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28
Oct

Timothy A. Perris

Family & friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 in Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston St., Lynn, at 11 a.m. for Timothy A. Perris, who died following a long illness at his Haverhill residence on Tuesday, October 28th at 85 years.  (Family & friends will gather at the Main Gate of the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.).  Born & raised in Greece, he served in the Greek Army & came to the United States in 1957.  Upon marrying Demetra (Jenis) of Lynn, the couple lived briefly in Lynn before moving to West Peabody for five years.  They left Massachusetts & took up residency in Queens, New York, where Mr. Perris entered the computer programing profession.  He quickly rose in rank & became Manager of the computer company for over 7 years.  Upon returning to Massachusetts, they set up home in Groveland, MA, where they owned & operated their own “Richdale’s,” an early pioneer in the convenience store industry.  They (both Mr. & Mrs. Perris) ran their business for forty years until retirement.  In 2009, they moved to Haverhill, MA.  Mr. Perris was a member of the AHEPA (American Helenic Educational Progressive Association) & was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, of Lynn. Mr. & Mrs. Perris have been long time members of Holy Apostles, St. Peter & St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill, MA.  He is the beloved husband of 60 years to Demetra (Jenis) Perris.  He is the cherished father of: Nina Katsos & her husband Louis of Mansfield, MA, & Paul T. Perris & his wife Pauline of Biddeford, Maine.  He is the devoted grandfather of: Christina A. Katsos & her fiancée Salil A. Tamhane of Evanston, Illinois, John T. Katsos of Charlottesville, Virginia, Stephanie D. Katsos of Oakton, Virginia, Joanna E. Katsos of Chestnut Hill, MA, & Brent A. Perris of Amesbury, MA.  Several nieces & nephews also survive him in Greece.  Remembrances may be made to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 11 Church St., Lynn, MA 01905 or Holy Apostles, St. Peter & St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill, MA 01830.

Services

Graveside Service

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery (145 Boston St.), Lynn. (Family & friends will gather at the Main Gate of the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.)

Remembrances may be made to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 11 Church St., Lynn, MA 01905 or Holy Apostles, St. Peter & St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill, MA 01830.

27
Oct

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 31st, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley, who died on Monday, October 27th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a brief illness, at 79 years.  Her funeral mass will follow the visitation at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.  Born & raised in Medford, she attended Medford schools & remained in Medford until moving to Vallejo, California in 1977 with her husband & ten children.  She returned to Massachusetts in 2008 after 31 years in California, making her home with her daughter, Joanne, of Revere.  In Vallejo, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post in Vallejo.  She was the wife of the late William H. Tildsley, Sr., who passed in June of 1991.  She is the devoted mother of Joanne L. Tildsley & her husband Henry R. of Revere, William H. Tildsley, Jr. & his wife Patti of Hawaii, Paul A. Tildsley of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sidney A. Tildsley & wife Mary of Aurora, Ohio, Barbara “Sissy” Schmidt & her husband Ritchie of Vallejo, CA, Thomas S. Tildsley of Vallejo, CA, Dorothy E. “Dolly” Sturtevant & her husband Wayne of New Haven, Vermont, Robert A. Tildsley & his wife Nan of Vallejo, CA, Michael S. Tildsley & his wife Beckie of Silver Springs, NC, & Victor L. Tildsley & his wife Cheryl of Vallejo, CA.  She is the dear sister to Pauline E. Howley of Thomas River, New Jersey, William T. Murphy of Oklahoma, Janice E. Nowak of West Medford, Virginia L. Matt & her husband Francis of Revere, & the late: Marjorie E. Murphy & Robert A. Murphy.  Also lovingly survived by 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, & many nieces & nephews.  She was also the daughter of the late: Paul W. Murphy & Dorothy W. (McMullen) Murphy.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 9 a.m – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

21
Oct

Ignazio “Fred” Soriano

 

