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24
Sep

Lillian (Falanga) Melchionda

In East Boston, following a brief illness, in her 103rd year on September 24th. Beloved wife of the late Alfred S. Melchionda. Cherished mother of Ralph J. Melchionda & wife Janet R. of Chelmsford, Florence Grieco of Dracut, Mary-Frances LaBrecque & her husband Dennis of Salem, NH & Alfred J. Melchionda & his wife Nancy of Amesbury. Dear sister of the late Leo, Charles, Frank, Andrew, Rudolph & Joseph Falanga & Frances Alberti. Also lovingly survived by 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 6 great great-grandchildren & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Funeral Services will be held privately due to the ongoing pandemic and maintenance of the regulations posted by the CDC. However, family & friends are invited to attend a public Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St, EVERETT on Tuesday, September 29th at 2:00 p.m., immediately followed with the interment.


**Masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained.**


Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, September 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


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19
Sep

Timothy R. Countie

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday, October 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE, for Timothy R. Countie, who passed on Saturday, September 19th, he was 62 years old.

Tim was a proud Revere native, who was born & raised in Revere & was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1976. During his time in high school, he was a Basketball standout. His size allowed him to be a dominant player for the high school during his 4 years there. His stature was intimidating but he was the quintessential “Gentle Giant”. His mild personality and good heart were known by all who knew him. For most of Tim’s working career, he worked as a courier, for himself. Tim was also seen frequently walking around the City of Revere with his pal, Schultzie. He will always be remembered as a friend that you could always rely on.

He is the beloved son of the late John J. Countie & Mary E. (Roberts) Countie. Loving & faithful longtime companion of the late Janet M. Sullivan. Dear brother of John T. Countie & his wife Karen of Merrimac, MA., Richard M. & his wife Ping of New Zealand, Edmund A. Countie of Lynn & Kerry S. Countie & wife Patricia of Londonderry, NH. He is also lovingly survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins & his late canine companion Shultzie.


** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Funeral home capacity limits are in effect due to the ongoing pandemic. All visitors are invited to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. **


Services

Memorial Visitation

Friday, October 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Service

Friday, October 2nd at 7:15 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be to MSPCA-Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.


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18
Sep

Lucille H. “Lou” (Marino) Smith (Formerly Ventola)

Lifelong resident of Revere, on September 18th, at 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Stephen L. Smith. Loving mother of David Ventola & Stacey Ventola, both of Revere and Steven Ventola of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Cherished grandmother of Krista Ventola of Port St. Lucie, Florida and devoted daughter of the late James Marino & Hellen (Canning) Marino.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral Services were held privately.

Lucille waitressed at the Union Oyster House of Boston for over 25 years. She had a love for the ocean and enjoyed Revere Beach and vacationing in Kennebunkport, Maine.


Funeral Services were held privately.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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18
Sep

Michael B. Corradino, Sr.

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 24th at 7:15 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Funeral home capacity limits are in effect due to the ongoing pandemic. All visitors are invited to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. **


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11
Sep

Carl W. “Sonny” Christie, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Monday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m., in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Carl W. “Sonny” Christie, Jr., who passed following a lengthy illness on Friday, September 11th at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Interment will be held privately. Due to the pandemic, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Attendees are directed to report directly to St. Anthony’s Church and masks must be worn at church & social distancing maintained.

Born in Chelsea, he was a lifelong Revere resident & a member of the graduating Class of 1968 at Revere High School. Early on as a young man, while still a student at Revere High, he worked for the former Revere Memorial Hospital until the hospital closed. He would then begin a 15-year career with the former West Lynn Creamery as a Truck Driver. Carl “Sonny” never married & remained with his parents until their deaths. At that time, he made his home with his sister, Lee C. Nugent-Rorie.

“Sonny” is the beloved son of the late, Carl W. Christie, Sr. & the late Doris A. (Dolan) Christie. He is the cherished brother to Lee C. Nugent-Rorie & her husband, Dennis S. Rorie & Martin J. Christie & his wife Margaret, all of Revere, Doris A. Jaeger & her husband, Dennis & William C. Christie & his wife, Michelle, all of Cape Coral, Florida & the late Richard F. Christie. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Doreen A. Christie of Revere, seven (7) faithful nieces & (4) four caring nephews & many grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Memorial Mass

Monday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.


