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26
Apr

Norma A. (Albano) Gioia

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday April 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Norma A. (Albano) Gioia, who passed on Wednesday, April 26th at her Revere residence following a long illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Monday, May 1st 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.

Mrs. Gioia was born & raised in Boston’s North End and attended school in Boston schools. She & her family moved to Revere over 55 years ago from Boston’s North End. For over 30 years, she worked as a Supervisory Matron for Wonderland Dog Racetrack of Revere, retiring in 1996. Norma was the quintessential Mom, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother, always enjoying her time with her family and extended family. Her late husband Frank A. Gioia, Sr. died on March 12, 1989.

She is the cherished mother of Frank A. Gioia Jr. & Ann Hanslin, both of Revere, Anthony Gioia & his wife Dianne of Peabody, Mark T. Gioia of North Salem, New Hampshire. She is the devoted grandmother to Atty. Frank J. Gioia & his wife Cristen of Los Angeles, Ca. & Moultonboro, N. H., Tanya M. Johnson of Revere, John C. Johnson & his wife Donna of Lake Worth, Florida & Anthony P. Hanslin of San Diego, Calif. She is also the dear sister of Claire-Filippone of Revere & her husband Andrew A. & the late Rose Pisano, Marie C. Luongo & William R. Albano. Also lovingly survived by her five Great-Grand-Children; Briana, Destiny, Juliana, Jessica & Jeffrey & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Daughter of the late Nicholas A. & Etta (Amato) Albano. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, April 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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

15
Apr

John R. Pruitt

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday, April 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for John R. Pruitt who died in his home on Tuesday, March 14th following a long illness, he was 61 years old. A Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 993 Shirley St. Winthrop.

He was the cherished son of the late Paul R. Pruitt & Joan (Altri) Pruitt. He was the loving & devoted husband of 24 years to Former Revere School Committeewoman Donna E. (Costa) (Wood) Pruitt of Revere, also lovingly survived by her children, Kristen M. Wood of Peabody & Robert M. Wood & his wife Jennifer of North Reading. He was the proud grandfather of Olivia & Addison, they were his sun and moon. He was dear brother to his identical twin; the late Paul W. Pruitt. He is also lovingly survived by many extended family, friends, players & coaches.

John was born in Union, South Carolina, at a young age his family settled in Revere. John was educated in Revere and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1973. As a young man, he worked at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach. He later took a position at Brigham’s Ice Cream, a career that spanned 25 years of service, until they closed the plant. He later took a position as a security officer in the Revere Public Schools for several years, until his health started to decline. People who knew John, knew that his passion was baseball. John was a dedicated member of Revere little league. He was a coach, officer & board member for over 35 years. John coached more than 500 children in his years as a coach. He loved kids and helping them to learn the game of baseball. John always took special interest in the kids who were struggling and needed a little extra help. He would foster these children, who needed a pat on the back or just a little confidence to help them with their game or just in general, John’s love for the game of baseball also allowed him to coach Babe Ruth Baseball in Revere and as well as serving as an assistant coach at St. John’s Prep in Danvers alongside his identical twin brother Paul. John was also a long-time season ticket holder of the Boston Red Sox and a collector of Red Sox & baseball memorabilia, a collection he began as a young boy. John was also a devoted Parishioner & Lector at Holy Rosary Church in Winthrop.  John was a kid at heart with his love for baseball, but he was a man with a giant heart who gave back to his community of which he loved. Interment will be private.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Friday, April 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Winthrop

Interment

Will be Private

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

15
Apr

Francis C. “Frank” Leonard

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith,Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE for Francis C. “Frank” Leonard, who died following a long illness at the Bedford Veterans’ Hospital on Holy Saturday, April 15th. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home, following the visitation at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Chelsea, he was raised & educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1940. Frank joined the U.S. Army in June of 1943 and served until December 29, 1945. All of his career was spent in & around the newspaper business. Over the years Frank worked for all of the Boston Newspapers (Boston Globe, The Herald-Traveler, The Boston Post & The Record American). He retired from the Boston Globe as a Supervisor in the bundling department at 70 years of age.

