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3
Mar

Charles S. Mandracchia

At 91 years, in Revere, formerly of Chelsea, following a lengthy illness, on March 3rd. Beloved husband of 64 years to Marie A. (Luciano).  Cherished father to Charles S. Mandracchia, Jr. of Salem, MA & John D. Mandracchia & his wife Michelle of Ogunquit, ME. Proud grandfather to Alicia Hurley & husband Dennis of Danvers, Micayla Peppe & husband Danny of West Newbury, Charles S. Mandracchia, III & Samuel C. Mandracchia & wife Olivia, all of Salem, MA, William J. Mandracchia of Somerville & Jack H. Mandracchia of Ogunquit, ME. Dear brother of Ann O’Brien & husband Dennis of Lynnfield & the late John S. Mandracchia & his surviving wife Gloria J. Mandracchia of Stoneham & the late Josephine Saraceno & her late husband Joseph & the late Fred Mandracchia. Also lovingly survived by his 6 great grandchildren: Lorenzo, Francesco, Adamo, Arianna, Savannah, Jaxson & Joey. Many caring nieces & nephews also survive Charles.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 9th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

All attendees are asked to report directly to Church. Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church & cemetery. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

“Charlie” was the founder & operator of the New Bridge Cafe & Restaurant on the Chelsea/Revere line, for 46 years before retiring.


Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

Tuesday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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1
Mar

Phyllis E. (Eramo) Santiano

At 94 years, in Saugus, formerly of East Boston on March 1st following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family & in the presence of her God. Beloved wife of the late Michael J. Santiano, Jr. Devoted mother of Maureen D. Santiano & Phyllis’ adopted daughter, Rosalie Sarro, Robert J. Santiano & his wife Anne, all of Saugus & the late Richard L. Santiano & Michael J. Santiano, III. Cherished grandmother to Montana S. Santiano of Saugus & her partner William Jackson of Salem, Michael J. Santiano & his fiancé Ashley Wright of Haverhill, Mary A. Santiano & her fiancé, Matthew Williams of Weymouth & Julie E. Santiano of Boxford & her partner Revere Police Officer Stephen Pizzi of Revere. Dear sister of Evelyn Camarot of Saugus, & the late Rose Belli,  Viola Bertulli, Helen Breed, Caroline DeRocco, & the late George, Guido, John & Fred Eramo. Also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Thursday, March 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE. Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter. A Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. with Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at New Calvary Cemetery, Boston (Mattapan).

Services

Visiting Hours

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

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

Funeral Service

Friday, March 5th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

New Calvary Cemetery, Boston (Mattapan)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Covenant House, Times Square Station, P.O. Box 731, New York, NY 10108-0900.


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27
Feb

Nancy A. (Pisano) DeMaino

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church for Nancy A. (Pisano) DeMaino, who died in the presence of her God, on Saturday, February 27th at her home in Revere, she was 91 years old. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Nancy was born & raised in East Boston. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and attended East Boston High School. She was married to Nicolo DeMaino, the proprietor of DeMaino’s Restaurant in Revere & the couple had 2 children. In 1961, Nancy suffered the sudden loss of her dear husband Nicolo and was faced raising her 2 children as a single mother. Nancy was a strong & brave woman and rose to the challenge. She also ran the family restaurant for several years, before turning to a more stable career. She worked for the Boston Globe for over 10 years and later returned to working at DeMaino’s Restaurant when her son Lenny owned & operated it. Nancy was a very wise woman, who always spoke her mind. Like a true friend she always told you the truth, not just what you wanted to hear. She always put her family first, especially as a young mother, who made her way through life, on her own. Nancy’s family will be forever grateful to the staff & nurses at the Prospect House for their professionalism, care & compassion that was demonstrated for their mother.

