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15
Apr

Robert L. Snyder

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, April 24th, 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 11:15 a.m. & immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Mr. Snyder died on Monday, April 15th at the Physicians Regional Medical Center of Naples, Florida, following a brief illness. A native of West Covina, California, he entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era in April of 1967 & served until April 1973. Robert held an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Mt. San Antonio Junior College of Walnut, California. His chief career, for over 25 years, was with Verizon (formerly known as G.T.E.). He worked as a Line Supervisor with extensive background in splicing and testing and labor administration. His Associate Degree in Sales brought him a position with Home Depot of Danvers as a Sales Associate. Although, he was not there for a long time, he was highly regarded by his supervisors and more importantly by his colleagues for his knowledge & genuine concern for his fellow man.

He is the beloved husband of 30 years to Linda B. (Caccamesi) Snyder, a former Revere native. He is the devoted brother to Jerald B. “Jerry” Snyder & his wife, Ida of Fontana, California, Sandy Smith & husband, Daniel of Ft. Dick, California & Terry R. Snyder of Lytle Creek, California. He is the beloved father to Heather Snyder & Michael Snyder, both of San Jose, California. He is also lovingly survived by 3 grandchildren, Alex, Troy and Joseph & many nieces and nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 24th at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to N.E. Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.


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9
Apr

Victor J. Staffier

Funeral Services and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery were held on April 12th for Victor J. Staffier, who passed away following a long illness on Tuesday, April 9th. Mr. Staffier died at the Lighthouse Nursing & Care Center of Revere.

Born & raised in East Boston, he attended East Boston Schools & was an alumnus of Boston Trade School, Class of 1941. All of his working career was as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, for over 35 years. Mr. Staffier was an exemplary “Family Man”, who thoroughly enjoyed the company & presence of his Family. His late wife of over 50 years, Victoria B. (Angelo) Staffier passed on September 3, 2009. He was the son of the late Emilio & Louise (Giannattasio) Staffier.

He is the cherished father of Donna L. Sarmanian & her husband, Michael of Stoneham. He is the devoted grandfather to Jena E. Sarmanian of Stoneham, Lara M. Roche & her husband, Kenneth of Milton & Michael D. Sarmanian of Medford. He is the dear brother to Jennie Garufo of East Boston & the late Angelo J. “Al” Staffier, Michael, Ralph, George, Anthony, Thomas & Tomasina Staffier. He is also lovingly survived by his two 2great-grandaughters, Paige & Caroline Roche, both of Milton, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Funeral Services were private.

Remembrances may be made to the N.E. Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.


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4
Apr

William E. King

Of Amesbury, passed away suddenly on April 4th at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, at 82 years. Proud son of the late James Francis King and Mary Kelley King. Beloved husband of Geraldine “Gerry” (Cicchetti) of Amesbury. Loving and devoted father of Kathleen L. Lopez & husband Brian of Lynnfield, Lisa King Cormier & husband Marc of Peabody, Lynda M. King of Haverhill, James F. King & wife Michele of Georgetown, Karen E. King Bourcy & husband William of Haverhill. Cherished uncle of Suzanne L. King of Everett and Kristin E. Cuccio of Charlestown, who were daughters to him. Dear brother of Elizabeth King Carmichael of Winthrop, James F. King of Key West, FL and the late Blanche King Lawton. Brother-in-law of Kathleen Spaulding and husband David, Jack Goshtigian and his partner Ellen Smith, son Nathan Goshtigian and grandson Blaise, Gayle Leslie Greene, son Christopher Keene and Fiancé Jessi Declerq and daughter Nicole Keene and survived by the mother of his children Janet Siemasko of Lynn. Loving and devoted grandfather of Melissa Marsh & her partner Roberto Paramo of Madrid, Spain, Ryan Marsh & wife Hayley of Nottingham, N.H, Jessica Marsh & fiancé Shaun Sauchuk, of Billerica, Katie Nocella & husband Robert of Peabody, Sarah Cormier and her partner Joe Dunajski of Salem, Matthew Cormier of Peabody, Jeanette King Gieger and husband Mike of W. Newbury, Michael King of Georgetown, Rachael Castro and husband Alrome of Newmarket, NH, Erin King and her partner John O’Leary of Georgetown, Elizabeth and Joseph Bourcy of Haverhill, Danielle Lopez of Colorado Springs, CO, Kyle Lopez, and his finance Tanya Taylor of Peabody. Great Grandfather of Adrian Paramo, Sophie and Spencer Marsh, Shaun and Christian Sauchuk, Christopher Geiger, Victoria Castro, and Mia and Colten Lopez.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE on Wednesday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Winthrop Ave. & Beach St.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Parking is available in lot left of the funeral home.

Bill’s career was in telecommunications, retiring from Verizon and continuing on to run Wireless Communications LLC. He was most proud of his family, which brought him great joy and happiness. He was truly the light of their lives. He lived life to the fullest, had a love of photography and photographed every moment. He loved hiking, being active outdoors, and was an expert marksman. He was a friend to all, kind, generous with a beautiful soul that welcomed you in from the very moment you met him. Late U.S. Navy Vietnam Era Veteran.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the N.E. Center and Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284 or to Company 2 Heroes by visiting www.company2heroes.org.


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1
Apr

Eve M. (Barron) Spagnola

Eve M. (Barron) Spagnola passed away on Monday, April 1st at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 56 years old.

Eve was born & raised in Revere and was an Alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1981. After high school, Eve worked various jobs as a server in Boston’s Faneuil Hall area and later on the North Shore. Eve later married, Louis Spagnola and the couple resided in Revere and together raised their daughter Jeanne. Due to Eve’s poor health she became disabled and was no longer able to work. Eve left Revere and settled in Malden in 2014. Her health continued to decline until her death.


She is the loving mother of Jeanne M. Barron of Revere. Beloved wife of the late Louis A. Spagnola. Cherished daughter of Robert J. Barron of New Hampshire & the late Jeanne Roberts. She is the dear sister of Diane Barron of Lynn. Also lovingly survived by her dear mother in law Lena Spagnola and her family of Revere and several nieces & nephews.


Funeral Services were Private

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31
Mar

Vincent F. Cammarata, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, April 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE for Vincent F. Cammarata, Sr., who passed on Sunday, March 31st with the comfort & presence of his God and his devoted & faithful family surrounding him. Vincent’s funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, on Thursday, April 4th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born & raised briefly in South Boston, the family migrated to Toscano Avenue, Revere. Little did Vincent realize that he was home for the rest of his long and full life within the emerging City of Revere. He would become an alumnus of Revere High School in 1942. In February of 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served with honor and dignity (The hallmark of his life) on board the U.S.S. LST 308. On April 15, 1946, he was discharged & released to the abundanza of love that awaited him on Toscano Ave. in Revere. He was discharged with the rank of Ship Fitter-2nd Class and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Medal with one bronze star, American Area Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal & a Commendation by the C.O. He would speak about his service-time only as of late, perhaps during the last the year of his life. This indeed was another example of the intrinsic humility and dignity that ruled Vincent’s life. Vincent’s time at Revere’s Board of Health is legendary. Legendary because of the continued respect that his name invokes. He was brilliant in the management of the countless number of complaints the Board would receive. The late Anna Flynn, Secretary to the Board, of happy remembrance, would often tell of the perfect patience that Vincent would execute in the resolutions of the daily drama & problems. His time as a senior code enforcement inspector for the Revere Board of Health spanned over 18 years. His life was dedicated to civic activities, politics and community involvement. He served as a member of the Revere Park Commission & was on the fund-raising committee for the former Revere Hospital. His life included a term as a Revere School Committeeman from 1960-1963. He served a 15-year term with the Revere Conservation Committee and retired 2 years ago at the age of 93. Vincent gave to the city of Revere, a 45-year span of service and unparalleled dedication in the field of political & community service. He was also a very active member of St. Mary’ s Holy Name Society. He maintained a membership as the senior member of the Revere Knights of Columbus #179 for over 40 years. His family were among the founders and builders of the first St. Mary’s, which was then called St. Lucy’s Church. Through the expertise and comradery, with his cousin Vincent “Sonny” Cammarata, they were able to establish a committee to create and organize the new St. Lucy’s Chapel. Again, the Cammarata family were instrumental in the establishment of the Pietrapezzia Lodge OSIA, Lodge 491. Pietrapezzia is a village located off the coast of Italy on the island of Sicily from whence the Cammarata family immigrated to America. On July 10th, 2004, the love of Vinny’s life, his wife, Lucy M. (Ribaudo), passed unexpectedly. The loss was great to the entire family, but especially to Vinny.

He is the devoted father of Dr. Salvatore L. Cammarata & his wife Barbara A. of Lynnfield, John V. Cammarata of Revere & his former wife Paula Magliochetti of North Andover, Rosemary S. Pisani & her husband Paul F. of Lynnfield & Vincent F. Cammarata, Jr. & his wife Grail of Fairport, NY. Dear brother of the late Theresa L. Cammarata & Rocco J. Cammarata & his late wife Antonetta. Cherished grandfather to Jason V. Cammarata & wife Liz, Paul F. Pisani, Jr. & wife Catherine, Erich J. Cammarata, Damian V. Pisani & his wife Lisa, Anthony P. Pisani & his girlfriend Vanessa Molle, Sarah E. Cammarata & her boyfriend Chris Lewis, Tessabella M. Cammarata & Zoe E. Cammarata. Beloved great grandfather “Pano” to Olivia, Anthony & Gia Pisani. He is also lovingly survived by a proud family of nieces, nephews & cousins.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 3rd from 3:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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31
Mar

Dolores (Tata) Nicholas

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, April 6th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. for Dolores (Tata) Nicholas, of Corinth, TX, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13th at her home surrounded by her immediate family. She was 90 years of age.

Dolores, the youngest of six siblings, was born on December 22, 1928, in Auburn, New York, to Giovanni and Maria Tata. When Dolores was young, her parents moved to Revere, Massachusetts, where she attended Revere schools. Dolores was a cheerleader and graduate of Revere High School. She went on to work at Boston City Hospital as a lab technician and for Dr. Eli Freidman, Chief of Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital. During this time, Dolores was also a dance instructor and many people used to watch her while she instructed classes in Latin Dance. Dolores had dreams of going to Broadway to be a dancer and was also offered a job as a women’s clothing buyer in New York City, but her family discouraged these choices as neither career was considered proper for a young woman at the time. Still, Dolores was always known for her impeccable taste in both fashion and home decor. Dolores met her future husband, James K. Nicholas, Jr. in September of 1960, at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, where they were introduced by mutual friends. On December 2, 1960, James and Dolores were married. While James served in the Army, the couple lived at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. The couple settled in Denton, TX in 1971, where Dolores fully realized her dream as a wife, mother, and full-time homemaker. When her two daughters were young, she assisted as school nurse at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for many years as well. She loved and served her church in many capacities, including CCD teacher.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maria Tata, and her siblings, Pete Tata, Madaline Occhipinti, Buddy Tata, Malvina Cafarelli, Pat Tata and her two sons, James and Michael. Dolores is survived by her husband of 58 years, James of Corinth; daughter, Maria Nicholas Martin and son-in-law, Ed Martin of Dallas; her daughter, Claudine Nicholas of Charleston, South Carolina and numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends. She will be dearly missed.  Entombment will be private.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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26
Mar

Michael R. Starr

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Michael R. Starr, who died sadly of a random attack in Everett on March 26th, as he was leaving a convenience store. He was only 54 years old. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation, in the funeral home, at 3:15 p.m.

Michael was a lifelong resident of the North Shore. He was raised & educated in Revere and is an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1983. Michael went onto work in the trades, mainly as an apprentice plumber. He was not limited in just one specific area, he possessed a mechanical mind. His aptitude of machinery, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing was his strong suit. Unfortunately, due to his declining health, he became disabled and was no longer able to work.

He is the loving son of the late Dorothy A. (Snow) Starr Strum and the late Francis W. Starr, Jr. and stepson of Joan Starr. Loving brother of William F. Starr & his wife Debra of Gastonia, NC, Ellen Murphy and her husband Michael of Salem, MA and Dorothy Nicholas and her husband Jeff of Hubert, NC and stepbrother of John Sousa of Charlotte, NC, He was also lovingly survived by his longtime companion Donna Niedzwiecki of Everett & and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews & cousins.


