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25
Jul

Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 p.m.  (Noon) to 3:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo who died unexpectedly at the Palazzolo, DoloresMassachusetts General Hospital, at 87 years old. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 3:15 p.m.

 

Born in East Boston, she attended the Fitton School for girls before moving to Revere in 1942. She is an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1946. Dolores loved to dance, especially “Ballroom Dancing”, that was her favorite. She was blessed when she met her husband, at the Wonderland Ballroom, doing what she loved. She remained in Revere to raise her family. She was a proud mother and wife. Her priority was always taking care of her children. She began to work at the Continental Restaurant as a waitress, a job that would span four decades. She retired at the age of 79 years old. Dolores didn’t look at it as “work”, she did it to “socialize”. Dolores was also known to her family & friends as quite the “Shopper”, Christmas was her favorite holiday and she shopped year round for Christmas presents. Her wit and spirit was loved by so many.

 

She is the  devoted wife of the late Patrick A. Palazzolo. Loving mother of Ellen E. Bergeron & her husband Arthur of Tewksbury, Albert C. Aucella, Brian J. Aucella, Leanne M. Fitzpatrick, Stacy A. Hittinger & her late husband Scott, all of Revere and Patrick A. Palazzolo of FL. and daughter of the late Manuel and Rose (DeAngelis) Sanchez. Beloved sister of Edward Sanchez & his wife Priscilla of Peabody. Cherished grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Adored great grandmother of 2 great grandchildren & one expecting. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. . Interment will be Private.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 30th at 3:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-9376.

23
Jul

Deborah J. “Debbie” (Roderick) Patrick

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Patrick, DeborahFunerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Deborah J.”Debbie”(Roderick) Patrick, who died on Saturday, July 23rd at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital following a brief illness, while battling a very rare form of Leukemia, she was 60 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m.

Born & raised in Somerville, Debbie was educated in Somerville public schools. She was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1973. Immediately after graduation, she went to work for The Hartford Insurance Company. She worked there for 40 years, and retired in the “Claims Support Analysis” department. For the past 27 years, Debbie lived in the “Beachmont” section of Revere. She was known as a “Huge Disney fan”, and would travel there with her daughter, Kaitlin very often. She also loved to travel to various places in the U.S. and around the world. Debbie was known to be very quiet, that is exactly how she lived and enjoyed her life.

 

She is the loving mother of Kaitlin R. Patrick of Revere & her companion Clifford Steeves of Peabody. Cherished grandmother of Remmington N. Steeves of Revere. Devoted daughter of the late Lorraine I. (Cummins) Murphy & John Roderick. Beloved sister of John “Lenny” Roderick of Orange, Robert Roderick of CA., and Linda M. Tighe & her husband Edward J. III. of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.  Interment will be Private.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, July 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, July 29th at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana – Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168

18
Jul

Ignazio James “Jim” Russo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, July 25th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home IgnazioJamesRussofor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Ignazio James “Jim” Russo, who died unexpectedly on Monday, July 18th at his Glen, New Hampshire home, he was 80 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere.

Born in Boston’s North End, “Jim” and his family moved to Revere when he was a young boy. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and was a Graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard Reserves and completed 18 years of service. Jim owned & operated the I. James Russo & Sons Carpentry Company based out of Everett for 60 years. Jim was well known to all who knew him, to be incredibly talented with his work and incredibly industrious being able to fix anything. His tireless work ethic was his very being, he loved to stay busy. He had built all three of his homes himself with his sons by his side. At times, his brothers & some of his nephews also worked with him. The only time you would see Jim sitting down was during Hockey Season. He was passionate about the Boston Bruins and watched every game with great enthusiasm. His other passion was his “Classic 1955 Chevy”. He was the original owner and it was just recently restored as if it rolled out of the “Show Room”, it was his prize possession. Jim will be missed dearly and remembered especially for his kind nature, keen sense of humor & generous giving heart.

