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31
Jul

Lillian (Bevilacqua) LaCava

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), REVERE, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

At 100 years, in Revere, July 31st in the loving presence of her God and her devoted family. Wife of the late Robert J. LaCava. Devoted mother of Roberta A. Bengtson of Atlanta, GA & Richard C. LaCava & wife Judith of Carver, MA & Myrtle Beach, SC. Cherished grandmother of Christopher J. LaCava & wife Eliza Loyola of Driftwood, TX & Kristina A. Bengtson of Lilburn, GA. Dear sister of Joseph Bevilacqua & Gilda Mercurio, both of Revere, & the late Laura M. Bevilacqua, retired Revere Fire Lt., Alexander Drinkwater, Mary Compiano & Charles Bevilacqua. Also lovingly survived by her two great-grandchildren, Emiliano G. & Sicilia A. LaCava & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Lillian was a longtime devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Parish & for many years was director of the Bingo Game.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 4th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

26
Jul

John B. Vecchiarello

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Vecchiarello. JohnFunerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for John B. Vecchiarello, who passed away on Sunday evening, July 26th at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, August 1st at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St. (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born and raised in Cambridge, he attended schools there. He enlisted in the US Army in 1951 during the Korean Conflict and served with the Bloody Bucket Brigade. He was honorably discharged in 1953. He married Helen (Pazyra) and together they moved to Revere and raised their family there. They have been residing in Revere for the past 62 years. John worked for over 25 years for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier delivering mail in Lynn. Following his retirement, he continued to work at the former Fleetwood Recording Studio in Revere and later as an usher at the Showcase Cinemas in Revere. John was an avid sports fan especially devoted to the local sports teams.

He is the Beloved husband of 62 years to Helen (Pazyra) Vecchiarello. Devoted father of Rosanne Rossetti and her husband Robert of Malden and Suzanne Mirisola and her husband Guy of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Corey Mirisola and his fiancé Kaitlyn of Lynn, Robert J. Rossetti of Danvers, Adam Rossetti of Malden, Ryan Mirisola of Revere and Alexis Rossetti of Malden. Adored great grandfather of Emma Rossetti. Dear brother of Concetta “Tina” Lonardelli of Cambridge and the late Carmella Vecchiarello and Louisa DiVasta. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

 Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, July 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 1st at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

Remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517.Topeka, KS 66675

 

26
Jul

Robert P. Kelly

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, July 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for Robert P. Kelly, who died on Sunday, July 26th at his Point of Pines residence following a Kelly, Robertlengthy illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 31st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 a.m.

 
Born in Everett, he was educated and raised in Revere, attended Revere schools and was a 1955 alumnus of Revere High School. In April of 1956, he entered the US Air Force, serving until March of 1960, as an Airman 2nd Class. He began his career in Police work, at the Winthrop Station, then transferring to the former M.D.C. Police in 1964 and remaining there until 1992. During the 1970s, Trooper Kelly, was a personal chauffeur to the late John Sears, Commissioner of the M.D.C. His tenure with John, was a milestone in his career and the formation of a life-long friendship with the late Sears, until his death last November. He returned to school and graduated from Northeastern University, School of Criminal Justice in 1975. He also held a 4 year term as Winthrop Park Commissioner. He is a member of RAMP (Retired Association of Metropolitan Police).

 
He leaves his wife Susan H. (Segal) Kelly. He is the devoted father of Karen M. Perrin and her husband Lt. Col. Brian J. Perrin of Winthrop, Robert P. Kelly, Jr. and his fiancé Crissy Cook of Deerfield Beach, FL, Eileen W. Johnson and her husband Erik M. Johnson of Winthrop, Wendi Joy Brenner and her partner Jennifer Brault of Lynn and the late Michael S. Brenner. He is the cherished grandfather of Brian J. and Daniel P. Perrin, Catherine M., Jillian K. and Mark R. Johnson, all of Winthrop. He is the dear brother of Dr. Albert W. Kelley and his late wife Dorothy P. of Revere and Paul F. Kelly and his wife Doreen of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and by Robyn Segal and her wife Denise Rivera of Lynn and Phillip H. Segal and his wife Laura of Wakefield. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, July 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, July 31st at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

26
Jul

George E. McGee, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation in Our Lady of the Assumption Church at the junction of Rte. 1 So. & Rte. 129 West, Lynnfield, on Thursday, July 30th from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