He was the husband to the late Thelma F. (Trites) Leonard, who died on December 25, 1997. He is the devoted father of Muriel A. DeLuccia & her husband Paul V. of Reading & the late Frank Leonard. He is the cherished grandfather of Michelle I. Fisher & her husband David Fisher of Burlington, Christopher M. Gillis & his fiancée Lauryn Trentsch of Revere & Rory C. Gillis & his wife Jennifer of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by five (5) great-grandchildren; Lacey, Spencer & Bailey Gillis, Samantha & Deacon Fisher. He was the brother of the late John “Jack” Leonard & Edward Leonard. Several nieces & nephews also survive him.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 21st at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patient’s Activities Fund at the Edith N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730

13
Apr

Doris M. (Fabian) McCarthy

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Doris M. (Fabian) McCarthy, who passed on Holy Thursday, April 13th at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, unexpectedly, following a brief illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 19th 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 Revere, she was a 1938 alumna of Revere High School. Mrs. McCarthy had a 25 year career with Shawmut Bank of Boston & later at the Shawmut Bank of Revere, as a bookkeeper. She lived in the Beachmont section of Revere, for most of her life and was a devotee of the former Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She was a lector, an instructor for the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and a founding member of the Ladies’ Solidarity. For many years she also volunteered at the church rectory as a secretary & portress. Mrs. McCarthy also was member of the Boston Chapter of the Third Order of St. Francis. She would be most honored to be referred to as a sincere and proud Roman Catholic. Mrs. McCarthy was also an exemplary Boston Sports Fan, “The Red Sox” being her top favorite.

Mrs. McCarthy was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. McCarthy, Sr., who died on September 14, 1991. She is the cherished mother of Retired Chief Master Sgt. Charles McCarthy, Jr. USAF & his wife Charlene of Palm Harbor, Fl., Mary A. Lewis & her husband Ron of Venice, Fla., Ann Marie McCarthy & Eileen E. McCarthy, both of Revere & John P. McCarthy & his wife Cynthia of Lynn. She is the devoted grandmother of Ann Marie Folk of Tampa, Fl., Eileen Bennett of Shreveport, La., Charles McCarthy of Valencia, Ca., Jennifer Goodson of Portsmouth, NH., Dr. Heidi Goodson of Philadelphia, Pa., Lauren Collinson of Boston, Kathleen McCarthy of Cambridge, Sean McCarthy & Maryanne McCarthy, both of Lynn & Ryan McCarthy of Salem, Ma. She is also the dear sister to Phyllis Lee of Norfolk, VA., Barbara Ventola of Buck’s County, PA & the late Frank and Carl Fabian, Jr., Beatrice Cortese, Alice Longo, and Edith Palmer. She is also lovingly ‘survived by her 11 Great-Grandchildren, her Great-Great-Grandaughter, Charlie-Marie, her faithful care-giver, Diane Remick of Chelsea, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 649168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

11
Apr

Frank A. Belmonte, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway(Rte. 107) , REVERE for Frank A. Belmonte, Sr. who died unexpectedly while wintering in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 20th 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 in Winthrop, he was raised & educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1957. He served with the US Marine Corps at the end of the Korean Conflict, through December of 1959. He was a proud member of the Marine Corps League of Watertown for many years. He also was a member of the Melrose Elks Lodge, the Winthrop Yacht Club, the Sons of Italy-Port Charlotte Fl. Lodge. Most of his working career was spent in the auto mechanic repair & servicing industry. From 1976-2003, he owned & operated his own Garage, Belmonte Truck Service of Melrose. For the past five years, Frank has wintered in Florida & summered in Warwick, Rhode Island.

