Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, November 21st, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for Ernest J. Caggiano, who passed on Tuesday, November 17th at Wingate of Reading following a lengthy illness. Following the visitation, a funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Born & raised in East Boston, he attended Boston schools. The family moved to Revere during the 1930s. In 1964, when Ernest married, Virginia R.(Marotta), they moved to Chelsea, where they remained. Virginia passed on October 17, 1996. Most of his working career was spent as a laborer, for the Local 22-Massachusetts Laborers’ Union. He spent a long association with the Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge Sons of Italy-Revere, where he had many many friends.
He is the cherished father of Karen M. Auffrey of Wakefield & Joyce A. Sicari of Wilmington. He is the adored grandfather of Thomas J. Auffrey, II of Wakefield. He also leaves his devoted sister, Jennie G. Mastascusa of Revere. He is the brother of the late, Antonetta Caggiano, Teresa D’Amico, Angelina Caggiano, Julia Condaro, Mary Fronduto, Ralph J. Caggiano, Michael F. Caggiano & Joseph Caggiano. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Viola Caggiano of East Boston & his brother-in-law, James D’Amico of Saugus, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. He is the son of the late Aussilio & Carmella (Selvitella) Caggiano.
Saturday, November 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Bay State Branch, 60 Walnut st., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, November 18th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107)REVERE, for Michael G. DeMarco, who died on Saturday, November 14th at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere following a lengthy illness. Following the visitation the Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Born & raised in Boston’s North End, he lived there most of his life before coming to Revere, 20 years ago. He attended Boston schools and entered the US ARMY in June of 1956 & served until May of 1958. “Mike” worked as a printer for the Commonwealth of Mass for over 25 years. Concurrently, he was a longtime employee (bartender) for La Cantina Italiana Restaurant on Hanover St. in Boston, where he made many friends over those years. Michael was also a proud recipient of the “Thirty Year Award” for Sobriety rendered him by Club 24 of Malden. And for the past thirty years, he has been a most active member of the Club and always made himself available to aid & counsel a Brother in need, regardless of the time of day.
He was the beloved husband of the late, Maria (Adamakos) DeMarco, who passed in June of 1996. He is the cherished father of Margarita M. Keith & her husband, Anthony “Andy” & the devoted grandfather to Jackson A. & Marco J. Keith all of Jericho, Vt. He is the dear brother of Corinne Mustacchio & her husband, Jack of Somerville, Rosemarie “RoRo” DeMarco-Galvin & her husband, Retired RPD Matthew J. Galvin of Revere & the late, Anthony, Albert, Alphonse, John “Jackie”, & LuLu DeMarco. “Mike” also is lovingly survived by his companion, Susan Eccleston of Everett, many nieces, nephews grand-nieces & grand-nephews. He was also the son of the late Albert & Rose (Reppucci) DeMarco.
Wednesday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Club 24, 787 Salem St., Malden, MA 02148.
Services and interment were held privately for MARY D. ALEXANDER, who died unexpectedly at her Revere home on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, her family then re-located to Venice, Cailfornia.
She attended school there & was a 1968 alumna of VENICE HIGH SCHOOL, California. Mary lived in California until moving to Revere in 1981.
She is the beloved sister to Catherine Cargill of Placentia, Cailf., Shirley Patterson of Arlington, Texas, David Alexander of Columbia, Mi., Jean A. Peterson & her husband, Jerry of Paris, Tenn., Frederick Alexander of Los Angeles, Cailf., & the late, James E., Richard & Marten J. Alexander. She was the dear daughter of the late James E. & Roxanne (Nierman) Alexander. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, Grand-nieces & grand-nephews. She retired from the IRS ANDOVER, after 25 years of service just recently.
Interment was in Rising Sun Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Iowa.
Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 12th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals,773 Broadway (Rte. 107),REVERE, for Elvira Ricci, who passed on Saturday, November 7th at Revere’s Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, after a lengthy illness. Following the visitation, a funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
Born & raised in Boston, she attended schools in East Boston & lived there most of her life, before moving to Melrose in 2000. For most of her working career, she was an assembler in several area factories, retiring at age 65.
