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17
Jun

Eileen (Haydock) Merullo

Eileen Haydock Merullo, 95, died peacefully at home on June 17. Born and raised on Olive Street in Revere to loving parents James and Catherine Haydock and among a close family of five sisters and one brother, she excelled in sports from an early age, playing ice hockey with the boys, winning the city tennis championship in 1939 at age 16, and, as a high school senior, starring at third base on the Olympets softball team alongside several women who went on to play in the famous League of Their Own.

She graduated from Revere High School in 1940 and received her B.S. from Boston University’s Sargent College in 1944. Immediately upon graduation she enlisted in the United States Army and served as a registered physical therapist in the Army Medical Corps, working with wounded soldiers in the Amputation Center at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. Always proud of her military service, she was a lifetime member of the Revere chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, and a charter member of Women in Military Service of America, as well as other veterans’ organizations. In 2013, she initiated the effort to place a stone memorial honoring Revere’s 145 women WWII veterans. She helped design the memorial, raised funds, and presided over the ceremony, which was held the day after her 91st birthday. That same year she was voted Revere’s Woman of the Year and honored in a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House.

During the post-WWII polio epidemic, Eileen courageously volunteered for a year in a polio clinic in Illinois, then returned home to work as a physical therapist at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, where she was head of the rehabilitation clinic and where she donated her invention of a pronation device.

In 1951 she wed the late attorney and city councilman Roland A. Merullo and they were blessed with 31 happy years of marriage and three sons, Roland, Jr., Steven, and Kenneth. After raising her children with love and attention, Eileen went back to work as a science teacher in the Revere Public Schools and proudly held that position for 25 years. While teaching, she earned two Master’s degrees, one from Salem State in Administration, and one from Fitchburg State in Computer Science. She also studied Braille, learned to hook rugs and make stained glass, took a course on the Holocaust, loved to read, and repair small appliances, and, until age 84, was an avid and skilled golfer at Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose.

Upon her retirement from Lincoln School, Eileen volunteered as a teacher’s aide at McKinley School in a first grade classroom where she, herself, had been a student 70 years earlier. She also worked part-time for another 25 years at the Lighthouse Nursing Home as receptionist.

Eileen Merullo selflessly loved and served her family, her country, and her city, and was constantly looking for ways to help others. She will be deeply missed by her surviving sons, Roland and Steven, her devoted daughters-in-law, Amanda and Theresa, her loving grandchildren, Nicole, Steve, Alexandra, and Juliana, by her great-grandchildren Skyla and Joseph, by her sister, Cynthia Goodyear of Indianapolis, and by numerous relatives in both the Merullo and Haydock families.

At her request, services will be private, but all are welcome at the burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett, at 11:00 on Thursday, June 21st.


Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, June 21st at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St, Everett
(Please meet at the Main Gate of the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.)

Those wishing to honor her memory can make a donation in her name to a charity set up by her granddaughter, Zanny Merullo, that provides materials for a school in Cambodia.( Click Here to make a donation )


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13
Jun

James W. Perry

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, June 18th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for James W. Perry, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13th at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral Home on Tuesday, June 19th, at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Born & raised in Everett on May 6, 1972, he was an alumnus of Everett High School, Class of 1990. James worked for several auto repair garages as an auto mechanic & lastly in his working career, he was a truck driver. In 2005, the family moved from Everett & settled in Melrose. For over ten years, he was a Scout Master for the Everett troop of Boy Scouts and held membership in the Troop for over 20 years. For the last two years, he was an active member for the organization known as, “Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels” of Lynn. This organization was founded about the same time as Jimmy was diagnosed with metastatic lung disease.

He is the beloved husband of 23 years to Marion M. (Martin) Perry. He is the devoted father of Alex J. Perry & Diane M. Perry, both at home in Melrose. He is the cherished son of Marie E. (Ragucci) Perry of Melrose & the late Henry L. Perry, who passed on May 27, 2017. He is the dear brother to Rosemarie Romboli & her husband, Edward of Malden, Susan M. Connors & her husband, Peter of Wilmington, Henry S. Perry & his wife, Eileen T. of Wakefield, Anthony S. Perry & his husband, Eric Adelman of Stoneham & George W. Perry & his wife, Brenda of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, June 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose

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


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4
Jun

Barbara A. Gravel-Gillis

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, June 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Barbara A. Gravel – Gillis, who died unexpectedly on Monday, June 4th at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital after being stricken at her home in Saugus. She was 61 years old. A funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.

