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17
Aug

Mark A. Slattery

Services & interment have been held for Mark A. Slattery, who passed on Thursday, August 17th, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers, following a long illness.

Born in Boston, he was a life-long resident of Revere & was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1988. Mark spent most of his working career as a laborer for several area contractors.

He is the cherished son of Lillian G. (Martino) Slattery of Revere and the late Terrence “Terri” Leo Slattery. He is the beloved brother of Thomas D. Harmon & his wife Christine of Woburn. He is the dear nephew of Peter C. & Mary J. Martino of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins, nephews & nieces.


Services

Funeral Services were Private

Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

15
Aug

Alice L. (Upton) Williams

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Alice L. (Upton) Williams, who died at her daughter Sandra’s residence, where Alice had made her home for the past two years. Her Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home on Monday at 12:15 p.m., followed immediately by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Alice was born & raised in Revere & graduated from Revere High School in 1943. Alice married & raised her family in Revere for over 40 years. They then moved to Chelsea & remained there for about 10 years. They both, she & her husband, were very active in the Mill Hill Naturalization Club of Chelsea until 1996, when her beloved husband, Wilfred H. “Bill” Williams, Jr. passed unexpectedly on October 13, 1996. In 1998, she moved to Florida with her daughter, Donna E. Williams, & remained there until moving back to New England when her Donna passed in 2015.

Alice is the devoted mother of Sandra E. “Sandy” Johnson & her husband, John E. of Melvin Village, N.H., JoAnn A. Williams of Brattleboro, Vermont & the late Donna E. Williams. She is the dear sister to Lawrence Upton of Hallandale, Florida & the late Robert F., John M. William, Thomas & Edward Upton & Dorothy Cunningham and Marilyn Perry. She is also the cherished grandmother to Jennifer J. Bennett & her husband, Sean of Concord, NH., Jason J. Johnson & wife, Courtney of Birmingham, Alabama, Matthew Fiske of Everett, Jon W. Johnson & wife, Jill of Avon Ct., Anna Quinn & her husband, John of Brattleboro, Vt., Joshua W. Johnson & his wife, Meghan of Wolfboro, NH, Kelsey Carew of Queens, N.Y., She is also lovingly survived by 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, August 21st at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite Hospice Organization, in memory of Alice L. Williams.

12
Aug

Eileen M. “Lovey” (Stuart) Lewey

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, August 18th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Eileen M. “Lovey” Lewey (Stuart), who died at the home of her daughter, Linda, on Saturday, August 12th in North Falmouth. “Lovey” had made her home with her daughter for the past six and half years. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m.

Born in Everett, she lived all of her life in Revere, before moving to the Cape six years ago. She was an alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1936 with the reward of Magna Cum Laude. Her early career was in the Shawmut Bank on Broadway, which she really enjoyed. In the 1930s & 1940s the Revere Theatre would sponsor New York producers, presenting “Talent Revues”. During that time, she would meet and fall head over heels over the “lead male vocalist”, Joseph E. Lewey of Library St., Revere (around the corner from where she lived on Elm St.) They were married in March of 1940 and Joseph died in March of 1978. “Lovey” worked at two of Revere’s landmarks, the Arcade Bazaar & the Revere Dog Track before moving onto Jordan Marsh Co. of Boston. There she was the “Matron” of the exclusive “Bridal Shoppe” for over forty years, retiring in 1993 at 76 years of age. She made many friends there, not only with her colleagues, but with the clients, she served. She was “in love” with her job and it defined her. She had the patience of a saint & the taste of a fine “courteor”. Many times she would receive wedding invitations from the girls she helped to select their wedding gown. “Lovey” was indeed the “quintessence” of “Family” & “Motherhood”, leading her to rank “the favorite” in all her circles of friends and family. She was an avid “Line Dancer” & belonged to a group for many many years in Revere. She was also a former member of the Ladies Sodality at I.C.C., the Maria Assunta Guild & was also a Eucharistic Minister for I.C.C. She was a member of the Jordan Marsh Quarter Century Club.

She is the cherished Mother to Joseph E. Lewey Jr. & his wife, Marie of Moorpark, California, Linda A. McDonagh & her husband, Francis P. of North Falmouth, Robert J. Lewey & his wife, Teresa of Athens, Tennessee & the late, Michael J. Lewey. She was the adored grandmother to David Lewey & his wife Leslie of Ventura, California, Karen Lewey of Albany, Oregon, Kim Lewey of Oxnard, California, Brian Lewey of Valencia, California, Gregg Lewey of Lynn, Dr. Jennifer Lewey, M.D. & partner Dylan Tisdale of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Lewey of New York, Christopher & Todd Lewey, both of Florida & Amanda Lewey of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by Janice Jones of East Boston, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. She is the beloved daughter to the late Eileen C. (Forrestall) Stuart & the late George E. Stuart & proud sister the late Edna F. Geary & her late husband, James W. Geary. Among her nieces & nephews, was the late former Revere Mayor, Robert J. Haas, Jr., who passed on July 3, 2017. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, August 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 481 Quaker Road, Falmouth, MA 02543.

