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13
Oct

Richard A. Racki

Of Everett, on October 13th, surrounded by his loving family at 77 years. Beloved husband of Laura M. Bessler of Everett. Devoted father of Roberta L. Racki of Chelsea, Brian R. Racki and wife Athanasia of Lynn, Nicole A. Bessler of Freetown & Matthew J. Bessler & wife Michelle of Everett. Cherished grandfather of Ottavia J. Racki of Chelsea, Stephanie A. Racki of Allston, Myranda & Taylor Newton, both of Dracut, Cameron Newton of Woburn, Sydnee, Erin, Macayla & Alyssa Bessler, all of Everett. Adored great-grandfather of Giovanni, Izaiah, Dante, Ayla & Wyatt. Dear brother of Nathalie Bernard and husband Robert of Revere, Anthony Racki and wife Genevieve of Lynn, Gregory Racki and companion Nancy of Revere, James Racki and wife Nancy of South Carolina & the late Frances Oreto & former husband of the late Deborah (Vannelli) Racki. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, October 18th from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, EVERETT at 10:00 a.m. and immediately followed with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting Hours are Thursday, October 17th from 4-8 pm. in the funeral home. Parking available left of the funeral home.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, October 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, EVERETT

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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12
Oct

Anthony F. Garro

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, October 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Anthony F. Garro, who passed away on October 12th in the presence of his loving God & his devoted family at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. He was in his 96th year. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, October 16th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m. and immediately followed with entombment in the Sheffield Community Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Boston, Mr. Garro was an alumnus of Boston English High School, Class of 1942. For most of his working career, Mr. Garro was in the employ of the Federal Government, specifically for the Internal Revenue Service, serving as an account manager. Mr. Garro moved to Revere, when he married Mildred (DiSessa) Garro. She passed on April 24, 2000. Anthony remained in Revere until his passing. As an active member of the Revere Senior Center, he was most interested in their bowling & bocce tournaments. Family & friends will long remember him as a dedicated family man for his various roles in family structure and as a faithful & dedicated Husband, Dad & Grandfather. His fine personality & his integrity are unchallenged.

He is the beloved husband of the late Mildred (DiSessa) Garro. Cherished father of Maria J. Reisman & husband Robert S. of Needham, Christina J. Brownell & husband Mark P. of Belchertown, Camille J. Garro & her partner Dennis M. LaMalfa of Newburyport & Gina J. Garro & husband Brian S. Duplisea of Somerville. Devoted grandfather of Marissa G. Semprucci & husband Michael of Needham, Matthew B. Reisman & wife Mandy of Marshfield , Nicholas A. Reisman & wife Sandra of CO, Adam G. Belmonte & wife Evie of No. Andover, Alexander J. Brownell & wife Casey of Malden, Melina Garro-Duplisea, Andres Garro-Duplisea & Sulmy Garro-Duplisea, all of Somerville. Dear brother of the late Nan Scola, Frances Fiocca & Sarah Garro. He is also lovingly survived by 4 great grandchildren, Layla, Olivia, Benjamin & Lucy & many nieces & nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, October 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 16th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Entombment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett (Sheffield Mausoleum)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.


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2
Oct

Pamela A. (Martin) Doria-Mahoney

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Pamela A. (Martin) Doria – Mahoney, who passed away unexpectedly while on vacation with her two daughters in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 71 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, October 12th beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Pam was born in Winthrop and was raised in East Boston and moved with her family to Revere in 1957 when she was 9 years old. She attended Revere schools and is an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1966. Pam continued her education at Wilfred Beauty Academy, graduating in 1968 becoming a Hairstylist. She followed her passion and had a career that spanned over 40 years in the industry. Throughout her long career, she worked in Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop and was also the resident Hairstylist at the Jack Satter House in Revere. Over the years, Pam made countless friendships; she was more like family, not just a hairstylist.