Ignazio F. "Fred" Soriano

Ignazio F. “Fred” Soriano

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Ignazio “Fred” Soriano, who died on Tuesday, October 21st at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center following a long illness, at 87 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, October 25th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, 72 Maverick St., East Boston, at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in East Boston, he attended schools there & was a 1945 alumnus of East Boston High School.  He entered the military in October of 1945, serving with the United States Army, until October of 1947.  He was a World War II Veteran.  He was a municipal employee within the City of Boston for over ten years before retirement.  “Fred” was, indeed, a family man who enjoyed the sociality of his own family & extended family.  He leaves his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary M. (Russo) Soriano.  He is the devoted father of: Marie C. Tennant of East Boston & her late husband Timothy R. Tennant, Frederick M. Soriano & his wife Cheryl of Middleton, Gerard F. Soriano & his wife Cheryl of Bradford, MA, Steven M. Soriano & his wife Kristine M. of Lynnfield, & Susan M. Mancini & her husband Michael S. of Salem, MA.  He is the dear brother to Patrick Soriano & his wife Carmella of Saugus, & the late: Helen Panico & Carmella Megna.  He is also lovingly survived by his 12 grandchildren, his brother-in-law Frank Russo & his wife Gloria of East Boston, his sister-in-law Sarah Neal of Arizona, & many nieces & nephews.  Entombment will be in the Versailles Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Dr. Richard Lee Cancer Research Fund at Massachusetts General Hospital , 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston.

Entombment

In the Versailles Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Massachusetts General Hospital – Cancer Center, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, ATTN: Development.

18
Oct

Franklin S. Osgood, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m. for Franklin S. Osgood, Sr., who died unexpectedly at his Marshfield residence on Saturday, October 18th at 72 years.  His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home following the visiting hours, at 11:30 a.m., followed by interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery (VA) in Bourne, MA.  Born & raised in Revere, he is a 1959 alumnus of Revere High School.  He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1963 & served as a corporal (E-4), & was honorably discharged on February 9, 1965.  Mr. Osgood began working for White Fuel of Chelsea, in 1965 & spent almost 40 years with the firm as a senior Oil Burner Technician.  He is a Teamster & a member of Local #25.  He was also a longtime member of the Broadsound Tuna Club of Revere.  He left Revere in 1994 & moved to Marshfield.  He is the beloved father of: Christine Osgood-Yanelli of Middleton, Franklin S. Osgood, Jr. & his wife Tracey of Peabody, Brian Osgood & his wife Charlotte of Revere, & Derek Osgood & his wife Tara of Salem.  He is the dear brother of Muriel “Mickey” Rosen & her husband Newell of Lake Worth, Florida, Jerry Osgood of Chelsea & the late: Gilbert & Theresa Osgood.  He is also lovingly survived by his former companion, Judy Johnson, her children Victoria & Bert Johnson, all of Marshfield, & his 10 devoted grandchildren & many nieces & nephews.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery (VA), Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481.

12
Oct

Stephen J. Woodland

 

Stephen J. Woodland

Stephen J. Woodland

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Stephen J. Woodland, who died on Sunday, October 12th at Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, after being unexpectedly stricken at his Southborough home early Sunday morning, at 62 years.  All are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday, October 16th at 11 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett.  Private interment will be held in the Family Estates at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Born & raised in Chelsea, he attended St. Rose Grammar School & St. Rose High School & in 1970, graduated from Chelsea High School. He continued his education at Suffolk University & became an alumnus of North Shore Community College in 1975.  He went to work for T.J. Max International & became an Assistant Vice President of Loss & Prevention, a position he held for the past 32 years.  Stephen was an energetic personality, who brought both professionalism & joy to the work place.  He excelled in the execution of his position & shone among the greats, for his extraordinary personality, with his colleagues.  He would want to be remembered as a long-time member of the “Altar-Servers” Guild of St. Rose Parish, & as a member in good standing to the Chelsea Knights of Columbus.  He loved animals & was an avid supporter for the care of abandoned animals.  Stephen is the beloved husband of 24 years to: Jo-Ann (Savignano), & the cherished father of Olivia J. Woodland of Southborough, MA.  He is the dear brother to Chelsea Police Lieutenant Nancy E. Haumann & her husband, Retired Chelsea Police Sergent Joseph J. Haumann, of Saugus.  Cherished son-in-law of Joan H. (Arnold) Savignano of Revere & the late Fred D. Savignano.  He is also lovingly survived by his faithful sisters & brothers-in-law: June M. Bowman & her late husband Dr. James F. Bowman, PhD., of Newton, Mary Ellen Wilson & her late husband Robert J. of Revere, & Paul S. Savignano & his wife Joan M. Niles of Peabody.  He is son to the late Joseph & Rita (Fahey) Woodland, & also leaves many adoring nieces & nephews.  To honor his work with animals, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at ANGELL, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett.

