Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 29th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, beginning at 9:00 a.m., for Jennie R. (Ficarra) Santilli, who died following a lengthy illness with her loving and devoted family by her side in Northbridge on Monday, September 26th. The visitation will end at 11:00 a.m. and immediately will with follow a Funeral Service in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with her dear & late husband, Frank Santilli who died in July of 1983.
Born in Yago, Pennsylvania, the family came to live in Boston’s North End when Jennie was a little girl. The family remained there until coming to East Boston for about fifteen years & then moving to Revere for about 50 years. Jennie remained in Revere until moving to Northbridge, where she had been under the attentive care of her grand daughter, Carol for the past 13 years. A totally devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother & aunt. She loved her family & their presence with her constantly.
She is the cherished mother of Antonette T. Siciliano of Northbridge, Elizabeth R. Headley & her husband James of Arizona. She is also lovingly survived by four 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren & many nieces & nephews.
Thursday, September 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, September 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for RICHARD F. MURPHY, who passed following a long illness on Sunday, September 18th at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, September 24th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of Grace, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea (on the Chelsea-Everett Line) at 10:30 a.m.
Born in Portland, Maine, he came to live in Saugus as a young boy, remaining in Saugus until 1973 when he married M. Noreen (Cafano), a Revere girl and East Boston native. They lived in Revere for over 30 years, before moving to Chelsea’s Admiral’s Hill, ten years ago. He attended Saugus Schools & was a 1961 alumnus of Saugus High School. On New Year’s Eve of 1961, he entered the Marine Corps during the Viet-Nam War & served until April of 1966. Early in his youth, Dick became a Big Brother for Mass. Big Brothers & served that organization tremendously. He would often reminisce, regarding the joy that he received from his long association with the organization. Most of his working career was in the airline profession, as a flight inspector, & a private & commercial Pilot. He had ten years in the employ of American Airlines & thusly returned to the Daniel Webster College at Hanscom Airforce Base & secured his “Commercial Pilot’s” license. Dick had a brilliant career with Hanscom for several years, and having retired from there, because of failing health, went onto part time work as a driving instructor Pleasant Auto School of Revere. A victim agent Orange, he was subjected to an early retirement with the Pleasant Auto School. He was a long-time member of the Saugus American Legion Post #0210 & the Saugus Chapter of the DAV #115.
He is the most beloved husband of 43 years to M. Noreen (Cafano ), the devoted son of Winnifred E. (Monahan) Murphy of Saugus & the late Bernard D. Murphy. He is the dear brother to Bernard D. “Donnie” Murphy & his wife, Joanne of Saddlebrook, Arizona & Patricia A. Maestranzi & her husband, Joseph of Peabody. He is the cherished uncle of Michael R. Murphy & his wife Jennifer of Arizona, Brendan J. Murphy & Sauda of Georgia & Matthew M. Maestranzi of W. Peabody. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins throughout the North Shore Area. Noreen, Dick’s dedicated & faithful wife and the entire Murphy family extend and pray for an abundance of blessings to be bestowed upon the Entire Staff at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Facility in Chelsea, in small recompense for the extraordinary care and attention rendered Dick and his entire family .. God bless and God love, each and every one of you. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Friday, September 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Saturday, September 24th at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: N.E. Center & Home for Veterans, Advancement Office, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Celia “Sally” T. (Trujillo) Gaeta, who died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 17th following a long illness, she was 82 years. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 23rd, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston.
Born, raised & educated in Ft. Worth, TX. In 1958, she married Alessandro L. “Alex” Gaeta. She and her husband moved to East Boston, to begin their life together and raise their family. Sally’s working career was eclectic, due to her many talents. She worked in Sales for many years at various companies, as well as a photographer. She was passionate about her photography and loved how she was able to capture moments of beauty. She was also a Translator for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Sally worked up to her recent hospitalization. She was a sales clerk at the Logan Airport Hilton Hotel’s Gift Shop. Sally loved people and through her work, it allowed her to meet and connect with people. Sally was a former East Boston Brownie & Girl Scout leader for several years.