12
Aug

Bruno Balliro

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Friday, August 18th in St. Anthony of Padua Church (250 Revere St.), Revere at 11:00 a.m., for Bruno Balliro, who passed on Saturday, August 12th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, unexpectedly. Mr. Bruno had just celebrated his 76th birthday on August 11th.

Born & raised in Boston’s North End, he worked as a laborer with his family in construction before owning & operating his own business, the infamous “Intermission Lounge” in Boston’s Downtown.

He is the beloved husband of Dolores M. (Malta) Balliro & the devoted father of Joseph Dax Balliro of Revere, Anthony Balliro of New Hampshire, Bruno “Bubba”, Jr. of Haverhill, Scott Balliro of Florida, Frank Balliro of Methuen, Dean Balliro of New Hampshire & the late Angela Balliro & Derek Balliro. He is the dear brother of Frances Bent of Wilmington, Lucy “Lullu” Winship of Plymouth & the late,
Mary Tzannos, Rosario C. “BillY” Balliro, Rocco, Frank, Joseph, & Rudy Balliro & the late Josephine Novello, Florence Monteforte & Rosalie Foye. He is also the loving grandfather of Jacqueline “Jackie” Balliro of Florida. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be held latter and privately.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Friday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private

Please in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made directly to the family at Mrs. Dolores M. Balliro, 48 Conant St. Revere MA 02151.

10
Aug

Frank Petrucelli

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, August 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Frank Petrucelli, who passed following a brief illness on Thursday, August 10th at Wingate of Andover. His funeral will be conducted on Wednesday, August 16th from the funeral home 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.

Born & raised in East Boston, he was a member of the class of 1936 at East Boston High School. Frank & his dear families were natives of Jeffries’ Point, East Boston all their lives, until moving to North Reading 23 years ago. From his early youth, until his untimely passing, he would qualify to become an award-winning time-keeper, score-keeper for all of our beloved Boston Sports Teams. Next to his dear family & his God, sports took the lead. However, to capture on paper his feelings & love of family would be an impossible task. In this rushed and often unfeeling society, Frank stands above the rest for his continued celebration of family, family ties & family traditions. His place in the work world is marked, particularly for his work ethic and the zeal he inspired to many colleagues. He was an institution at Portland Pipe & Supply – Nationwide for over 50 years as their General Sales Manager. He retired at age 76. Over the years, he received many commendations and awards for service above and beyond. Frank passed on August 10th, 2017, exactly 15 years to the day that Jennie passed in 2002.

He is the cherished father of Robert N. Petrucelli & his wife, Claire M. (Moynihan) Petrucelli of Norwell & Lorraine C. D’Agostino & her husband, Edward J. of North Reading, with whom, Frank made his home. He is the devoted grandfather of Michele L. Sabbia of North Reading, Robert M. Petrucelli & his wife, Jeanna of Norwell, Edward J. D’Agostino, Jr. of North Reading & Kristine K. Campbell & husband Charles “Chuck” of Hanover. Also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Margaret Landolfi of North Reading & his ten (10) great grandchildren; John M. Sabbia, Marisa M. Sabbia & Nic E. Sabbia, all of North Reading; Robbie M. Petrucelli, Ryan J., Luke M., Nolan A. & Jennie M. Petrucelli, all of Norwell, Kylie C. & Charlie R. Campbell, both of Hanover. He was the dear brother to the late Rose Consalvi, Lucy Albanese, Josephine Ciampolillo & Anthony Petruccelli. Many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive Frank. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, 63 Winter St., North Reading, MA 01864-2282.

10
Aug

Matthew J. Galvin, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Retired Revere Police Detective Matthew J. Galvin, Jr. who died peacefully ending a lengthy illness on Thursday, August 10th at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Tuesday following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), immediately followed by entombment at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.

Born in Medford, he was a lifelong resident of Revere. Matt graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1959. He served the City of Revere for over 38 years as a Detective within the Police Department. Throughout his entire service, there was no other officer held in such high esteem, not only by his colleagues but also by the local citizenry. He was an alumnus of Northeastern University, School of Criminal Justice, Class of 1980. A veteran of the regular army during the Viet-Nam Era, he was also with the Army Reserves, retiring in March of 1989. He was a long-time member of the Revere Council – Knights of Columbus #179 & also a member of the Revere Police Relief Association .

He is survived by his beloved wife & best friend Rosemarie DeMarco-Galvin. He is the cherished father to Lisa A. Galvin & her boyfriend, Bob of West Peabody & the late Mark D. Galvin. He was the dear son of the late Mary E. (Worthley) Galvin Barry & the late Matthew J. Galvin, Sr. & the loving brother of the late James M. Galvin & Dorothy E. Bianchi.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 15th at 12:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Entombment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers,remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter Association, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.

