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31
Jan

Anna F. Lewis

Funeral Services and Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden was held privately for Anna F. Lewis, who passed away on January 31st at Windrose of Woburn. She was 88 years of age.

She is the beloved daughter of the late Alfred and Anna F. (Pedro) Lewis. Dear sister of Alfred W. Lewis and his wife Patricia of Revere. Cherished aunt of Lynne Lewis and her wife June of Revere, Alfred M. “Mitch” Lewis and his wife Karen of Milton, Stacey Hindle and her husband Patrick of Burlington, and Garrit Lewis and his wife Kathleen of Woburn. She is also lovingly survived by her grandnieces and grandnephews, Sean and Brooke Hindle, Miranda and Parker Lewis, and Aidan and Caitlin Lewis.

Anna worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts retiring after many years of service. Anna was always first in line to take her nieces and nephews for walks around East Boston and to the infamous Five and Dime store. Anna loved her nicknames “Anna Banana” and “Anna Lou.” “Anna Banana” was given to her by her niece and most recently by the staff at Chestnut Woods Rehab in Saugus. Anna was also lovingly known as “Anna Lou” by her family. Anna Lou had many creative talents including drawing, creating incredible animal figures out of play dough, and writing each of her grandnieces and grandnephews their own children’s book after they were born. Her friends will remember her as the most giving person they knew and she was always the first in line at Bingo! 

The family would like to thank the Staff at Chestnut Woods Rehab in Saugus, The Arbors (The Parc at Harborview Senior Living) in Winthrop, The Residence at Melrose Station (Memory Care Floor) in Melrose, Windrose at Woburn Memory Care in Woburn, Home Instead, and How’s Works for their dedication and care for Anna. A special Thank You for Dr. Sarah Gottfried at CHA for her compassionate care to our beloved Anna Lou.

Donations in memory of Anna may be made to Alzheimer’s Association., 302 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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28
Jan

Americo A. “Rick” Galante

Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Americo A. “Rick” Galante, also affectionately known as “Granddad” to both family & friends, who died on Thursday, January 28th at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital in Melrose following a brief illness, he was 94 years old and just 1 month shy of his 95th birthday.

Rick was born & raised in Woburn and attended Woburn schools & was an alumnus of Woburn High School. As young man, he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He served as an Electrician’s Mate 3rd class. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal & Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with 2 stars. After serving his country, Rick returned home & several years later, he married the love of his life, Margaret P. “Peggy” Duffy. The couple resided in Woburn & East Boston, before settling in Malden where they began their life & family together.  Rick began a career with the New England Telephone Company, retiring after 37 years of service as a Manager. He possessed a very unique innate quality and that was a loving & caring personality topped with an infectious laugh that everyone embraced. He always greeted people with his warm smile and a big hello. He could talk to anyone and by the end of the conversation, he had a new friend. After he retired from his position at New England Telephone, he worked for his son’s company, J & S Medical Associates, for about 15 years. He wore many different hats there and excelled at his customer service and people skills. In his retirement he & his love Peggy would travel extensively, enjoying many new destinations. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus #13966. Longtime Member & volunteer of the Lynnfield Senior Center, “Lunch Bunch” & the “Pizza Boys”. Rick loved participating in groups trying to make a difference and he also enjoyed a good meal with friends & family.

He is the devoted & faithful husband of 57 years to Margaret P. “Peggy” (Duffy) Galante. Loving father of Steven J. Galante & his wife Michelle J. of Lynnfield & Attorney Richard A. Galante & his late wife Angela of Malden, formerly of Melrose & the late Cheryl Anne Galante & late daughter-in-law Corinne Galante. Proud & cherished Granddad of Steven W. Galante & wife Shauna of Wakefield & United States Navy Lt. Commander Richard A. Galante of Washington State. Adored great granddad of Tyler S. & Talia Galante of Wakefield. Dear brother of Jeanne Gonsalves of Woburn & the late Violet Elia, Adolph Galante & Italo Galante. He is also lovingly survived by Jacqueline M. Monahan & Stephen D. Monahan, both of Lynnfield & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Remembrances may be made to the Merrimac Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimac St. Suite 425, Lawrence, MA 01843.