Barbara was born & raised in Winthrop. She attended Winthrop Public Schools and was an alumnus of Winthrop High School, Class of 1975. Immediately after graduation, she began working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the State Treasurers Office as a clerk in the Department of Abandoned Property. She later took a position as a Service Agent at Avis Car Rental at Boston’s Logan International Airport where she worked for approximately 8 years until she was forced to retire due to her declining health. Barbara’s most important and precious thing in her life was her son, Owen. She was a very proud mother and she had admired the man he had become.

She is the cherished & loving mother of Owen J. Gillis of Saugus. The devoted daughter of Ann C. (Welter) Gravel of Topsfield, formerly of Winthrop and the late Joseph R. Gravel. Dear sister of Kimberly J. Vellante & her husband Albert V. “Al” of Ipswich and the late Rae F. Chappie & husband Steven Chappie of Spring Hill, FL. She is also lovingly survived by many devoted nieces & nephews, extended family & friends.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, June 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop


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4
Jun

Barbara A. (Rice) Fair

Private funeral services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery for Barbara A. (Rice) Fair, who died on Monday, June 4th at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL, after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Barbara was born in Lynn but raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School and Gordon College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Education. She enjoyed a 27-year-long career with the City of Revere teaching early elementary grades at the Whelan School. She treasured her co-workers and students, and approached her career with passion and zeal. Upon retiring, she and her husband, Tom, relocated to Vero Beach, Florida. Being raised in Revere, Barbara deeply loved the ocean. Throughout her life she and Tom lived in sea-side communities such as Swampscott, Marblehead Neck, Westport and Vero Beach. She and her husband travelled often, especially in the British Virgin Islands, and they made the road trip between Florida and their New England families many times. She and Tom also loved antiquing, and enjoyed scouring yard sales, estate sales and auctions for treasures. She lovingly displayed her extensive collection of dolls crafted by members of the Seminole tribe. Barbara loved both birds and butterflies, sometimes embellishing the “B” of her first name to make it look like a butterfly with closed wings. In retirement, Barbara served as Secretary of her homeowner’s association, as well as Chair of the Architectural Plan Revue Sub-Committee. In these roles, she worked closely with budgets, contractors, architects and home owners, giving her a showcase for her intellect and strong work ethic.

She is the treasured wife of 40 years of Thomas H. Fair of Vero Beach, Fl. Cherished daughter of the late Althea H. (Jones) Rice-Drinkwater & George E. Rice. Adored oldest sister of Dolly Wolfe & husband Gary of Tewksbury, Cynthia A. DeAmelio of Malden and Betty Rice & fiancé Gary Nowlan of Revere. Loved sister-in-law of Linda Henry and husband Jack. Also lovingly survived by the late John “Jack” Drinkwater and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Funeral Services & Interment were private.

Remembrances may be made to the First Congregation Church Food Pantry, 230 Beach St. Revere, MA 02151.


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3
Jun

Jean A. (Iovine) Arsenault

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, June 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE for Jean A. (Iovine) Arsenault. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 12th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born & raised in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Jean enjoyed a 5+ year career within the AEG Payroll Department at General Electric of Lynn. During her time there, she attended Felt & Tarrant Comptometer School. After her marriage to Donald J. Arsenault of Chelsea, the couple began raising their family in Chelsea, before moving to Peabody 61 years ago. A devoted wife & mother, Jean also worked alongside her husband at their family business, “Acme Thread Co. Inc. of Lynn for many years. For several years, she served as a Den Mother with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Peabody. She was known for her skill at the sewing machine and her talents in her kitchen. She was an extraordinary cook & baker.