She is the devoted wife of the late Alessandro L. “Alex” Gaeta. Loving mother of Nanina C. Gaeta – Coletta & husband Edmund J., Jr. of East Boston, Rosemary F. Murray of Revere & her late husband Thomas P. Murray and the late Eugene A. Gaeta, USN. Cherished grandmother of Christopher E. Coletta & wife Mavis of Baltimore, MD, Angela F. Coletta & her husband Rich Acevedo of China, Gabriella D. Coletta of East Boston, Elizabeth A. Gaeta – Sanders & husband Jason of Memphis, TN, Kathryn R. Murray & Rachel C. Murray both of Revere and the late Matthew T. Murray. Adored great grandmother of Gianna, Jason & Alessandro. Beloved sister of the late Arturo, Sabino, Lupe, Raul, Felix, Francisco & Biviano Trujillo, Jr. Dear sister in-law of Martha A. Gaeta of East Boston, Jude Peterson of Maine & Florida & the late Frances, Carmen, Dante & Sonny Gaeta. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews both in Mass & Texas. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Thursday, September 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 23rd at 11:00 am in Sacred Hearts Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Celia “Sally” Gaeta to the Massachusetts General Hospital to support the Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden. Donations may be made online at giving.massgeneral.org, or checks can be mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.
Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St., East Boston, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Bobby, as he was affectionately known, died on Tuesday, September 13th at Boston’s Mass General Hospital, following being stricken at his East Boston home.
Born in Boston, Bobby lived in East Boston all his life. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School in East Boston and was a 1961 alumnus of Domenic Savio High School, East Boston. He joined the Coast Guard in October of 1965 & served until October of 1969. For over 39 years, Bobby worked for Suffolk Downs as an Admissions Manager. In 2008, after suffering a major Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke), he was forced into retirement. His passion for life & activity continued until the day God called him home. From the time of elementary school, continuing onto his senior years, Bobby held a unique passion for trains, and American History. At his Prescott Street residence, in the basement, Bobby created vignettes, relating to specific battle sites of the Civil War. His genuine mastery & brilliance in building, actual set-up design etc. was superb. His display became legendary & soon Bobby was a member of many & all Train Clubs, throughout the country. Over the years, Bobby became an often photo’d news item in the Boston Globe & the Boston Herald. The Harvard Train Club of Cambridge was also a long-time interest of Bobby’s work and hobby. After his subsequent stroke, he was unable to maintain his interest and the vignettes were dismantled.
He was the beloved son of the late Virgilio & Adeline “Lena” (Carrozza) Incerto. Many dear cousins also survive Bobby. He was the cherished nephew to Frances D. DiPlacidio & her husband John of West Palm Beach, Fl., Rose Carozza of Wilmington & the late Mildred E. Rodriguez, Lesandrina “Sandra” Russo, & Bridget Pisano & the late Domistchiles “Mico”, John “Panco”, Enrico “Eastago”, Elio “Leo”, Nicholas J., Ralph, & David Carrozza. Also lovingly survived by his devoted & faithful life-partner & care-giver, David F. St. Laurent of East Boston, with whom “Bobby” made his home. David’s Mom, Corinne (Erickson) St. Laurent of East Boston also survives him.
Memorial Funeral Mass
Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart & American Stroke Associations, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005.
Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, September 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Albano C. “Barno” Tassinari, who died at the Eastpointe Nursing Care Center in Chelsea on Monday, September 5th following a brief illness. He was in his 98th year.
Born & raised in East Boston, he attended Boston Public Schools. Barno enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1941 to bravely & proudly serve his country during WWII. He served in his outfit as part of the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers. He was discharged in August of 1945 after his valiant service and was honorably discharged. Barno was a man who could fix anything, but specialized in Television Repair. He became known to many people in East Boston and surrounding areas as “Barno’s T.V”. He was a proud father, loving grandfather & dedicated brother. His grandchildren were something he treasured greatly. He always had a great disposition and wonderful sense of humor and he loved to make people laugh.