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24
Jan

Ralph F. Forgione, II

A private Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 28th for Ralph F. Forgione, II at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, January 24th at his Revere residence in the presence of his loving God and devoted family.

Born and educated in Revere, he was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1951. In September of 1952, he enlisted in the US Air Force at the time of the Korean Conflict. Ralph would serve for 4 years and was discharged on Sept. 2, 1956 with the rank of Airman First Class. He began a working career with J.N. Phillips Glass Co. as a glass glazier & quickly rose in position in the managerial department and retired in 1987, with 38 years of service. Ralph was born into an era of unmatchable work ethic, with the sole purpose of providing the very best for his wife and children. And to that, he did splendidly, enjoying beyond measure the little precious time he had with his wife and children. During his younger years, he maintained 2 and 3 jobs, he was indeed “a family man” barring none.

He was the most beloved husband of 62 years to the late Mary E. (McNamara) Forgione, who passed on May 14th, 2020. He is the cherished father to Ralph R. Forgione, III & his wife Linda, Joan M. Forgione & her husband Dennis Forgione, Thomas F. Forgione & Frederick J. Forgione, all of Revere & Edward R. Forgione & his wife Sheryl of Winthrop. He is the very proud grandfather to Kasey L. MacLean & her husband Robert of Scituate, Ryan Forgione & his wife Jessica of Brighton, Lauren Ward & her husband Benjamin of Sarasota Springs, New York, Amber Forgione of Revere, Adrianna Forgione of Chelsea, Laritza Forgione of Lynn, Priscila Forgione of Maui, Hawaii & Jake Forgione of Winthrop. Dear brother of Richard Forgione of Revere & the late Robert Forgione. He is also lovingly survived by his great granddaughter, Charlotte MacLean & his faithful & caring brother-in-law and best friend & wife Thomas Rossetti & his wife Ruth of Revere.


Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959


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24
Jan

Phyllis M. (Amato) Mirasolo

Funeral Services were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, for Phyllis M. (Amato) Mirasolo, who died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 24th, she was 94 years old.

Phyllis arrived in the United States at the age of three years old with her family. They settled in East Boston, where she was raised & educated. She was married to her husband Leo Mirasolo and the couple began their family while in East Boston, then later moving to Revere in 1956, where they remained. Phyllis was a dedicated & hardworking homemaker, proudly raising her children & caring for her family. Phyllis had many talents and cooking was at the top of the list. It gave her great joy to make many delicious meals but she also enjoyed seeing her family & friends enjoying them. She was a gifted seamstress, she could make outfits, dresses, replicate something and repair anything. She & her husband enjoyed traveling extensively throughout Europe, Hawaii, the West Coast, Aruba, the Bahamas & Florida. Phyllis always enjoyed being surrounded by all her family for any event. She would knit many wonderful blankets & children’s sweaters for many of her close relatives. Her love will carry on with all her family.

She is the devoted wife of 73 years to Leo F. Mirasolo of Revere. Loving mother of Ret. Revere Patrolman Joseph L. Mirasolo of Groveland, Leonard F. Mirasolo & wife Ann Marie of Saugus & Lisa A. Mirasolo of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Michelle L. Korisianos & husband Peter of Peabody, Stephen J. Mirasolo & wife Nicole of Groveland, Meghan Allen & husband Edward of Melrose & Brian W. Mirasolo & fiancé Sheila Jameson of Wakefield. Adored great grandmother of Gianna, Ava, Alexa & Georgia. Dear sister of Concetta “Connie” Pace & the late Fannie Marotta, Frances Vadala & Joseph Amato. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery – Sheffield Community Mausoleum.


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


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22
Jan

Brian W. Bostrom

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass for Brian W. Bostrom, in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE on Saturday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m.(Noon). Brian died unexpectedly on Friday, January 22nd at his residence in Tewksbury. Attendees are directed to report directly to church. Mourners are reminded that due to the opening pandemic, mandates issued by the CDC and the Boston archdiocese must be followed. Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church. Capacity limits also apply.

