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25
Aug

Christopher J. Kennedy

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, Kennedy, Christopherunexpectedly 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.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 30th at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

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

21
Aug

Michael J. Costa

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.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

19
Aug

Joseph M. “Joe” Burke

Funeral services & Interment were held privately for Retired RPD Patrolman Joseph M. ”Joe” Burke, who passed away on Friday, Burke, JosephAugust 19th, surrounded by his loving family at Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 86 years old.

 

Joe was born in Everett and raised in Revere. He was educated in the Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1949. Joe enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and valiantly served his country. He was honorably discharged after his service and went onto join the Revere Police Department. In 1960, he married Blanche L. (King) of Chelsea. Joe remained a long time resident of Revere where he and his wife raised their 5 children. Joe went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, while working full time and being a dedicated husband & father. Joe was well respected by his peers and within his community. He was an avid golfer and Boston sports fan. Joe leaves behind a family that truly loved and adored him.

 

He is the beloved husband of 55 years to Blanche L. (King) Burke of Revere. Loving father of Lauretta A. Butler & her husband Robert of Weymouth, Diane M. Burke, Joseph M. Burke, Jr., Janice M. Meunier & her husband Joseph, and John H. Burke & his wife Sandra and cherished grandfather of John H. “JJ” Burke, Jr & Alexandra T. Burke, all of Revere. Dear brother of Priscilla Sanchez & her husband Edward of Wakefield and the late Barbara Lindskoog, Mary Halpin & Leo Burke. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

All Services and Interment were held Privately

Remembrances may be made to the First Congregational Church of Revere Food Pantry or to a charity of your choice.

19
Aug

Florence I. (Cramb) Olsen

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Olsen, FlorenceHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Florence I. (Cramb) Olsen, who died on Friday, August 19th at the Kindred Hospital of Boston, following a lengthy illness at 87 years . A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m.

 

Florence was born & raised in Malden. She attended Malden public schools and was an alumnus of Malden High School, Class of 1947. After graduation, Florence worked at John Hancock Life Insurance Co. of Boston. She worked there for several years prior to marrying Arthur S. Olsen in 1957. Together the couple began their family in Everett, then in 1959, they settled in Revere, where they made their home and raised their 7 children.  Florence was a dedicated homemaker & a wonderful mother. She took tremendous pride in her home & her family. In later years, she was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed her trips to points north of New Hampshire & Maine’s Lake Regions. She was so talented with her crocheting, sewing & knitting, making wonderful creations for her family to enjoy & treasure. Her favorite past time was spending time with her incredibly large family, sharing memories and making new ones.

 

She is the devoted wife of Arthur S. “Siggy” Olsen, Sr. of Revere. Loving mother of Wayne D. Spencer & his wife Georgianna, Donna M. Hurley, all of Winthrop & her late husband DeeJay Hurley, Arthur S. Olsen, Jr. of Swampscott & his late wife Helene, Alan R. Olsen & his wife Annette of Georgetown, Sonja J. Olsen & her companion Fred Nolan of Revere, Eric L. Olsen & his wife Erica of Sandown, NH and Zoe A. Simonton & her husband Norman of Winthrop. Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and adored great grandmother of 7 great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Donald Cramb of NH, Joan Aubrey & her husband John of Everett, Phyllis Seisa & her companion Charles of NH, Dora Dunton & her husband James of NH, Christine Panniello of Tewksbury & the late Frank Cramb & his wife Barbara of NH. She is also lovingly survived by her loving brothers & sisters in law, & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.  Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

7
Aug

Thomas A. “Papa” Howard, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, August 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Howard, ThomasHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Thomas A. “Papa” Howard, Sr. who died on Sunday, August 7th at the Tewksbury Hospital following a very long and hard fought battle of Huntington’s Disease, he was 70 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral home on Thursday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at The Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel at 11:00 a.m., 302 Elm St. Everett.

 

Born in Medford, Tom‘s family moved to Malden when he was just a young boy. He was raised and educated in Malden. He was a graduate of Malden High School,Class of 1964. In June of 1966, he married his one and only true love, Jane E. (Wilson) Howard. The couple made their home in Malden, where they raised their family. Tom, worked as a silk screener for many years. Later he went to work at Alcon, Inc. of Wilmington, where he worked as a Supervisor in manufacturing electronic circuit boards. He retired in March 1999 due to health issues. Tom was well known for his sense of humor and ability to make people laugh. He was very proud of his Irish Heritage and was proud Boston Sports Fan.

