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19
Oct

James L. Dorr

At 91 years, in Revere, formerly of Leicester, Ma., following a brief illness, Oct. 15. Beloved husband of 30 years to Louise M. (Cardillo). Dear father of Deborah L. Puglia of Tewksbury & James B. Dorr of Brookline. Devoted grandfather of Jessica & Laura Puglia, Amanda, Claire, Ian & Olivia Hickey. Also lovingly survived by his great grand-daughter Isabella “Izzy” & also survived by James Hickey of Revere, John Hickey & wife Marie of Somerville & Gary Hickey of Wakefield. Devoted brother of the late Raymond P. Dorr Jr., Robert & Nancy Dorr. Many faithful nieces & nephews also survive him.

Family & friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, October 21st in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 9am through 10:30am & followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Parking available left of the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately.

Decorated Navy Veteran of WWII & active member of the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center of Revere. Retiree of Vesper Country Club of Tyngsboro and the Wonderland Dog Track (Food Service).

 


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral  Mass

Saturday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

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

5
Oct

John W. Brown

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, October 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Retired Revere Police Sgt. John W. Brown, who passed at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Palm Coast, Florida on Thursday, October 5th, after a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 17th 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 Melrose, his early life was spent in Everett, before coming to Revere over 85 years ago. He was an alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1939. During the Great Depression he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp serving in camp in Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Wyoming. Following the attack of Pearl Harbor, he entered active duty with the U.S.  Navy on December 14, 1941 & served until September 25, 1945. He began duty in Newport, R.I. with the U.S.S. Eberle & then onto the U.S.S. William D. Porter & the U.S.S. William M. Hobby. In 1949, he joined the Revere Police force & served until 1989 (exactly a 40-year stint). He retired as head of the Traffic Division with the rank of Sergeant. John was Revere’s oldest city retiree His greatest & most honored rank was that of “Dad”, “Husband” & “Grampy” and God granted him three proud and loving children, 6 adoring grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren. He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan and upon retirement he worked at Fenway Park providing security in the Red Sox club house until 1995 when he retired completely to enjoy time with his family. He was Past Commander of the former Revere V.F.W. Post #940 on Shirley Ave. and a member of the American Legion Post #61 of Broadway, Revere. He was a founding member & director of the I.C. Reveries Drum & Bugle Corps. with the Reverend Lawrence F. Sullivan from 1957-1964. A devout Roman Catholic, he was a former member of the Holy Name Society of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen C. (Flood) Brown who passed in May of 2005. He is the cherished father of Judy A. O’Toole & her husband, Michael of Medfield, Retired Weymouth Patrolman, William K. Brown, Esquire & his wife, Ana Toland of Weymouth and John T. Brown & his wife, Judy Busby, of Palm Coast, Florida. He is the devoted grandfather of Kasey M. Brown-Jaynes & her husband, Mark of Sandwich, MA, Concord New Hampshire Battalion Fire Chief Sean W. Brown & his wife, Heather of Concord, NH., Daniel M. O’Toole of Atlanta, Georgia, Thomas J. O’Toole & his wife, Katherine of Franklin, MA, Meredith M. Brown of Weymouth, MA & Alexander M. Brown & his wife, Maria of Madrid, Spain. He is also lovingly survived by 8 great-grandchildren. Interment will follow the funeral mass, immediately on Tuesday at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, October 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, October 17th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the New England Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

4
Oct

Rose M. Peluso

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, October 10th beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 11:15 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE, for Rose Marie (MacDougall) Peluso, who died on Wednesday, October 4th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, following a heroic battle with metastatic disease. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home, following the visitation at 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery,Everett.

A native of Melrose, she was a 1979 alumna of Melrose High School. Rose Marie has lived here in Revere for over 20 years. Throughout her working career she was involved with the Home Health Care Industry specializing in Private Care.