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11
Sep

Florence M. “Flo” (Clifford) Dixon

Funeral Services & Interment were held privately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic & restrictions for Florence M. “Flo” (Clifford) Dixon, who died suddenly on Friday, September 11th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, she was 84 years old. Interment was held in the Mt. Tabor Masonic Lot Section of Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Flo was a lifelong Revere resident. She was born, raised & educated in Revere Schools. Flo worked as a waitress at the Howard Johnson’s located at Northgate in Revere for several years. She was vibrant, witty & people loved her personality.   She was married to the love of her life, James E. Dixon on July 6th, 1957 and the couple remained in Revere where they raised their three children. Flo was a dedicated mother & wife and she took great pride in her home & children. She was fastidious about how she maintained her home inside & out. She loved her role as Mom but loved being a grandmother even more. Family celebrations were always at Nana’s. For many years, Flo worked alongside her husband, managing the family business, Century Security Systems, Inc. of Revere. She answered calls, made appointments, managed the books & did whatever was necessary for the day to day operation. She did that from 1974 until her husband’s death, in 2015. Flo continued to carry on many of her family traditions and loved being surrounded by her family for any occasion. Her legacy is her family and she demonstrated her love in many ways.

She is the devoted wife of the late James E. Dixon, Sr of 58 years. Loving mother of Karen M. Dyer & husband Garry, James E. Dixon, Jr. & wife Elizabeth, all of Revere & Scott E. Dixon & wife Judith of Lynn. Cherished Nana of Nicole M. Corrao of Revere, Michael K. Corrao & wife Kristen of Elliot, ME, Melissa A. Vitas & husband Lucas of Windham, NH, Christopher J. Dixon, Katherine E. Dixon, both of Revere, Scott E. Dixon, Jr. & wife Chantale of Stoneham & Allison A. Dixon of Lynn. Adored great nana of Zoe, Lillianna & Ella. Dear sister of Robert Clifford & his late wife Lucy of Mansfield, John “Jack” Clifford & his wife Lucille of Winthrop, Edmund Clifford, Jr. of North Andover. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.


Funeral Services were Private.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.38105.


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11
Sep

William R. “Bill” Minichello

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for William R. “Bill” Minichello, who passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 11th at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 88 days following the unexpected death of his beloved wife, Frances M. “Fran” (Hickey) Minichello on June 15, 2020. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett is private. To remind all attendees to the funeral home & the church, due to the ongoing pandemic all mandates issued the Comm. Of MA & the Archdiocese of Boston must be followed; Masks must be worn & social distancing maintained.

Bill was born in Revere and lived in East Boston until moving to Swampscott in 2012. He was an alumnus of Sacred Heart High School in East Boston, Class of 1967. He attended Emerson College during his freshman year and then transferred to the University of MA, graduating in 1971. He entered the work force with Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1968, achieving the position of Medicare Manager. He would then, in 1992, change careers and enter the employ of U.S. Customs, first serving as an inspector and retiring as an Auditor in 2008. For many years, both he and his late wife, “Fran” were active members of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 & both were Past Exalted Rulers of that lodge, creating a whole network of close relationships. Bill also served with the Mass State Elks Association as an organist. Both Bill & Fran were also Past District Deputy Life Members. Their work & energy spent within the Elks Foundations, is both immense and outstanding.

Bill is the cherished father of Boston Police Sergeant Andrew J. Minichello and wife, Maria, and the adoring “Nonno” to Matthew Daniel Minichello, all of East Boston. He is the dear brother to Edward T. Minichello and his late wife, Valerie A. (LeBlanc) of Winthrop. He is the special uncle of Ronald Moore of Revere and Stephanie Lane and her husband, Michael of Winthrop. He is also proudly and lovingly survived by Fran’s family (The Hickey and Crotty Clan) and his extended family at Winthrop Elks and U.S. Customs.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Funeral home capacity limits are in effect due to the ongoing pandemic. All visitors are invited to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. **

Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Capacity limits are in effect in the church. **

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass State Scholarship Fund, c/o Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152.


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3
Sep

David B. Dedrick, Jr.

Funeral Services & interment were held privately for David B. Dedrick, Jr. who died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3rd at Boston Medical Center.

Born and raised early on in Charlestown, the family came to live in Revere in 1962. David was educated within the Revere School System and St. Dominic Savio High School of Orient Heights, East Boston. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1968. For the majority of David’s working career, he was a Heavy Equipment Truck Driver for several of New England’s Trucking firms. David was a faithful & loving “Family Man” and thoroughly enjoyed the company and camaraderie with his children and grandchildren.