He is the loving father of Diane H. Russo & her fiancée Tommy Connors of Everett, James F. Russo & his wife Linda of Paxton, Barbara J. Russo – Limongiello & her husband Robert of Derry,NH & Robert K. Russo of Everett. Cherished grandfather of Robert J. Limongiello, Brittnee B. Lemongiello, Michael E. Lemongiello all of Derry,NH , Maria T. Russo , Melanie Russo & Madison Russo all of Paxton. Adored great grandfather of one great granddaughter of Aubrieemay. Former Husband of the late Marilyn B. (Rossi) Russo. Longtime companion of Sharon A. Walsh of Everett. Devoted brother of Lydia DiSisto of Revere, Salvatore Russo & his wife Barbara of Beverly, Anna DeMauro of Winthrop, Charles C. Russo & his wife Darlene of Glen, NH and the late Vito M. “Sonny” Russo, Mary Longo, Alphonse C., Joseph & Michael Russo. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Monday, July 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of Flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Heart Assoc./ American Stroke Assoc., P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005

18
Jul

William C. “Bill” Leyden

Family & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Bill_Marathon_1987Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere for William C. “Bill” Leyden who died on Monday July 18th at the Sawtelle Family Hospice house in Reading, following a long hard fought illness, at 54 years.

 

Bill was born & raised in Revere and attended Revere Public Schools. He was a graduate of Revere High School Class of 1980. Immediately after graduating Bill began working in the “Printing Industry”. He was employed with the Daniels Printing Co. & Unigraphics, where he worked for many years before changing career paths, joining the Laborers Union Local #22, where he had worked for 9 years. Once again Bill changed career paths and began working in Revere Public Schools as a custodian, until he was forced to stop, due to his declining health. Bill was a very humble and quiet man, very often seen in his earlier days running throughout the City of Revere and beyond, as he was training for the Boston Marathon. Bill Ran in 4 Boston Marathons, his best time was an extraordinary 2hrs. 53min., he also Ran a Cape Cod Marathon as well. Bill was also a Student of Photography & Film, an interest that gave him and his family great joy. Bill created family films for all of his family members making each one extra special with his keen sense of detail. But above all, people who knew Bill, knew that he was a “History Buff’, he loved all facets of history but his passion was “The Kennedys”.  Anything you wanted to know about The Kennedy’s, Bill would be able to give you facts, dates, theory’s etc. Bill leaves behind a family who loved and cared about him unconditionally and was devoted to him until he closed his eyes.

 

He is the devoted son of Marilyn B. “Marney” (Clarke) Leyden of Revere & the late Frederick V. Leyden. Loving brother of Mary Ellen Dakin & her husband Ret. Revere Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul S. Dakin of Revere, Peter C. Leyden & his wife Holly of Wakefield, Nancy M. Porter of Revere, Robert M. Leyden & his wife Rhonda of Plymouth and the late, Joan E. Reardon & her former husband Attorney Stephen F. Reardon of Revere & the late John M. “Jack” Leyden. Cherished uncle of Jennifer L. Leyden of Wakefield, Michael P. Dakin of San Francisco, CA, Dr. Christina M. Porter & her husband Andrew Turchon of Salem, Brian T. Dakin & his wife Amber of Revere, Jacqueline L. Leyden of Wakefield, Thomas Leyden & his wife Summer of Weymouth, Maura Cugini & her husband Paul of Belmont, Beth M. Dakin & her husband Geoffrey Garen of San Jose, CA, Daniel Leyden of Sacremento, CA, Lauren Porter of Revere, Peter Leyden of Plymouth & Ellen Reardon & her companion Nick Botto of Everett. Adored grand uncle of Olivia, Norah, Evelyn, Melody & Lily. Also lovingly survived by many cousins.


Services

Funeral Mass

Friday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave. Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880

12
Jul

Kenneth M. “Kenny” Merullo

Kenneth M. (Kenny) Merullo, 57, passed from this life peacefully on July 12th in the presence of his loving family.  A standout football Merullo, Kennethplayer for Revere High School in 1975-76, and all-around excellent athlete, Kenny loved the city of Revere and had a long list of devoted friends there and in Greater Boston, and a large and wonderful family.  In recent years Kenny founded and operated Atlantic Taxi Company, building a successful business from scratch and often providing free rides to friends and family members.  His warm smile, generous spirit, and charismatic personality were widely known on the streets of his city and he will be deeply missed.

His family would like to thank all those friends and relatives who offered their support and love during his brief illness, especially those who called and tried to see him in his final days.