She leaves her adoring husband of 66 years, Donald J. Arsenault, Sr. of Peabody. She is the daughter of the late Luigi & Florence (Zolla) Iovine & cherished mother of Donna Jean Colello & her husband, Edward of Brewster, New York & Donald J. Arsenault, Jr. of Webster, New Hampshire. She is the devoted grandmother of Nicholas A. Colello & his wife, Sarah of McKinney, Texas, Christopher W. Colello & his wife, Danielle of Brewster, New York, Mariana E. Colello & LeighAnne J. Colello, both of Brewster, New York & Cory D. Arsenault of Dover, New Hampshire & the great grandmother of Mackenzie Jean. Dear sister to Helena I. “Helen” Gilleberto & her late husband, Antonio G. “Anthony” & Ronald N. Iovine, both of Revere & the late Robert E., Richard A. & Louis R. Iovine. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law; Edith L. Iovine of Maine & Barbara Ann Iovine of Revere.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, June 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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3
Jun

Grace P. (Hill) Sannella

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, June 10th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE, for Grace P. (Hill) Sannella, who died following a lengthy battle with metastatic ovarian cancer on Sunday, June 3rd at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Revere, she was a 1957 alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, as well The Chandler School of Boston. Grace enjoyed a long career of 42 years within the Revere City Hall, retiring in 2005. She retired after 42 years as a Paralegal with the Revere Solicitor’s Office. She was a long-standing member of the Revere City Hall Bowling League. Her love for the city and the many friends she made over the decades cannot be over stated. She was a member of one of Revere’s best known & well-respected families, the Hill family. The newly dedicated Hill Elementary School on Park Avenue is in memory of her brother, Staff Sgt. James J. Hill, who perished during World War II. One of ten children to the late, Herbert S. Hill, Sr. & Helena M. (Spellman) Hill, she is the last of her siblings. Grace enjoyed walking Revere Beach early each morning, enjoying coffee with a comforting group of people whose companionship she cherished.

She is the proud & beloved wife of 42 years to present Revere School Committeeman Frederick A. Sannella. The couple have been residents of the City’s Point of Pines section for over 42 years. She is the cherished sister to the late Helen M. “Honey” Hill, Revere Firefighter Thomas L. Hill, SS Herbert S. Hill, Jr., SS James J. Hill, both having perished during World War II, Revere School Supt. William J. Hill, Revere City Assessor & Ward Councilor, Kenneth F. Hill, Mary Cushing, H. Pauline Hill & Audrey Cogliano. She is survived by many faithful and devoted nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Grace’s affection & love of her nieces & nephews is marked and ranks extraordinary.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Corey of Care Dimensions Hospice and Palliative Care support team and the staff and volunteers at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Your empathy, attention and care were a tremendous comfort to the family.


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, June 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

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

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Grace P.  Hill – Sannella Scholarship Foundation, 36 Goodwin Ave., Revere, MA 02151.


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3
Jun

Harold R. Fulton

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, June 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere for Retired Police Chief Harold R. Fulton, who died on Sunday evening, June 3rd at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, June 8th at 11 :30 a.m. & will be immediately followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born in Torrance, California, he graduated from high school in Bremerton, Washington, in 1947 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon leaving the Coast Guard in 1953, he joined the Air Force Reserves and served 33 years until his retirement. He received his B.S degree in criminal justice in 1974 from Northeastern University. Chief Fulton began his career with the Revere Police Department in April of 1962 as a Reserve Member, then onto permanent placement in September of 1965. He was raised to Sergeant on August 22, 1976, Lieutenant on July 16, 1982, & he was promoted to Captain on August 27, 1989.  He was appointed Chief on January 26, 1992 & retired on October 1, 1993. His tenure during his almost 32-year career was marked with honor, excellence and an unblemished record. He set a high standard for himself and other in service to his community. He was as a longstanding member of the Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F.& A.M. & a member of their 32nd Degree as well as holding a membership in the Beachmont V.F.W. Post #6712.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Louise E. (Guarente) Fulton. He is the cherished father of Lynda E. DeMeo & her late husband David of Billerica, as well as Kathleen F. Chambers of Charlotte, North Carolina & David B. Chambers of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the devoted grandfather to Dawn M. DeMeo of North Attleboro, Michelle A. DellaPorta & her husband, Stephen of Wilmington, Elizabeth C. Tallett & her husband, Alexander of Waltham, & Christopher D. Chambers of Dallas, Texas. Dear brother of Joyce Fischer of Rockdale, Texas & the late Robert Fulton. Grampi/Papa is also adored by his 3 great-grandchildren, Isabella M. Botte, Giovanni D. DellaPorta & Charles S. Tallett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, June 8th at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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1
Jun