As a young, single mother of 3, she raised her family in Revere and she later moved to Malden in 1999 where she resided until her untimely passing. She provided for herself and her children with a great sense of pride. Her witty personality and comedic sense of humor drew people towards her. While working from her home at times, her clients usually had a meal to enjoy as well. There were many times when Pam extended her kindness to someone who couldn’t afford to have their hair done and she would do their hair for an event. She was loved by so many who knew her and was considered a second Mom to many of her children’s friends. Pam was a woman who was genuine, kind and true. Her actions spoke for themselves; she lived her life as a “Giver” and if you were her friend, then you were a friend for life.

Her family recounts the many happy times they all shared together, celebrating holidays, birthdays, significant life events and the wonderful meals she had prepared over the years. Although her passion was being a hairstylist, her love was her family. Her daughters were her best friends and she adored every minute of being a mother and Grammie to her grandchildren.

She is the cherished & loving mother of John C. Doria & wife Veronica of Manchester, NH., Michelle A. Campbell of Bradford & her late Husband Sean J. Campbell, & Tina L. Yahiaoui & husband Eric of Methuen. She is the adored Grammie of Trevor D. Campbell & Tanner B. Campbell, both of Bradford, Emma R. Yahiaoui of Methuen, Angelina N. Doria, Giovanni A. Doria, both of Manchester, NH & Evan M. Yahiaoui of Methuen. She is the beloved daughter of the late Albert & Louise (Pisano) Martin, sister of the late Denise Martin, dear niece of Dorothy Minichiello of Saugus and several late aunts & uncles. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and countless friends & extended family.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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30
Sep

Lawrence A. “Larry” Primetello, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, October 5th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE beginning at 9:00 a.m., for Lawrence A. Primetello, Sr., who died on Monday, September 30th at the Merrimack Valley Health Center of Amesbury, following a lengthy illness. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. at 11:00 a.m. & followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Revere, he was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1939. Most of Larry’s working career was as a mechanic in various garages throughout the immediate area. For over thirty years, Larry owned & operated “Larry’s Mobil” at Broadway Circe and retired in 1998. His entire life was spent with dedication & love to his family of five children & his many many grandchildren & greatgrandchildren.

He is the beloved & faithful husband of 77 years to Rose M. (Salerno) Primetello. He is the cherished father to Lorraine F. O’Brien & her husband, Lawrence “Larry” O’Brien of Mashpee, MA, Janice A. VanHogezand & her husband, Maarten of Lynn, Elaine A. Cataldo & her husband, Edward of Middle River, Maryland, Lawrence A. Primatello, Jr. & his wife, Donna of Georgetown, MA & the late Doreen R. Fusco. Larry is also lovingly survived by his son-in-law, Joseph Fusco of Nashua, N.H., 13 adoring grandchildren & 14 dear great-grandchildren. Many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive him. He was the respected brother to the late Genevieve “Jean” Cataldo, Christy Ferrante, Joseph Ferrante, Mary Martinello, Silvia Spagnolo, Albert Ferrante, Frank Primatello, Lawrence Primatello & Patrick Ferrante.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, October 5th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 5th 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 the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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26
Sep

Edward J. “Eddie” Tarmy

Funeral services were held privately for Edward J. “Eddie” Tarmy who died unexpectedly at his Revere home on Sunday, September 22nd. He was 49 years old.

Eddie was raised in East Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. When he was in his late twenties, he and his family moved to the Beachmont section of Revere. Unfortunately, Eddie was disabled due to a medical condition and was unable to work. However, he was a loving & kind man, who did his best of giving of himself and a helping hand. Eddie had an affection for horses and Boston sports. Above all he loved his family. His presence will be greatly missed by his family especially his dear father.

He is the loving son of Edward B. Tarmy of Revere & the late Roseann D. (DiCicco) Tarmy. He is the dear brother of F. Gayle Tarmy of Winthrop & Michelle A, Carrillo & husband David J. of Revere. He is the cherished uncle of Nicole M. Carrillo, David J. Carrillo both of Revere, Giana Taravani of Winthrop & Olivia Finnegan of Lynn. He is the beloved nephew of Linda DiGaudio, Anthony DiCicco both of East Boston and the late Sara Ziropolo, & Nicholas, Charles, Joseph, John, George, Thomas DiCicco, Rita Roszalis & Carpina Ciampa. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins.