Of Rowley, formerly of Lynnfield & East Boston, at 68 years. Retired Executive for Gillette Corp., Teacher, Principal & Administrator at Peabody & Lynnfield Schools. Devoted son of the late Helen B. (Chiampa) McGee & George E. McGee, Sr. Beloved cousin of Michael A. Laurano. Also lovingly survived by Jeannine A. Lesburt, Karyn A. Laurano, Barbara Hargedon, Marilyn Iovine, Joan Porter, several other cousins, dear friends, Patrick & Joann Daly, Dot Kuchinsky, their Families & his cherished feline companions, Sasha & Timmy & his canine buddy, Barnie. Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation in Our Lady of the Assumption Church at the junction of Rte. 1 So. & Rte. 129 West, Lynnfield, on Thursday, July 30th from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, July 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield

Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

Rather than flowers, remember George, by a gift to either pancreatic cancer research, childrens’ welfare or animal welfare.

23
Jul

Ruth F. (Barber) Alexander

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 3rd beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for Ruth F. (Barber) Alexander, who died after a brief illness on Thursday, July 23rd in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Her Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home, following the visitation at 11:15 a.m.

 

Born and raised in Saugus, Ruth came to live in Revere over seventy years ago (70). She and her beloved husband of almost 72 years, Arthur T. Alexander, owned and operated the Revere Bus Company. Ruth not only managed most of the office work, she would often take the role of driver and repairwoman for the organization. They were the most loving couple, always together, and always seemed to be in synch with each other.

 

Besides her husband, Arthur, she is the devoted mother of Arthur T. Alexander Jr. and his wife Cynthia Ruffin of Hampton Falls, NH, Tracey B. Keefe and her husband Edmund M. Keefe, III of Bakersville, CA, and the late Susan L. Ricciardi. She is the cherished grandmother of Heather Widfeldt and her husband Randy of Gloucester, Matthew Alexander and his wife Koryn of Middleton, Ashley Parks and her husband Daniel of Lynnfield, Thomas A. Keefe and Daniel M. Keefe, both of Tehachapi, CA. She was the sister of the late William and Herbert Irving Barber. She is also lovingly survived by five (5) great-grandchildren. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2931.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 3rd beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial Service

Monday, August 3rd at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2931

20
Jul

Mary Grace Yolanda (Cafarelli) Criscuoli

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for CRISCUOLI, MARY GRACEFunerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for Mary Grace Yolanda (Cafarelli) Criscuoli, who died on Monday, July 20th at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere, following a brief illness. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

Born, raised and educated in Revere, she lived her entire life in Revere for ninety-six years. Mrs. Criscuoli was a long time member of the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose Ladies’ Chapter #1272. One of her fondest hobbies, was traveling with her daughter, here in the U.S.A. and throughout Europe.

 

She was the wife of the late Alfonso V. Criscuoli, who died in 2001. She is the devoted mother of Mary Jane Criscuoli of Revere. She is the cherished sister of Mafalda Russomando of Springfield, Anita Smith of Nahant, Rita Presley of Revere, Lydia O’Connor f Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Emily Warren and her husband Edward of Revere, Vienna Mooney and her husband Samuel of Youngsville, NC and the late Revere Patrolman George F. Cafarelli, Revere Police Lt. Antonio J. Cafarelli, Leonard F. Cafarelli, Olga Cafarelli and Anna Formica. Many, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive her.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, July 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

19
Jul

Roseann D. (DiCicco) Tarmy

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, July 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for Roseann D. (DiCicco) Tarmy, who passed away on Sunday, July 19th unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. Her funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m.

 

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended Boston schools. She moved with her family to Revere 20 years ago.

 

She is the beloved wife of 48 years to Edward B. Tarmy. She is the devoted mother of F. Gayle Tarmy of Winthrop, Edward J. Tarmy, Michelle A. Carrillo and her husband David J. Carrillo, all of Revere. She is the cherished grandmother of Nicole M. Carrillo and David John Carrillo, both of Revere and Giana Turavani of Winthrop. She is the dear sister of Sara Zirpolo, Linda DiGaudio, Anthony DiCicco, Nicholas DiCicco, all of East Boston and the late Charles, Joseph, John, George and Thomas DiCicco, Rita Roszales and Carpina Ciampa. Many nieces and nephews also survive her. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Iodice) DiCicco. Interment will be held privately.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, July 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 29th at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

15
Jul

Phyllis M. (Giso) Melchionno

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, July 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for Phyllis M. (Giso) Melchionno, who died Wednesday, July 15th at Rosewood Nursing Home and Melchionno, PhyllisRehabilitation Center of Peabody, following a lengthy illness. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St, Revere at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Mrs. Melchionno was born in Boston’s North End, raised there and was a 1952 graduate of the former Julie Billart Catholic Girl’s High School of Boston. She came to Revere over 60 years ago, after marrying Nicholas A. Melchionno. Mr. Melchionno died in May of 2013. Phyllis was a dedicated Mom, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed her family thoroughly & especially relished in the company of her grandchildren.

