to: Richard G. Rezendes, Jr., who died on September 10th, 2010.  She was the daughter of the late Ciriaco “Jerry” Amore & Lucy (Scapperrotta) Amore.  She is the beloved sister of retired Revere Fire Lieutenant Gerald A. Amore & his wife Kathleen of Revere, & Joey, Gary, & Dianna all of Springfield.  She is the cherished aunt to Christine M. Malley & her husband, Revere Police Lieutenant Glenn Malley of Winthrop, Jennifer E. Angiulo of Stoneham, Kathleen R. Amore, Revere Firefighter Michael G. Amore & his partner, Jillene Miskevitch, all of Revere, & several other nieces & nephews.  She is also lovingly survived by John W. Rezendes & his wife Jennifer, & their son James H. Rezendes, all of Michigan, & by many grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.