9
Aug

Margaret (Nazzaro) Rizzo

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, August 14 from 9:00 a.m. thru 11:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home For Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1938. She and her late husband, Ernest M. Rizzo, owned & operated, “Ernie’s Pizza Take-Out Service” on Mountain Ave., for almost 30 years. Prior to operating in Revere, the couple owned & operated a restaurant in Dorchester for over ten years. Ernie died on Sept. 22, 2012.

She is the devoted mother of Ernest W. Rizzo, Jr. of Windham, NH & Judith A. Correggio & her husband, Richard of Revere. She is the adored grandmother of Gina M. Regitano & her husband, Richard of Lynnfield & Nicholas R. Correggio & his wife, Roseanna of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her two great-grandchildren, Adriana M. & Marco F. Regitano & many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Dear sister of the late Gertrude Scenna & her late husband, Nicholas, Nellie Connery & her late husband, Francis, Laura Saia & her late husband Benjamin & Michael Nazzaro & his late wife, Patricia.


Visiting Hours

Monday, August 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, August 14th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

6
Aug

Sean Bruce Symmes

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, August 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Sean Bruce Symmes, who passed on Sunday, August 6th. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, August 12th 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.

Raised in Winthrop, he was a graduate of Winthrop High school, Class of 1997. Early on in his working career, Sean was a member of & worked for the Local #151 – Laborer’s Union; though lately he changed careers with a position in Sales while living in Long Beach, California for about 5 years creating a strong network of friends.

Sean is the adored son to Marilyn A. (Bruce) Symmes of Winthrop & the late Jay A. Symmes. He is the proud Daddy to Sydney L. Symmes of Winthrop. He is also the devoted brother of Cara B. Symmes & Brian M. Symmes & his girlfriend, Lauren M. Ligotti, all of Winthrop & Ginger Rivera of Oregon. He is also lovingly survived by many grieving aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Healthy Streets, 100 Willow St. 2nd level, Lynn, MA 01902.


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Healthy Streets, 100 Willow St. 2nd level, Lynn, MA 01902.

3
Aug

Lee O. (Casiello) Forgione

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, August 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m. thru 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Lee O. (Casiello) Forgione, who died on Thursday, August 3rd at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center of Medford, following a brief illness. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 :00 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St., EAST BOSTON, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born & raised in East Boston, Lee was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1937. She lived in East Boston until 1957, when she & her family moved to Chelsea, for over 40 years. Her beloved and faithful husband, Robert A. Forgione passed on November 24th, 1994. In 1997, Lee moved to the Riverside Apartments for Seniors of Medford, where she remained until becoming a resident of Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center, a year ago. At the Kraft Apartments for the Elderly-Seniors in Chelsea, she began her career as an advocate for the elderly & for the justice due them. She was the President of the Residents’ Advocacy Organization in Chelsea & later at Riverside Apartments of Medford. Over the years, Lee helped secure excellent living & recreational advantages for seniors in Chelsea & Medford. She was the recipient of several awards from the governments of Chelsea & Medford for her contribution & work for seniors. Her family agree that the zeal at which she crusaded was the true reason for her longevity. She would have celebrated her 98th birthday this coming November 23, 2017.

She is the dear cherished mother of Robert A. Forgione, Jr. & his wife Joan L. of New Orleans, LA.  She is the beloved & proud grandmother of Robert A. Forgione, III & his wife Rosylene of Swampscott & Leanne M. Forgione of Marblehead. She was the dear sister of the late; Agnes L. Marandola, Vera LaCorrazza, Jennie Barbaro, Louise King, Elena Dittmer & John, Albert, Angelo, Joseph & Samuel Casiello. She is also lovingly by many caring & devoted nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. While still a resident of Chelsea, and on a visit with Lee, she was asked exactly what she did in her organization for the seniors, she replied “I work hard, very hard for these folks, after all,  some of them have no one & nothing. So you could say I am passionate in my work for the elderly seniors and for the justice due them.” Lee was a woman of faith and grace, so referring to the Bible, particularly; Book of Proverbs- A Valiant Woman “… Praise her for the many fine things she does. Give her a share in what her hands have worked for and let her works tell her praises at the City Gates.”


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

26
Jul

Mary Pedersen

Funeral services were held privately for Mary (Kozak) Pedersen who died on Wednesday, July 26th at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers, ending a long period of declining health.

Born in the Ukraine, Mary came to this country in the late 1950s. She lived in Revere for over 50 years. Mary worked as a waitress in several Boston area restaurants when she first arrived in this country.

She was the wife of the late Ralph C. Pedersen, who passed in August of 2000. She is the devoted mother of Walter T. Szuciak & his wife, Maria of Hanover, Jeanne M. Giuffre & her husband, Peter of Revere & Thomas L. Pedersen & his wife, Deanne & the late Joanne Szuciak & Ralph J. Pedersen. She is the cherished grandmother of Joseph M. Szuciak, with whom she made her home in Revere, Michael W. Szuciak of Hanover & Nicholas R. & Peter J. Giuffre of Revere. She was the dear sister to the late Anastasia Maiceiwna of the Ukraine, Russia. She is also lovingly survived. by many nieces & nephews. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Funeral Services were Private

Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.