 

 

She is the devoted mother of Karyn Maglione and her husband Joseph of Revere and Lisa A. Melchionno of Peabody, formerly of Revere. She is the cherished grandmother of Nicholas A. Melchionno of Revere, Brianna R. Carney of Peabody and the late Joseph A. Maglione. Dear sister of Samuel Giso of Boston’s North End, Richard Giso and his wife Lucille of Peabody and the late Grace and Anthony Giso and Angelina Regan. Many nieces and nephews also survive her. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, July 20th from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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

15
Jul

Mary T. (Little) Farrell

Private Funeral Services have been held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, for Mary T. (Little) Farrell, who died on Wednesday, July 15th at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere, following a long illness.

Born and raised in Dorchester, MA, she attended Boston schools and attended Emmanuel College. She served the Graphic Arts Communications Union (Bookbinders Union) as an executive secretary for over 20 years. Their office was on Beach St., Revere for many years.

She was the wife of the late Richard P. Farrell who passed in December of 1999. She is the devoted mother of Maria R. Schindler and her husband Christopher of Revere and the late Airman 1st Class, John E. Farrell. She is the cherished grandmother of David P. Schindler and his wife Cindi of Malden, April M. Schindler and her companion Brian Spinella, Jacklyn A. Schindler and her companion Steve Demaino, all of Revere and Adam J. Schindler and his fiancée Sara of Lowell . She was the dear sister of the late Veronica Cacciola and her late husband Salvatore. She is also lovingly survived by her 2 great grandchildren, Adam J. and Madison R. & best and faithful friend, Annemarie Cussen of Dorchester.

Services

Funeral Services were held privately

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Development & the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02884-9168

14
Jul

Theresa J. (DeLuca) Crivello

Family & friends are invited to visit on Sunday, July 19th from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, July 20th at 9 a.m., followed by mass at 10 a.m. in the Crivello, TheresaImmaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) and interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

Dearly loved Theresa J. (DeLuca) Crivello passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 14th with family by her side at her home in Revere. Born, raised & educated in Revere, Mrs. Crivello, a 1936 alumna of Revere High School, met and married the love of her life, the late Vincent J. Crivello, in 1941. In 1926, her family opened “DeLuca’s Market” on the corner of Beach St. & Thurlow Ave. in Revere. Theresa dedicated countless hours assisting her parents & brother Angelo in the full operation of the market. Neighbors & customers will certainly remember her gracious smile, sense of humor, and willingness to be of service. During the Depression & beyond, she & her family at DeLuca’s Market were overwhelmingly kind & generous to folks bearing financial distress. Theresa worked at the store alongside her dear brother Angelo and later her beloved husband Vincent until it closed in 2010. Theresa & Vincent were active members of Immaculate Conception Parish Community. Both were long-time volunteers and supporters of the church and among the parish’s first appointed Eucharistic Ministers. This extraordinary couple enjoyed 72 years together in marriage before Vincent’s death in June 2013. Besides her devotion to family and friends, Theresa expressed her boundless love through cooking, baking, and handwork. She also enjoyed gardening and dance.

 

 

She is the cherished mother of Vincent J. Crivello, Jr. & his wife Marie (Revere), Janet M. Pletcher & her husband Stephen D. (Prides Crossing), & Marilyn J. Kobus & her husband Anton H. (Manchester-by-the-Sea). She is the devoted & adoring grandmother to Patricia M. Bright & her husband Ronald (Melrose), Diane L. Perry & her husband Richard (Peabody), Brian T. Pletcher & his wife Kellian (Somerville), Marisa L. Kobus (Medford), & Philip A. Kobus (Manchester-by-the-Sea); great-grandmother of Lindsay and Cory Bright, Brandon and Dillon Perry; & dear sister of the late Angelo H. & Ralph T. DeLuca. Also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Angela DeLuca (Durham, NH) & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, July 19th from 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.