He is the beloved husband of the late, Kathleen A. (Connolly) Belmonte, who passed on August 3rd, 2011. He is the cherished father of Kathleen A. Rolli & her husband Joseph of Stoneham, Barbara M. Hoffman & her husband Howard of Danvers, Frank A. Belmonte, Jr.& his wife Laura of Londonderry N.H., Joseph J. Belmonte & his wife Kimberly of Franklinton, No. Carolina, Larraine V. Elliott & her husband Robert of Haverhill, Scott E. Belmonte of Kingston, N.H. He is the devoted Grandfather to Leah D., Brittany E. and Meredith S. Hoffman, all of Danvers, Frank A. Belmonte, III of Londonderry, NH., Nicholas J. Rolli of Stoneham, Cameron J. & Caitlyn J. Belmonte, both of Franklinton, No. Carolina & Brendan S. Elliott of Bradford. He is the dear brother of Anne M. Belmonte of Methuen & the late Gerald Belmonte. He is also lovingly survived by his loving companion, Irene Bastien of Warwick, R.I., his sister-in-law, Patricia Belmonte of Merrimac, NH and several nieces & nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, April 20th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Relay for Life – American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 (www.cancer.org) or to the Avon 39 by visiting www.avon39.org and donating to Participant #741763: Leah Hoffman.

8
Apr

Joseph Green, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday April 13th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Joseph Green, Jr., who died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 8th after being stricken & taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital of Everett. His funeral will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Friday, April 14th. Family & friends may arrive at the Funeral Home on Friday any time after 12:00 p.m. (Noon). The Funeral Service will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Although Joseph was born in Delaware, he came to live in Revere as a young boy & was a 1977 alumnus of Revere High School. He had a fourteen-year career with Federal Express as a truck driver. He continued on with his career until health issues took hold & he was forced into early disability.

He is the son of the late Joseph Green, Sr. & Gladys T. (Vetree) Green. Adored & beloved husband to Lynda A. (McKinnon) Green. He is the cherished father of Joseph Green & his wife, Amanda of Revere, John R. McKinnon, Lynda L. McKinnon, all of Revere, John J. McKinnon & his wife, Amanda of Menifee, CA., & Jacqueline Cavallo & her husband, David of Londonderry, N.H. He is the dear brother of Dorothy I. Allen & her husband, Edward of Lawrence, John J. Green & his wife, Lizbeth of Revere & David B. Green & his wife, Kristin of Somerset, New Jersey. Joe is also lovingly survived by his eight grandchildren; Emily, Bianca, Arianna, Travis, Vincent, Angelo, Abigail & the late, Agostino. Interment is private.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, April 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 14th at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice

8
Apr

Carol E. Brothers

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett, for Carol E. Brothers, who died on Sunday, March 12th at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware. She was 80 years old.

Carol was born, raised & educated in Revere and is an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1954. After graduation, Carol worked for a short period at New England Tel & Tel, in Revere & later at Boston’s famous Jordan Marsh Company. Eventually, Carol found her calling and became a Home Health Aide with the Nursing Association of Greater Lynn, in Lynn. She helped many ailing and elderly people in need. She found her calling to be both rewarding and fulfilling. Carol was a Home Health Aide for many years. After retiring, she found a new calling. She owned and operated “Bark & Purr” Pet Grooming located in Revere. Her love for animals gave her such joy working with pets. She sold her business before retiring to Delaware in 2000. Carol moved to be closer with her sister and other family members. As she made her new home, she made new acquaintances & found new hobbies. Carol loved playing Bingo and playing the slots at area casinos, she loved crocheting and was an avid reader.

She was the devoted daughter of the late Ralph V. & Josephine (Urbanilk) Brothers. The loving sister of the late Earl Brothers, Dorothy A. Spence & Viola Johnson. She is the cherished aunt of Dennis R. Spence & his wife Mary, David Brothers, Virginia McNally, Michelle Austin, Deidre Brothers & Diane Duchland. She is also the dear grand aunt of Debra Collins. Also lovingly survived by her sister in law Elva Brothers.


Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Debbie’s Fund – “A friend to animals” CNB Bank, 689A North DuPont Hwy. Milford, DE 19963, Attn. : D. Andrews or www.debbiesfund.com.

6
Apr

Richard M. Fidalgo

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, April 12th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), REVERE, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Richard M. Fidalgo, who passed away on April 6th, unexpectedly following a lengthy illness. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m.

