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23
Jan

Angelina R. “Angie” (Polcari) Terenzi

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, January 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 BROADWAY (Rt.107) REVERE, for Angelina R. “Angie” (Polcari) Terenzi, who died on Monday January 23rd following a brief illness at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, she was 104 years old.  Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, January 28th beginning 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. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Angie was a lifelong resident of Revere. She was  born to her late parents Angelo & Rose (DeYeso) Polcari on October 22, 1918. She was one of eight daughters. Angie along with her sisters were all educated in Revere. She worked at her father’s restaurant on Route 1, along with her sisters, and they all played musical instruments at the restaurant, Angie played the clarinet. She met the love of her life, Harry Terenzi, and the couple were married, and they began their own family. Angie was a loving & proud mother of her three children. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed having her children & grandchildren, & later great grandchildren around her. She was a woman who was fiercely independent, still living by herself and still cooking, just before her death. She was also known as being one of the kindest people, and would help out anyone she could.

She is the beloved wife of 75 years to the late Harry C. Terenzi. Loving mother of Ronald P. Terenzi & wife Rosemary of Revere, Karen Crane & her late husband Frank of Saugus, Richard R. Terenzi & wife Maryjane of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Althea Terenzi, Tanya Valverde, Alyssia Sebastian, Nicole Crane, Liane Terenzi, Valerie Terenzi, Domenic Terenzi & Anthony Terenzi and the late William Crane & Danielle Crane. She is the adored great grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Gloria Roman, Norma Guarente, Evelyn M. Polcari , Albina Sasso and husband Chester, Helen Trunfio, Margaret Moschella, & Edith Murray. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces, & great grandnephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, January 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

19
Jan

Gloria M. (Pasquale) DelSapio

Family & friends are respectfully invited to a visitation on Friday January 27th from 9:30 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Gloria M. (Pasquale) DelSapio, who died on Thursday, January 19th at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, following an acute illness, she was 95 years old. Her funeral mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Gloria was born on May 19, 1927, to her late parents Charles & Mary (Nutile) Pasquale. She was raised & educated in Revere along with her older sister Rose, and twin sister, Ann. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1945. Gloria married her husband, William P. DelSapio in 1951 & remained in Revere. Most of Gloria’s working career was spent as a Managing Accountant for Travelers Insurance Co. in Boston, her career spanned over 20 years. Gloria & her husband Bill traveled extensively all over the United States & around the world. Gloria enjoyed seeing new places and experiencing new cultures. She was an avid reader and a very passionate Red Sox Fan. She was known as being an exceptional cook, especially for her pizzagaina. Gloria & her husband moved to Shrewsbury in 2010 to be closer to family. Gloria cherished family, from her parents, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and grandnieces & grandnephews. Her family is consoled with her being at home in heaven with all of her family.

She is the wife of 62 years to the late William P. DelSapio. Cherished sister of the late Rose Alvino & her late husband Armando “Eddie” Alvino, & her late twin sister Ann Carifio & her late husband William Carifio. Dear aunt of Dr. Edward Alvino & wife Karen of Shrewsbury, grandaunt of Melisa Alvino of Worcester & Charles Alvino & wife Shay of Plymouth, MN, and her special great grandnephew, Neil Alvino. Also dear aunt of Ron DelSapio & his wife Debbie of Ipswich and many other nieces, nephews, & cousins. Gloria’s family extends a special thanks to the staff of Southgate at Shrewsbury & the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital for the exceptional care that she received.

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


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, January 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Friday, January 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

19
Jan

Anthony S. Vozella

Family & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, January 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Anthony S. Vozella, who died in the loving presence of his family following a long illness, he was 89 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:00 p.m.. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Anthony was born in Boston’s North End to his late parents, Anthony F. & Theresa (Coviello) Vozella. He was an only child the family later moved to Chelsea. Anthony was raised & educated in Chelsea schools & was an alumnus of Chelsea High School Class of 1951. Following high School, he enlisted in the United States Air force during the Korean war. He proudly & faithfully served his country and was honorably discharged following his service. Anthony furthered his education, by studying to become an electrician at Wentworth Institute of Technology. In 1960, he opened his own business and named it Anthony Vozella Electrical Contractors. He was a hardworking businessman, with an impeccable reputation. During this time he was raising his three children, and he proudly welcomed his son Anthony, to the business, He continued to work alongside his son, as the roles, shifted. He retired in 2012, after 52 years. Anthony moved to Salem New Hampshire with his wife Ann in 1974. He was a humble man, who knew the value of working, taking care of your family and enjoying them as well. He was a former member of the Merrit Club & past member of the Chelsea yacht Club.