She is the beloved wife of the late Nicolo DeMaino. Loving & devoted mother of Leonard N. “Lenny” DeMaino & his wife Freida of Revere & Annette N. Abbas of Salem, New Hampshire & her late husband Adam. Cherished grandmother of 4 grandsons & great grandmother of 6 great grandsons & 1 great granddaughter. Dear sister of Vito Pisano & his wife Yvonne of Revere, Marion Kelleher of Lynn & her late husband Edward & the late Virginia Perius. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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25
Feb

Vincent J. “Vinnie” Blengs

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, REVERE on Saturday, March 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., for Vincent J. “Vinnie” Blengs, a lifelong resident of Revere, who passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, February 25th. He was 65 years old. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home, following the visitation, at 2:15 p.m. Interment will be private.

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter. A strict limit of 25 people in the funeral home will apply for the Funeral Service.

Vinnie was graduate of Revere High School, Class of ’74, his work as a painter and his taste for adventure took him around the world, making friends and memories everywhere he went. He will long be remembered for his sense of humor, his gift of storytelling, genuine kindness and ability to make anyone laugh in any situation. He was the highlight of the family, a walking party who innately pulled anyone around him into his orbit of laughter and fun. But also, he had a soft spot in his heart for anyone less fortunate than himself, and could often be seen volunteering at food distribution sites for the homeless.

He is the cherished son of Laura Taglieri of Saugus and Sam Blengs of Revere and Pompano Beach, Florida. Beloved brother of Diane Blengs and her fiancé Robert A. Flammia of Tewksbury and Jason Blengs of Middleton. Adored uncle to William Walker of Saugus, Rachel Walker of Charlestown and David Walker of Medford. He also leaves behind his aunt and uncle, Judy and Bobby Anderson of Revere. He will be missed by many cousins and their children, who will always remember him as the “fun cousin” as well as many, many friends. He is predeceased by his stepfather Leo Taglieri of Saugus, his grandparents, Rae Smith, Ruth Howes, Josephine and Louis Blengs, all of Revere, his aunt and uncle, Florence and Al LaPorta of Revere and Vinnie and Terri Blengs of Dania Beach, Florida.

He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him and will no doubt think of him anytime they hear a Frank Sinatra song. Truly, one of a kind, and a man of unforgettable quirks, he will, above all else, be remembered for living life HIS way.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Saturday, March 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Service

**Limited to a 25 person capacity**

Saturday, March 6th at 2:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or by visiting www.GBFB.org.


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23
Feb

Joseph Botticelli, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE for Joseph Botticelli, Jr.  who died on Tuesday, February 23rd at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 87 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, all visitors must wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, adhere to all mandates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, CDC & the City of Revere & Archdiocese of Boston. The funeral has a capacity of 25-person limit, the church is at 40 % capacity. Temperature checks & contact tracing will be taken at the funeral home & church.

Joe was a Revere native & was educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1951. Shortly after High School, Joe enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Joe rose to the rank of Sargent & when he was honorably discharged, he earned the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal & National Defense Service Medal. Joe returned home after his proud service for his country and he began a career in Auto Mechanics. Joe was very mechanically inclined in many facets. He also went to school to learn about aircraft mechanics. His passion was automobiles. He began a career at Sears Automotive that spanned for 33 years. He married the love of his life, Linda Alexander on January 21, 1962. The couple moved to Saugus, where they remained their entire marriage. Joe was always fixing things inside & outside of the home & also working on cars. His fastidious nature, some would call obsessive, was more simply that he took care of his things. One of Joe’s passions were horses, he loved them so much. He enjoyed riding them and owned one as well. He thought they were they most beautiful animal God created. Joe & his wife both were dedicated & faithful parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere. He was a man of deep faith & love of God. He was a wonderful husband, brother, uncle & friend.

He is the loving & devoted husband of 59 years to Linda (Alexander) Botticelli of Saugus. Beloved son of the late Joseph Botticelli, Sr. & Elinor Helen (Cataldo) Botticelli. Cherished brother of Marie S. McAveeney of Leesburg, FL & her late husband Thomas B. & treasured brother-in-law of Alfred L. “Freddie” Alexander & his wife Carol of Chicago, IL & Rennie Alexander & his wife Gail P. of North Reading. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Visitation

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Friday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

Friday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden (Community Mausoleum)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.


