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20
Apr

Ronald J. Languirand, Sr.

Ronald L. Languirand, Sr.

Ronald L. Languirand, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m. for Ronald J. Languirand, Sr., who died on Easter Sunday, his 64th birthday, after a long illness in the Lighthouse Nursing  Care Center of Revere, at 64 years.  The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 24th at 12 Noon, followed by interment in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop.  Born & raised in Salem, he attended Salem schools.  Most of his working career was in the construction field.  Before his illness took hold, he owned & operated his own business, known as “The Handyman of Winthrop”.  Before moving to Winthrop in 1989, he & his family lived previously in Newton, Randolph & Watertown.  He leaves his beloved & devoted wife of 42 years, Louisa M. (Casamento) Languirand.  He is the cherished son of Althea E. (Simard) Languirand & the late Arthur A.  He is the devoted father of: Ronald J. Languirand, Jr. & his fiancee Candace Trinque of Leominster, & Arthur A. Languirand & his fiancee Rebecca Lescay of Winthrop, Wendy Languirand of Oregon, Crystal Languirand & Betsy Kusa both of Dracut.  He is also lovingly survived by his grandchildren: Reid, Gabriel, Joshua, Ryan, Richard & Lulu.  He is the dear brother of the late Arthur A. Languirand, Jr.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Attn: Patients’ Activities Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 from 9 – 12 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Attn: Patients’ Activities Fund, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

17
Apr

Thomas L. LeBlanc

Thomas L. LeBlanc

Thomas L. LeBlanc

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, April 21st, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9:30 a.m. for Thomas L. LeBlanc, who died following a lengthy illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on Thursday, April 17th, at 94 years.  The funeral mass will be held following the visitation at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.  Tom was born & raised in East Boston, attended grammar school at Most Holy Redeemer Parish of East Boston, & he graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937.  He entered the United States Army in April of 1942 & served until November of 1945.  In 1947, he & his family moved to Revere, where he remained until his passing.  For over 40 years, Tom owned & operated “Tom’s East Boston Auto School,” located at 387 Meridian St., East Boston.  Tom estimated that he taught over 4,000 people at his auto school over the years, to drive & apply for their Massachusetts license.  Over the years, he & his late wife, Josephine S. (Fazio), made many friends through their business venture.  Tom was a former member of both the East Boston Kiwanis & the Revere Kiwanis Club.  His dear wife of 70 years, Josephine, died on November 29th, 2012.  He is the cherished father of Thomas W. LeBlanc of Revere, & the late: Ronald E. & Deborah LeBlanc.  He is the devoted grandfather of: Heather LeBlanc of North Carolina, Danielle Morello & her husband Michael of Lynnfield, & Christopher LeBlanc of Peabody.  He was the dear brother of the late: Adele Fazio, Rose & Beatrice LeBlanc, Hazel Coleman, Louise Martel, Joseph & Edward LeBlanc.  He was the son of the late, Louis & Odessa (Clements) LeBlanc.  He is also lovingly survived by his two great-granddaughters, Madison & Alivia Morello, & several dedicated & caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, April 21st, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

13
Apr

Lisa M. (Reynolds) Fortunato

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 18th, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Lisa M. (Reynolds) Fortunato who died, at the Boston Medical Center on Sunday, April 13th, after a long battle with Metastatic Cancer.  The Funeral Memorial Service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 7:15 p.m.  Born & raised in Leominster,  she spent most of her life in the Fitchburg area.  She was a child care worker for several agencies, the last being  “The Rock & Roll Daycare of Cambridge.  She moved to East Boston, Ten years ago.  She is the cherished fiancee of Michael T. Corbett of East Boston, with whom she made her home.  She is the beloved mother of Chris Fortunato & His wife Aleesa of Garland, Maine & Eric Marien of Somerville.  She is the dear sister of Cheryl Reynolds of Fitchburg & David Reynolds of Seattle, WA.  She is the devoted grandmother of Anton, Phoebe & Lily.  She is also lovingly survived  by the Corbett & Gay Family of East Boston & Medford.  Interment is Private.  In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to : Boston Medical Center, ATTN. “Cancer Care” One Boston Medical Place, Boston, MA 02118

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 18th from 4 to 7 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 18th at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment is Private

 

Interment is Private.  In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to : Boston Medical Center, ATTN. “Cancer Care” One Boston Medical Place, Boston, MA 02118

12
Apr

Concetta “Connie” (Penta) Pasquale

Services & Interment were held privately for Concetta “Connie” (Penta) Pasquale, who died on Saturday, April 12th following a brief illness at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.  Born & raised in  Avellino, Ital, she came to the us on September of 1961, settling in Revere.  She was the wife of the late Michael M. Pasquale.  She is the beloved mother of: Carmille R. Pasquale & Michael A. Pasquale & his companion, Nancy all of Revere.  She is the cherished sister of Michelina Pasquale & Joseph Penta & his wife Nancy all of Revere, Felicella DeChristoforo, Gerardo Penta  & Pasquale Penta all of Avellino, Italy & the late Lena Penta of Italy.  Also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews in the U.S. & Italy. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the : American Heart & American Stroke Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688

 

Services

All Services & Interment were Private

1
Apr

Earl Kent Burton, Jr.