He is the beloved husband of the late Ann (Gymziak) Vozella of 41 years. Loving father of Anthony F. Vozella and his wife Nancy of Saugus, Susan M. Goss & her husband Robert “Bobby” of Salem, NH & the late Linda Greene & husband Paul. The devoted son of the late Anthony F. & Theresa Vozella. Cherished papa of Jaime B. Vozella, Anthony Vozella IV, Stephanie Vozella, Paul Greene, Robert “Bobby” Goss, Lance Goss, & the late Angelina Goss and Katie Vozella, & Nicholas “Nick” Greene & 9 Great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s research hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, January 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

18
Jan

Linda A. Blake

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Monday, January 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for Linda Amy Blake, age 68, of Scottown OH, formerly of Revere, who passed away on January 18th, peacefully at Hospice House of Huntington with her family by her side. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be Private.

Linda was born on 09/30/1954 at Kenmore Hospital in Boston MA to Evelyn M (Funk) Szathmary and Alfred R Blake.  Linda was blessed with three children:  Fredrick (Ritchie) Landers and his wife Tara, Sherry (Ritchie) Rose and her husband Wayne, Christina (Blake) Wall and her husband Ryan. We cannot forget that she is also survived by her beloved cat Bud Bud.  Linda was a cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren Nicole, Tiffany, Nina, Joey, Bobby, Justin, Billy, Colt, Nick, Elizabeth, and Genevieve and 12 great grandchildren.  She was an aunt to countless nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 3 sisters, Evelyn, Phyllis and Nancy.  She had 1 brother and 2 other sisters formerly deceased; Alfred, Jackie and Roberta.  Linda was a homemaker and was always willing to give everything she had to anyone in need.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, January 23rd at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

16
Jan

George Maglione

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere on Monday, January 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for George Maglione, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 67 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

George was born and raised in Revere. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1974. He was a proud union member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local #29, where he worked as a welder for his entire career. George was an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast who loved to spend his time working on and enjoying his vehicles. George will be missed by his beloved dogs, Koda, Kodiak and Samantha and is now at peace with Uzi, his late, beloved four-legged companion. His presence in the world will secure his place in the hearts and memories of all who knew him.

He is the beloved son of the late George Maglione and his wife Florence (Giannino) Maglione of Revere. Dear brother of Marie Maglione Bright of New Hampshire, uncle of Revere Firefighter Peter McLaughlin and his wife Robin of Saugus and granduncle to Mandi, Sarah and Emma McLaughlin of Saugus. He is the loving grandfather of Ashley, David and Benjamin of Beverly and he is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, January 23rd at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

14
Jan

Robert J. “Bobby” Vassallo

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere for Robert J. “Bobby” Vassallo, who died on Saturday, January 14th at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston following brief illness, he was 72 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, January 20th 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. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.

Bobby was born in Chelsea, on January 21, 1950, to his late parents, Frank Sr., & Mary (Otolo) Vassallo. He was one of three children, raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1968. Immediately following high school, Bobby became a member of Local # 3 the Brick Layers Union, where he proudly worked his way up the ladder and became a supervisor & a master stone mason. For 40 years Bobby worked under Castelucci Marble, a company out of Rhode Island, that supplied many of the buildings in Boston with marble & other stone on the facade & interior. Bobby was a master at making sure everything was perfect, much like his personality, he was a perfectionist. Bobby was married to the love of his life Lynne (Rush) 43 years ago, they were together for 50 years. Bobby was a hard working & devoted husband. He & Lynne would spend winters in Florida at their home in Bradenton. They enjoyed the summers up here and spending winters in Florida on their boat and just being with one another. Bobby was also a very loyal friend that would help anyone. He stayed busy fixing things around the house or for a friend or a neighbor. He was also busy making his home-made wine, prosciuttos, sausages, vinegar peppers and his infamous pizza. Once again, he prided himself on perfection. He loved all his family and always took the time to know what was going on in their lives and would give advice. If Bobby Vassallo was your friend, you had a friend for life. He was a member of the Fox Hill Yacht Club, Past Board Member of the Paradise Bay Estates in Bradenton, FL and a 50 Year Member of Local #3.