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12
Feb

David J. Kelley

Funeral Services & Interment were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic for Retired Revere Police Patrolman David J. Kelley, who died in the loving care of his family in Saugus on Friday, February 12, following a long illness, he was 80 years old.

David was a lifelong Revere resident. He was educated In Revere & was an alumnus of Revere High School Class of 1958. He joined the Revere Police in the 1970s in the City he loved. His career spanned over 30 years of service, before retiring. He was an active member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171. There he made many lifelong friends & happy memories. He was a three-time past Exalted Ruler & Honorary Life Member. His best memories were always spent with his family, whom he loved deeply.


He is the beloved son of the late Norwood & Loretta (Theodore) Kelley. Loving father of Diane D. Danca & husband Frank of North Andover, John J. Kelley of Revere, David P. Kelley & wife Michelle of Revere, Melissa L. Sheppard & husband Matthew of Saugus & Christian C. Kelley & wife Wendy of Saugus. Dear brother of the late Robert B. Kelley & his surviving wife Eleanor E. “Sissy” Kelley of Revere. Adored grandfather of 5 grandchildren & one great granddaughter. He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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11
Feb

Alfred A. Zani AKA Zarni

At 91 years, following a brief illness on Jan. 30th, in Revere & of Chelsea. Beloved husband of the late Dorothea P. “Dot” (Sexton) Zarni. Cherished father of Bernadette H. Moore, James A. Zarni & his wife Paula G., all of Revere, John A. Zarni & his wife Patricia of Chelsea & the late Richard N. Zarni & the late Robert F. Zarni. Devoted grandfather 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. Proud great-grandfather of Eric T. Moore, Eric J. Moore & Devon R. Moore, all of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Jacob C. Lombardi, Gracie E. Lombardi & Quinn Lombardi, all of No. Reading & Jaxson T. White of Melrose. Dear brother to Lena R. Dieso of Revere & the late Elmo Zani-Zarni. Also lovingly survived by his great-great- grandson, Shawn J. Many respectful nieces & nephews also survive Al.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 20th in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m. Interment is Private. Attendees are reminded to proceed directly to church and in keeping with the ongoing pandemic, maintain social distancing & masks must be worn in the church at all times. Attendees must provide their name & telephone number for contact tracing & temperatures will be taken prior to entering the church.

Alfred loved the City of Chelsea & as an activist, fought for the benefit of the entire community, especially the downtrodden & the marginalized. Former President & operator of Rocky DeCamillo Steel Erection Co. for over 43 years. His memberships include the Saugus Lodge of Elks #642 & a founding member of the Cary Square Associates.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church. Capacity limits also apply.

Saturday, February 20th at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 333 Wyman St., Waltham, MA 02451.


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9
Feb

Marie R. (Spallone) Cavallaro

Funeral Services and Interment were held privately for Marie Rose Teresa Cavallaro, of Revere, who passed away peacefully in her home on February 9th at the age of 102.

Marie was born in Revere, Massachusetts, where she spent most of her childhood.  After high school, she met and married her husband Patrick Cavallaro from Lawrence, Massachusetts.  They lived in Massachusetts and Connecticut with their young children and eventually settled in New Jersey to raise their family. Throughout her life, Marie was involved in her community participating in numerous organizations in Massachusetts and New Jersey.  As a young woman, she served as Secretary for the Republican Party of New Jersey.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Marie remained active in her later years in the Boston area and never let the Boston weather get in her way.  She thoroughly enjoyed her Taiichi and yoga classes sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital and was an avid Mahjong player.  Marie also served as Vice-president of the Golden Age Club of East Boston and was a member of the Anna Defranzo Club of East Boston.  She was also involved with the VFW Auxiliary of Revere and the Red Hats.