Charles E. Muise

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, June 7th in from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for Charles E. Muise, who passed following a lengthy illness on Friday June 1st at the West Revere Health Center. A funeral mass will be celebrated immediately following the visitation at the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born in Boston, he lived & was educated in East Boston Schools & was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1946. He entered the U.S. Air Force in August of 1948 & was discharged with the rank of Airman 1st Class on July 8, 1952. He joined the V.F.W. Post #6712 upon being discharged & was an active member for many years. He was a faithful parishioner of the former Our Lady of Lourdes Parish of Beachmont, Revere. He retired in 1983 from the Boston Naval Shipyard with over 28 years of service, as a Master Machinist. The family moved to Beachmont in 1948, as he entered the Air Force, where he would continue to live until his death.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Reardon) Muise & the proud son of the late John Ernest Muise & Loretta (Cotreau) Muise. He is the dear brother of Diane G. August & her late husband, John of Winthrop., & the late Elizabeth DeVeau, Constance “Connie” Tobin, Paul Muise & Frederick Muise. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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30
May

Charles P. Guarino, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, June 1st in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. & again on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Allston, Charlie lived in Allston (Boston,) all of his young life until moving to Revere 60 years ago. Charlie served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army from November 28, 1956 – November 27, 1958. He worked for over 30 years with the Department of the Environmental Protection Agency. He also worked for the City of Revere within the Parks & Recreation Division for a brief time. He was a member of the Revere Soccorso Club.

He is the beloved & treasured husband of 60 years to Phyllis J.M. (Derrah) Guarino. He is the devoted father of Charles P. Guarino Jr. & his wife, Beth (Hill) Guarino of Newton & Debra H. McNamara & her husband Michael of Derry, NH. He is the cherished grandfather of Laura M. Guarino-Chalmers & her husband, Jon of Holbrook, Stacey L. Guarino of Millis, Newton Patrolman Charles P. Guarino, III & his fiancée Kaleigh of Billerica, Joseph P. Guarino, Alex McNamara, Stephen McNamara & his fiancée Kayla, all of Derry, N.H., Matthew Guarino, Cliff Jewett, both of Newton, Nicole Guarino of Peabody, James Jewett of Framingham & Melissa Jewett of Billerica. He is also lovingly survived by his 3 (three) great-grandchildren, Sophia, Xavi, Haley & he is the dear father-in-law of the late Mary Ann Guarino.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, June 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 2nd at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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


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29
May

Carl S. Hanson

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Carl S. Hanson, who passed unexpectedly at his Revere home on Tuesday, May 29th. His funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Interment will be private.

Born in Stoneham, he was raised & educated on Cape Cod, living in West Hyannisport. He was a 1986 alumnus of Barnstable High School. Carl had a ten-year career with Sprint within the Management Division. Carl was a longstanding member of the Lynnfield Zetland Masonic Lodge of Lynnfield. He was Past Master of the lodge & also had taken office of every other title within the lodge. He was a sincere & true supporter of that organization, especially organizing fundraising events & functions.

He is the adored husband of 27 years to Bianca (Carrasquillo) Hanson and the devoted father of Christian J. & Joshua S. Hanson, both of Revere. He is the cherished son of Cynthia A. (Procurot) Hanson of Centerville, Ma., & Carl H. Hanson & his wife, Sandy of Saugus & son in law of Patricia (Vellucci) Carrasquillo of Revere & the late Juan Carrasquillo. He is the proud brother to Cherryl A. Hanson-Bull & her husband, Gregory Bull of South Boston & Janet Foley of Natick & brother in law of Dr. Anthony Carrasquillo, PhD of Williamstown & Revere and Shawn Carrasquillo of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


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