Funeral Services were Private


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26
Sep

Nicholas Stavropoulos

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Monday, September 30th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE, for Nicholas Stavropoulos, who passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years following a brief illness on September 26th. Following the visitation, a Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Mr. Stavropoulos was born & raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea schools & was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1945. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army on June 22, 1945, two weeks following his graduation. He was discharged on February 3, 1947 as a Private Rifleman. He served from December of 1945 thru January of 1947 overseas & returned to his Chelsea Home. After returning home, he worked various jobs, for about ten years before marrying Florence (D’Amico) from Revere on December 9, 1957. The couple moved to Tuft’s Ave. in Everett and would remain there for 25 years. In 1967, Nick began to work as a Pipefitter for the Boston Army Base for many years and would later continue his career in pipefitting at the Charlestown Navy Yard, retiring in 1992. Florence & Nick resided in Revere for 34 years and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Although, they were childless, they were overwhelmed with their nieces and nephew’s affection & subsequently were overjoyed with the attention & affection, their grandnieces & grandnephews showered upon them. In the early sixties, Nick would join the Main Lodge of the Aleppo Temple – Shrine & he would remain an active member until December of 1985. For over 30 years, Nick has been an active member of Masonic Lodge of Cambridge, Charity Lodge. He is also a long-standing member of the Pipefitters’ Union-Local #537.

He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Florence (D’Amico) Stavropoulos. Dear brother of the late Dr. John J. Stavros & George Stavros. Devoted uncle to John M., James N. & George J. Stavros & Mary S. Hickey, all of Essex, MA, Jane C. Ouellette of Ipswich, Kristie Stavros of FL & Julie Stavros of CA. Nick is lovingly survived by two sisters-in-law; Geraldine Capano of Revere and Veronica Burgin of Peabody, brother-in-law, Americo “Rick” Capano of Revere & the late Ronald L. “Lenny” D’Amico, his cherished nieces & nephews, Steven & Richard Capano, both of Revere, Susan Sangster of Beverly, Timothy Hegarty of Rockville, MD, Leighsa Burgin of Natick & Sara C. Almeida of Peabody. His grandnieces & grandnephews; Kelsie and Jack Hegarty, Madison and his namesake, Nicky Almeida also survive “Uncle Nick”.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, September 30th at 1:15 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


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25
Sep

Marc A. Ferragamo

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday, September 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Marc A. Ferragamo, who died at his home, unexpectedly in Barefoot Bay, Florida on Tuesday September 10th. He was 57 years old. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 2:45 p.m. Interment is private.

Marc was born & raised in Revere & he attended Revere Public Schools. Marc at an early age began to work as an upholsterer. He started out as an apprentice in the beginning and mastered his craft to become a top tier upholsterer. With his hard work and skill set, he owned and operated his own business, both locally and in Florida. For the past 7 years he owned & operated “The Upholstery Guy”. Marc was a hardworking & loving father, brother, uncle & friend. One of Marc’s favorite past times was camping in New Hampshire with his family.

He is the beloved son of the late Christie J., Sr. & Constance A. (MacKnight) Ferragamo. Loving father of Marc A. Ferragamo & Krysti Ferragamo, both of Barefoot Bay, Florida. Dear brother of John F. Ferragamo & his wife Deborah H. of Winthrop, Andrew C. Ferragamo of Brockton, Christine M. Pragnell & her late husband Richard of Revere, Charlene L. DiPlatzi & her husband Paul of Peabody & the late Christie J. Ferragamo, Jr. Cherished grandfather of Adalei. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law Tara Ferragamo of Lynn and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Memorial Visiting Hours

Friday, September 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, September 27th at 2:45 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38015-9959.


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18
Sep

Robert A. Long, Sr.