He is the loving husband of Lynne E. (Rush) Vassallo of Revere & Bradenton, FL. Cherished brother of Frank Vassallo, Jr. & wife Sheila of Revere and the late Rosalie E. Demetri & her surviving husband Charles “Charlie” Demetri of North Reading. Dear brother-in-law of Elaine Maninos of Wilmington.

Treasured uncle of Stephanie Vassallo – Hamilton & husband Robert, Gia Vassallo-Testa, all of Revere. And many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. He is also lovingly survived by many friends in both Massachusetts & Florida.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, January 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Friday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett – Versailles Mausoleum


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5
Jan

Christopher A. “Chris” Riordan

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Christopher A. Riordan, who was stricken at home, then later died on Thursday, January 5th at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, he was 47 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12:00 p.m., followed by entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.

Chris was born in Malden, raised & educated in Revere, along with his three brothers.   He was an alumnus of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1993. He went to work alongside of his father, in the family business, Delta Management Associates. Chris worked for many years, & he eventually took the reins and became the company’s president. On October 12, 2002, Chris married the love of his life, Holly E. (McCarthy). The couple lived in Revere, then Saugus, and for the past 10 years Georgetown. During this time, Chris and Holly, were blessed with the birth of their two daughters, Emma and Kaitlyn. He was a loving and proud father and husband, he had a great relationship with his brothers, and he treasured his parents. He was a loyal friend to many and was also an extremely hard worker. In his spare time, Chris loved going to Disney, with his family and friends or attending a Red Sox or Patriots game, being a season ticket holder for many years. He was a gun collector, enjoyed scuba diving, and going to concerts. He was also very passionate about food, he enjoyed cooking and preparing meals, as much as he enjoyed eating. His sudden loss is devastating to his entire family. Chris was an organ donor, and his selfless act & caring way allowed him to save three people’s lives.

He is the beloved husband of 20 years to Holly E. (McCarthy) Riordan. The adored father of Emma G. & Kaitlyn E. Riordan all of Georgetown. The devoted son of Assunta “Susan” (Donisi) Riordan and the late Michael W. Riordan of Revere. The cherished brother of Thomas J. Riordan & wife Michelle of Georgetown, Atty. Michael A. Riordan & wife Atty. Kate Riordan of Methuen, & Atty. David M. Riordan of Danvers. He is the treasured uncle of Charlotte, Grayson, Abigail, Michael & Madison. The dear son in law of Noreen C. Cristiano & her husband Michael of Revere & the late John McCarthy & his surviving wife Janet McCarthy of Rockland. He is the nephew of Kevin & Patricia Moschella of Revere & the late Gennaro Donisi of Revere.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to World Central Kitchen wck.org.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, January 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Thursday, January 12th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett


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2
Jan

Joseph R. “Moe” Saraceni

Joseph R. “Moe” Saraceni passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 2nd at Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell at 82 years.

Born in Boston, he was the son of Dominic & Lucia (Giusto) Saraceni. He was raised in Boston’s North End and attended Boston schools. After high school, he entered the workforce and began working as a truck driver. Joseph worked for over 25 years as a truck driver for Corman Bag Co. in Chelsea and later he worked for Standard Electric, until his retirement. He was married to his wife, Jayne, for over 31 years and the couple was inseparable. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, and he was an avid football fan, always rooting for the New England Patriots. He also enjoyed camping and fishing.

He is the beloved husband of Jayne M. (Cardinale) Saraceni of Tewksbury. Devoted father of Joseph V. Bocchetti and his wife Lisa of Haverhill, James J. Bocchetti of Revere, Michael Saraceni of Vermont, Lisa Coffin and her husband Gary of South Carolina, Louise Allen and her husband Francis of Connecticut & the late Joseph Saraceni. Cherished grandfather of Marissa & Ashley Bocchetti, Jolene Hays, Stephanie Caruso, Gavin Torri, Joshua Coffin, Jessica Higley, Stacy Becker, Shawn Coffin & MaKenzie Saraceni. Dear brother of John Saraceni and his wife Jane of Tewksbury and the late Sarah, Rocco, Phyllis, Eleanor, Mary Lou, Ralph, Louis & Christine. He is also lovingly survived by 7 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Funeral Services will be held and announced at a later date.