He is the beloved husband of 39 years to Catherine A. (Pearl) Dedrick & the cherished father to Katie A. Dedrick & her companion Jeffrey Gaston, Matthew D. Dedrick & his wife Molly & Alex M. & Brian D. Dedrick, all of Revere. He is the dear brother of Helen V. Molbeck & Daniel F. Dedrick, both of East Boston, Donna M. Nam of California, Mary G. Dedrick & her companion Rocky Pellucci of Revere & the late Annmarie Corcoran. David is also lovingly survived by his 2 grandchildren, Christena E. Dedrick & Chase Gaston, both of Revere & several caring nieces & nephews. He was also the devoted son of the late David B. Dedrick, Sr. & the late Helen (Sullivan) Dedrick.


Funeral Services were Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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30
Aug

Camille R. Sacco

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Thursday, September 3rd, beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 11:15 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Camille R. Sacco, who passed following a long illness & struggle with the complications of metastatic brain cancer on Sunday, August 30th at her beloved Revere residence. A brief Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home, following the visitation, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) with interment to follow. In accordance with the ongoing pandemic protocol, Masks must be worn at all times & social distancing observed.

Born & raised in East Boston on December 6, 1936, she attended East Boston schools & was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1954. In 1970, she moved to Saugus before coming to Revere, fifty years ago. After high school, she began a career with Boston Mutual Insurance Co. of Boston as clerk-stenographer for about 15 years. She worked most briefly with her late husband, Peter J. Sacco, Jr. as a bookbinder at the former “Seaboard Bindery” of Boston. Soon, she began her family & became a stay-at-home Mom, taking care of Peter, her two children & later in her life her grandson “TJ” (Anthony J. Godino, Jr.). Strong faith & love of family were the hallmarks of her life. However, her goodness & outstanding humanity, did not confine her passion for humanity at that point. She was a genuine “Fred Rogers neighbor and friend”, always extending a helping hand to those who suddenly found themselves in the need of assistance of any kind. Not only did Camille thrive on the excitement of the holidays, she had her own repertoire of traditional observances. At Halloween, not only would the children receive their goodies, the accompanying parents would be the recipient of their own “Lollipop”. Christmas was “full-throttle” ahead & all the neighbors would receive candy canes personally delivered to their homes. She took great pride in maintaining her home with decorations for all seasons.

Camille was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Sacco, Jr. who passed on August 23, 1999. She is the cherished mother to Peter Sacco, Advertising Sales Rep for the Revere Journal & Independent Newspaper Group & Stephanie J. Sacco-Godino & her husband Anthony J. “Tony” of Revere & the devoted grandmother to Anthony J. “TJ” Godino, Jr. of Revere. She is the dear sister to Violet Vernacchio of Florida, Edmund J. Vargus, Jr. & his wife Arlene of New Hampshire & the late Dorothy Merriman. She was the adoring daughter to the late Edmund J. Vargus, Sr. & Rose J. (Volpini) Vargus. She was also the surrogate Mom to her late canine companion, “Bandit” & her late morning dove, “Birdy”.

In conclusion, soon after Peter’s passing, Camille came across these words of inspiration. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” -Norman Cousins.


*All attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing. Occupancy limits are in effect in the Funeral Home*

Visitation

Thursday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 3rd at 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home.

Graveside Service (Interment)

Thursday, September 3rd at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.


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13
Aug

Thomas M. Mastrangelo

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Wednesday, August 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere for Thomas M. Mastrangelo, who died on Thursday, August 13th, unexpectedly, at the Boston Medical Center. He was 56 years of age. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop. All mandates regarding COVID-19 are to be followed completely, i.e. masks must be worn & social distancing, observed.

Born in Boston, he spent about 30 years in Winthrop, then moving to Boston. He was a 1981 alumnus of Winthrop High School. Early in his working career, he worked in the jewelry business, taught to him by his cherished maternal grandfather, Ernest Gravallese. At the time of his passing, he was working at Haymarket in Boston with several of the vendors there.

He is the devoted son of the late Thomas J. Mastrangelo & Erma (Gravellese) Mastrangelo. Dear brother to Janice L. Baker of Canton & John T. Mastrangelo of Foxboro. Beloved nephew to Joanne M. Fuller & her husband, Brad of Reading, Marie Recchia & her late husband, Richard A. of Winthrop & the late Caroline T. “Carole” Burge & her surviving husband, George Burge of Danvers. He is also lovingly survived by his niece, Lydia M. Baker of Canton.


*Attendees must wear masks & maintain social distancing in the Funeral Home, Church and Cemetery*

Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop

Interment

Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kingston House, 39 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02111


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