Interment

Will be held privately in the Family Estates at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

To honor his work with animals, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at ANGELL, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.

 

6
Oct

Sophie J. (Russell) Gatta

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 10th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m., for Sophie J. (Russell) Gatta, who died following a lengthy battle with pulmonary carcinoma on Monday evening, October 6th at the Leonard-Florence Center for Living of Chelsea, at 85 years.  Her funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12 Noon, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Mrs. Gatta came to live in Revere over 70 years ago, after being born & raised in Waterbury, Connecticut.  A devoted homemaker, she worked for several years at Bradlee’s Department Store of Chelsea as a clerk, until retirement.  Her husband, Robert F. Gatta, died in October of 2007.  She is the devoted & beloved mother of: Kathleen M. Bruno & her husband Michael C. of Saugus, Robert J. Gatta & his fiancée Joanne of Everett, & the late Elaine M. Wilton.  She is the cherished grandmother to: Ashley N., Courtney L. & Tyler M. Wilton all of Revere, Kristen M. Gatta of Winthrop, Amanda N. Gatta of Revere, Stacey A. Bruno, & Christopher M. Bruno & his wife Amanda, all of Saugus.  She is the dear sister to Evelyn Benedetto of Revere, & the late: Marie Russell & John Russell.  Also lovingly survived by her 3 great-grandchildren, Gianna, Emily, & Cruz, her son-in-law Michael J. Wilton, & many nieces & nephews.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 10th, 2014 from 9 – 11:45 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

3
Oct

John F. LoVerme

 

John F. LoVerme

John F. LoVerme

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, October 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for John F. LoVerme, Jr.  who passed on Friday, October 3rd at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a lengthy three year battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, October 7th at 9 a.m.. followed by a funeral mass in Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley Street Winthrop at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.  A native East Boston, he attended Boston schools & was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1970.  He was also an alumnus of the prestigious Wentworth Institute, Class of 1974.  John worked within the network of various engineering corporations & lastly at Samtan Engineering Corp.  He was there for over ten years, until his debilitating illness forced him to remain home, a year ago.  Medically, John became a veritable miracle, not only surviving but thriving for almost a year during his three year diagnosis.  The entire cancer team at MGH & the extraordinary tenacity of his wife and daughters are to be praised for John’s courage to pursue any & all forms od traditional & naturalistic protocols.  John’s talents went far beyond his professional engineering accomplishments.  For over 35 years, his avocation in life, was as a fine furniture designer & contractor.  Although, he credited his late father in law, Louis J. Carco, as his mentor, John certainly had an intrinsic talent for working with wood.  For years, he was responsible for many original designs of furniture creations that he gave as gifts.  His artistic style was distinct & authentic.   He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Pauline L. (Carco).  He is the cherished father to: Jessica D, LoVerme of Revere & Jenna D. LoVerme of Saugus. He is the dear brother of Lucille LoVerme of East Boston & his twin brother Charles LoVerme & his wife Stella of Medford.  He is also lovingly survived by his wife’s family, The Carco Family of Malden, Saugus, West Peabody & Cape Cod and many nieces & nephews.  He is the son of the late John F. LoVerme, Sr. & Edith (Luiso) LoVerme.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, October 6th, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, October 7th, at Holy Rosary Church (Winthrop) at 10 a.m.

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery

2
Oct

Yolanda “Viola” (Penta) Ferullo

Yolanda "Viola" (Penta) Ferullo

Yolanda “Viola” (Penta) Ferullo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Yolanda “Viola” (Penta) Ferullo, who died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on Thursday, October 2nd, at 88 years.  Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday, October 6th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in East Boston, she lived there all of her life until moving to Winthrop eleven years ago.  “Yola” spent the majority of her adult life caring for family.  Parents, siblings, & her late husband were all her care & devotion.  While caring for her charges, she maintained an “open house” to her entire extended family, friends, neighbors, & her childrens’ friends.  Her London St. home in East Boston was a beacon of hospitality for over seventy years.  No one person ever left “Yola’s” home without enjoying her home-cooking or her baked goodies.  Her personality was indeed humble & loving.  Her husband, Pasquale “Pat” C. Ferullo, died in April of 2003.  She is the devoted mother of: Anthony V. Ferullo & his wife “Nikki” Louise Ferullo of Lynnfield, & Patricia J. MacQueen & her husband Giles E. of Winthrop, with whom Yola made her home for the past eleven years.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Anthony P. Ferullo & wife Maria of Danvers, Dr. Shawn M. Ferullo & wife Karen of Winthrop, & Mark J. Ferullo of Lynnfield.  She is also lovingly survived by her four great-grandchildren: Gabriela A., Nicholas S., Kayla M. & Olivia M. Ferullo.  She was the dear sister of the late: Carmella Copozzi, Saverio “Sammy,” Salvatore “Salvy” & Arthur Penta.  Many faithful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive her.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Elder Service Plan (ESP), Lewis Mall, 225 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128, Attention: Tina Smith.