He is the devoted husband of Jane E. (Wilson) Howard of Malden, together celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Loving father of David A. Howard & his wife Denise of Topsfield and Sherri A. Langone & her husband Stephen of Amherst, NH & the late Thomas A. Howard, JR. Cherished grandfather of Daria G.  & Drew T. Howard, both of Topsfield and Sienna M. & Stefani Langone, both of Amherst,NH. Beloved brother of Sandra Miles & Her husband Wallace ”Wally” of Saugus, George Howard & his wife Carolyn of Fontana, CA, and the late Warren Howard & Lois, Crouse. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Late U.S. Army National Guard Reservist.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, August 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, August 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Tewksbury Hospital, Recreation Fund D-3, 365 East St, Tewksbury, MA 01876.

6
Aug

Robert E. Dandrow

Funeral Services were held privately for Robert E. Dandrow, who died on Saturday, August 6th at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston, following a fall he sustained while at his residence. He was 64 years old. Robert was a lifelong Revere resident, he attended Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1969. Immediately after graduation, Robert began to work at the Charlestown Navy Yard as a “Machinist”. After the Navy yard closed, Robert began a long career in the “Car Rental Business”. He worked for several of the larger firms, but maintained a longtime position at Enterprise Car Rental. He became an Inventory Control Manager with Enterprise. Due to an affliction with Celiac Disease, Robert was forced to retire much earlier than he had desired. Robert lived a very simplistic and humble life. He was an avid fisherman, often times with his Dad & his brothers by his side. He was also a quintessential “Boston Sports Fan”, reveling in every victory and agonizing with every loss. Most of all his family was paramount, especially spending time with his two nieces.

He is the Cherished son of Edward Dandrow, Sr. of Revere & the late Barbara D. (Cheetham) Dandrow. Loving brother of Frederick L. Dandrow & Edward Dandrow, Jr. & his wife Donna. Adored uncle of Melissa L. Dandrow & her fiancé Christopher Davis & Jennifer Dandrow and grand uncle of Ayden Davis, all of Revere.


Services

Funeral Services were Private

Remembrances may be made to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 20350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 240, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

1
Aug

Paul Mitchell

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Mitchell, PaulHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Paul Mitchell who passed away unexpectedly at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Monday, August 1st. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.  in St. Anthony’s Church , 38 Oakes St., Everett.

Born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, Paul’s family moved to Everett when he was a very young boy. Paul was raised & educated in Everett, he attended Everett public schools. Paul worked in the construction industry as a laborer. He enjoyed his work and worked hard. He was known as a person who liked to make people laugh. All of his family & friends knew he was a loving & caring father, and  that his children meant the most in his life. He did everything he could, to make sure that he was the best father he could be.

He is the beloved son of Anna M. (Mastropietro) Mitchell of Revere and the late Gilbert L. Mitchell. Loving father of Dionna, Gabriel, Dexter and Evelynn. Cherished brother of Craig Mitchell of Saugus, Helder Lopes of Malden, Tonya Mitchell of Mississippi and Michelle and Michael Mitchell, both of Rhode Island. He is also lovingly survived by many caring aunts, uncles and many cousins. Interment will be Private.


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett

Interment

Interment will be Private

In lieu of Flowers remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2391.