She is the devoted mother of Paula A. Paolini & her husband, Renato P. Jr. & the cherished grandmother of Renato P. Paolini, III, Christina M. Paolini & Anthony J. Paolini all of Revere. She is the beloved sister of Pauline Belmonte & her husband, Anthony of Melrose & the late, Margaret E. D’Amico, Carmella Correia, Julia Mallett, Thomas & John Ricci. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. She was the daughter of the late, Anthony & Concetta (Biasuicci) Ricci.
Thursday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Monday, Nov. 9th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),Revere, for RUDOLPH A.”DUKE” TURINO, who died on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at the MASCONOMET HEALTHCARE CENTER OF TOPSFIELD, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, followed by the funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. followed by entombment in HOLY CROSS COMMUNITY MAUSOLEUM, MALDEN.
Born & raised in Boston’s North End he attended several of the local” Boston schools. “DUKE” left the North End & moved to the WOLLASTON SECTION OF QUINCY, over 40 years ago. Most of his life was absorbed in property management as a real estate entrepreneur. “Duke”, as he was affectionately known, had an intense passion for “ballroom dancing”. He seldom missed a weekend at one of the local ballrooms, either on the North Shore or the South Shore. He danced until March of this year.
He was the beloved companion of 40 years to the late Margaret A. Borsari. He is the devoted grandfather to Steven C. Maffeo & his wife, Jacqueline J. of South Weymouth. He is the cherished uncle to Aleta Falzone & her partner, Richard Vitale of Topsfield, Cynthia Willette & her husband, Joseph of Boxford, Vincent P. Rizzo & Malesa Sue Fagone both of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by several other nieces & nephews. He was also the son of the late: Charles & Theresa (Sogliero) Turino & the brother of the late, OLGA M. SKELTON, CARMELA RIZZO, LEONORA GALLO, LUCY CAMPBELL, JOSEPH, ANTHONY, GAETANO & ROGER TURINO.
Monday, November 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
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.
JAMES EDWARD DIXON,SR. at 78yrs.
58 yr. Revere Resident, FOUNDER OF CENTURY SECURITY SYSTEMS OF REVERE, FOR 41yrs. AIR FORCE VETERAN & 28yrs WITH US AIR FORCE RESERVES
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for JAMES E. DIXON Sr. who died on Saturday, October 31st at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere, following a lengthy illness. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday Nov. 7th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service conducted in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m.
Born in Medford, he was raised & schooled there, coming to Revere 58 years ago. “Big Jim” as he was affectionately, known, gave over 28 years to the US AIR FORCE & THE US AIR FORCE RESERVES, FORMALLY retiring in 1982. He served with the US AIR FORCE RESERVES during the Viet-Nam-Era & then upon discharge from the AIR FORCE, reenlisted in the Reserves, one day later, on March 20, 1977. In 1974, “Big Jim” founded Century Security Systems of Revere, and for 41 years, the business and operation have continued under the direction of his two sons, Jim Jr. & Scott. For many years, Jim was a member of the Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F. & A.M. of Revere, serving several times as MASTER of the LODGE. When Seaview Lodge was assimilated to MOUNT TABOR LODGE, he remained active & served for many years. Along with those positions, he also served as secretary & chaplain. Locally, here in Revere he served for many years with the REVERE LICENSING BOARD (ELECTION COMMISSION). His other associations & memberships, include Past President of the Revere Chamber of Commerce & the Revere Rotary Club, and since 1977, a member of the Aleppo Temple Shriner’s of Boston. He maintained a presence from his over 6′ foot stature & welcoming personality. And quite obviously was never reticent, emerging himself in any and all of his duties and responsibilities, However, no role meant more than that of “Family Man”, an outstanding husband, father & especially his loving role as a Grandfather of seven.