He is the husband of the late Rita “Sissy” (McGrath). Cherished father of Michele R. Leonard & husband Michael & devoted grandfather to Dylan M. Leonard, Melanie R. Leonard & Taylor K. Leonard, all of Revere. Dear brother of Rose Broadbear of CA & the late John M. Fidalgo, Florence Wofford & Virginia Knuttila. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a mechanic/auto body technician and retired from Rick’s Auto Collision of Revere. Richie appeared early on in his career as a very successful guitarist and vocalist. His venues were lounges, supper clubs & private events. He used the professional name of “Richie Vance”. Interment will be held privately.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 12th at 7: 15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

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

30
Mar

Charles J. “Chuck” Scalata

Family and Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, April 8th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE, for Charles “Chuck” J. Scalata, of Chelsea, formerly of Quincy, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 8th, 2017 at the age of 87. A Funeral Mass will follow in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private.

Charles worked for over 40 years as a Lithographer at Court Square Press in Boston. After his retirement, Charles also worked for the school department in Lynn driving disabled children. Charles lived in Quincy for most of his life where he raised his large family. While in Quincy, he was very active in organizations and activities his children were involved in. The Boy Scouts, The Renegade Drum and Bugle Corp as well as St. John the Baptist Church. Later in his life, Charles moved back to the North Shore living in Revere before happily settling into the Leonard Cohen Florence Estates on Admirals Hill in Chelsea. Charles was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose in Revere and spent many fond hours at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Chuck enjoyed boating, traveling and playing his guitar. He often traveled to listen to his favorite bands.

Charles is proceeded in death by his former wife Ruth (Nickerson) Scalata. He was the loving father of and survived by Joseph Scalata and wife Claudia of Whitman, Christine Jenkins Devine and husband Michael of Quincy, Mark Scalata and Nancy Annecchiarico of East Bridgewater, Paul Scalata of Fairhaven, Peter Scalata and William Achorn of Forestdale, Brian Scalata and wife Tracey of Carver and Sandy Scalata Jett and Mark Rodighiero of Lakewood, Colorado. Grandchildren Adam, Nathan, Andrea, Shannon, Joel, Charles, David, Danielle, Connor, Kinley, Ryan, Jamie and several great-grandchildren. Charles is also survived by his loving sister Irma (Scalata) Accettullo of Revere and her two children Rob Accettullo of Canton and Lisa Accettullo of East Boston.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, April 8th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, April 8th at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Charles name to one of his favorite charities; St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or by visiting www.stjude.org

30
Mar

Rose G. (Dutra) MacDonald

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home, for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Rose G. (Dutra) MacDonald, who died following a brief illness, unexpectedly, on her 89th birthday, Thursday, March 30th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral Home on Wednesday, April 5th 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 East Boston, she was educated at East Boston Schools and was a 1946 alumna of East Boston High School. The couple (she and her husband) moved to Revere over 60 years ago. From early on in her working career, she worked in Boston’s Bookbinding district, close to South Boston. She would maintain her position in that industry until the late seventies. And along with maintaining a full-time job, a family of four children, a husband and extended family, she was a Cub-Scout Mother in Revere, for over 20 years. She was one of the most popular Den Mothers, because of her dedication to her troop and the constant, varied activities she would provide for them. Mrs. MacDonald was a master at crafts, developing exciting new methods of activity for her troop. And if that was not enough for a “full schedule”, she was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community. As a member of the Boston Den Mother’s Association, she was set to train other women to become a spectacular Den-Mother as she.

She was the wife of the late Jerome A. MacDonald, who died on February 5, 2010. She is the cherished mother of Daniel J. MacDonald & his wife, Marjorie of Malden, James E. MacDonald & his wife, Stacey of Saugus, Retired Chief Petty Officer, U.S.N. Kenneth P. MacDonald and his wife Lori of Oxnad, Cailf. & Geri-Lynne Bechat & her husband, Hanson of Tewksbury. She is the devoted grandmother to Samantha, Aaron, Jonathan, Joseph, Tori, