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27
Apr

Barbara A. (Wozniak) Freitas

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, May 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, HomeFreitas, Barbara for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Barbara A. (Wozniak)  Freitas, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 27th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers  following a home accident. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Freitas was born & raised in Chelsea, and was a 1954 Alumna of Chelsea High School. Most of her working career was as a saleswoman for Boston Department Stores, including Filene’s & Macy’s at the Northshore Mall for over 25 years. She was a member of the “Quarter Century Club of Macy’s”.

She is the wife of the late John T. Freitas and the cherished Mother of, James M. Freitas of Winthrop, John D. Freitas of Palm Coast, FL., William T. Freitas & his wife, Lenore K. of South Natick, Mariann Freitas of Groveland & the late Robert Freitas. She is the dear sister to Jean Abbott & her husband, Robert, Chester “Sonny” Wozniak all of Malden, Patricia Wozniak of Woburn & the late Joseph Wozniak. She is also lovingly survived by her faithful sister-in-law, Ann Freitas of Chelsea, with whom she made her home, 7 (seven) grandchildren, one great-grandson, & several nieces & nephews. Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, May 2nd from 4:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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.

 

22
Apr

Eugene J. “Gene” “Hippo” Capozzi

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, April 26th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway Capozzi, Eugene 2
(Route 107), REVERE, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for Eugene J. “Gene” “Hippo” Capozzi, who died at his Revere home, on Friday, April 22nd, following a lengthy illness. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born & raised in Revere, he lived his entire life here in Revere & was a 1949 Alumnus of Revere High School. In 1952 (January) he joined the US ARMY, during the Korean Conflict, serving until Jan. of 1954, as a member of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Special Forces. He attended Boston University, seeking an associates in Business Administration & then continued onto Northeastern University to to secure a Bachelor of Science. “Gene” went to work for RAYTHEON CORP in 1963, as a Design Engineer & remained there until 1972. In 1981, he and his son-in-Iaw, Steven J. Pasquale, founded JAGUAR REALTY CORP. of Revere. “Gene” enjoyed the real
estate business, immensely & naturally had the perfect personality to accommodate his position. “Jaguar Realty” is still in operation. Later, after formal retirement, unable to “relax”, he secured a position as a salesman with “SYM’S MENS WEAR” in Peabody. Always an impeccable dresser, he was most comfortable in his new found vocation. “Gene”-“Hippo” began a gradual health decline in 2005, shortly after the death of his beloved spouse, Gloria M.(Cardillo) Capozzi, who passed on October 17,2004. After residing in Point of Pines for over 40 years, he sold the family home & moved with his daughter & son-in-law to their home. He is the devoted father of Mark G. Capozzi & his wife, Penelope of Derry , N.H.& Carla M. Pasquale & her husband, Stephen J. of Revere. He is the cherished grandfather of Gianna M. Pasquale of Revere & Brittany W. Capozzi of Derry, NH. He is also the dear brother of Robert Capozzi & his wife, Marion of Swampscott & the late Gilda Hourihan & Edith Kelley. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.


Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760.

 

19
Apr

Matthew J. Von Handorf

Matthew J. Von Handorf, 37, of Grand Junction, CO, formerly of Saugus, passed away most unexpectedly on April 19th. “Matty” had an infectious personality and touched everyone he met in a special way. The most important thing in his life were his family and friends. He was also known for always helping those he loved, whether it meant being in California, Colorado or Massachusetts to offer his support.

Matthew will be missed dearly by his beloved parents William and Josephine Von Handorf of FL, his grandmothers Alice Von Handorf of CA and Camille Fiore of MA, sister Michelle of MA, brother Bill and wife Scoie of CO, sister Jennifer and husband Chris of CO and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves his cherished nieces and nephews; Parker, Tatum, Hays, Hoyt, Avery and Lowe who adored their “Uncle Matty”.


Services

Services will be held Privately

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Matthew’s name may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County, PO Box 4947, Grand Junction, CO 81502.

19
Apr

Joan S. (Ciampa) Sacco

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, April 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Sacco, JoanHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) for Joan S. (Ciampa) Sacco who passed away peacefully on April 19th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. at 11:00 a.m.

Joan Sarah (Ciampa) Sacco peacefully left this earth on Tuesday, April 19th at Mass General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born to the late Alexander Ciampa and Lillian Cesario Ciampa on March 1, 1936. Joan married the love of her life, Anthony Sacco in 1956.  She spent her entire life in Revere where she and her husband lovingly raised their family of six.  Her family was her greatest love and passion and she took great pleasure in each of their lives and accomplishments. She was her family’s biggest cheerleader and cherished time with them.  Her life was steeped in tradition and a deep faith which she passed on to her family. She loved to sew, quilt, paint and pray; sharing the products of her crafts with family and friends. For the past 20 years Joan and her husband spent their winters in Florida where they had many friends and were actively involved in the local church. She created memories and traditions that will be cherished by her husband of sixty years, Anthony Sacco; her daughters Audrey Kivley and husband Dennis of Hampstead, NH; Adrienne Sacco Maguire and her husband Daniel of Revere;  Alisa Sacco Moscone and her husband Michael of Marblehead; Antonia Steriti and her husband Edward of Nahant; son Anthony Sacco of Osippee, NH and Peter Sacco of Revere.  She was Grammy to grandchildren, Dennis Kivley, Arianna Moscone, Michaela Maguire, Alexa Steriti, Alea Moscone, Whitney Kivley, Meghan Maguire, Anna Sacco and her great grandson Dennis John Kivley III.  She is survived by her sister Dianne Gentile of Saugus and predeceased by her sister Bernice Yannizze. She is an alumna of  the University of Massachusetts – Boston Campus, Class of 1992 & Member of the Revere Conservation Committee & the Quilter’s Guild of Andover.

 


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Joan to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

12
Apr

Sandra L. (Fusco) Popps

Private services & interment services were held for Sandra L. (Fusco) Popps, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 12th at Whidden Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Popps was born & raised & educated in Revere  & was  a 1979 alumna of Revere High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis A Popps. She is the cherished daughter of Marie D.(Catino) Fusco of Revere & the late John L. Fusco. She is the devoted Mother of Lyndsay M. Popps of Lynn & the late, Louis A. Popps, Jr. She is the dear sister of Sherry A. Marino & her husband, Robert of Saugus, Dorothy M. Pimentel of Revere & the late Stephen A. Fusco. She is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles & cousins.


Services

Funeral Services were Private

Donations in her memory may be made to the Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund, 31 Flying Rock Road, Hudson, NH 03051 or by visiting www.zacharytompkins.org

9
Apr

James J. Enos

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home Enos, Jamesfor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),REVERE for James J. Enos who died following a lengthy illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital on Saturday, April 9th. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m.

 

Mr. Enos lived his entire life in Revere, attended Revere schools and was a 1968 alumnus of Revere High School. In 1981, when his Dad, Joseph W. Enos, passed, he took over the family business, “ENOS UPHOLSTERY” of Revere and operated it until failing health forced him to retire in 2014. Jim was a Master upholsterer and his finish product was his best advertisement. His clients extended, throughout the North Shore. Jim had a passion for the care of all animals & was a member of the Humane Society of Mass.

He is the beloved son of Rita O. (Perullo) Enos & the late Joseph W. Enos. Devoted brother of John W. Enos & his wife Debra of Revere, Rita M. Enos-Castaldini & her husband, James P. of Nashua, NH & the late, Nancy M.Enos. Dear uncle of Danielle D. Enos of Revere, John A. Enos & his wife, Jennifer of Lynn, Marita L. Castaldini & Joanna J. Castaldini, both of Nashua, N.H. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles & cousins, his grand-niece, Melissa & his grand-nephew, JJ, and his adoring canine companion “Chico”. Interment will be private.


 

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, April 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 16th at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will Be Private

Because of Jim’s love and respect for animals, the family asks rather than flowers, remembrances be made to the Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at ANGEL Office of Development, 350 South Huntington Ave.,Boston,Ma.02130-9923.

 

 

 

 

9
Apr

Cosmo Fantasia

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, April 12th in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals,773 BroadwayFantasia, Cosmo
(Rte.107), Revere from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Cosmo Fantasia, who died on Saturday, April 9th at his Revere residence following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, April 13th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St.& Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:00 a.m.

 

Born in Chelsea, he came to Revere as a young boy with his family to his home on Rand St., where he remained all his life. He attended Revere schools & was a member of the 1946 Class at Revere High School. Blind, in his left eye, from birth, Cosmo, was determined to serve with the U.S. NAVY, during wartime. Although, that was not possible; he worked as a civilian employee of the U.S. NAVY, who remained on essential wartime work until their services could be spared or until the end of hostilities. Cosmo received an Accommodation of Recognition of Service from the Navy, which he honored and cherished until his dying day. In 1961, Cosmo began his career with Butler Aviation, where he would remain, for thirty years, serving as a machinist, mechanic & fuel agent. He retired in 1991 & maintained the many friendships he had acquired at Butler Aviation. He was a gentlemen’s’ gentleman, and a joy to work with, an inspiration to many, for in spite of his handicap(visual), that, did not prevent him from carrying his own weight in any situation. As a young man he would have a part-time job with Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, for forging and encouraging an appreciation for landscaping, gardening and maintenance. At his own home on Rand St. and particularly on the vacant house lot aside of his home, he created a tremendous flower and vegetable garden. His design was award winning and intently cared for. And without discussion, his fruit trees and vegetable trees, and vegetables were among the best. One of the greatest joys, he would recall as he became unable to continue his undaunting schedule, was presenting his produce, especially his tomatoes, to his large extended family of friends & neighbors. Cosmo was particularly proud of his travels with his beloved wife of 67yrs., Gerladine (Tempesta) over the years. They had many trips throughout the U.S., especially to Cailfornia, Florida & Hawaii & internationally to Italy. Cosmo maintained an awareness of life and events and recently was asked by one of his Doctor’s “Did you have a good life?”, he responded with gusto, “l have blessed with a wonderful life, Doctor, a wife that I am still “in love” with, a family who loves me, and a gratefulness of heart to God, for the many trips, we have enjoyed over the years, a job that I truly loved, and my garden… and sharing my produce with my family and friends.” What a testimony, in this day and age to be made aware of and shared. Cosmo’s life is a statement of humility, gratuity to God and love of man, a certain positive, inspiration and declaration.

 

Along with his beloved wife of 67 years, Geraldine R.(Tempesta), he is the devoted father of Anthony F. Fantasia & his wife, Ann of Tampa, FL., Geri R. Fantasia & Tracey A. Fantasia, both of Revere and the late Richard C. Fantasia and his surviving spouse Deborah Fantasia of Sacramento, CA. He is the cherished grandfather to Kimberley R. Fantasia & her fiancée, Daniel of Skowhegan, Maine, Nathalie A. McDaniel & her husband, Lance of Sacramento, Ca., Kristen A. Fantasia of Tampa, FL., Philip S.& John A. Miller both 0f Revere & Brian R. Miller of Los Angeles, CA. He is the dear brother of Mary Ficaro of Revere, Salvatore Fantasia & his wife Doris of Falmouth, Ma. & the late Augustine Fantasia. He is also lovingly survived by his Great-Granddaughter, Macy L. McDaniel, his faithful & adoring canine companion “Babe” and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The Fantasia’s are overwhelmed with the extraordinary care & attention rendered not only Cosmo, but to his entire family by the Staff & administration at Chelsea Jewish Foundation & Hospice Program. Their efforts have in some way, lessened the “sting”. God bless & love to all. Cosmo was a member of the Int’l. Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers-AFL-CIO-CLC.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

Remembrances may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150.

9
Apr

Dexter W. Cribbie

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 14th beginning at 10:00 a.m. thru 12:00 p.m. NOON in the Cribbie, DexterVertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),REVERE, and followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 12:15p.m. for Dexter William Cribbie, who died on Saturday, April 9th at his Revere Residence, unexpectedly, following a lengthy illness. Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Born in South Boston, the family moved to Everett when Dexter was a young boy. He attended Everett schools & was a 1937 alumnus of Everett High School. He entered the US AIR FORCE, on December 23rd,1944 and served with the 675th Squadron, 417th Bombardment Group (4), FIFTH AIR FORCE, as a BOMBER PILOT, TWIN ENGINE 1022.He was the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal & the WW II Victory Medal. He was discharged from the Air Force as First Lt. on August 31,1946. He moved to Revere over 65yrs ago. Dexter then began his career as an Engineer specializing in Quality
Control Departments- Supervising & Inspecting. He was a long-standing member of the IRISH-AMERICAN CLUB of MALDEN, having been awarded LIFE MEMBERSHIP for his many years of proud service & volunteer services.