She is the beloved wife of the late Patrick Cavallaro. Devoted mother of Patricia Ann Nardone and her husband Leo Nardone and the late Roger Lee Cavallaro & mother-in-law of Doreen Saulnier. Cherished grandmother of five granddaughters, five step-granddaughters and fifteen great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Mildred Spallone, Michael, Anthony and Raymond Spallone. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Marie was a Grandmother, Mama and friend to many.  She was a gregarious woman who shared her decades of life experiences, wisdom, sense of humor and strength from her deep faith with everyone she met. Marie’s family is grateful to the many people who provided support and care for her including the hospice team from Care Dimensions, the home health care teams from Right at Home, Metropolitan Home Health, and Mystic Valley Elder Services.  Their compassion and determination to provide care for Marie in her home during the pandemic was exemplary.  Additionally, the family thanks the Mass General team for decades of superb health care and services that provided Marie the ability to live a long and full life.  A special thank you to Megan for her incredible commitment to Marie and to Branka and Jake, their daughter Sara, and son David for their unwavering support, care, and love for Marie.

In lieu of flowers, Marie requested donations be sent to the ALS Association – Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton Street, Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062 (www.als.org) in memory of her son Roger.


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9
Feb

Charlette S. Hudson

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday, February 18th, in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m. for Charlette S. Hudson, who was stricken at her home in Revere and later passed at the CHA- Everett Hospital on Tuesday, February 9th, she was 60 years old. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. The church has a capacity of 40%, Temperatures will be checked, Contact Tracing Lists, Face Coverings & Social Distancing will be in effect.

Charlette was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany while her father was serving his country. She and her family returned to Massachusetts and settled in Jeffries Point in East Boston. Charlette was educated in Boston Schools and was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1978. Charlette always had a wit and a take-charge attitude who always spoke her mind, but Charlette was always a kind & loving person. She later moved to West Palm Beach, FL where she was married & began her family. She began her own cleaning company and was immediately being referred due to her fanatical cleaning obsession. Charlette, became very popular with many of the wealthier homeowners. She later returned to the Boston area, where she met her best friend & love Louie P. Abric, IV. Charlette immediately made friends in her new neighborhood and brought a level of energy there as well. She made friends everywhere she went and people gravitated towards her. She will be remembered in many ways for her unique & genuine ways.

She is the beloved daughter of the late Charles & Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Loberg). Loving mother of Victoria T. Dalton of Revere, Phillip C. Dalton & Michelle C. Hudson, both of Florida. Adored grandmother of Theo & Alexandria. Cherished companion of Louie P. Abric, IV of Revere with whom she made her home with. Dear sister of Elaine Hudson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Debra Hunter of Lakeworth, FL, Shelia Hudson – Parks & husband Robert of Wilmington & the late Charles R. Hudson & Beverly Grady. She is also lovingly survived by her former husband Phillip K. Dalton of Palm Beach, FL & many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews & many lifelong friends. She is predeceased by her faithful feline companion “Nico”. Interment will be private.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church. Capacity limits also apply.

Thursday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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8
Feb

Janet M. Fontenot

Funeral Services & Interment were held privately for Janet Fontenot, of Winthrop, formerly of Jeffries Point East Boston, who died following a long illness on Monday, February 8th, at Massachusetts General Hospital, she was 72 years old. Preceded in death by her parents, Iway and Caroline (Delbene) Fontenot. She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Lisa Feeley & her husband Sean of Martinsburg, WV; & her son, David Calla & his companion Janet A. Yaremian of Peabody. She is the dear sister of Maria Kelly & her husband Charles of Peabody & Gerald Fontenot& his wife Donna of Georgetown, formerly of Chelsea. Cherished grandmother to Alex, Patrick, and Felicia Feeley Also lovingly survived by her nieces & nephews Renee Jacavanco, Diane Letellier, Stacy Marshall, Christopher Fontenot, and Matthew Fontenot. Janet was a late employee of Home Depot in Chelsea where she worked as a sales associate for 5 years, before retiring. Janet also worked in the Hospitality Industry for most of her working career, where she worked as a bookkeeper for several of the area Hotels.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of {deceased name} to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift.


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