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1
Jan

Lisa A. (Edwards) Herlihy

Funeral services & Interment were held privately for Lisa A. (Edwards) Herlihy, who died on January 1, 2023, unexpectedly at her home in Lynn, she was 59 years old.

She is the beloved daughter of the late Francis E. Edwards & Dorothy M. (Bertrand) Edwards. The mother of Jennifer C. Herlihy of Revere. Dear sister of Stephen F. Edwards & wife Susan of Meredith, NH, Claire M. Griffin & her husband Edward of Revere, Scott Edwards of Revere, Cynthia A. “Cindy” Crowley & husband Edward F. of Revere, Gregory C. Edwards of Revere & the late Diane C. “DeDe” Waugh. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews & cousins.

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


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28
Dec

Roger J. Kolinsky

02/11/1947 – 12/28/2022

Roger J. Kolinsky, died on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 at Beverly Hospital after a long illness. He was 75 years old.

Roger was born in Malden and was raised and educated in Revere. Roger enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served honorably from 1965-1968. His presence in the world will secure his place in the hearts & memories of all who knew him.

He is the devoted husband of 43 years to Betty A. (Clark) Kolinsky of Gloucester with whom he spent 50 loving years. The loving father of Heather and her husband James DeLap & Heidi and her husband Daniel Allard. Loved “Papa” of Jack Allard, Katherine DeLap & Samuel DeLap and his wife Laura Beth. Beloved brother of Mary Ellen Peterson of St. Petersburg, Fl. & her late husband Thomas, Joann Giannino of Revere & her late husband Christy, Richard Kolinsky & his wife Jean of Wakefield, Anna Dearborn & her husband Edward of Revere, Dennis Pettigrew & his wife Cathy of New Port Richie, Fl, the late Stanley M. Kolinsky & his wife Gail of Wakefield, and the late Ronnie Kolinsky & his wife Sue of Saugus. Also lovingly survived by his lifelong friends Joni Nigro, Paula Federico and Tommy Bickford and his wife Susan and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Funeral Services were private.


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To all our families, friends, and residents of Revere, East Boston, and surrounding communities of the North Shore,

We would like to announce that after 37 years of caring for thousands of families at our 773 Broadway location, on January 31st, 2023 we will be officially RELOCATING, to our new location at 262 Beach St., Revere.
On September 30th, 2022, we proudly purchased the Vazza “Beechwood” Funeral Home – DiPietro and Vazza, Inc. A name that has served families for 102 years. We feel blessed that with all of the interest, the Vazza Family chose us to carry on their century old business and family name. We will become Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals. We will continue to honor the Vazza name and continue our commitment the same way that we always have. We also look forward to having both Louis Vazza and Jessica Vazza Ferragamo alongside of us, as we come together as one.
Our reputation has always been our biggest asset. For many years people always wanted us to have a larger facility, now our facility is the largest funeral home in the area. We will be making many beautiful upgrades to allow our families to have the most elegant facility to honor their loved one.
Although this announcement is bittersweet, as we say goodbye to our home, we are forever grateful for all of you for placing your constant faith and trust in us to care for your loved one. We will continue to do what we are best known for.
Thank you for your friendship and continued support.
God bless you all.
Faithfully,

Your friends at Vertuccio Smith and Vazza.

To all our families, friends, and residents of Revere, East Boston, and surrounding communities of the North Shore,

We would like to announce that after 37 years of caring for thousands of families at our 773 Broadway location, on January 31st, 2023 we will be officially RELOCATING, to our new location at 262 Beach St., Revere.

On September 30th, 2022, we proudly purchased the Vazza “Beechwood” Funeral Home – DiPietro and Vazza, Inc. A name that has served families for 102 years. We feel blessed that with all of the interest, the Vazza Family chose us to carry on their century old business and family name. We will become Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals. We will continue to honor the Vazza name and continue our commitment the same way that we always have. We also look forward to having both Louis Vazza and Jessica Vazza Ferragamo alongside of us, as we come together as one.

Our reputation has always been our biggest asset. For many years people always wanted us to have a larger facility, now our facility is the largest funeral home in the area. We will be making many beautiful upgrades to allow our families to have the most elegant facility to honor their loved one.

Although this announcement is bittersweet, as we say goodbye to our home, we are forever grateful for all of you for placing your constant faith and trust in us to care for your loved one. We will continue to do what we are best known for.

Thank you for your friendship and continued support.

God bless you all.

Faithfully,

Your friends at Vertuccio Smith and Vazza.