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21
Aug

Michael J. Costa

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Michael J. Costa, who died in his Winthrop home unexpectedly on Sunday, August 21st at 41 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 30th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere.

Michael was born & raised in East Boston, he attended in Boston Public Schools. He was a graduate of the North East Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. Michael worked for many years as a carpet installer. He worked for several local contractors, but for the last several years he worked independently.  He was an active member of the Beachmont Yacht Club. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Peabody, MA.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

19
Aug

Florence I. (Cramb) Olsen

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Olsen, FlorenceHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Florence I. (Cramb) Olsen, who died on Friday, August 19th at the Kindred Hospital of Boston, following a lengthy illness at 87 years . A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m.

 

Florence was born & raised in Malden. She attended Malden public schools and was an alumnus of Malden High School, Class of 1947. After graduation, Florence worked at John Hancock Life Insurance Co. of Boston. She worked there for several years prior to marrying Arthur S. Olsen in 1957. Together the couple began their family in Everett, then in 1959, they settled in Revere, where they made their home and raised their 7 children.  Florence was a dedicated homemaker & a wonderful mother. She took tremendous pride in her home & her family. In later years, she was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed her trips to points north of New Hampshire & Maine’s Lake Regions. She was so talented with her crocheting, sewing & knitting, making wonderful creations for her family to enjoy & treasure. Her favorite past time was spending time with her incredibly large family, sharing memories and making new ones.

 

She is the devoted wife of Arthur S. “Siggy” Olsen, Sr. of Revere. Loving mother of Wayne D. Spencer & his wife Georgianna, Donna M. Hurley, all of Winthrop & her late husband DeeJay Hurley, Arthur S. Olsen, Jr. of Swampscott & his late wife Helene, Alan R. Olsen & his wife Annette of Georgetown, Sonja J. Olsen & her companion Fred Nolan of Revere, Eric L. Olsen & his wife Erica of Sandown, NH and Zoe A. Simonton & her husband Norman of Winthrop. Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and adored great grandmother of 7 great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Donald Cramb of NH, Joan Aubrey & her husband John of Everett, Phyllis Seisa & her companion Charles of NH, Dora Dunton & her husband James of NH, Christine Panniello of Tewksbury & the late Frank Cramb & his wife Barbara of NH. She is also lovingly survived by her loving brothers & sisters in law, & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.  Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

7
Aug

Thomas A. “Papa” Howard, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, August 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Howard, ThomasHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Thomas A. “Papa” Howard, Sr. who died on Sunday, August 7th at the Tewksbury Hospital following a very long and hard fought battle of Huntington’s Disease, he was 70 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral home on Thursday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at The Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel at 11:00 a.m., 302 Elm St. Everett.

 

Born in Medford, Tom‘s family moved to Malden when he was just a young boy. He was raised and educated in Malden. He was a graduate of Malden High School,Class of 1964. In June of 1966, he married his one and only true love, Jane E. (Wilson) Howard. The couple made their home in Malden, where they raised their family. Tom, worked as a silk screener for many years. Later he went to work at Alcon, Inc. of Wilmington, where he worked as a Supervisor in manufacturing electronic circuit boards. He retired in March 1999 due to health issues. Tom was well known for his sense of humor and ability to make people laugh. He was very proud of his Irish Heritage and was proud Boston Sports Fan.

He is the devoted husband of Jane E. (Wilson) Howard of Malden, together celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Loving father of David A. Howard & his wife Denise of Topsfield and Sherri A. Langone & her husband Stephen of Amherst, NH & the late Thomas A. Howard, JR. Cherished grandfather of Daria G.  & Drew T. Howard, both of Topsfield and Sienna M. & Stefani Langone, both of Amherst,NH. Beloved brother of Sandra Miles & Her husband Wallace ”Wally” of Saugus, George Howard & his wife Carolyn of Fontana, CA, and the late Warren Howard & Lois, Crouse. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Late U.S. Army National Guard Reservist.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, August 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, August 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Everett

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Tewksbury Hospital, Recreation Fund D-3, 365 East St, Tewksbury, MA 01876.

6
Aug

Robert E. Dandrow

Funeral Services were held privately for Robert E. Dandrow, who died on Saturday, August 6th at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston, following a fall he sustained while at his residence. He was 64 years old. Robert was a lifelong Revere resident, he attended Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1969. Immediately after graduation, Robert began to work at the Charlestown Navy Yard as a “Machinist”. After the Navy yard closed, Robert began a long career in the “Car Rental Business”. He worked for several of the larger firms, but maintained a longtime position at Enterprise Car Rental. He became an Inventory Control Manager with Enterprise. Due to an affliction with Celiac Disease, Robert was forced to retire much earlier than he had desired. Robert lived a very simplistic and humble life. He was an avid fisherman, often times with his Dad & his brothers by his side. He was also a quintessential “Boston Sports Fan”, reveling in every victory and agonizing with every loss. Most of all his family was paramount, especially spending time with his two nieces.