She is the beloved wife of 26 years to Gary G. Peluso, Sr . She is the devoted mother of Gary G. Peluso, Jr. & his wife Miah Joseph and the cherished grandmother to Skylar R. Peluso, all of Danvers.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 10th at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

4
Oct

Phyllis M. Todisco

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, October 7th beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Phyllis M. Todisco, who passed following a brief illness at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Her funeral will follow the visitation on Saturday, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Born in Boston, she lived in Revere for most of her life. She attended local schools and was an alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1953. She would embark on her full-time employment with Dr. Arno H. Bommer & later with his son, Dr. Arno H. Bommer, Jr. as a Dental Assistant & Office Manager for over 45 years. There, she made life-time friends. Phyllis enjoyed frequent traveling throughout the country and the world.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Louis & Angelina (Bonetti) Todisco & the devoted sister to the late Angelo A.”Sonny” Todisco. She is survived by her faithful and admired long-time companion & life partner John F. Murphy of Revere. She is the loving sister-in-law to June J. (Catalucci) Todisco of Revere and the cherished aunt of Donna M. DiGiovanni & her husband Anthony of Peabody & Revere Fire Captain Thomas S. Todisco & his wife Joanne E. of Revere. She is also the proud grand-aunt of Steven M. Todisco & his wife Sarah of Georgetown, Bryan T. Todisco of Revere, Danielle J. Kempe & her husband David M. of Quincy & David A. DiGiovanni of Medford. Riley R. & Michael P., her great grand niece and great grand nephew also lovingly survive Phyllis.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, October 7th beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford

27
Sep

Salvatore A. Castiello, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, October 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE, for Salvatore A. “Tory” & “Big Sal” Castiello, Sr., who died on Wednesday, September 27th. His funeral will be conducted on Wednesday, October 4th from the Funeral Home 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.

Having celebrated his 36th birthday on September 8th, “Big Sal” lived in Revere for most of his life, until moving to Salem 10 years ago. He was a member of the graduating Class of 2000 of Northeast Vocational High School of Wakefield. In 2010, he became the proprietor & Master Barber at Big Sal’s Superior Barber Shop of Salem. A gentleman of large stature, he also owned a wonderfully large personality that endeared him to any & all who he came in contact with. Sal would want to be remembered as the very best Dad and all around family man. He held family as being supreme and cherished his role as Husband, Dad, Son, Brother, Nephew, Grandson, Uncle & Cousin, above all else. No commentary would be complete, not to mention the unique place in his heart, that he held his large extended family of friends. He was also a proud member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge of Masons, A.F. & A.M. of Beverly.

He is the beloved husband of ten years, to Michelle J. (Babineau) Castiello & the adored father of Suzahna G., Salvatore A. Jr. & Angelo J. Castiello, all of Salem, cherished son of Thomas J. & Gina M. (Salamone) Castiello & the devoted brother of Christina M. Castiello & Thomas J. Castiello, Jr. & his companion Kaitlyn Mahoney, all of Revere. Proud grandson of Eleanora “Nora” (Stagno) Salamone of Revere & the late Salvatore M.”Sal” Salamone & the late Alexander & Josephine R. (Sciliano) Castiello. He was the dear son-in-law of Guy & Theresa Babineau of Salem & also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

 


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, October 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to an educational fund to honor the educational pursuits of his 3 children. Checks should be made to Gina M. Castiello, 46 Nell Rd., Revere, MA 02151.

23
Sep

Mildred I. (Rumson) Copeland

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Service on Saturday, September 30th at 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE for Mildred I. (Rumson) Copeland who passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

Mildred I. (Rumson) Copeland, 97, of Reston, VA formerly of Revere, MA died peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Mildred was born in Chelsea, MA on February 6, 1920.  She moved to Proctor Avenue, Revere as a young child. She was one of nine children born to Arthur P. and Wilhelmina T. Rumson. Beloved wife of the late Earl E. Copeland and dear friend of the late Everett Morganto.  Devoted and loving mother of Jacqueline Copeland and her husband Leo DeBlois of Reston, VA and Mary (Copeland) Jordan and her husband Frank of Avon, CT. Sister of Marion Rumson of Revere, William Rumson of Saugus and Barbara Reed of Westford.  Sister of the late Arthur Rumson, Richard Rumson, Lillian Smith, Samuel Rumson and Pearl Belcher. She is survived also by her beloved grandchildren.  Frank Jordan of St. Petersburg, FL; Anna and Matt Buchanan of Reston, VA; Aubrey and Nick Exarhos of Avon, CT; Abigail and Dave McGowan of Reston, VA; and Whitney and Tim Baywal of Grosse Pointe, MI. She is survived also by her seven cherished great-grandchildren: Judah, Harper, Declan, Austin, Camden, Finley and Phoebe.


