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24
Jan

Kenneth C. “K.O.” O’Neil

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, January 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Kenneth C. “K.O.” O’Neil. Kenny passed away following a brief illness on Monday, January 24th at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 73 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 7:15 pm. Interment will be held privately.

Kenny was a native of Winthrop, where he was born and raised. He was a proud alumnus of Winthrop High School, the Class of 1967. He was a long-time employee at Eastern Airlines, where he worked as a baggage handler for 25 years. When he retired, he held various jobs with his larger-than-life personality, including as a bartender at the “Shipwreck Lounge” on Revere Beach. Kenny made many friendships there and anywhere he went. Kenny also owned and operated his own business called “The Good Samaritan”, where he was a liquor distributor.

Kenny was a lover of the beach and he lived on Revere Beach with his longtime love, Despena “Dee” Baletsa. The couple shared 20 years of happiness and an abundance of wonderful memories. Kenny was undoubtedly a “people person” and he made sure that when you were with him, you were going to have a good time. He had a witty sense of humor, enjoyed sharing his colorful stories, and offered unmatched generosity to all of those around him. If you were a friend to Kenny, you were a friend for life and you could always count on him to be there for you.

Kenny enjoyed music very much, beginning with his trumpet playing in the Winthrop High School band. Kenny was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1357.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the longtime fiancée of Despena “Dee” Baletsa of Revere with whom he shared his home with for 20 years. He was also the former partner of the late Stephanie M. Ciampa, the beloved son of the late Francis J. & Claire N. (McGough) O’Neil, the cherished brother of Karen Daly and husband James of Stoneham. He was the treasured uncle of Kevin Daly and his son Chase of Wilmington, James Daly and wife Erin of New Hampshire, and Janet Daly of Stoneham. He is also lovingly survived by Gregory Nigro and his fiancée Sindia Taylor and their daughter Madeline of Quincy and Nicholas Nigro and his wife Jessica and their daughter Nata of Washington, D.C. And no one could forget Kenny’s beloved canine companion the late “Callie” along with his many loving and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, January 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, January 28th at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private


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23
Jan

Russ R. Luciano

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Monday, January 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Russ R. Luciano, who died suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 23rd. He was 62 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Interment will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The family respectfully asks all attendees please wear a facemask for the duration of the services.

Russ was a long time Revere Resident. He was raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1977. All of Russ’ working career was spent in sales. Russ had a charisma and gift to connect with people, which allowed him to be a success in this area. He had the ability to listen to people and get them what they wanted. Throughout his life, he was always trying to be the best he could be. He loved his family unconditionally and did everything to help provide for them.

He is the beloved son of Jean M. (Scopa) Luciano of Revere & Joseph E. Luciano of Marco Island, Florida. Loving father of Russ C. Luciano of Berlin, NH & the late Tiana M. Luciano. Cherished Papa of Jasandra, Shawn, Jaylee, Natalia, Evan, Jordan & the late John Keegan. Dear brother of Denise T. (Luciano) Medina & husband Herm of Boca Raton, FL. He is also lovingly survived by his nephews, Albert Medina, Louis Medina & Michael Medina, all of Boca Raton, FL, and many loving cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted on behalf of his family.


All attendees are asked to wear a face mask throughout the services.

Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in church.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, January 31st at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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20
Jan

Paula G. (O’Hara) Zarni

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 12th at 11:30 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere for Paula G. (O’Hara) Zarni, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 20th at the age 67 years old in her home in Revere. All attendees must follow the Archdiocese of Boston Covid -19 Protocols and wear a Face Mask. Interment will be held privately.

Paula was born in Chelsea, raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1972. She was married to her husband James A. Zarni and together they shared 42 years of marriage. Paula was a devoted wife & proud mother. She took great pride in raising her daughters, Jessica & Katie. She was a receptionist at Revere Pediatrics for 10 years. Paula later became a Certified Nursing Assistant working at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and later worked as a Home Health Aide in Revere. Paula had a zest for life. When she was a young woman, she was a participant in the “Row – Row – Row to Revere”. She especially loved the beauty of the beach and the serenity of the ocean. She was an avid gardener and loved to grow a variety of flowers. Paula was also a huge animal advocate and especially loved dogs. Her family was always most important to her, particularly her four wonderful grandchildren.