He is the Cherished son of Edward Dandrow, Sr. of Revere & the late Barbara D. (Cheetham) Dandrow. Loving brother of Frederick L. Dandrow & Edward Dandrow, Jr. & his wife Donna. Adored uncle of Melissa L. Dandrow & her fiancé Christopher Davis & Jennifer Dandrow and grand uncle of Ayden Davis, all of Revere.


Services

Funeral Services were Private

Remembrances may be made to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 20350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 240, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

1
Aug

Paul Mitchell

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Mitchell, PaulHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Paul Mitchell who passed away unexpectedly at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Monday, August 1st. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.  in St. Anthony’s Church , 38 Oakes St., Everett.

Born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, Paul’s family moved to Everett when he was a very young boy. Paul was raised & educated in Everett, he attended Everett public schools. Paul worked in the construction industry as a laborer. He enjoyed his work and worked hard. He was known as a person who liked to make people laugh. All of his family & friends knew he was a loving & caring father, and  that his children meant the most in his life. He did everything he could, to make sure that he was the best father he could be.

He is the beloved son of Anna M. (Mastropietro) Mitchell of Revere and the late Gilbert L. Mitchell. Loving father of Dionna, Gabriel, Dexter and Evelynn. Cherished brother of Craig Mitchell of Saugus, Helder Lopes of Malden, Tonya Mitchell of Mississippi and Michelle and Michael Mitchell, both of Rhode Island. He is also lovingly survived by many caring aunts, uncles and many cousins. Interment will be Private.


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett

Interment

Interment will be Private

In lieu of Flowers remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2391.

30
Jul

Sam R. Bellucci

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, August 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Sam R. Bellucci, who died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Saturday, July 30th following a long illness, at 95 years. A funeral mass will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, August 6th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere.

 

Born in Taunton, Sam and his family moved to Chelsea where he was raised and educated. Sam was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1939. Sam enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1942 to defend his country during WWII. Sam was discharged Honorably in January of 1946. During his time in the Army, Sam was trained in Electronics and Radio Communications. When he returned home from the war, he began working at “Jack’s Radio & Music Shop” in Chelsea as a repair man. In 1950, Sam re-enlisted in the Army to faithfully serve his country, during the Korean Conflict. Sam began to work at the Boston Naval Shipyard after his military service. In 1958, He married his sweetheart, Josephine Torre. The couple settled in Revere and raised their family. Sam retired from the Boston Naval Shipyard after 20 years of dedicated service, then he began at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he spent 14 years working as an Electronic Mechanic Foreman. Sam, being the gentleman that he was, humble and modest but incredibly hardworking and prideful in his work, had received awards recognizing him in his diligent work. He retired in 1981. He and his wife relocated to Raynham, for almost 20 years. Sam once again, due to his nature went back to work, at General Instrument working & testing Sonar Equipment. Sam later returned to Revere, shortly after his wife passed. He was a man who loved what he did, a man of great moral character and is the epitome of “The Greatest Generation”.

He is the beloved husband of 48 years of marriage of the late Josephine L. (Torre) Bellucci. Loving father of Lois S. Wisnieski of Mechanicsburg, PA & the late Anita G. Park. Cherished grandfather of Frank Wisnieski of Charlottesville, VA, Joy F. Oberholser & her husband Douglas of Mount Joy, PA, Jonathan M. Park & his wife Gina of Dallas, TX and Jennifer Lee DaMotta & her wife Becca of Warwick, RI. Adored great grandfather of Logan, Aaron & Jackson. Dear brother of the late Peter, Patrick, Joseph & Colly Bellucci. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand nephews.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, August 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of Flowers remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2391.

 

30
Jul

Thomas D. Griffin

Funeral Services were held in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals for Thomas D. Griffin who passed away on Saturday, July 30th at the Blair House in Tewksbury, where he had been receiving supportive care. He was 92 years of age. Interment was held in Woodlawn Griffin, ThomasCemetery, Everett.

Born and raised in Revere, he attended and graduated from Revere Public Schools. He married Elizabeth T. (Kelly) and together they raised their family in Revere. This October they would be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Thomas worked for over 35 years a custodian for Verizon until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. A kind and gentle man, he was known for always having a smile on his face. He enjoyed traveling throughout the years as well as being an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

He is the beloved husband of 49 years to Elizabeth M. (Kelly) Griffin. Devoted father of Robert J. Lorentz and his wife Nancy E. of Tewksbury and Laura Griffin of Chelsea. Cherished grandfather of Denise Kirshner, Lori Roberto and Tommy Lorentz. Adored great grandfather of Cassandra, Mikey and Leah. Dear brother of Catherine F. Griffin of Revere and the late Dorothy L. Griffin, John T. Griffin, Mary M. Brennan, Joseph, James and Francis Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Blair House of Tewksbury, 10 Erlin St. Tewksbury, MA 01876

28
Jul

Paula M. “Mia” Grandolfi

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Wednesday, August 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio andGrandolfi, Paula DN WEB PIC Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Paula M. “Mia” Grandolfi, who died on Thursday, July 28th surrounded by her loving family, friends and caregivers at her Bridgewell community home in Salem, she was 57 years old.