He is the loving father of John Tassinari, James J. Tassinari & his wife Linda, all of Peabody and the late Sharon Tirrell. Cherished grandfather of Nikki L. Veytsman & her husband Alex of CA, Michael J. Tassinari & his wife Maggie and James A. Tassinari, all of Peabody. Former husband of the late Mary (Christoforo) Tassinari & the late Dorothy (Mahoney) Tassinari. Beloved brother of Antenorie Tassinari of Melrose, Giaconda Smart of Arlington, Gloria Overton, Tosca Tassinari, both of East Boston & the late Massimilliano “Max” Tassinari. Also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Dear friend of the late Phyllis Erickson. Immediately following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home. Interment is Private. Late WWII U.S. Army Veteran, Late Proprietor of “Barno’s T.V. Interment will be Private.
Saturday, September 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 17th at 1:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home
Interment will be Private
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.
Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for John J. Stack, Jr., who passed away on September 5th at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 9th at 9:30 a.m. 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, John attended Immaculate Conception School & graduated in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy & proudly served his country. John was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, as a Pharmacist’s Mate. John attended Wentworth Institute of Technology earning an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949. He went on to further his education by earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1954. On July 11, 1953, John married the love of his life, Eleanor Hickey. The couple settled in Revere and began to raise their family, until John received a position as an electrical engineer from Curtis Wright Co., where he worked for 9 years. He advanced his career by securing a position with Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. John had a very fulfilling career that spanned over 25 years. John had many interest & passion’s, one was his love for playing the Violin. He played other instruments as well, but the violin was his absolute favorite he and continued to take lessons.. After retiring, both he and his wife returned to John’s childhood home in Revere on Trevalley Rd. John’s favorite past time was his love & devotion for his wife & family.
He is the beloved Husband of 63 years to Eleanor M. (Hickey) his best friend. Devoted father of Maryellen Lobb & her husband John of Denville, NJ., Nancy L. DeCindio & her husband Daniel of West Patterson, NJ., John J. Stack III & his wife Lynda of West Milford, NJ and Kevin M. Stack of Revere & Sweetwater, TN. Brother of the late Sr. John Marie Stack, O.S.F. Lovingly survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Patricia L. Teixeira & her husband William A. of Revere & the late George Hickey and Dorothy Collins. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. He was a late member of the Picatinny Rod & Gun Club, NJ. . He was also active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #179 Revere, and the Malden Anglers of Saugus.
Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Parish, 22 Lowe St. Revere, MA 02151.
Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, September 7th, 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 S. Vozzella, Sr., who died on Friday September 2nd at his home in Saugus, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness. He was 77 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 8th 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 & raised in Boston’s North End, Joe was educated at St. Anthony’s School & Christopher Columbus School, both in the North End. He graduated from Charlestown High School in 1956. After graduation, Joe joined the Iron Workers Union Local #7, he became an “Apprentice” and later on became a “Journeyman”. Joe later owned & operated his own business “Superior Steel”, and was a sub-contractor for the Local 7. In 1956, Joe married Roberta Penta, the couple remained in the North End, before they settled in Revere, where they raised their children. In 1998, Joe and his wife moved to Saugus and shortly after, Joe retired from his business, passing it on to his son’s to continue. Joe was known as a loving husband, father & grandfather. He loved to be around his family and loved to socialize with people.