Services

Memorial Visiting Hours

Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 6th at 3:15 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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25
Mar

Clare M. O’Brien

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Saturday, March 30th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for Retired Lt. Col. Clare M. O’Brien, who passed following a lengthy illness on Monday, March 25th. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at the St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 90 Crest Ave., on the campus of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, Chelsea at 11:00 a.m. and immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Lt. Col. O’Brien lived and was educated in Revere and was a 1948 alumna of the Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. She entered the Air Force in February of 1956 at the end of the Korean Conflict & served until & thru the entire Vietnam Era, completing twenty years of service in February of 1976. She was an alumna of the Chelsea Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Lt. Col. O’Brien’s service history and accomplishments were many. She was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Award, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, among other commendations & achievements. After retirement, she made her home in Falmouth, MA remaining there until last year (2018).

Clare was the beloved daughter of the late Ret. Revere Fire Lt. Jeremiah R. O’Brien & Eleanor F. (McQueeney) O’Brien. She is the cherished sister of the late Richard O’Brien & his wife Margaret Mary O’Brien of Silver Spring, MD, the late William O’Brien & his late wife Lucille, the late Mary Jane Rainge & her late husband Hugh R. Rainge, and John P. O’Brien & his wife, Mary of Norwood. She is the aunt of Eileen M. McLaughlin of Herndon, VA, the late Kathleen O’Brien, John C. O’Brien of Mansfield, MA, William D. O’Brien of Watertown, NY, Julie O’Brien of Yarmouth, MA, Beth M. DiBiasi of Windsor Locks, CT, Elisabeth Rainge of Wayland, MA, Maryellen St. George of Gainesville, VA, and Kristine R. Gatesman of Acton, MA. She is also lovingly survived by many grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, March 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldiers Home, Chelsea

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Catholic Appeal, P.O. Box 9134, Canton, MA 02021-9134.


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25
Mar

Winifred Ann Eriksen

March 25th, unexpectedly, in Revere, formerly of Chelsea at 85 years. Wife of the late Robert J. Eriksen. Cherished mother to Robert J. Eriksen, Jr. & wife Jean of Weare, NH, Karen E. King & husband Michael & Lynn I. Eriksen, all of Revere. Devoted grandmother of Joshua L. Eriksen & his companion Tory Hand of Austin, TX., Jon “J.T.” Eriksen & wife Kerry & Marissa K. Eriksen, all of Weare, NH, Michael A. King & wife Lauren & Stephanie A. King & her fiance’, Manny Amaral, all of Revere. Also lovingly survived by her 6 great grandchildren, Lydia, Sean, Ivan, Deana “D.J.”, Lily & Martin, many nieces & nephews. Dear sister to Robert Wagstaff of FL, Michael & Bruce Wagstaff, both of CA, Robert Wagstaff of Boston & the late Frederick Wagstaff.

Family & friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Friday, March 29th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE at 11:30 a.m. Visiting Hours in the funeral home on Thursday, March 28th from 4-7 p.m. Parking available left of the funeral home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, March 29th at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

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24
Mar

Mary M. (McCormick) McCauley

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday March 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Mary M. (McCormick) McCauley, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, March 24th, at the Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Winchester. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 27th 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. and immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised & educated in East Boston, she was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1941. Mary worked her early years as a waitress at several of the venues at Logan Airport & at the former Reardon’s Restaurant of Revere. She, lastly, was employed at Cerretani’s Market Inc. in Revere as a clerk, a job she enjoyed. Mary had a large & outgoing personality, always, a smile and always a laugh. Foremost in her world was her late beloved husband, Peter E. McCauley, Sr., who passed in August of 2009.

She is the devoted mother of Virginia A. Cerretani of Revere, Peter E. McCauley Jr. & his wife, Marion “Meg” of Orlando, Florida, Donna M. Testa & her husband, Lawrence of Reading. She is the cherished grandmother to Alexandra C. & Ashley M. Testa, both of Reading, GianPaolo Cerretani of Revere & Kelli Y. McCauley of Orlando, Florida. She was the dear sister of the late Loretta M. Gianino-Conroy, Anne V. Nagle, Harold “Happy” McCormick, Leonard McCormick, Vincent “Lefty” McCormick & Leo McCormick. She is also lovingly survived by her faithful friends, Suzanne Dubuque of Reading & Nora Moscia of Lynnfield.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, March 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

Remembrances may be made to the Patient Activities Fund at Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 223 Swanton St., Winchester, MA 01890.


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