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Elder Service Plan  (ESP), Lewis Mall, 225 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128, Attention: Tina Smith.

28
Sep

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta

Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta

A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, for Rose M. (Archidiacona) Penta, who died on Sunday, September 28 at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness, at 89 years.  Born in Revere, she attended school there & graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943.  Rose lived in Revere until moving to East Boston in 1947, where she remained until moving to Lynn with her daughter in the late 1990′s.  She worked as an assembler for the former Leonard Silver Company of East Boston, & as a clerk for the form Colt Press of East Boston.  She was a member of the East Boston & Revere Senior Centers.  Her husband, Saverio “Sammy” Penta, Jr. died in April of 1991.  She is the devoted mother of: Richard S. Penta of Fairfax, Virginia, Sallyann Penta of Lynn, & Sharon M. Howard & her husband Lawrence of Venice, Florida.  She is the cherished grandmother of Christine E. Toavs & her husband Tory of Fairfax, VA, Daniel R. Penta & his wife Erin Regan of Queens, New York.  She is also lovingly survived by her 2 great-grandchildren, Viviana & Jude, & her former faithful daughter-in-law, Nancy Penta of Fairfax, VA.  She was the dear sister of the late: Frederick Colagero, Jenny Pisano, & Christina Principe.  Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews survive her.  Interment was private.  Remembrances may be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, ATTN: Laura Ogonowski, Development Office, or online at: giving.massgeneral.org.  Your gift will help support the work of Dr. Paul Huang, Rose’s person physician.

Remembrances may be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, ATTN: Laura Ogonowski, Development Office, or online at: giving.massgeneral.org.  Your gift will help support the work of Dr. Paul Huang, Rose’s person physician.

23
Sep

Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing

 

Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing

Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 1 p.m. for Natalie M. (Willey) Ewing, who died on Tuesday, September 23rd following a brief illness at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home of Chelsea, at 78 years.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.  Born & raised in Torrington, Connecticut, she came to live in Revere over 60 years ago.  Her early career was as an assembler for several area factories.  Natalie was a devoted Mom, Grandmother, Sister, & Aunt.  One of her cares was the love of abandoned animals, especially cats.  Over the years, the family ascertains, that it would be difficult to assess the number of cats that Natalie gave home to.  She is the widow of the late George W. Ewing.  She is the devoted mother to: Kathleen A. Ferraro & her partner Manuel G. Cid, Jeanne E. Conte & her husband Richard, David B. Ewing, & John T. Ewing & his wife Kelley Crosby-Ewing, all of Revere.  She is the cherished “Nana” to: Paul J. Ferraro of Somerville, Michelle E. Ferraro-Rankins & her husband Daniel J. of Manchester, New Hampshire, Jennifer L. Conte of Revere, Joshua Crosby of Glen Falls, New York, Tanya Crosby of Revere, & Elijah Miguel Crosby-Varquez of Revere.  She is the dear sister to Fern Cruse of Woodstock, Vermont, Lorraine Boyden of Fort Meyers, Florida, & the late: Eunice Adams, Clyde, Glenn, & Evan Willey, Jr.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Entombment in the Columbarium at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Animal Umbrella, P.O. Box 2675, Acton, MA 01720, ATTN: “NME.”  Animal Umbrella is a “no-kill” animal shelter, with a Revere affiliation.

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Entombment

Will be held privately in the Columbarium at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Animal Umbrella, P.O. Box 2675, Acton, MA 01720, ATTN: “NME.”  Animal Umbrella is a “no-kill” animal shelter, with a Revere affiliation.