He is the devoted husband of 60 years to Roberta F. (Penta) of Saugus. Beloved son of the late Domenic and Josephine (Galeno) Vozzella. The loving father of Joseph S. Vozzella, Jr & his wife Cheryl of Barnstable, Maria J. Ferro of N. Andover & her late husband Michael, Christine A. Cavagnaro & her husband Louis III, Robert Vozzella of Revere & Anthony J. Vozzella & his wife Astrid Prackatzsch of San Francisco, CA. The cherished grandfather of Domenic DeAngelis of N. Andover, Louis Cavagnaro, IV of Revere, Christine Cavagnaro of Revere, Nicholas Vozzella of South Boston, Michael Jones of Rhode Island, Alexander Vozzella of Brookline, Michael Ferro of N. Andover, Vincent Vozzella of Boston, Angelika Prackatzsch of San Francisco, CA and the late Stephanie DeAngelis. He is the dear brother of Marie Russo & her husband Manny of Lynnfield & the late Annette Gaglione and her surviving husband Ronnie Gaglione. He is the beloved brother in law of Christine Penta of Boston, Maryanne Penta Of San Francisco, CA & the late Paula DiMarino. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Late Member of International Association of Iron Workers Local 7.
Wednesday, September 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 8th 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 St. Anthony’s Restoration Fund, 250 Revere St. Revere, MA 02151.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (RT 107) Revere for Retired Revere Fire Captain Thomas J. Tuite, Jr. who died on Thursday, September 1st at the Salem Hospital following a long illness, he was 83 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m.
Tom was born in East Boston, the family moved to Revere when he was just 2 years old. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and is an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1950. When Tom was a young man, like his father, he became “Watchman” for the Cunard lines at various terminals along Boston Harbor. He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served his country with great pride. Tom, remained in the Naval Reserves for a total of 9 years of service. In 1953, Tom wed his long time sweet heart, Virginia Olsen. In 1966, Tom joined the Revere Fire Department, a career that would span 30 years of dedicated service. In 1986, Tom was promoted to Captain, a rank he later retired as. Tom was a quiet and humble man. Tom was known as being a humble man, he enjoyed his home, his city, spending time with his family and above all, he loved his wife.
He is devoted & loving husband of 63 years to Virginia J. “Ginger” (Olsen) Tuite of Revere. Cherished brother of Irene T. “Reenie” Kippenberger of Topsfield and her late husband Ret. Revere Fire Captain Paul F. Kippenberger, and the late Nancy Polcaro & Margaret Tuite. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Late Korean War Navy Veteran & Member of the International Watchman’s Association.
Wednesday, September 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 7th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, August 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Christopher J. Kennedy, who died, unexpectedly on August 25th at his Revere home, he was 35 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home.
Born & raised in Revere, he attended Revere public Schools before attending Savio Prep, Class of 1999. Chris went onto further his education at Salem State University earning a Bachelors degree on International Business & Political Science. Chris worked in several local retailers in a managerial capacity, most recent U-Haul in Medford. It is known to many that Chris was “Die hard” sports fan. He was especially an enthusiastic Boston Bruins fan.
He is the devoted son of Kimberly A. Kennedy of Revere & John H. Hickey & his wife Marie L. of Somerville. Loving father of Miles G. & Valentina S. Kennedy. Cherished brother of Amanda L. Hickey of Revere and former husband of Janel V. Kennedy of Nahant. Beloved grandson of Donna Kennedy & Louise Dorr both of Revere. Dear nephew of James W. Hickey of Revere, Gary R. Hickey of Wakefield, Kellie Kennedy of VT & the late Kristin M. Kennedy. He is also lovingly survived by several cousins. Interment will be Private.
Tuesday, August 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30th at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home
Interment will be Private
In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Christopher J. Kennedy Children’s Fund, c/o Santander Bank 148 Everett Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Michael J. Costa, who died in his Winthrop home unexpectedly on Sunday, August 21st at 41 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 30th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere.
Michael was born & raised in East Boston, he attended in Boston Public Schools. He was a graduate of the North East Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. Michael worked for many years as a carpet installer. He worked for several local contractors, but for the last several years he worked independently. He was an active member of the Beachmont Yacht Club.
He is the loving son of John J. “Jack” Costa & his wife Linda J. (Murray) Costa of Lynnfield. Cherished brother of Cynthia J. Lander & her husband Mark of Peabody, Linda J. Costa & David J. Costa, both of Wakefield. Adored uncle of Rebecca Costa of Wakefield, Christine Lander, Joseph Lander & John Lander, all of Wakefield. Also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.