 

Earl K. Burton, Jr.

Earl K. Burton, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, April 4th, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Earl Kent Burton, Jr.,surrounded by his loving family, who died following a long & courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease at his Revere residence on Tuesday, April 1st.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.  Born in Melrose and raised in Lawrence, he attended Lawrence schools & continued onto Northeastern University, graduating in 1964.  In December of 1964, he entered the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam Era, rising to the rank of Captain & served until November of 1975.  He had a brilliant career in the military & was the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, for 5 campaigns, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm & The Armed Forces Reserve Medal.  He retired from the Federal Bankruptcy Court at Boston, as a Budget Analyst, after twenty-five years of service in 2007.  He is survived by his beloved wife & best friend for over 30 years, Carol A. (Walsh) Burton.  The couple have lived in Revere for over 24 years.  He is the devoted father of: Laura Hollis & her husband William of Whitman & Debra Kaake & her husband Douglas C. Kaake, II of Plymouth.  He is the cherished grandfather of: Kristina, Gregory, Angelica, Joseph, Douglas, Daniel, Olivia & the late Jennifer.  He is the brother of: Katherine Giles & her husband Raymond of Salem, NH.  He is also lovingly survived by two great granddaughters, Fiona & Alanna and two nieces, Katherine Poirier & her husband Timothy of Celebration , FL & Patricia Scala & her husband Christopher of Salem, NH.  In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Attn: Tribute Giving, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

Services

Visitation

Friday, April 4th, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 4th at 11 a.m., In the Funeral Home

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery (Bourne)

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,
Attn: Tribute Giving, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

 

31
Mar

Paul W. Pruitt

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, on Wednesday, April 9th from 3 to 7:45 p.m. for Paul W. Pruitt, who died on Monday, March 31st, following a long & arduous struggle with Cardiac Disease at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Chelsea.  The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday following the visitation at 8 p.m.  Born in Union, South Carolina, Paul spent all of his life in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1973, with his identical twin brother, John R. Pruitt.  Paul also attended Bunker Hill Community College.  For over 30 years, Paul worked in a managerial positions for Kelley’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach.  He also worked part time for McDonald’s locally.  He was an alumnus of McDonald’s Burger College & was awarded the “Silver Spatula”.  However, Paul’s passion was baseball & his drive to teach & instruct the game to young children.  From 1986 – 2003, he was the Freshman Baseball Coach for St. John’s Preparatory School of Danvers.  He was also the past Vice – President of the Revere Little League & one of the founders of of the Revere Little League “Giants”.  His enthusiasm for baseball & of all things “The Boston Red Sox” is legendary.  As a teenager, he began to step into the role of “Mentor”, for almost anyone who sought his advice, instruction & expertise.  It is an understatement to refer to his generosity, both financially n& emotionally and that he was generous to a fault.  Paul was the son of the late Paul R. & Joan (Altri) Pruitt.  He is the devoted identical twin brother to: John R. Pruitt & his wife, Revere School Committee- Woman, Donna Wood-Pruitt.  He is also brother to to Mary Vigliotta & her husband Gerardo “Jerry” of Revere.  He is the uncle of: Kristen Wood & Robert Wood & his wife Jennifer and their children Olivia & Addison all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by Lucy (Camacho) Patrie & her daughters, Nayade Toro & Joanne Rivera & their children, Justin Devin, Ashley, Sophia, Diego & Kamila, also surviving Lucy’s mom, Mami Alda Velez & her daughter, Maria “Vicki” Tejada & her son Luis Tejada all of Chelsea.  He is also the faithful & loving surrogate brother to Waldirene Lemos of Winthrop.  Paul enjoyed a large extended family of friends & coworkers all of his adult life.  Interment is Private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Soup Kitchen” at the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut ST., Che;sea, MA 02150

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 9th from 3 to 7:45 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 9th at 8 p.m.

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Soup Kitchen” at the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut ST., Chelsea, MA 02150

24
Mar

Lawrence L. Elliott

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 28th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Lawrence L. Elliott, who died at his Everett residence following a brief illness on Monday, March 24th, at 92 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, March 29th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (directly across from Everett City Hall – 487 Broadway), Everett, at 11 a.m.  Mr. Elliott was born & raised in Everett, lived there his entire life & graduated with the class of 1939 at Everett High School.  He entered the United States Navy during World War II in July of 1942 & served until February of 1946, with the rank of Aviation Ordinanceman 1st Class.  He was a long time member of Post #18 – Everett American Legion.  In the summer of 1946, he went to work for the City of Everett & rose to the position of Sealer of Weights & Measures, a position he held until retiring in 1992.  Mr. Elliott was a dynamic personality & remained most active until just two weeks ago.  He had been diagnosed with squamous cell esophageal cancer one year ago, & maintained a full schedule, even to his fond passion for “Ballroom Dancing.”  His late wife, Rose M. (DellaPiana) Elliott, was his dance partner until her death in 2007.  After her death, he returned to the dance floor, “never in need of a partner.”  He was an inspiration to any & all who came to have the honor & pleasure of meeting him.  He is the devoted father of Michael L. Elliott & his wife Ann E. of Revere, Debra A. “Debbie” Heckbert & her husband Ronald of Bridgewater, & Linda M. Donnelly & her husband Mitchell of Everett.  He is also lovingly survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, & many nieces & nephews.  He was the dear brother of the late: Dorothy Alexander, Ruth Foster, Joan MacDonald, & Maxine White.  Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Restoration Fund” at Immaculate Conception Parish, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149-3603.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, March 28th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett.