Kenny was pre-deceased by his father, Roland Merullo, Sr., and leaves his mother, Eileen Merullo, his brothers Roland Jr. and Steven Merullo, sisters-in-law Amanda and Theresa Merullo, nephew Steve Merullo, nieces Nicole, Alexandra, and Juliana Merullo, grand-niece Skyla Merullo, grand nephew Joey Falone, his aunts, uncles, and many loving cousins– with us and departed–and his beloved Boston Terrier and constant companion, Buddy.

Funeral home arrangements will be private.  However, there will be a Graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett on Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. to which all friends and family are invited.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Massachusetts, where Kenny, suffering from lung cancer, was so lovingly and expertly cared for in his final days.


Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett
(Please meet directly at the Main Gate of Woodlawn Cemetery by 10:45 a.m.)

Donations in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

4
Jul

Kathleen M. “Kathy” (Horgan) Antonelli

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday,  July 8th,  in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Kathleen M. “Kathy” (Horgan) Antonelli, who died on July 4th at her home Antonelli, Kathleensurrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 60 years old.

 

Born & raised in Revere, Kathy is an alumna of the Immaculate Conception High School Class of 73’. She attended Northeastern University, earning an Associates in Science, as well a Certificate in Radiologic Technology.   She worked for 42 years at Whidden Memorial Hospital, in Everett in the Radiology Department, conducting Mammogram Screenings. Due to her declining health she was forced to retire. She was happily married to Anthony J. Antonelli, the couple lived in Revere for several years before moving to Everett with their expanding family. Kathy had a deep love for the beach and traveled all along the eastern coast, visiting numerous beaches in the U.S. Her other passion was gardening, it was a labor of love when she spent time in her garden. Above all it was her family that gave her the greatest joy in life.

 

She is the devoted daughter of Ret. RFD Deputy Chief Lawrence Horgan & his wife Rita (Paone) Horgan of Tewksbury. She is the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Antonelli, the loving mother of Whitney A. D’Ambrosio & her husband Joesph A. III, Alana Antonelli, all of Everett, RPD Detective Douglas S. Zingali, Sr. & his wife Vivianne of Salem & Toni Alterio & her husband Paul of Malden. She is the adored grandmother of Douglas S. Zingali, Jr., Anthony J. Alterio, Ava A. Cozzolino, Daniel R. Zingali & Zoe Marie D’Ambrosio. She is the cherished sister of Stephen J. Horgan & his wife Marie of Chelsea, Cheryle A. Perry & her husband Edward J. of Londonderry, NH, Richard L. Horgan & his wife Marie and Paula J.Westmacott & her husband Ian all of Tewksbury. Also lovingly survived by her companion John M. Toste of Revere and many nieces & nephews.


Visiting Hours

Friday, July 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea

Interment

Will Be Private

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-9849.

1
Jul

Roberta A. Morgan

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, July 9th, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Morgan, RobertaHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Roberta A. Morgan, who died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday July 1st, she was 63 years old. A funeral service will follow the visiting hours at 3:15 p.m. in the funeral home.

Born & raised in Revere, Roberta attended Revere public schools, she is graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1971. After high school, Roberta had a deep interest in Theatre, so she pursued her passion and began taking acting classes in Boston. She studied acting and realized her dream to become an actress and moved to New York City. She attended acting schools in New York and was able to secure roles is several off Broadway plays. While in New York, she waitressed to earn a living there for about 15 years. When she returned home to Revere, she remained working as a waitress in several of the local restaurants. She worked at DeMaino’s restaurant for several years before her failing health forced her to retire.

She is the devoted daughter of the late Robert J. Morgan, Sr. & Margurite (O’Brien) Morgan. The cherished mother of Everett Sherman of New Jersey. The loving sister of Robert J. Morgan, Jr & his wife Raina, Adrienne M. Ferullo & James M. Morgan, all of Revere and the late William S. Morgan & Stephen J. Morgan. She adored niece of Dorothy LaRochelle of Chelsea. She is the loving aunt of William Ferullo & his wife Jessica of Braintree, Matthew Ferullo of Chicago, IL & Ryan Voss of Malden. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins. Interment will be Private.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, July 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 9th at 3:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will Be Private

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.

29
Jun

Efrain “Freddie” Rodriguez

Family & Friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, July 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for IMG_6423Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Efrain”Freddie” Rodriguez, who died on Wednesday, June 29th at his Revere home surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer, he was 63 years old. A funeral mass will be celebrated following the visitation, at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church 250 Revere St., Revere.