Services

Memorial Funeral Service

Saturday, September 30th at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

14
Sep

Concetta “Connie” (Correale) Petrivelli

Family & friends are invited to a visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Monday, September 18th beginning at 9:00 a.m. for Concetta “Connie” (Correale) Petrivelli, who passed on Thursday, September 14th, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, following a brief illness. Following the visitation, her funeral mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston High School & immediately joined the work force in a host of sundry jobs. She retired in 1998 after 12 years of service from the Raytheon Corp., as an assembly worker. However, in reality, “Connie” never did retire from her favorite vocation in life, i.e. caring & playing hostess to not only her immediate family, but to all her friends and extended family. She loved and thoroughly enjoyed her ability to care and prepare her fine Italian cooking and baking. Even the office staff at the many doctor’s offices, she would visit, were the recipients of her especially great baked goods. She served as a poll worker at the Garfield School for many years and also began volunteering at the school, doing anything & everything, wherever, she was needed.

She is survived by her beloved & devoted husband of 58 years, Anthony “Sonny” Petrivelli. She is the cherished mother to Paula Tocco & her husband, Joseph of Naperville, Illinois & Erika Poste of Vero Beach, Florida. She is the adored grandmother to Kyle J. Bendavid of Naperville, Illinois, Brianna A. Poste of Winchester, New Hampshire, Anthony E. Poste & Eric Royce, both of Vero Beach, Florida. She was the dear sister to the late James “Glimpie” & Severino “Butchie” Correale. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 18th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

10
Sep

Lorraine E. Zolla

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE, for Lorraine E. Zolla, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, September 10th at her Revere residence. On Friday, Sept.15th, family and friends are invited to gather directly at church beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.

Miss Zolla lived in Revere, her entire life, on the same site as the original Zolla Estate. The Zolla’s are among Revere’s oldest Italo-American residents & settlers. Educated at the Immaculate Conception Grammar & High School, she was a 1953 alumna of Immaculate Conception High school, (magna cum laude). Lorraine had a 25-year career with First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America) working in their human resources department. Latter, she would continue with the bank as a Merchant representative, until retiring in the middle 1990s. In 1977, Lorraine became Immaculate ‘s Music Director & resident organist, a position she held until her death. Many parishioners will remember her, not only for her musical involvement within the Church, but as vice president & treasurer of the St. Vincent dePaul Society & as a very active member of the Liturgy Board. She was also a life member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculate Conception School. She was the Treasurer of the Revere Society for Historic & Cultural Preservation. She was a long-time member of the Revere Womens’ Club & Past Regent for the Catholic Daughters of America, Court James Lee #527. Lorraine’s involvement within the Parish Community of Immaculate Conception, was paramount, as was her involvement & participation in all of the other organizations and societies, she was a part of. Lorraine’s passion for perfection, in all that she did was legendary; a trait that often, in today’s society, is lacking.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph A. Zolla & Violet B. (Page) Zolla. She was also the dear sister of the late R. Robert “Bob” Zolla & William R. Zolla. Lorraine is the devoted aunt to Robert E. Zolla & his wife Julie M. of Londonderry, N.H., David R. Zolla & his wife Kathleen of Boxford, Mark L. Zolla & his wife, Tina of Salem, Lorraine M. “Lori” Zolla & her husband Mark Sollock of Phoenix, Arizona, Matthew R. Zolla & his wife Cynthia of Arlington, Virginia, Dianne F. Zolla & her husband Dana Perlow of Plymouth & Steven T. Zolla & his wife Deborah of Ft. Myers, Florida. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Alice D. Zolla of Derry, NH. Many grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive Lorraine, as well as many cousins in Revere & throughout the country. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

 Funeral Mass

Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

 Interment

 Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lorraine E. Zolla Scholarship Fund, c/o Mr. Robert E. Zolla, 200 Leisure Lane, Apt. 62, Stoneham, MA 02180.

