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Feb

Dorothy M. (Jacobs) Olsen

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home Olsen, Dorothyfor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Dorothy M. (Jacobs) Olsen, who passed away, at 90 years, on Monday evening, February 1st at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody following a brief illness. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
Born and raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High School in 1943.While Dorothy enjoyed her family, she also enjoyed being active in the working world. Upon graduating from Revere High School, she became an Assistant Buyer for the former R.H. White’s Department store in downtown Boston. After raising her family, she was a longtime employee of the Shirley Shoe Outlet in Revere and at Host-Marriott at Logan Airport in the gift shop at the United Airlines terminal. She was an avid crocheter who loved to make afghan blankets for family and friends. She also crocheted dozens of baby bonnets which she donated to local area hospitals including Children’s Hospital. She was also an animal lover who cared for several feral cats in the Oak Island community. She was a longtime member of the VFW Post 6712, Ladies Auxiliary, in Beachmont, Revere.

 

She is the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Henry L. Olsen, Retired Revere Fire Department Captain. She was the devoted mother of James Olsen & his wife Joyce of Amesbury, Karen DeVincentis & her husband Carl of Rowley, Susan Olsen of Revere & Dr. Nancy R. Olsen Waldron, PhD. & her partner John O’Brien of Winthrop. Cherished grandmother of Randolph E. Waldron, Jr. of Rhode Island, James G. Olsen, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Newburyport, Lawrence J. Scaglione, IV and his wife Chelsea of Munson and Michelle DeVincentis of Beverly. Dear sister of Marjorie Clukey and her husband Roger of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Florence Kloack, Frances DePasquale, Charles Jacobs, Earl Jacobs, Harold “Sonny” Jacobs and James Jacobs. She also leaves her cousin Jean Livick of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, February 5th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Funeral Home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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

1
Feb

Julia L. (Della Porta) Fraga

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside. Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett on Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. for Julia L. (Della Porta) Fraga, who passed on Monday, February 1st at Salem Hospital following a long convalescence. Mourners are invited to congregate at 10:45 a.m., inside the main gate of Woodlawn Cemetery.

Born & raised in Revere, she was a member of one of Revere’s oldest professional families. Her family owned & operated a number of businesses locally and on the Boulevard. She was a member of the Class of 1942, Revere High School. She & her beloved husband of 69 years, George T. “Buddy” Fraga, left Revere and moved to Saugus over 50 years ago. Earlier in her life, she and her dear late Mother, Jennie (Malta)Della Porta were active members of the Revere Womens’ Club.

Besides her beloved husband of 69 yrs., George T. “Buddy” Fraga, she is survived by her devoted brother, Joseph Della Porta & his wife, Gladys A.(Capone) Della Porta of Swampscott. She was also the sister of the late, Annette DeCotis. She is the dear aunt of Douglas J. Della Porta & Philip J. Fraga, both of Revere, Robert, James and Carl DeCotis & the late Steven J. Della Porta. She was also the loving daughter of the late Anthony & Jennie (Malta) Della Porta.

Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
(Please meet directly at the cemetery gate at 10:45 a.m.)

In lieu of flowers, and because of Julia’s intense concern for the welfare of animals, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA.01970 or to the MSPCA at ANGELL, 350 South Huntington Ave.,Boston,Ma.02130-9923.

 

30
Jan

Joseph M. Bocchetti

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Bocchetti, JosephHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107 ) Revere, for Joseph M. Bocchetti, who died on Saturday January 30th at Lahey Clinic, Burlington following a lengthy illness, at 80 years. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, February 3rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Born in Tewksbury & raised in East Boston, He attended Boston Public Schools. He entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, proudly serving his country. When “Joe” returned home, he began a career in the Construction field. He worked as a “Rigger” for several of the Larger Construction Companies in, and around the Boston Area. Due to his failing health Joe was forced to retire. He was known for being very social and was very active in many of the area’s fraternal organizations. He had a love for playing cards with the guys at many of the social clubs. He especially liked playing “Gin” & “Texas Hold’em”. He was a Regular at Suffolk Downs, betting or just socializing. During his life, Joe resided in East Boston, Chelsea & Revere.