She is the beloved wife of 42 years to James A. Zarni of Revere. Loving mother of Jessica Z. White & husband of Brian J. of Melrose & Katie E. Lombardi & husband Carl of No. Reading. Adored grandmother of Jacob C., Jaxson T., Gracie A., & Quinn E. Devoted daughter of the late Ret. Revere Police Patrolman Vincent J. O’Hara & Margaret Y. (Donovan) O’Hara. Dear sister of Judith A. “Judy” Violette of Ipswich, Eileen O’Hara of Chelsea & the late Elizabeth Little & Dennis O’Hara. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.


Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in church.

Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 12th at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


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18
Jan

Peter J. Ranese, Sr.

Funeral & Services were held privately for Peter J. Ranese, Sr. of Revere who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 18th, at the CHA – Everett Hospital, he was 90 years old.

Peter was born in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston. He was one of twelve children. He attended Boston Public Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army on October 16, 1952, during the Korean Conflict. He proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged on October 2, 1954. He returned home & he began to work for the City of Boston as a Crane Operator. He married his wife, Mary Nargi on February 3, 1957. The couple remained in East Boston for several years, before relocating to Somerville where they made their home & began their family. Peter was a devoted husband & father and worked hard to provide for his family. In the late 1980s Peter & his family moved to Revere. He sustained a work ending injury and was no longer able to work at the capacity as he was once did. Peter was known for his cooking skills, and he did all the cooking in the house. Peter made certain that he would take care of his family in other ways, like staying busy maintaining the home & fixing whatever needed to be fixed Family was all that ever mattered to Peter, he demonstrated his love for his entire family everyday.  

He is the devoted husband of 64 years to Mary N. (Nargi) Ranese of Revere. Loving father of Peter J. Ranese, Jr. & Joseph P. Ranese, both of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Danny Bua & his wife Lauren of Nashville, TN, Virginia Matyka & her husband Jarred & of North Andover, Matthew P. Ranese & his wife Nicole of Danvers & Rachel M. Ranese of Weymouth. Adored great grandfather of Tyler & Emily. Dear brother of Joann Ranese & Jeanette Ranese, both of Boca Raton, FL, and the late Salvatore Ranese, Michael Ranese, Anthony L. Ranese, Anna Hammam, Josephine Bruno, Mary Porazzo, Santa Ranese, Joseph Ranese, Jr. & Richard Ranese. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


Funeral Services were Private.


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16
Jan

Samuel Russell Segee

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, January 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Samuel Russell Segee who died on Sunday, January 16th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, he was 84 years old. All other Funeral Services will be held privately. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Sam was born in Winthrop but was a lifelong Revere Resident. He was born to Waldo H. & Helen E. (Spence) Segee. He was one of four boys. Sam was educated in Revere and was a proud alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1955. Sam enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict on November 9, 1960, and proudly served his country until November 3, 1962. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Private First Class. When Sam returned home, he began working at the First National Grocery Stores. He worked there for 27 years as a Dairy Manager, until they closed in 1980. He then sought employment in the Commercial Cleaning Industry, in and around Boston. He did this type of work until his retirement. Sam was an active man. He would enjoy long walks, daily exercise and was very conscious about his diet. He was a very regimented person. Sam enjoyed taking trips to the Casino. He enjoyed Mohegan Sun, as well as his yearly trips with his brother Gene & sister-in-law Jean to Las Vegas, New Orleans, the Bahamas & more recently the Encore. Sam was also an avid golfer and for many years, he and his brothers met every Wednesday to play golf together.

He is the beloved son of the late Waldo H. Segee & Helen E. (Spence) Segee. The cherished brother of Richard I. Segee & his late wife Marilyn of Revere, Eugene B. “Gene” Segee & wife Jean of Salem, NH & Ronald M. Segee, whom he shared his home with of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451.


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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16
Jan

Alfred J. “Al” Ciampi, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Alfred J. “Al” Ciampi, Sr., who died on Sunday, January 16th at his home in Methuen surrounded by the love & presence of his family, he was 68 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, January 21st at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Please wear face mask throughout the services.

