Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, February 13th beginning at 9:30am, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway(Rte. 107), REVERE, for Dorothea P. (Sexton) Zarni, who passed following a lengthy illness on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church, (cornerof Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Born & raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea schools & was a 1948 graduate of Chelsea High School. “Dot” as she was affectionately known, worked as a salesperson for the former Stuart’s Discount Store of Malden before moving onto Host-Marriott at Terminal D, Logan Airport. She worked for over 20 years (twenty) as a bartender, retiring at age 75 years, making many friendships over her long tenure of employment. “Dot” was a long-time supporter and member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred A. Zarni-aka-Zani. She is the devoted mother of, Bernadette H. Moore, James A. Zarni & his wife, Paula G. all of Revere, John A. Zarni & his wife, Elizabeth of Chelsea & the late, Richard N. & Robert F. Zarni. She is the cherished Grandmother of, Eric S.R. Moore of Royal Palm Beach, FL., Jessica A. White & her husband, Brian of Melrose, Katie E. Lombardi & her husband, Carl of No. Reading & Amanda E. Zarni of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by her five great-grandchildren, Erica T. Moore, Eric J. & Devon R. Moore, all of Royal Palm Beach, Fl., Jacob C. Lombardi of No. Reading & Jaxson T. White 0f Melrose.
Saturday, February 13th beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, Ma. 02108.
Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, February 12th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Arthur T. Alexander who died on Wednesday, January 27th at Chestnut Woods Nursing Center of Saugus following a lengthy illness. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m., followed by interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Born in Boston’s South End, the family moved to Revere in 1919, settling on Carleton St., Revere. Mr. Alexander would live his entire life in the same home on Carleton St. Most of his working career was as a bus driver and for over forty years, he and his late wife, Ruth F. (Barber) would own and operate their own school bus company, Revere Bus Company. Ruth passed on July 23, 2015 at 91 years, after 72 years of marriage. Arthur served for four years with the U.S. AIR FORCE as a Private 1st class, entering in January of 1942 until March of 1946. He served with the 1377th AAF in India-Burma. The couple were an inspiration to many and especially within the neighborhood, with their extraordinary devotion to each other & their strong work ethic. It is a comfort to the family, that on this Valentine’s Day, on Sunday, February 14th, Arthur & Ruth will be “TOGETHER FOREVER”.
Arthur is the devoted father of Arthur T. Alexander, Jr. & his wife Cynthia Ruffin of Hampton Falls, N.H., Tracey B. Keefe & her husband, Edmund M. Keefe, III of Tehachapi, Calif. & the late Susan L. Ricciardi. He is the cherished grandfather of Heather Widfeldt & her husband, Randy of Gloucester, Ma., Matthew Alexander & his wife, Koryn of Middleton, Ashley Parks & her husband, Daniel of Lynnfield, Thomas A. Keefe & Daniel M. Keefe, both of Tehachapi, Calif. He is also lovingly survived by 5 great-grandchildren.
Friday, February 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday, February 12th at 10:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home
Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be mad to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Dorothy M. (Jacobs) Olsen, who passed away, at 90 years, on Monday evening, February 1st at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody following a brief illness. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
Born and raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High School in 1943.While Dorothy enjoyed her family, she also enjoyed being active in the working world. Upon graduating from Revere High School, she became an Assistant Buyer for the former R.H. White’s Department store in downtown Boston. After raising her family, she was a longtime employee of the Shirley Shoe Outlet in Revere and at Host-Marriott at Logan Airport in the gift shop at the United Airlines terminal. She was an avid crocheter who loved to make afghan blankets for family and friends. She also crocheted dozens of baby bonnets which she donated to local area hospitals including Children’s Hospital. She was also an animal lover who cared for several feral cats in the Oak Island community. She was a longtime member of the VFW Post 6712, Ladies Auxiliary, in Beachmont, Revere.
She is the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Henry L. Olsen, Retired Revere Fire Department Captain. She was the devoted mother of James Olsen & his wife Joyce of Amesbury, Karen DeVincentis & her husband Carl of Rowley, Susan Olsen of Revere & Dr. Nancy R. Olsen Waldron, PhD. & her partner John O’Brien of Winthrop. Cherished grandmother of Randolph E. Waldron, Jr. of Rhode Island, James G. Olsen, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Newburyport, Lawrence J. Scaglione, IV and his wife Chelsea of Munson and Michelle DeVincentis of Beverly. Dear sister of Marjorie Clukey and her husband Roger of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Florence Kloack, Frances DePasquale, Charles Jacobs, Earl Jacobs, Harold “Sonny” Jacobs and James Jacobs. She also leaves her cousin Jean Livick of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.
Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Funeral Home
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.
Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside. Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett on Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. for Julia L. (Della Porta) Fraga, who passed on Monday, February 1st at Salem Hospital following a long convalescence. Mourners are invited to congregate at 10:45 a.m., inside the main gate of Woodlawn Cemetery.