 

He is the loving & devoted father of James J. Bocchetti of Revere, Joseph V. Bocchetti & his wife Lisa L. of Haverhill & Joanne M. Peters & her husband Carleton M. of Lynn. Cherished grandfather of Vanessa M. Pozerski & her husband Christopher of Crofton, MD., Eric Russano of Revere, Marissa C. & Ashley N. Bocchetti both of Haverhill. Adored great grandfather of Hayden Robert Pozerski. He is the beloved son of the late Vincent Muscara & Concetta “ Connie” Bocchetti. He is also lovingly survived by nieces, nephews, & cousins. Joe is a late member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1272 , Revere, Beachmont V.F.W. Post #6712, American Legion Post #61, Joseph L. Mottola VFW Post # 4524 & The Sons of Italy of Revere.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, February 3rd 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 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, N.E. Chapter, 60 Walnut St. Wellesley, MA 02481

27
Jan

George G. Shaheen

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, January 31st, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),Revere, for George G. Shaheen, who died on Wednesday, January 27th at the Lighthouse Nursing Shaheen, GeorgeCare Center, following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Wintrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Shaheen was born in Boston’s South End, living his early years in East Boston. He was an alumnus of Revere High school, Class f 1944. In April of 1945, he began service in the U.S. Army, as a rifleman & snare drummer with the 88th Infantry Division, in Italy & Yugoslavia until the conclusion of the hostilities, in Nov. of 1946. He married the love of his life, Edith M. (Mastromarino) in 1949, sharing some 66 years. He was a devout family man, reveling in his role, as a father and husband. He worked a full career as a design draftsman in the aerospace industry with a number of companies including Raytheon & G.T.E. Sylvania. During the 1960s, he worked on designing electrical parts for the lunar module. He was an avid bowler & was well known as a gifted jokester. A devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community of Revere, he served as president of the Holy Name Society. He was a talented soloist & dancer and once performed as a solo vocalist for a minstrel show held by the Immaculate Conception Reveries. He also served as President of the Revere Senior Center for several years during the 1990s and early 2000s.

He is the cherished father of George P. Shaheen of Revere, Thomas J. Shaheen of Nashua,NH, Stephen J. Shaheen of Miami, Fl., David J. Shaheen & his wife, Minda of Nashua, NH & Philip H. Shaheen his wife, Martha of Williamsburg, VA. He is the devoted grandfather of Zachary Shaheen & his wife, Brittany of Rochester, N.H., Molly Shaheen of Oregon, D.J. Shaheen of Gloucester, MA, Aja Lee Shaheen of Ipswich & Harrison G. Shaheen of Williamsburg, VA. He was the dear brother to the late Ruth Brangiforte, Catherine Gomes, Mary Shaw, & Alice Nichols. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, Joseph Mastromarino & his wife, Claudette, his sisters-in-law Dorothy Trapane & Clara Mattola.

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Peasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or by visiting www.alz.org

25
Jan

Roger W. Scales

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 2nd at 1 :30 p.m. at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 85 Lake St., Peabody, for Roger W. Scales, who died unexpectedly at his Revere home on Monday, January 25th.
A Revere native & resident for all of his life, Roger was a 1969 alumnus of Revere High School. A work related accident, rendered Roger disabled at a very early age.
He is the beloved son of the late Frank & Anna (Scott) Scales. He is the devoted brother of Anita Maggarett of Revere & the late Harold, John & Leonard W Scales. His brother, Leonard W. Scales, died on January 16th, 2016, nine (9) days earlier than Roger. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Roger’s family were long-time members of the First Congregational Church of Revere & for that, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Food Pantry at the First Congressional Church, 94 Central Ave., Revere MA, 02151.

Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, February 2nd at 1:30p.m. at Puritawn Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody
(Please meet directly at the cemetery gate)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Food Pantry at the First Congressional Church, 94 Central Ave., Revere MA,02151

22
Jan

William C. Swartz

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.in the Vertuccio & Smith Swartz, WilliamHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for William C. Swartz, who passed on Friday, January 22nd at his Saugus residence. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home, following the visitation on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. followed by interment Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

 

Born & raised in Boston’s Dorchester section, he attended schools in the Boston area. He entered the US ARMY, in Nov. 1958 serving until Jan. of 1962, during the beginning of the Viet-Nam Era. Most of his working career, was as a heavy equipment operator, up to and including the time of the “BIG DIG”. He has been a Saugus resident for 20 years. He was a member of the Quincy Knights of Columbus & the Malden Moose.