Al was a Revere native. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1971. Al began driving 10-Wheeler trucks for a living & he worked for many years for Joe Fern Trucking. He later left to work at Speedy Wee Wash Laundry on Broadway in Revere for over 10 years. Al had a great personality and a great sense of humor, everyone that came into the store became a friend. He then went to work at Life Care Center in Stoneham as an Activities Director with the residents. His caring ways and fun-loving personality made sure that the residents would enjoy whichever activity he had planned for them. Al married the love of his life, Carol Nickerson, on July 14, 1979. They remained in Revere where they made their life together & started their family. Al was a dedicated husband & father. First and foremost, Al was a family man, and his persona didn’t change at home. He was also a “D.J.”, typically playing at the Revere Elks for numerous functions. Al also enjoyed his hobby of collecting miniature construction equipment of all sorts and building a large scaled construction sites, similar to train enthusiasts. He would spend hours making the scenery life like with extensive details.  He was warm & loving and always making people laugh. He treasured his wife, children & grandchildren.

He is the devoted husband of 43 years to Carol A. (Nickerson) Ciampi of Methuen, formerly of Revere. Loving father of Stacey L. Bowe & her husband Clarence of Seabrook, NH, A.J. Ciampi, Jr. & his wife Dena of Methuen & Jarred M. Ciampi & Toni Robert of Wakefield. Cherished Papa of Alexa, Anthony, Vincent, Baylee & Domenic. Dear brother of Carol Jolly & her husband Michael of Rocky Mount, NC, Clare Urbanowicz & her husband Ralph of Hanson, Camille Beatrice & her husband John of Beverly & late Marie G. “Snookie” Anderson & Francis “Frank” A. Ciampi. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater New England Chapter, 60 Walnut Street, Suite 101B, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.


All attendees are asked to wear a face mask throughout the services.

Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in church.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, January 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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14
Jan

Marie A. (Taibi) Lentini

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, January 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Marie A. (Taibi) Lentini, who died on Friday, January 14th at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, following a brief illness, she was 94 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, EVERETT at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. At the family’s request, all attendees are asked to please wear face coverings and practice social distancing during services at the funeral home & church.

Marie was born in Boston and she was raised in Medford. The family later moved to Stoneham and Marie was educated in Stoneham schools. She went to work in several clothing factories as a young woman as a seamstress. She was very talented and produced excellent work. Marie’s work ethic was instilled in her as a young woman. She worked over 30 years at the Baron Abrahamson Co. Marie later went to work alongside her sister, Yolanda at her Bridal Salon in Everett. Family was the center of her heart; they are what was truly most important to her.

She is the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Benedict C. “Ben” Lentini. Loving mother of Margaret M. Lentini – Cook & her late husband Terry of Atkinson, NH & Paula A. Lentini – Delmonte & her husband James of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Atty. Nicole M. Cook – Gallant & husband Christopher of Atkinson, NH, Justin C. Cook & fiancé Andrea Gallego of Andover, Michael J. Delmonte of Methuen & Matthew P. Delmonte & fiancé Jamie Raccosta of Worcester. Adored great grandmother of Aidan Cook, Madelynn Cook, Charlotte Gallant, & Jackson Gallant. Dear sister of the late Joseph A. “Jay” Taibi, Rose Fucillo, Caterina DeVito, Josephine DiClemente, Angelina D’Avolio, Elizabeth Bartolo, Frances Perkins & Yolanda Fucaloro. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Loretta Taibi of Revere and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

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


All attendees are asked to wear a face mask and practice social distancing throughout the services.

Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in church.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, January 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 22nd at 12:00 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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12
Jan

Anthony S. “Tony” Muollo, Jr.

A private Visitation & Funeral Service was held due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Anthony S. “Tony” Muollo, Jr., who died on Wednesday, January 12th at his residence following a brief illness, he was 66 years old.

