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14
Aug

James J. “Potsie” Geary

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 18th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for James J. “Potsie” Geary, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 14th at his Lynnfield residence, at 70 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19th, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be private.  Born in Chelsea, he was raised in Revere, educated there, & was a 1962 alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere.  His association with the Boston Globe began as a young boy, as a “newsboy.”  Upon graduation from I.C.C.H.S., he entered the work force at the Boston Globe, remaining there until he retired with over 50 years of combined service.  He retired as a Supervisor of the Computer Division.  Jim was a member of the Quarter Century Club at the Globe, & looked forward to the annual banquets.  While at the Globe, he became very involved with “Globe Santa.”  Perhaps the greatest achievement of his career & retirement was his continued portrayal as the “Globe Santa.”  Even after his retirement in 2007, he never forfeited the opportunity to continue with the joy as “Globe Santa.”  Jim was also a longtime member of the Revere Knights of Columbus #179.  He was the husband of the late Elizabeth A. “Betsey” (Calhoun) Geary, who died on August 6, 2010.  He is the devoted father of Suzanne Landry & her husband Mark D. of Rowley, MA.  He is the proud & cherished grandfather of: Alyssa V., Krista M., Mark D., Jr., Sean A., & Madison D. Landry, all of Rowley, MA.  He is also lovingly survived by his aunt, Eileen M. (Stuart) Lewey of North Falmouth, formerly of Revere, & his sister-in-law, Suzanne “Sue” Allen of Reading, & several cousins, nieces, nephews, & a host of extended family, friends, & colleagues.  He was the son of the late Regional Accounts Manager for Sunshine Biscuit, James W. Geary, & Edna F. (Stuart) Geary of Revere.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Globe Santa Trust Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 845059, Boston, MA 02284-5059.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 18th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Globe Santa Trust Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 845059, Boston, MA 02284-5059.

12
Aug

Arthur L. “Artie” Adamson, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, for Arthur L. “Artie” Adamson, Jr., who died on Tuesday, August 12th following a lengthy illness at Golden Living Center of West Newton, at 60 years.  Following the funeral mass, interment will follow at the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Born in Winthrop, he lived all of his life in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1971.  Most of his working career was in the family business as a construction laborer.  “Adamson Construction & Heavy Equipment” continues to operate, led by “Artie’s” only brother, Randy Adamson.  He is the beloved son of Eva M. (Sargent) Adamson of Revere, & the late Arthur L. Adamson, Sr.  He is the husband of Lorraine (King) Adamson, the cherished father of Jennifer A., & the proud & devoted grandfather of Noah, Nicolete, & Olivia Adamson, all of Revere.  He is the dear brother of Randy J. Adamson of Revere, & Margi-Adamson-Marjoun of Lynn.  He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces,nephews, & cousins.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031.

Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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

11
Aug

Mary J. (Fernald) Mello

Mary J. Mello

Mary J. Mello

MELLO, Mary J. (Fernald) In Winthrop, formerly of Revere, August 11, following a lengthy illness at 72 years. Wife of the late Frederick R. Mello Sr. Devoted mother of Frederick R. “Ricky” Mello Jr. of Revere, Eric J. Mello of Wakefield, Tammy Mello-Pontes & husband John of Atkinson, NH & the late Manuel A. Mello. Dear sister of A. Virginia Fernald of Dorchester, Roy Fernald & wife Mary of Avon & the late William Fernald. Cherished grandmother of Tracy, Kristen, Christopher, Danny, Paige, Niko & Matteo & great grandmother to Elyas, Madiha, Ivan, Wesley, Giovanna & the late Sophia. Also lovingly survived by her former daughter in law Linda Mello of Stoneham, her sister in law, Margaret “Peggy” Fernald of FL, many nieces, nephews & cousins. Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, August 15 at 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, followed by interment in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Visiting hours are Thursday only 4-8 p.m. Parking avail. left of the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Lung Assoc ., 480 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham MA 02451.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, August 14th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, August 15th at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Forest Glade Cemetery (Wakefield)

 In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Lung Assoc ., 480 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham MA 02451.

9
Aug

Ann Marie (Gomez) Amaru

 

Ann Marie Amaru

Ann Marie Amaru

AMARU, Ann Marie (Gomez) At 55 years, in Epping & Atkinson, NH, formerly of Everett, following a long battle with metastatic cancer, August 9. Beloved wife of 30 years to Steven Amaru. Beloved mother of Kara Amaru & proud grandmother of Stevie Amaru all of Atkinson, NH. Cherished daughter of Emma (Saponaro) Gomez of Epping, NH & the late Raymond Gomez, Sr. Devoted sister of Raymond Gomez Jr, Bobbie Botticelli, Richard A. Gomez, Regina E. Gomez, all of Reading & William N. Gomez of Epping, NH. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, her mother in law, Esther Amaru of Reading, her sister in law, Mary Kasper of Easthampton, MA, & her brother in law, Walter Amaru of Taunton. Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 14, in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols St., (on the Chelsea-Everett line) at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02062. She will be remembered as a truly caring, loving & wonderful person.