 

He is the devoted father of Michelle L. Cardinale & her husband, Craig of Saugus, Lisa M. Settipane & her husband, Richard Settipane Jr. of North Reading & Joseph “Joey” James of North Reading. He is the cherished grandfather of Louis, Nicholas & Ava Cardinale, all of Saugus & Paolo, Richard & Lorenzo Settipane, all of North Reading. He is the dear brother of Steven & Mildred Swartz and the late Helena Prisco. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Shirley R. (Capizzi) Anderson of Revere & several nieces & nephews.

 

Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 28th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield

Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

21
Jan

Shirley A. (Terminiello) O’Donnell

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, January 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith O'Donnell, ShirleyHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Shirley A. O’Donnell (Terminiello), who passed most unexpectedly on Thursday, January 21st at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 27th, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10:00 a.m.

 
Born, raised & educated in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1953 & an alumna of Salem State College, Class of 1957. Shirley taught for over 38 years, within the elementary level for the City of Revere, spending most of her career between the Lincoln & Whelan Schools. A long-time resident of Point of Pines, she was a co-founder of the “Pines sand-lot for baseball”. She was a member of the Retired Revere School Teachers Assoc., the Mass. State Teachers’ Assoc. & the Salem State College Alumni. She and her beloved husband of 57 years, James F. O’Donnell, Sr. enjoyed a passion for “Disney” and have made 97 trips to and from. Shirley’s first love, after her family, was anything “Mickey Mouse”, and her home decor certainly asserts that fact. Her children, and grandchildren, will long cherish the joy that those trips have brought to them.

 

Besides her loving husband, James F. O’ Donnell Sr., she leaves three children. She is the cherished mother of Kathleen A. Callahan & her husband Michael of Marblehead, James J. O’Donnell Jr. and his wife Kathleen and Brian J. O’Donnell, all of Revere. She is the adored grandmother to Meaghan K. DeSoto & her husband, Jonathan of Marblehead, Michael K. Callahan Jr. & his wife, Johanna of Danvers, Taylor K. Callahan of So. Boston, Garrett C. Callahan of Austin, Texas, James F. & Kathryn M. O’Donnell both of Revere. With tenderness and over we remember Shirley’s great-granddaughter, Sarah K. DeSoto. She is the dear sister to the late, Marilyn C. Sordillo & Victor “Muzzy” Terminiello and the daughter to the late Victor C. & Catherine “Kitty” (Aufiero) Terminiello. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, January 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl., Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2031.

20
Jan

Rose M. “Babe” (LaRaia) Giangregorio

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 25th, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway Giangregorio, Rose(Rte.107), Revere from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Rose M. “Babe” (LaRaia) Giangregorio who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 20th at Mass. General Hospital, Boston. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m., follow by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Born & raised in East Boston, she attended Boston Schools & was an alumna of Girls’ High of Boston, Class of 1945. As a young girl, she worked for the Commonwealth of Mass. at the State House as a secretarial aide. For 35 years, she was Executive Secretary to the Business Agent of Bethlehem Steel, Local 25. “Babe” was the always energetic to the max and enjoyed every facet of life. She married her long-time sweetheart, Lawrence Giangregorio in 1950 and nourished him until he died on March 1, 1985, suffering from a long tenure with cancer. She was a many year member of the Winthrop Lodge of the Sons of Italy,(Ladies Chapter), and was active in many of their charity events and social events. Never idle, she was also a long-time member of the Winthrop Senior Center (Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center) & a vibrant member of their Italian Club & Zumba Club. And, in addition to all, she was a member of the Waterfront Crew Poets of Winthrop, a chapter of the Mass. State Poetry Society, Inc. She joined with her son, Alan, a membership in the Dicken’s Fellowship – Boston Branch. She & her husband, moved from East Boston to Winthrop in August of 1967. “Babe” was a very proud Winthrop resident, but never lost her love and passion for the East Boston, that she knew.