6
Sep

Francis X. “Fran” Flynn

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Retired Revere Firefighter, Francis X. Flynn, who died on Wednesday, September 6th the Leonard Florence Center for Living of Chelsea, following a brief illness. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:00 a.m.

Born in Boston, he lived almost his entire life in Revere and for the past 35 yeas, his and late wife Marna O. (Pasquale) Flynn, shared their time on Revere Beach and in Pompano Beach, Florida. Marna died on April 8th, 1994. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served until February of 1946 as a Gunners mate 3rd class. Only recently did “Uncle Fran” share situations, that Fran was part of, indicating his true involvement in many skirmishes during World War II within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. As a result of his heroic action, “Uncle Fran” was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal with Six (6) Bronze Stars; a most prestigious commendation. He was also awarded the World War II Victory medal, American Area medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Bronze star & the European African-Middle Eastern Area Medal. “Fran” spent over 35 years with the Revere Fire Department & retired the early 1990s. Both he and his late wife, Marna, enjoyed retirement time, traveling 6 months winter in Pompano Beach, Florida & 6 months on Revere Beach Blvd. Childless, they were surrogate parents to all their nieces & nephews and so enjoyed that privilege. As they needed more attention, the nieces & nephews were there and willing to share the task at hand with the tremendous support of the surviving brothers & sisters.

Fran was the devoted son to the late Henry J. “Harry” & Frances (McCarthy) Flynn. He is the cherished brother of Marilyn Newhook of Dorchester, William “Billy” Flynn & his wife Dorothy of Rockport, Robert T. “Roddy” Flynn & his wife Phyllis of Revere, Laurence “Larry” Flynn & his wife Linda of Naples, Florida & the late John “Jack”, Charles “Charlie”, Henry J. “Harry” Flynn, Geraldine F. Scigliano, Eugene “Gus” Flynn & Joan Tsiumis. He was the respected brother-in-law to Rita Flynn & John Tsiumis, both of Florida & Robert Scigliano of Nahant. Also lovingly survived by many adoring & proud nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be with Marna at the Massachusetts National V.A. Cemetery, Bourne, MA on Wednesday at 1 :15 p.m.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

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

6
Sep

Barbara J. (DiBiase) Cafarella

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, September 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Barbara J. (DiBiase) Cafarella, who died at her Saugus residence on Wednesday, September 6th following a three-year battle with lung cancer. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 478 Broadway, Everett at 11:00 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, Barbara was a 1979 Graduate of Revere High School. After spending time in the work force, she returned to school and received her Bachelor’s degree from the School of Communications at Suffolk University in 1984. In 1989, she began her career with Panalpina World Transport & retired in 2015, as an International Air Express Agent, after 26 years of service. An intrinsically petite person, she was complemented in life with a “larger than life personality”. Her persona drew people to her for her charm, intelligence and sincerity. All through her early diagnosis with lung cancer, she maintained her strength and will to win. Her absence will be sorely missed at all levels. She leaves her husband & very best friend, Frank G. Cafarella. Barbara spent the most part of her life in the Beachmont section of Revere, until moving to Saugus, eight years ago. For many years, Barbara was her Mom’s close confidant & companion. They held the same interests in early American antiquities as well as a passion for collecting & displaying all the many collectable dolls from the  late 1770s thru present day. They rivaled any Department Store in Boston & New York, as the holidays rolled around, with their displays at their Beachmont home, and sharing them with so many extended family & friends.

She is the devoted sister to Susan J. Aufiero & her husband, Joseph of Randolph, Ellen J. Brunelle & her husband, Stephen J. of Newton, N.H. & the late Thomas P. DiBiase, Jr. She was the dear daughter to the late Revere Patrolman, Thomas P. DiBiase, Sr. & the late Florence M. (Sullivan) DeBiase. She is also lovingly survived by Stephanie C. Cafarella & Frank R. Cafarella, both of Everett & Matthew J. Cafarella of Saugus. Many dear nephews & nieces also survive her. Interment will be held immediately following the funeral mass at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, September 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, EVERETT

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.