Services

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted

Funeral Memorial  Mass

Thursday, August 14, in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols St., (on the Chelsea-Everett line) at 10:30 a.m.

Interment is Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02062.

 

8
Aug

Joseph J. Bowman

 

Joseph J. Bowman, Sr.Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Retired Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman, who died on Friday, August 8th at Brightview of Danvers, surrounded by the love & presence of his family.  The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 12th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m.  Captain Bowman was born in Chelsea & was raised in Revere.  He was a 1945 alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere.  Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy & served until July 1946, with the rank of Radar man 3rd Class. He spent over 34 years with the Revere Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Captain.  He was a member of the Retired Revere Firemans Association & a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Family. The couple lived in Revere most of their life, until moving to Stoneham in 2000.  “Joe” was a perfected example of a devoted husband & proud father & grandfather.   As a member of the Fire Department, he had rotating shifts, enabling him to serve as a greeter for the former Pike & Vertuccio Funeral Home on Beach St. Typical of so many of his generation, they were & are the essence of “Family provider” . Joe lost the “love of his life” Lorraine M. (Fallon) on May 23rd, 2012, after 61 years of marriage.  He is the cherished father to: Joraine M. Spelman & her husband Philip of Stoneham, Joseph J. Bowman, Jr. & his wife Karen of Brecksville, OH, Lisa M. Carlson & her husband James of Saugus and Christine B. Emond & her husband Douglas of Marblehead.  Joe is also lovingly survived by 9 grandchildren & 3 great grand children and 3 sisters in law, Dorothy Bowman of Melrose, Patricia Colburne & Concetta “Connie” Fallon both of Wakefield.  He was the dear brother of the late David Bowman, Jr.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions (Hospice of the North Shore) 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 11th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (Revere)

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery (Everett)

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions (Hospice of the North Shore) 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.

 

2
Aug

Franklin J. “Al” Nolan

 

Franklin J. "Al" Nolan

Franklin J. “Al” Nolan

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Franklin J. “Al” Nolan, who died on Saturday, August 2nd at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home of Chelsea, following a lengthy illness, at 88 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 8th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in Chelsea, he came to live in Revere over 60 years ago.  “Al” retired from the United States Postal Service in 1990, as a Mail Carrier in Medford.  He was a member of the Retired Postal Workers Union.  He was a graduate of St. Rose Catholic High School of Chelsea in 1944.  Immediately following graduation, he entered the United States Navy in June of 1944 & served as a Radioman 3rd Class until June of 1946.  He is a World War II veteran.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Margaret J. (Donovan) Nolan.  He is the dear brother of Robert Nolan of Kansas City, Missouri, & the late: John W. Nolan, Joseph R. “Ritchie” Nolan, Claire F. Nolan, & Eleanor Baczewski.  He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Mary K. “Kay” Nolan of South Weymouth, his brother-in-law, Retired Revere Fire Lieutenant Anthony V. Pesce, Sr. of Revere, & many dedicated & faithful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

2
Aug

Antoinette L. (Brienza) Sorrentino

Antoinette L. (Brienza) Sorrentino

Antoinette L. (Brienza) Sorrentino

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Antoinette L. (Brienza) Sorrentino, who passed following a brief illness on Saturday, August 2nd at her Revere residence, at 90 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, August 11th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in New Bedford, she attended school there & was an alumna of New Bedford High School, Class of 1942, & also graduated from Campbell Secretarial Junior College in 1944.  She was also an alumna of Holy Name Grammar School of New Bedford, Class of 1938.  “Ann,” as she was affectionately known, worked as a Principal Clerk for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, within the Division of Personnel & Administrative Services in Boston, & retired in the mid-1980′s.  She had over 15 years of service.  Ann was a devotee of Immaculate Conception Parish for over 50 years.  She was a staunch Catholic, & enjoyed her faith & liturgy immensely.  She was a member of the Massachusetts State Municipal Retired Employees Association.  After her marriage to Nunzio “Sonny” Sorrentino in 1946, they moved to the Bronx, New York, for 14 years.  In 1960, she moved to Revere & raised her 3 children.  Ann was a remarkable person of strength & dignity.  She continued to be most active in politics, & volunteering at her Parish Church.  An amazing “walker,” even at 89 years, she would be seen walking at a “crisp clip.”  Often, friends & neighbors would stop to offer a ride & she would decline by responding, “Thank you, thank you, but I need the exercise, God bless you for offering.”  Her husband passed in June of 1988.  She is the cherished mother of: Nancy B. Davis of West Wareham, MA, Linda M. Sorrentino of Revere, & the late Carmine D. Sorrentino.  She is the dear sister of Linda B. Ohnesorge of New Bedford, & the late: Domenica M. Mello & Antonia Brienza.  She is the devoted aunt of Leonard Mello of New Bedford, & several other nieces & nephews, & several cousins in the New Bedford area.  Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army (Chelsea Citadel), 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army (Chelsea Citadel), 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.