She is the devoted mother of Alan L. Giangregorio & his wife, Denise of Winthrop and Lawrence P. Giangregorio and his wife Irene of Melrose. She is the cherished grandmother of Adam A. Giangregorio of Jamaica Plain, Luke N. Giangregorio of Winthrop, Paul J. Giangregorio of Melrose & Alyssa R. Giangregorio of Beverly. She is the dear sister of Isabelle C. Gardiner of Brookline and the adored aunt of Leslie F. Ciampi & her husband, Peter & their family of Lexington. May “Babe’s” zest for life, be an inspiration to all.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 26th at 11:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Winthrop Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St. Winthrop, MA 02152.

19
Jan

Paul A. Orcione

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 22rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),REVERE, for Paul A. Orcione, who died unexpectedly at his Ipswich home, on Tuesday, January Paul Orcione19th. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home, after the visitation at 12:00 p.m. Noon, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Chelsea, he was raised & educated in Revere, moving to Gloucester, Ma. in 1965. Paul served as a heavy weapons Infantry-man, with the U.S. ARMY, as part of Co. B. & member of the 164th Infantry. He served from April of 1953 – April of 1955. As a young man, Paul
developed an interest in ice-skating and thought to pursue the sport as a career. He was acclaimed to be most adept at the sport and won several local competitions. Most of his working career was within plastics manufacturing. For many years he worked for the former Webster Industries of Chelsea as a supervisor in the shipping department.

He was the son of the late Anthony & Rose (Morganto) Orcione. He is the beloved brother to Donald Orcione of Gloucester, Ma. & the late, Frank, William P. & Americo “Mickey” Orcione, Eda A. “Chickie” Giovanni-DiGiovanni, Eva D’Alessandro & Mary Dennis. Paul was also the devoted friend to the late, Barney. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.

Services

Visitation

Friday, January 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, January 22nd at 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of our choice.

16
Jan

Vito Michael “Sonny” Russo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith HomeRusso, Vito for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Vito Michael “Sonny” Russo, who passed following a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma, at the home of his devoted daughter, Marisa Russo, in Bourne, MA, on Friday, January 1st, 2016. The funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

 

Mr. Russo was born on October 30th, 1930 in Boston’s North End. Raised in the North End, he received his early education there. His family then came to live in Revere and he continued his education, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1948. He entered the US Army in April of 1953 & served until April of 1955, reaching the rank of Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict. Most of his working career was with the U.S. Postal Service at the Logan Airport Facility. He held many managerial positions within the Postal service and retired in 1987, after 28 years of service. Concurrently, with his work at the Post Office, he worked construction with many of his family members. “Sonny” bowled with the Postal Union League using his unique “left handed curve shot”. He maintained many friendships from his bowling days. He was a gifted man, employing many of his God given talents; electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and all else that completes a fine construction worker. An avid sports fan, he was most fond of his Boston Bruins. Even at the age of 85, and in spite of his illness, he would be able to relive most of the important games with exacting accuracy. On a most genuine, humanitarian level, he was a 53 year, continuous blood donor, only ending his remarkable record, because of his 2012 diagnosis of multiple myeloma. He was a member of the Retired Postal Workers Union of Boston.

 

He leaves behind is his beloved wife of 53 years, Roberta M. “Bobbie” (Epstein) Russo of Revere. He is the adored father of Marisa Russo of Bourne, MA. He is the cherished grandfather of Bradley Michael Yochum & his girlfriend Catie Driscoll of West Harwich, MA & Joseph Kyle Yochum of Bourne, MA. Also lovingly survived by his great-granddaughter, Janeese Anna Yochum. He is the dear brother to Lydia DiSisto of Revere, Salvatore Russo and his wife Barbara of Beverly, Anna DeMauro of Winthrop, I. James Russo and his longtime girlfriend Sharon Walsh of Everett, Charles C. Russo & his wife, Darlene of Glen, N.H. & the late, Mary Longo, Alphonse C. Russo, Joseph & Michael Russo. He is also survived by his former son-in-law, Joseph P. Yochum & his wife, Sandra “Sandy” of Mashpee, MA. and many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 23rd at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA. 02241-4238.