Robert A. Long, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, September 18th at Winthrop Place in Winthrop, following a long illness. He was married for 56 loving years to his classmate the late Rita Marie (Leslie) Long. The lifelong resident of Revere was the only child of the late Retired Revere Fire Chief Alfred H. Long & Doris (Pike) Long. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Harrison DD573, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He had the honor of being one of 5 destroyers, a week before the first atomic bomb was dropped to conduct a bombardment raid on Suruga Bay, and being one of the deepest surface ships to penetrate Japan during the war. Upon being discharged, he returned home and became a member of the Revere Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. He served 26 years and during his service he served 2 years as President of the Revere Firefighters Local 926 and 6 years as its secretary. He also served 2 terms as historian of the Mass. State Firefighters Assoc. Mr. Long was also editor & part owner of the Revere Journal newspaper for a number of years. During his tenure, the publication received numerous journalism awards on the New England State & National levels. His wife was also a member of the editorial staff. Upon leaving the journal, he became a racing official at Wonderland Park.

He is survived by 4 children, Robert Jr., and wife Gail, Russell, Janis Halloran & her husband Paul & Joanne Licata & her husband Thomas. He also leaves 9 grandchildren, Alexis, Adrienne, Christopher, Andrea, Kevin, Justin, Jason, Ryan & Paige. 4 adored great grandchildren also survive him, Amelia, Isabel, Charlotte & Benjamin.

Private Funeral Services were held for the immediate family & interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery of West Peabody.


Memorial remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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17
Sep

Paul M. Pedone

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, September 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE for Paul M. Pedone, who died on Tuesday, September 17th at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a three year battle with a rare lung disease, Interstitial Lung Disease. Paul was 10 days shy of his 53rd birthday. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be Private.

Paul was a lifelong Revere resident. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1984. During Paul’s high school years, he was on the varsity gymnastics team. Paul began working in the Fire Suppression System field. He began a career with Allstate Fire Inc. and continued there throughout all of his working career. He started as an Installer and soon worked his way up to Inspector. Paul took such great pride in his work and he survived each of the companies “buy outs”. He was such a good employee; he was considered an asset with each new ownership. Paul had many loves, his first being the love for his family. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and enjoying “family time” and events. Watching the Patriots, Bruins & Red Sox was another love of his, he was a Boston Sports Fan. Paul also enjoyed golfing and he always made time with friends and family to head out to the golf course. The true passion of Paul’s was cooking, all that knew him raved about his fine cooking. He truly enjoyed creating many dishes for all who he loved to enjoy. That gave him such great pleasure in life. Unfortunately, three years ago, Paul became afflicted with a very rare lung disease. He was forced to stop working due to his declining health. He was limited with his daily routines, but it didn’t stop his witty sense of humor and spending time with friends and family.

He is the beloved son of the late Dorothy (Potenza) Pedone. Cherished father of Taylor Tobey of Melrose. Loving brother of Edward Pedone & his wife Renee of Saugus, Annette D. Boccuzzi & her husband Anthony of West Peabody, Phillip F. Pedone & his wife Tracey of Danvers and the late Daniel A. Pedone & surrogate brother of John W. King of Revere. Adored “Papa” of Lilyana Grace Como. Dear uncle of Matthew E. Pedone of Saugus, Kevin P. Pedone of Saugus, Anthony A. Boccuzzi & Rebecca D. Boccuzzi, both of West Peabody, Alexia E. Pedone of Danvers, Danielle Hylton & Colleen King, both of Salem. He is also lovingly survived by his son-in-law Brian Como of Wareham & many aunts, uncles and caring cousins. He was a member of the Revere Moose & the Revere Elks.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

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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17
Sep

Lena D’Ambrosio

In East Boston, unexpectedly, September 17th, at 90 years. Dear sister of the late Louise Mackay and her late husband William M., & the late Concetta “Connie” Vitale. Beloved sister-in-law of Henry F. Vitale of East Boston & Jamaica Plain. Cherished aunt of William M. Mackay Jr. & wife Lisa M. of Stoneham, Henry F. Vitale Jr. & wife JoAnne of Jamaica Plain & John R. Vitale & wife Muna of Brighton. Also lovingly survived by many great nieces and a great nephew.

Lena worked as an Executive Secretary for several large companies in Boston’s Financial District for over 25 years. Lena also enjoyed attending the Boston Ballet and was a great patron of the arts. She always enjoyed completing arts and crafts projects in her spare time.

Private funeral services & interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held.


Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.


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