He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Florence M. (Clifford) Dixon. He is the devoted father of Karen M. Dyer & her husband, Garry of Revere, James E. Dixon, Jr. & his wife, Elizabeth Carey-Dixon of Revere & Scott E. Dixon & his wife, Judith of Lynn. He is the cherished grandfather to Nicole M. Corrao of Revere, Michael K. Corraro & his wife, Kristen of Eliot, Me., Melissa A. Vitas & her husband, Lucas of Windham, N.H., Christopher J. Dixon & Katherine E. Dixon both of Revere, Scott E. Dixon, Jr. & Allison A. Dixon both of Lynn. He was the brother of the late, Barbara Cox. Interment will be in the Mt. Tabor Lodge of Masons Lot at WOODLAWN CEMETERY, EVERETT.
Friday, November 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the: SHRINERS’ HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, 51 BLOSSOM ST., BOSTON, MA 02114, ATTN: SUSAN BERKOWITZ.
Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on SUNDAY, Nov. 15th in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for CECILIA THEDA “Lee” (Butler) LIOTTA, who died on Saturday, Oct. 31st at the Academy Manor Nursing Center of Andover, after a long illness. The visitation will be from 12 NOON to 1PM, followed by the Memorial Funeral Service in the funeral home at 1:15PM. Interment will be held privately at a later time.
Born in Boston, she lived almost 60 yrs. in Revere, before moving to Boston’s North End. She attended Revere schools & was a 1934 alumna of Revere High School. Cecilia, as a young girl she loved to sing and had a remarkable voice. She sang in the “OLD” IMMACULATE CONCEPTION” CHOIR, here in Revere & in other neighboring parishes. Most of her working career was as a hostess and waitress for many of Boston’s upper scale restaurants, Patton’s Restaurant, Marliave Restaurant & Mickey Doyle’s. Her career ended here in Revere, at the former Reardon’s Restaurant at Broadway & Fenno St. Her singing always followed her and in the 1960s, she joined the newly formed Barbershop Quartet”THE SWEET ADELINES”, based out of Lynn. “Lee” sang with them for many, many years, as they appeared around the country, for benefits, barbershop quartet conventions and privately for events, and shows. In Boston, “Lee” sang with the quartet at Boston Symphony Hall on many occasions. In her senior years, she began painting, mostly landscapes and nautical themes. Needless to say, she always kept busy, into her latter years. She was the daughter of the late Walter I. Butler & Mary (Martin) Butler. Her father, Walter I.Butler, a Revere native, was an infamous Boston light-weight boxer, known for his speedy delivery & slender stature.
She was the wife of the the late Joseph P. Liotta & the dear sister of the late, Mary (Butler) Doyle-Olivolo & the late Rose (Butler) Leavitt. She is the cherished aunt of James F.Doyle & his wife, Patricia of West Peabody & Benjamin Leavitt of Mississippi, & the late, Frances Doyle & Janice Hoffman. She is also lovingly survived by many grandnieces & nephews & great-grand-nieces & nephews.
Most interestingly, is that “Lee’s” middle name was THEDA, after the renowned SILENT FILM ACTRESS THEDA BARA” who performed at the turn of the late, 1890s thru the 1930s. On July 8th, 2016, Cecilia “Lee” would have arrived at the age of 100 years, remember her with a prayer and a song in your heart.
Sunday, November 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15th at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home
Will be held at a later date
DONALD L. GRAF AT 85yrs.
LIFE-LONG REVERE RESIDENT-ARMY VET. OF KOREA
PROPRIETOR & OPERATOR OF”PAONE’s SPA” for
over 30 yrs.
Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a MEMORIAL FUNERAL MASS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, at 12 NOON at St. Anthony of Padua Church, REVERE for DONALD L. GRAF, who died following a brief illness on THURSDAY, OCT. 29th at the LEONARD FLORENCE CENTER for LIVING IN CHELSEA.