 

He is the beloved husband of almost 74yrs. to Christine D. (Franco) Cribbie. He is the devoted father of Judith A. “Judy” Santeusanio & her late husband, John N. of Revere & Cheryl M. Covalucci & her husband, John J. of Hubbardstown, Ma. He is the cherished Grandfather to John D. Santeusanio & his wife, Renee of Revere Steven J. Santeusanio & his wife, Tracey of Abington, Shawn M. Watson & his wife, Carrie & Christopher J. Watson all of Medford, Robin M. Watson of Leominster, Ma.& the late Jill C. Santeusanio. He is dear brother to the late, John “Ernie” & Ronald Cribbie. He is also lovingly survived by 6 (six) great-grandchildren, Joseph Santeusanio of Revere, Ross & Raquel Watson, Christopher & Andrew Watson all of Medford & Haley Watson of Stoneham, and many nieces & nephews.

 


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 14th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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

4
Apr

Charles F. “Charlie” Murray

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Murray, CharlesHome for Funerals,773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Charles F. Murray, who died following a brief illness on Monday, April 4th at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, April 8th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 10:00 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, he was a 1946 alumnus of Revere High School. He spent most of his working career, as a postal worker for the U.S. Postal Service at the South Boston Postal Annex. There he made many friendships, which would last far into his retirement years. “Charlie” was a long-time member of the L-Street Brownies of South Boston, and an outstanding swimmer. He won several awards for his swimming. He was also a member of the Revere Knights of Columbus. He loved the outdoors, and all that it had to offer, in the realm of fitness and health. Besides being an outstanding Brother, Son, Husband, Father and Grandfather, he was a true & valued friend to many a neighbor. However, it would be incomplete, not to mention Charlie’s aptitude for superb garden maintenance and his love for flowers & manicured lawn sites. All this, he managed to do with his family home on the corner of Beach & Payson Streets, Revere, year after year, season after season. His floral displays were award winning and a joy to behold. Neighbors & friends would look forward to the next season, seeing what Charlie would do with his Garden. Charlie was never idle… on the contrary, idleness was not in his D.N.A. He loved being busy, in & out of the Garden, caring for his loving family and always lending a helping hand to a neighbor.

He is the beloved husband of almost 60 yrs.to Genevieve M. “Jennie” (Szarek) Murray. He is the cherished father of Charles P. “Chuck” & his wife Jacqueline of Newfields, New Hampshire & Christopher P. “Chris” Murray & his wife Darlene D. of Malden. He is the devoted Grandfather of Kayleigh M. Davis & her husband, Matthew of Exeter, NH., Melissa R. Murray of Newfields,N.H., Alexa J. & Nicholas J. Murray, both of Malden. He is also the faithful & dear brother to I. Patricia McDonough of Revere, John V. Murray of Amesbury, Richard P. “Skip” Murray of Wilmington & the late, Paul J. & Leo M. Murray. He is also lovingly survived by many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, April 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

30
Mar

James Baldwin

Family & friends are invited to attend and visit with family on Monday, April 4th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for James Baldwin, who died at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital following a brief illness on Wednesday, March 30th. His funeral be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m.

Born & raised in London, England, Mr. Baldwin & his late wife, May Lillian (Houghton) Baldwin & their daughter, Christine J. Baldwin made their way to the USA in 1952 first settling in New Jersey and then coming to live in East Boston, Ma.in 1955. They remained in East
Boston for 30 yrs. before moving to Point of Pines, Revere in 1985. All of Mr. Baldwin’s working career was spent as a finish painter, with several local contractors. He was a long-standing member of the Orient Heights Civic Club, a favorite place for him to visit after retirement. There he had many friends and associates.

He was the husband of the late, May Lillian(Houghton) Baldwin, who passed on Oct. 27, 2008. He is the cherished and devoted father of Christine J. Baldwin of Pt. of Pines, Revere. He is the dear brother to Beaty Reilly and Bertie Baldwin, both of London, England. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, both in England & the USA. Interment will be held privately.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, April 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private