30
Jul

Sam R. Bellucci

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, August 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Sam R. Bellucci, who died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Saturday, July 30th following a long illness, at 95 years. A funeral mass will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, August 6th 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 Taunton, Sam and his family moved to Chelsea where he was raised and educated. Sam was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1939. Sam enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1942 to defend his country during WWII. Sam was discharged Honorably in January of 1946. During his time in the Army, Sam was trained in Electronics and Radio Communications. When he returned home from the war, he began working at “Jack’s Radio & Music Shop” in Chelsea as a repair man. In 1950, Sam re-enlisted in the Army to faithfully serve his country, during the Korean Conflict. Sam began to work at the Boston Naval Shipyard after his military service. In 1958, He married his sweetheart, Josephine Torre. The couple settled in Revere and raised their family. Sam retired from the Boston Naval Shipyard after 20 years of dedicated service, then he began at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he spent 14 years working as an Electronic Mechanic Foreman. Sam, being the gentleman that he was, humble and modest but incredibly hardworking and prideful in his work, had received awards recognizing him in his diligent work. He retired in 1981. He and his wife relocated to Raynham, for almost 20 years. Sam once again, due to his nature went back to work, at General Instrument working & testing Sonar Equipment. Sam later returned to Revere, shortly after his wife passed. He was a man who loved what he did, a man of great moral character and is the epitome of “The Greatest Generation”.

He is the beloved husband of 48 years of marriage of the late Josephine L. (Torre) Bellucci. Loving father of Lois S. Wisnieski of Mechanicsburg, PA & the late Anita G. Park. Cherished grandfather of Frank Wisnieski of Charlottesville, VA, Joy F. Oberholser & her husband Douglas of Mount Joy, PA, Jonathan M. Park & his wife Gina of Dallas, TX and Jennifer Lee DaMotta & her wife Becca of Warwick, RI. Adored great grandfather of Logan, Aaron & Jackson. Dear brother of the late Peter, Patrick, Joseph & Colly Bellucci. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand nephews.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, August 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 6th 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 Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2391.

 

30
Jul

Thomas D. Griffin

Funeral Services were held in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Thomas D. Griffin who passed away on Saturday, July 30th at the Blair House in Tewksbury, where he had been receiving supportive care. He was 92 years of age. Interment was held in Woodlawn Griffin, ThomasCemetery, Everett.

Born and raised in Revere, he attended and graduated from Revere Public Schools. He married Elizabeth T. (Kelly) and together they raised their family in Revere. This October they would be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Thomas worked for over 35 years a custodian for Verizon until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. A kind and gentle man, he was known for always having a smile on his face. He enjoyed traveling throughout the years as well as being an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

He is the beloved husband of 49 years to Elizabeth M. (Kelly) Griffin. Devoted father of Robert J. Lorentz and his wife Nancy E. of Tewksbury and Laura Griffin of Chelsea. Cherished grandfather of Denise Kirshner, Lori Roberto and Tommy Lorentz. Adored great grandfather of Cassandra, Mikey and Leah. Dear brother of Catherine F. Griffin of Revere and the late Dorothy L. Griffin, John T. Griffin, Mary M. Brennan, Joseph, James and Francis Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Blair House of Tewksbury, 10 Erlin St. Tewksbury, MA 01876

28
Jul

Paula M. “Mia” Grandolfi

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Wednesday, August 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio andGrandolfi, Paula DN WEB PIC Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Paula M. “Mia” Grandolfi, who died on Thursday, July 28th surrounded by her loving family, friends and caregivers at her Bridgewell community home in Salem, she was 57 years old.

 

Paula was born in Winthrop and raised in Revere. Paula was “Special” and due to her many challenges, she was limited to her capabilities. However, she was boundless with the love, joy and warmth she shared with the people who were close to her. She would often brighten a room with her warm and innocent presence. She was a former resident of the Tully House of Lynn. She then became part of the Bridgewell Community of Salem. She has spent the last 20 years with some of the same residents and staff.

 

She is the Devoted daughter of the late Cirio “Archie” & Mary (Coggio) Grandolfi. Loving sister of Carolyn McCannon & her husband Charles “Chuckie” of Cambridge and the late Joanne M. Preston, George C. Grandolfi & Dorothy R. Wagg. Dear sister in law of Michael J. “Joe” Preston of Revere, Lorraine Grandolfi of Medford and Harry R. Wagg, II & his wife Maureen of Salem. Cherished aunt of George Grandolfi & his wife Carlene of Framingham, Robert Grandolfi & his wife Robyn of Revere, Jessica McCannon & her husband Ivan Lara of Jamaica Plain and Harry R. Wagg, III & his wife Raegan of Ipswich. Adored grand aunt of Megan, Michael, William, Charlie, Harry & Dorothy. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 3rd at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Bridgewell, 471 Broadway, Lynnfield , MA 01940. (Please note 25 Cedarcrest on check)