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Restoration Fund” at Immaculate Conception Parish, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149-3603.

23
Mar

George R. Kingston

George R. Kingston

George R. Kingston

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 from 3 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for George R. Kingston, who passed following a long illness on Sunday, March 23rd at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, at 80 years.  His funeral will be conducted on Friday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home, 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 Revere, he was a 1951 alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School.  He entered the United States Army in May of 1953 during the Korean Conflict, & served until April of 1955, with the rank of Sergeant.  He then returned to school at Suffolk University, graduated & continued at Salem State College to earn his Master’s in Education.  Mr. Kingston spent over 30 years within the Revere School System.  He spent much of his career at the Barrows School, serving as a teacher & principal, & then onto McKinley & Lincoln, where he retired in 1994.  He was a “Life-Member” of the Revere Knights of Columbus, past President & member of the Revere Municipal Credit Union, member of the Retired Revere Teachers’ Association, & longtime member of the American Legion Post #61 of Revere.  George began & ended his life within the confines of the “Immaculate Conception Neighborhood.”  That fact, & the comfort & dedication of his extraordinary family, brought him peace & joy in the last 10 years.  His dear wife, Ann M. (LaSalle) Kingston, died in February of 2003.  He is the devoted father of: George W. “Rusty” Kingston & his fiancee Doreen Perry of Cheshire, Connecticut, John F. Kingston of Revere, the Director of the Revere Municipal Credit Union, & Christopher G. Kingston & his wife Melissa of Tewksbury.  He is the cherished grandfather of: Jennifer A. & Jeffrey C. Kingston of Revere, Garrett R. & Cameron G. Kingston, both of Tewksbury, Olivia Rose, Ryan P. & Sean F. Kingston all of Cheshire, CT.  He is also lovingly survived by his daughter-in-law, Maria K. Kingston of Revere, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, & his brother-in-law Attorney Ronald P. Corbett, Retired Revere City Assessor.  George was the last of his siblings, the brother of the late: Virginia T. Corbett, Dorothy F. Stuart, Eleanor Reardon, & Margaret Miller.  He is the son of the late, George & Margaret (O’Leary) Kingston.  Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The “Kingston Family Scholarship Fund,” c/o Revere Municipal Credit Union, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 from 3 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The “Kingston Family Scholarship Fund,” c/o Revere Municipal Credit Union, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.

23
Mar

Donald L. Marks

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours for Donald Lester Marks on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere.  Mr. Marks died on Sunday, March 23rd in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston, following a short illness, at 78 years.  Born in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools & was a 1953 alumnus of Chelsea High School.  Most of his working career was as a truck driver for local companies, retiring at age 65 from W.A. Wood Company.  Mr. Marks was a longstanding member of the Mt. Vernon-Gaillean Ledge AF&AM of Malden for over 37 years.  He carried the title of “Master Mason.”  He is the beloved husband of 53 years to Lorraine A. (Aideuis).  He is the devoted father of Brenda J. Kelly & her husband John T. “Jake” Kelly, Donald L. Marks, Jr. & his wife Maria, all of Lynnfield, & the late William C. Marks.  He is the cherished grandfather of Matthew R. & Lauren E. Kelly, & Austin H. & Olivia M. Marks, all of Lynnfield, & the late Hunter J. Marks.  He is the brother of Dorothy L. Waters & her husband John of Ipswich.  He is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews.  Funeral services & interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Service & Interment

Will be private.

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

22
Mar

Carmen A. Moretti

Services have been held for Carmen A. Moretti, of Revere, who died at the Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge on Saturday, March 22nd, unexpectedly at 88 years.  Born & raised in Boston’s North End, he was educated in Boston Schools & entered the US Navy, in June of 1943 & served until April of 1946, as a Ship’s Cook, 2nd Class.  He worked as a young man for the National Biscuit Co. of Boston & Converse Rubber Co., for many years.  He retired in 1991 as a custodian from M.I.T. in Cambridge, after 12 years of service.  He is the devoted & beloved husband of 63 years to RoseMarie A. “Babe” (LaCortiglia) Moretti, the couple lived in Beverly for over 30 years, before moving to Revere, 40 years ago.  Besides his wife, he is lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews.  He is the son pf the late John & Maria (Censale) Moretti.  Interment was private.  Remembrances may be made to: The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

 

Services

Funeral Services & Interment were both Private

Remembrances may be made to: The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.