Brian was born in Torrance, California and as a young child, the family moved to Everett where he attended local schools. He was a 1995 alumnus of Everett High School. Most of his working career was in the construction field as a laborer and for a short time as a longshoreman. He was currently working for Amazon Inc. as a driver. Brian had the intrinsic gift of being able to express his thoughts and feelings in writing. Brian was currently residing in Tewksbury and was formerly on Winthrop and had strong ties to Revere. His interests were varied, with preferred attention to the “art of graffito” i.e., “graffiti”. Brian had a large collection of personal replicas of random graffiti. 

He was the beloved son of the late Walter F. “Chuck” Bostrom & the late Ann Marie (Flynn) Bostrom. He is survived by his only sibling, his cherished sister, Traci E. Bostrom of Chelsea and his devoted longtime companion Kristina M. Troisi & her family of Tewksbury, with whom Brian made his home together with their faithful canine companion, Rosey. Many faithful and caring aunts, uncles & cousins in both the Flynn & Bostrom clans, also survive Brian. Brian was a unique individual who deeply cared about his family & his extended family. It is difficult to imagine life without Brian. His interment will be held privately at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Medford Overcoming Addiction, in care of Janell Rocco, 16 Steven’s Rd., North Reading, MA 01964.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time when the world has finished with this pandemic and it is safe for all to gather, share and bring sincere comfort to each other. This celebration will be announced on social media and the funeral home website.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Services

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church. Capacity limits also apply.

Saturday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


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18
Jan

Cynthia A. (Dougherty) Gannon

At 83 years, on January 18th, formerly of Revere, in Rowley & Middleton, in the loving & caring presence of her family. Beloved wife of the late Mathew R. “Rick” Gannon. Devoted mother to Retired Boston Police Lt. Richard J. Gannon & his wife Donna of Rowley & Suffolk Deputy Sheriff, Michael P. Gannon & his wife Connie of Lynnfield. Cherished grandmother of Samantha Gannon of Dallas, TX & Jeffrey Gannon of Lynnfield. Also lovingly survived by many caring friends & extended family.

Family & friends are invited to attending a Visitation on Friday, January 22nd in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Lake St., West Peabody.

Retiree of the First National Bank of Boston & Metropolitan Credit Union of Chelsea.

A reminder: Due to the ongoing pandemic, attendees must wear face masks & maintain social distancing as ordered by the CDC & the Boston Archdiocese. Temperatures will be taken prior to entering the funeral home and attendees must provide their name & phone number for contact tracing.


Services

Visitation

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Friday, January 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

**Limited to a 25 person capacity**

Friday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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


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15
Jan

Pauline L. (Carco) LoVerme

At 77 years, in Saugus, formerly of East Boston, January 15th, following a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of 39 years to the late John F. LoVerme, Jr. Cherished mother of Jessica D. LoVerme & Saugus Police Patrolwoman, Jenna D. Fennelly & her husband Patrick J. Fennelly, all of Saugus. Dear sister of Emanuel J. “Mannie” Carco & his wife, Catherine “Cookie” of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci & her husband Leonard of Saugus, John R. Carco & his wife, Christine of West Peabody & Linda A. Larkin & her husband Ronald E. of Mashpee, MA. Devoted daughter to the late Louis J. & Dorothy E. “Dora” (d’Este) Carco. Also lovingly survived by her faithful canine companion “Wilson” & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Tuesday, January 19th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral home on Wednesday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Lake St., West Peabody.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all protocols mandated by the Comm. of MA & the Archdiocese of Boston must be observed. Face masks and social distancing must be adhered to. All attendees are required to provide their name & phone number for contact tracing & temperatures will be taken prior to entering the funeral home and church. Capacity in the funeral home is 25 attendees at any one time & a total of 75 attendees in the Church.


Services

Visiting Hours

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Tuesday, January 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

Wednesday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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14
Jan

Jane C. (D’Alessandro) Inglese

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, January 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE, for Jane C. (D’Alessandro) Inglese, who died on Thursday, January 14th at the Winchester Hospital, with her sisters by her side after a courageous battle with Lung Cancer, she was 54 years old. A Funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home at 2:45 p.m., Interment will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all mandates and regulations will be in effect. Temperature checks, facial coverings, social distancing & a 25 person capacity.