Born & raised in Revere, she was a member of one of Revere’s oldest professional families. Her family owned & operated a number of businesses locally and on the Boulevard. She was a member of the Class of 1942, Revere High School. She & her beloved husband of 69 years, George T. “Buddy” Fraga, left Revere and moved to Saugus over 50 years ago. Earlier in her life, she and her dear late Mother, Jennie (Malta)Della Porta were active members of the Revere Womens’ Club.
Besides her beloved husband of 69 yrs., George T. “Buddy” Fraga, she is survived by her devoted brother, Joseph Della Porta & his wife, Gladys A.(Capone) Della Porta of Swampscott. She was also the sister of the late, Annette DeCotis. She is the dear aunt of Douglas J. Della Porta & Philip J. Fraga, both of Revere, Robert, James and Carl DeCotis & the late Steven J. Della Porta. She was also the loving daughter of the late Anthony & Jennie (Malta) Della Porta.
Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
(Please meet directly at the cemetery gate at 10:45 a.m.)
In lieu of flowers, and because of Julia’s intense concern for the welfare of animals, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA.01970 or to the MSPCA at ANGELL, 350 South Huntington Ave.,Boston,Ma.02130-9923.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107 ) Revere, for Joseph M. Bocchetti, who died on Saturday January 30th at Lahey Clinic, Burlington following a lengthy illness, at 80 years. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, February 3rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Born in Tewksbury & raised in East Boston, He attended Boston Public Schools. He entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, proudly serving his country. When “Joe” returned home, he began a career in the Construction field. He worked as a “Rigger” for several of the Larger Construction Companies in, and around the Boston Area. Due to his failing health Joe was forced to retire. He was known for being very social and was very active in many of the area’s fraternal organizations. He had a love for playing cards with the guys at many of the social clubs. He especially liked playing “Gin” & “Texas Hold’em”. He was a Regular at Suffolk Downs, betting or just socializing. During his life, Joe resided in East Boston, Chelsea & Revere.
He is the loving & devoted father of James J. Bocchetti of Revere, Joseph V. Bocchetti & his wife Lisa L. of Haverhill & Joanne M. Peters & her husband Carleton M. of Lynn. Cherished grandfather of Vanessa M. Pozerski & her husband Christopher of Crofton, MD., Eric Russano of Revere, Marissa C. & Ashley N. Bocchetti both of Haverhill. Adored great grandfather of Hayden Robert Pozerski. He is the beloved son of the late Vincent Muscara & Concetta “ Connie” Bocchetti. He is also lovingly survived by nieces, nephews, & cousins. Joe is a late member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1272 , Revere, Beachmont V.F.W. Post #6712, American Legion Post #61, Joseph L. Mottola VFW Post # 4524 & The Sons of Italy of Revere.
Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, N.E. Chapter, 60 Walnut St. Wellesley, MA 02481
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, January 31st, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),Revere, for George G. Shaheen, who died on Wednesday, January 27th at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Wintrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Shaheen was born in Boston’s South End, living his early years in East Boston. He was an alumnus of Revere High school, Class f 1944. In April of 1945, he began service in the U.S. Army, as a rifleman & snare drummer with the 88th Infantry Division, in Italy & Yugoslavia until the conclusion of the hostilities, in Nov. of 1946. He married the love of his life, Edith M. (Mastromarino) in 1949, sharing some 66 years. He was a devout family man, reveling in his role, as a father and husband. He worked a full career as a design draftsman in the aerospace industry with a number of companies including Raytheon & G.T.E. Sylvania. During the 1960s, he worked on designing electrical parts for the lunar module. He was an avid bowler & was well known as a gifted jokester. A devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community of Revere, he served as president of the Holy Name Society. He was a talented soloist & dancer and once performed as a solo vocalist for a minstrel show held by the Immaculate Conception Reveries. He also served as President of the Revere Senior Center for several years during the 1990s and early 2000s.
He is the cherished father of George P. Shaheen of Revere, Thomas J. Shaheen of Nashua,NH, Stephen J. Shaheen of Miami, Fl., David J. Shaheen & his wife, Minda of Nashua, NH & Philip H. Shaheen his wife, Martha of Williamsburg, VA. He is the devoted grandfather of Zachary Shaheen & his wife, Brittany of Rochester, N.H., Molly Shaheen of Oregon, D.J. Shaheen of Gloucester, MA, Aja Lee Shaheen of Ipswich & Harrison G. Shaheen of Williamsburg, VA. He was the dear brother to the late Ruth Brangiforte, Catherine Gomes, Mary Shaw, & Alice Nichols. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, Joseph Mastromarino & his wife, Claudette, his sisters-in-law Dorothy Trapane & Clara Mattola.
Sunday, January 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Peasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or by visiting www.alz.org
Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 2nd at 1 :30 p.m. at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 85 Lake St., Peabody, for Roger W. Scales, who died unexpectedly at his Revere home on Monday, January 25th.
A Revere native & resident for all of his life, Roger was a 1969 alumnus of Revere High School. A work related accident, rendered Roger disabled at a very early age.
He is the beloved son of the late Frank & Anna (Scott) Scales. He is the devoted brother of Anita Maggarett of Revere & the late Harold, John & Leonard W Scales. His brother, Leonard W. Scales, died on January 16th, 2016, nine (9) days earlier than Roger. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Roger’s family were long-time members of the First Congregational Church of Revere & for that, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Food Pantry at the First Congressional Church, 94 Central Ave., Revere MA, 02151.