31
Jul

Helen M. “Honey” Hill

Helen M. "Honey" Hill

Helen M. “Honey” Hill

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 from 9 – 10:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Helen. M. “Honey” Hill, who died on Thursday, July 31st at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a long illness, at 76 years.  Her funeral will follow visitation with a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 11 a.m.  Born & raised in Revere, she was a 1956 alumna of Immaculate Conception High School.  She also attended State Teachers’ College.  “Honey” served with the Revere School System for over 30 years as a secretary.  She was born into one of Revere’s oldest families, & her popularity & personality are legendary.  She was the daughter of the late: Herbert S. Hill, Sr.  & Helena M. (Spelman) Hill.  She is the sister of Ret. Revere Firefighter Thomas L. Hill & his late wife Florence E. Hill, Grace P. Sannella & her husband Former Revere School Committee member Frederick A. Sannella, all of Revere, & the late: Staff Sgt. Herbert S. Hill, Jr., Staff Sgt. James J. Hill, Former Revere School Super Intendant William J. Hill, Former Revere City Assessor Kenneth F. Hill,  Mary G. Cushing, H. Pauline Hill & Audrey Cogliano.  Dear sister-in-law to: Eleanor (Cronan) Hill of Lynnfield, Carolan (Hegarty) Hill of Revere & John Cogliano of Westford.  She is also lovingly survived  by many dedicated & loyal nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-nieces & great-grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 81 Roeder Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, or on line at www.phassociation.org.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 81 Roeder Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910 or on line at www.phassociation.org.

30
Jul

Grayce J. (Murphy) Borgatti

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 4th, 2014 from 3 - 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Grayce J. (Murphy) Borgatti, who died on Wednesday, July 30th at Epoch Nursing Center of Melrose, following a long illness.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 5th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of Grace Church at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in Revere, she was a 1944 alumna of Revere High School.  She moved to  Chelsea when she married & remained there for over 50 years.  Her beloved late husband, Louis F. Borgatti, died in September of 2006.  She was the dedicated mother of four: Richard L. Borgatti & his wife Belinda of Revere, Linda M. Borgatti – DiCarlo & her husband Dennis of Stoneham, Thomas F. Borgatti & his wife Marie, & Nancy A. Krouse & her husband Phillip, all of Peabody.  She is the dear sister of Joanne Reppucci of Revere & the late: Robert F. & Paul E. Murphy.  She is also lovingly survived by thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 4th, 2014 from 3 - 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

30
Jul

Louis A. Spagnola

 

Louis A. Spagnola

Louis A. Spagnola

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, August 7th in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m., for Louis A. Spagnola, who died on Wednesday, July 30th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston from Chronic Leukemia.  Born in Revere & educated there, he was a 1976 alumnus of Revere High School.  He also attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  All of his working career was in food service, as a lead waiter for several of Boston’s upper – class restaurants.  He spent many years at “Louis” of Boston & also at the Marriot Long Wharf fo over 10 years.  Louis was a proud member & supporter of “Friends of Bill W.” for many years.  He was a seasoned greeter & a sponsor to many, becoming their mentor & in some cases their surrogate brother or uncle.  He is survived by by his beloved mother: Lena (DiMonde) Spagnola of Revere & the late Frank Toscano of Boston’s North End.  He is the devoted father to: Jeanne Barron Of Revere & is the cherished brother of Cheryl A. Spagnola & her companion Ruben H. Vasquez of Revere, Michael Toscano of Salisbury, MA  & the late Debra M. Spagnola.  He is the dear uncle of Nicholas A. Spagnola of Revere.  He is also lovingly survived by his former wife Eve Barron of East Boston, several aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues & friends. Interment will be held privately.

Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 7th from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 7th at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church

Interment will be held Privately