Anthony  began his life as a resident of Everett and later moved with his family to Revere at the age 7. He then became a lifelong resident of Revere, where he was raised & educated.  He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1973. He went on to pursue his education at Suffolk University in Boston and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Anthony began his career by working for Care About Now as an Outreach Co-coordinator, establishing two new programs in Revere and Winthrop, specializing in individual counseling, group and family counseling, as a drug counselor specialist.  He wrote and published informative material used within the school system to educate and advise for the prevention of  drug abuse for at risk youth.   Anthony furthered his career at  D.A.R.E., where he worked closely with the Director of the Department of Youth Services and Psychiatric Nurses in core evaluations, education plans, individual, family and group counseling for crisis intervention,  where he helped and offered encouragement to troubled youths. Anthony was inspirational and was dedicated to helping and shaping an important cause. Anthony later desired to try a new career path and became an insurance sales agent; he did that for a while before shifting to automotive sales. He later decided to go on his own, and again shift careers paths. He and his fiancé, Dawn Jeffries, owned & operated the D.A.M. Dart Depot located on Revere Street. They enjoyed operating their business for 21 years and meeting so many people, of which, some would become close friends.  On October 14, 2020, Anthony lost his best friend and fiancé, Dawn to her battle with lung cancer. Anthony was heartbroken and then he closed the business. Anthony was a man who loved life and the outdoors. He loved to go camping, hunting & fishing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Anthony took pride and care in taking his nephews and his niece on their first camping adventure, teaching each of them to fish.  He instilled a love of camping and the great outdoors in each of them. Anthony was also a self-taught Martial Arts enthusiast, which was one of his lifelong passions.

He is the beloved son of Dorothy (Maffeo) Muollo of Revere & the late Anthony S. Muollo, Sr. He is the loving fiancé of the late Dawn M. Jeffries. The cherished brother of Donna M. Muollo of Revere, Karen A. McGonagle & husband William “Bill” of Plymouth & Christopher C. Muollo & wife Patricia “Patty” of Groveland. He is the treasured uncle of Sean W. McGonagle & Joseph W. McGonagle, both of Plymouth, Maegan D. Muollo – Diaz & husband Rauly of Dracut & Christopher A. Muollo of Groveland. He is also lovingly survived by his faithful feline companion; “Ziggy Bear” & the late “Hunni-Bear” & “Bubba Lou”. Anthony is also survived by many friends & other loving family members.

Remembrances may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.


Funeral Services were Private.


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10
Jan

Baby Zai Mael Rosa-Giuliano

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, January 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for the unexpected death of a beautiful baby boy Zai Mael Rosa – Giuliano, who was the unborn son to expecting parents, Joli M. Giuliano & Jose A. Rosa of Winthrop. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 3:15 p.m. in the Funeral home. Interment will be private.

He is the grandson of Scott Sullivan & his wife Leanne of Revere and Brenda Rosa of Chelsea & the great grandson of Ebisted & Ismael Perez of Florida. He is lovingly survived by many aunts & uncles.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals are honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements for their Angel Zai. Please keep this young family in your thoughts & prayers for this tremendous loss. Remember them & Zai in the days, weeks, & months ahead.

Those we have held in our arms for a short while, we hold in our hearts forever” – Author Unknown


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, January 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 22nd at 3:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private


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9
Jan

Toni Ann DiNanno

A Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church for Toni DiNanno, who died on Sunday, January 9th at the CHA – Everett Hospital, due to complications from COVID-19, she was 46 years old.

Toni was a lifelong Revere resident. She was a proud alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1993. Toni was a devoted mother of her three children, nothing was more important her than her children. She was a very active mother and was always present for any event that they were involved in. She was most proud of her children and wanted to see them excel in everything they did. She worked various jobs throughout her life to provide for them. She worked at Biachi’s Pizza on Revere Beach for many years as a “pizza maker” and she also drove a taxi for a period as well. Her most recent job was a Personal Care Assistant for over a year. Family was paramount to Toni, it was what was most important to her and she cherished them.

She is the loving mother of Gregory M. Badolato & his companion Jenna Maglio of Waltham, Gianni S. Badolato & Giabella V. Badolato, both of Revere. She is the longtime companion of Allen R. Johnson of Revere. Beloved daughter of the late Deborah M. Badolato & Richard DiNanno. Treasured sister of Tiffany M. Stec & husband Ryan of Lynnfield & Tiana  M. Badolato & companion Leo Tighe of Revere.  Cherished granddaughter of Vincella “Dolly” (DiLegro) Badolato of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere & the late Gregory Badolato. Special niece of Frank G. Badolato of Florence, AZ, John M. Badolato & wife Denise M. of Tewksbury, Denise A. Ferrara of Wakefield & Doreen M. Gordon & husband Matthew J. of Lynnfield. She is also lovingly survived by her nephews, Brayden W. & Bryce A. Stec and many loving cousins.

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


Funeral Services will be Private


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