Tuesday, February 2nd at 1:30p.m. at Puritawn Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody
(Please meet directly at the cemetery gate)
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Food Pantry at the First Congressional Church, 94 Central Ave., Revere MA,02151
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for William C. Swartz, who passed on Friday, January 22nd at his Saugus residence. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home, following the visitation on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. followed by interment Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.
Born & raised in Boston’s Dorchester section, he attended schools in the Boston area. He entered the US ARMY, in Nov. 1958 serving until Jan. of 1962, during the beginning of the Viet-Nam Era. Most of his working career, was as a heavy equipment operator, up to and including the time of the “BIG DIG”. He has been a Saugus resident for 20 years. He was a member of the Quincy Knights of Columbus & the Malden Moose.
He is the devoted father of Michelle L. Cardinale & her husband, Craig of Saugus, Lisa M. Settipane & her husband, Richard Settipane Jr. of North Reading & Joseph “Joey” James of North Reading. He is the cherished grandfather of Louis, Nicholas & Ava Cardinale, all of Saugus & Paolo, Richard & Lorenzo Settipane, all of North Reading. He is the dear brother of Steven & Mildred Swartz and the late Helena Prisco. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Shirley R. (Capizzi) Anderson of Revere & several nieces & nephews.
Thursday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 28th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home
Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield
Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, January 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Shirley A. O’Donnell (Terminiello), who passed most unexpectedly on Thursday, January 21st at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 27th, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10:00 a.m.
Born, raised & educated in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1953 & an alumna of Salem State College, Class of 1957. Shirley taught for over 38 years, within the elementary level for the City of Revere, spending most of her career between the Lincoln & Whelan Schools. A long-time resident of Point of Pines, she was a co-founder of the “Pines sand-lot for baseball”. She was a member of the Retired Revere School Teachers Assoc., the Mass. State Teachers’ Assoc. & the Salem State College Alumni. She and her beloved husband of 57 years, James F. O’Donnell, Sr. enjoyed a passion for “Disney” and have made 97 trips to and from. Shirley’s first love, after her family, was anything “Mickey Mouse”, and her home decor certainly asserts that fact. Her children, and grandchildren, will long cherish the joy that those trips have brought to them.
Besides her loving husband, James F. O’ Donnell Sr., she leaves three children. She is the cherished mother of Kathleen A. Callahan & her husband Michael of Marblehead, James J. O’Donnell Jr. and his wife Kathleen and Brian J. O’Donnell, all of Revere. She is the adored grandmother to Meaghan K. DeSoto & her husband, Jonathan of Marblehead, Michael K. Callahan Jr. & his wife, Johanna of Danvers, Taylor K. Callahan of So. Boston, Garrett C. Callahan of Austin, Texas, James F. & Kathryn M. O’Donnell both of Revere. With tenderness and over we remember Shirley’s great-granddaughter, Sarah K. DeSoto. She is the dear sister to the late, Marilyn C. Sordillo & Victor “Muzzy” Terminiello and the daughter to the late Victor C. & Catherine “Kitty” (Aufiero) Terminiello. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Tuesday, January 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl., Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2031.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 25th, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte.107), Revere from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Rose M. “Babe” (LaRaia) Giangregorio who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 20th at Mass. General Hospital, Boston. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m., follow by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Born & raised in East Boston, she attended Boston Schools & was an alumna of Girls’ High of Boston, Class of 1945. As a young girl, she worked for the Commonwealth of Mass. at the State House as a secretarial aide. For 35 years, she was Executive Secretary to the Business Agent of Bethlehem Steel, Local 25. “Babe” was the always energetic to the max and enjoyed every facet of life. She married her long-time sweetheart, Lawrence Giangregorio in 1950 and nourished him until he died on March 1, 1985, suffering from a long tenure with cancer. She was a many year member of the Winthrop Lodge of the Sons of Italy,(Ladies Chapter), and was active in many of their charity events and social events. Never idle, she was also a long-time member of the Winthrop Senior Center (Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center) & a vibrant member of their Italian Club & Zumba Club. And, in addition to all, she was a member of the Waterfront Crew Poets of Winthrop, a chapter of the Mass. State Poetry Society, Inc. She joined with her son, Alan, a membership in the Dicken’s Fellowship – Boston Branch. She & her husband, moved from East Boston to Winthrop in August of 1967. “Babe” was a very proud Winthrop resident, but never lost her love and passion for the East Boston, that she knew.
She is the devoted mother of Alan L. Giangregorio & his wife, Denise of Winthrop and Lawrence P. Giangregorio and his wife Irene of Melrose. She is the cherished grandmother of Adam A. Giangregorio of Jamaica Plain, Luke N. Giangregorio of Winthrop, Paul J. Giangregorio of Melrose & Alyssa R. Giangregorio of Beverly. She is the dear sister of Isabelle C. Gardiner of Brookline and the adored aunt of Leslie F. Ciampi & her husband, Peter & their family of Lexington. May “Babe’s” zest for life, be an inspiration to all.