Jane was born & raised in Revere, she was a proud Alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1984. Most of Jane’s working career was in the Restaurant Industry. She worked both as a waitress & bartender. Her personality & wit kept her customers happy and coming back. Unfortunately, due to her declining health, she was forced to no longer work. Her life was filled with family & friends who loved her and will miss her.

She is the beloved daughter of the late Robert A. “Della” D’Alessandro & Geraldine A. (Mugford) D’Alessando. Cherished & loving sister of JoAnn M. Carr & husband Robert of No. Reading, Judith A Bonacci of Peabody, Janet E. D’Alessandro of Saugus, Julianne Dulong & husband Lawrence of Billerica & Christopher A. D’Alessandro of Boston. Mother of Amanda M. Inglese of Manchester, NH & Lauren J. Breen & husband Paul of Beverly. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Saturday, January 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

**Limited to a 25 person capacity**

Saturday, January 23rd at 2:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private (Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett)

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


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13
Jan

Maria A. Mederois – Carvalho

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, January 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Maria Antonieta Mederois – Carvalho, who died on Wednesday, January 13th at her home surrounded by the warmth & love of her family, after a brief illness, she was 80 years old. Interment will be held Privately.

Maria was born & raised in St. Michael, Azores. She came to the United States in 1957 with her family and settled in East Cambridge. Maria was a hard-working woman who always did what she could for her family. She was a dedicated wife & mother, first and foremost. She was a gifted seamstress and made most her children’s outfits, especially for the holidays & special events. She would make many things for her family, friends and neighbors. It was something she did throughout her entire life. Maria worked at Fenton Shoe for approximately 10 years before becoming an LPN at Youville Hospital in Cambridge, for 5 years. As her family became larger, Maria stayed home to raise her children. She later returned to the workforce and became a Laboratory Assistant at Harvard University, before she retired. Loving & caring for her family is where Maria’s heart was most filled with joy. She was the epitome of what a “Mother” & “Nana” is. Maria will be missed & remembered and will always be loved.

She is the devoted wife of 65 years to Luis Carvalho of Billerica, formerly of East Cambridge & Somerville. Loving mother of Paula Grey & husband Scott of Saugus, Louis A. Carvalho, Sr. of Moosup, CT, Patricia A. Rabideau & husband James, Sr. of Myrtle Beach, SC, Marjorie Hersey – Ross & husband Derek of Everett, Yvonne M. Graham of Beverly & Tina Votelho of East Providence, RI. Cherished Nana of Brittany J. Hersey her dedicated caregiver, James Rabideau, Jr., Ryan Rabideau, Michael Rabideau, Kristen Toppi, Tammi Carvalho, Louis Carvalho, Jr., & Joseph Rabideau. Adored great Nana -Nette of Jared, Sophia, McKenzie, Tyler, Ava, Nikozy, Madison, Aria & Sora. Dear sister of Luis Faria & wife Lydia of Somerville, John Faria & wife Donna of Billerica, Lucy Rodrigues of Hudson, NH, Joseph Faria & wife Diane of Harvard, & the late Germaine Leite. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Monday, January 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.


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12
Jan

Patricia A. “Pat” (Curry) Cunningham

Formerly of Revere, in Shutesbury, MA, on January 12th, peacefully & with dignity, she met her God. Mrs. Cunningham was 92 years. Beloved wife of the late John A. Cunningham. Cherished mother of Michele D. Cunningham of Shutesbury, MA, Michael J. Cunningham of Winthrop, John “Jay” Cunningham of Salem, MA, Margret A. “Peggy” Cunningham of Groton, MA, Kathleen “Kathy” Brainerd of Salt Lake City, UT, Steven E. Cunningham & his wife Kathleen of Reading, Karen M. Garrett & her husband Patrick of Derry, NH & the late Patricia M. Cunningham-Healey. Dear sister of the late Sylvia M. Creed, John “Jack” Curry, Lorraine Herosy & Brian Curry. She is also lovingly & proudly survived by 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Thursday, January 21st in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE, at 11:00 a.m. All attendees are asked to report directly to church. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will also be announced at a later date when it is safer for family and friends to gather in her memory.

Member of the former Immaculata Guild of ICC.

Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

Thursday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date when it is safer for family and friends to gather in her memory.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002.


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