 

Born, raised & educated in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Freddie joined the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict. He served the overseas, in Germany for several years before being honorably discharged. He settled in Revere, living with his aunt & uncle, working their restaurant , P.J.’s in Revere . He later worked for Ruma Produce in Chelsea and later for New England weatherproofing. After becoming very knowledgeable and skillful in the roofing business, he secured a position with Corrolla Construction where he worked for the past 15 years, until he was forced to stop working due to his declining health. Freddie also loved his guitar and listening to Spanish Country.

 

He is the devoted husband of 28 years of Ann C. (Vellucci) Rodriguez of Revere. Loving father of Wendoly Rodriguez & her husband Jesus Barriantos, Rosa E. Rodriguez, all of Puerto Rico & Fredie O. Rodriguez of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Christian, Alexis, Noel, Yadiel, Januel & Zoe. Dear brother of nine siblings. Also lovingly survived by many, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Late Viet Nam Army Veteran. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

 

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, July 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 5th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua, Revere

Interment

Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford

 

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

28
Jun

Joseph A. D’Ambrosio, Jr.

Family & Friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for D'Ambrosio, JosephFunerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Joseph A. D’Ambrosio, Jr. who died suddenly on Tuesday, June 28th, He was 61 years old. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. noon, in the funeral home.

Born & raised in Revere, Joe attended Revere schools and is a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973.  All of his life, from when he was a young boy, Joe was an “Outdoorsman”. He learned his skills from his dear late father “Joe Dumpy”, and he was in his element when he was hunting, fishing, clamming, etc. That was his passion.  For over 25 years, he owned and operated his own commercial fishing business. He Captained his boat the “Andrea & the Angels”.  He loved being on the water and working hard was part of his character.  Joe later moved to the Berkshires, another place where he loved to spend time.

He is the beloved Son of the late Winifred (Prentice) D’Ambrosio, & the late Joseph A. “Joe Dumpy” D’Ambrosio & his wife Judith A. D’Ambrosio of Revere. Devoted father of Joseph A. D’Ambrosio, III & his wife Whitney A. of Everett, Andrea R. & Angelina M. D’Ambrosio both of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Caleb A. D’Ambrosio & Ava Cozzolino.  Loving brother of Peter J. D’Ambrosio & his wife Dawn, Jay A. D’Ambrosio & his wife Lisa all of Revere, Scott M. D’Ambrosio & his fiancée Kerri Welch of Boxford and Shawn E. D’Ambrosio & his wife Elizabeth of Chelmsford. Also lovingly survived by his godson Peter D’Ambrosio, Jr. & his wife Jennifer of Lynnfield and nephews Scott & Christopher, both of Boxford. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. Late & proud member of N.R.A. & Ducks Unlimited.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, July 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, July 1st at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Funeral Home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: Ducks Unlimited, Memorial Contributions, One Water Fowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.

21
Jun

Maria G. (DiPierro) Rizzo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 23rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Rizzo, Maria GHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Maria G. (DiPierro) Rizzo, who died unexpectedly on June 21st at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, she was 87 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, June 24th at 10:30, followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m., In St. Anthony of Padua Church , 250 Revere St., Revere.

Born, raised & educated in Chiusano, San Domenico, Italy. Maria journeyed to America in 1966, accompanied by her husband & children. She and her family settled in Boston’s North End for 11 years before moving to Revere, where she remained for 39 years. She immediately began working as a seamstress for the Forecaster Clothing Company, where she worked for many years.  Maria took great pride in her home as well with taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking for her family, giving her such great happiness & pleasure.

She is devoted wife of 65 years of Raffaele G.“Ralph” Rizzo, Loving mother of Antonietta Picardi & her husband Robert & Ermelindo “Lenny” Rizzo & his wife Maria all of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Amy Salvati & her husband Joseph of Salisbury, Robert A. Picardi, Raffaele “Ralph” Rizzo & his wife Melissa, Anthony Rizzo, Johnny Rizzo all of Revere & Linda (Rizzo) Fillion & her husband David of Salem. Adored Nonna of Julia, Ava, Dylan, Ryder, Jeannette & Melinda. She was the beloved sister of 9 late siblings. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, & grand nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 23rd from 4: 00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, June 24th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Woodlawn Versailles Community Mausoleum, Everett