 

Paula was born in Winthrop and raised in Revere. Paula was “Special” and due to her many challenges, she was limited to her capabilities. However, she was boundless with the love, joy and warmth she shared with the people who were close to her. She would often brighten a room with her warm and innocent presence. She was a former resident of the Tully House of Lynn. She then became part of the Bridgewell Community of Salem. She has spent the last 20 years with some of the same residents and staff.

 

She is the Devoted daughter of the late Cirio “Archie” & Mary (Coggio) Grandolfi. Loving sister of Carolyn McCannon & her husband Charles “Chuckie” of Cambridge and the late Joanne M. Preston, George C. Grandolfi & Dorothy R. Wagg. Dear sister in law of Michael J. “Joe” Preston of Revere, Lorraine Grandolfi of Medford and Harry R. Wagg, II & his wife Maureen of Salem. Cherished aunt of George Grandolfi & his wife Carlene of Framingham, Robert Grandolfi & his wife Robyn of Revere, Jessica McCannon & her husband Ivan Lara of Jamaica Plain and Harry R. Wagg, III & his wife Raegan of Ipswich. Adored grand aunt of Megan, Michael, William, Charlie, Harry & Dorothy. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

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

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Bridgewell, 471 Broadway, Lynnfield , MA 01940. (Please note 25 Cedarcrest on check)

28
Jul

Mary M. (Russo) Soriano

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 31st from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home Soriano, Maryfor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Mary M. (Russo) Soriano, who died on Thursday, July 28th with her family by her side, at the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation & Care Center in Danvers, after a long illness.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, Aug. 1st at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St. East Boston.

Mary was born & raised in Boston. She was educated in the Boston Public Schools. She was married to Ignazio “Fred” Soriano, the couple later settled in East Boston in 1960 to raise their family. Mary was a housewife and took great pride in her home and her family. As her children got older and began their own families, Mary had the pleasure of hosting traditional Sunday dinners at her home. She would always prepare an abundant amount of food, for all of her children and grandchildren to enjoy. Mary had a zest for life but family was the core of Mary’s heart, and she was blessed with a family who showed her an abundance of love every day.

 

She is the devoted wife of the late Ignazio F. ”Fred” Soriano of whom they shared 67 years of marriage. Loving mother of Marie C. Tennant of East Boston & her late husband Timothy R. Tennant, Frederick M. “Freddie” Soriano & his wife Cheryl of Middleton, Gerard F. Soriano & his wife Cheryl of Bradford, Steven M. Soriano & his wife Kristine M. of Lynnfield and Susan M. Mancini & her husband Michael S. of Salem. Beloved sister of Frank Russo & his wife Gloria of East Boston, Sarah Neal of Arizona & the late Michael J. Russo. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, “Joey”. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. . Entombment will be in Woodlawn Versailles Community Mausoleum, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, July 31st from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m. in Most Holy Redeemer Church, East Boston

Entombment

Woodlawn Cemetery Versailles Mausoleum, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at MGH, C/O Dr. David P. Ryan, MGH Development Office, 100 Charles River Park, Boston, MA 02114

25
Jul

Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 p.m.  (Noon) to 3:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo who died unexpectedly at the Palazzolo, DoloresMassachusetts General Hospital, at 87 years old. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 3:15 p.m.

 

Born in East Boston, she attended the Fitton School for girls before moving to Revere in 1942. She is an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1946. Dolores loved to dance, especially “Ballroom Dancing”, that was her favorite. She was blessed when she met her husband, at the Wonderland Ballroom, doing what she loved. She remained in Revere to raise her family. She was a proud mother and wife. Her priority was always taking care of her children. She began to work at the Continental Restaurant as a waitress, a job that would span four decades. She retired at the age of 79 years old. Dolores didn’t look at it as “work”, she did it to “socialize”. Dolores was also known to her family & friends as quite the “Shopper”, Christmas was her favorite holiday and she shopped year round for Christmas presents. Her wit and spirit was loved by so many.

 

She is the  devoted wife of the late Patrick A. Palazzolo. Loving mother of Ellen E. Bergeron & her husband Arthur of Tewksbury, Albert C. Aucella, Brian J. Aucella, Leanne M. Fitzpatrick, Stacy A. Hittinger & her late husband Scott, all of Revere and Patrick A. Palazzolo of FL. and daughter of the late Manuel and Rose (DeAngelis) Sanchez. Beloved sister of Edward Sanchez & his wife Priscilla of Peabody. Cherished grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Adored great grandmother of 2 great grandchildren & one expecting. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. . Interment will be Private.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 30th at 3:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-9376.