Born & raised in Revere, Donnie was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Grammar School & an alumnus of IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1948. He entered the US ARMY IN Sept. of 1951 & served until Aug. of 1953 during the Korean Conflict. His beloved wife Virginia B. (Flaherty) Graf, died in February of 2006. Together they opened the old “PAONE’s SPA” on Broadway, REVERE & the old business, returned to be one of Revere’s busiest spots. There you could buy any & all tobacco products, newspapers, magazines, ice cream, coffee, all kinds of goodies & usually enjoy a time of catching up with old friends & the “news” of the day. They maintained their business until the early nineties.
He is the devoted father of GREGORY L. GRAF & his wife, CAROLE J. of Middleton & the cherished grandfather of Zachary Casey Graf & Hannah Grace Graf, both of Middleton. He is the devoted brother of Paul J. Graf of Revere, & the late, Robert W. Graf, Jr. (Revere Fire Dept.), & Edward E. Graf. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Lillian “Lil” Graf of Revere & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. He was also the son of the late, Robert W. Graf, Sr.& Grace E. (Myette) Graf. At a later time the remains of both Donald & his wife Virginia will be interred at the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne.
Saturday, November 7th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, MEMPHIS, TN 38101-9908.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Oct. 30th, from 4:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Frances M. (Drago) Lombardi, who died on Wednesday, Oct. 28th at her daughter’s home in Dedham, following a long illness. Frances died in the loving care of her God & the presence of her devoted family. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 31st, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St. East Boston at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
Born in Fitchburg, MA, she was raised & schooled in East Boston, graduating from East Boston High School, Class of 1941. She & her family then moved to Webster Ave. in Chelsea, for many years, before she moved to Admiral’s Hill, Chelsea for almost twenty years in her senior years. For the past seven months, she made her home with her daughter, “Terri” in Dedham. A “Mom” before all else, she was especially devoted to her grandchildren, and they to her.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph J. She is the cherished mother of Joseph A. Lombardi of Nahant, Robert A. Lombardi & his wife, Cheryl of West Peabody, Theresa A. “Terri” O’Sullivan & her husband, Michael J. of Dedham, Nina F. Lentz & her husband, John R. Lentz III of Swampscott. She is the adored grandmother of Joseph A. Lombardi, III of Everett, Gabrielle Lombardi of Naples, Fl., Michael Lombardi of Melrose, Lauren Lombardi of West Peabody, Michelle A. & Michael L. O’Sullivan both of Dedham, Christopher R. Lentz of Wakefield & Michael J. Lentz of Swampscott. She is the dear sister to Mary Honkonon of So. Carolina & the late, Nancy DiStasio, Michael Drago & Anna Linscott. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive her.
Friday, October 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. in Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St. East Boston
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Brighton, MA 02135.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. pm in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Dorothy R. (King) Carey, who died following a brief illness on Monday, October 19th at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Peabody. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, October 26th at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m.
She was born in Revere & lived her entire life in Revere, the last 53 years of which were spent at Point of Pines. Mrs. Carey graduated from I.C. High School in 1937, and shortly there after began working as a secretary in Boston. However, after marrying Raymond E. Carey Jr., began raising her family of four. Mrs. Carey, was about family & the enjoyment of their presence. Her late husband, Raymond E. Carey Jr. was co-founder & operator of “KELLY’s” on REVERE BEACH and his father, the late Raymond E. Carey, Sr. was one of REVERE’s most popular Mayors. She was a long-time member of the Revere Women’s Club & a devotee of the former St. John Vianney Church in Point of Pines, Revere. Mrs. Carey has been hailed as a “woman of grace & style”, not only for her elegant persona, but for her striking appearance.
She is the devoted mother of, Maryellen Tortolano & her husband, Francis of Danvers, Raymond E. Carey, III & his wife, Dianne of Marblehead, Kathleen M. Barnes of Newton, NH., & Kevin M. Carey & his wife, Elizabeth of Manchester-by-the-Sea. She also leaves, her 10 adoring grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Sunday, October 25th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to, My Brother’s Table , 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901 or to LIFE CHOICE HOSPICE, 790 Turnpike St., Suite 302, No. Andover, MA 01845.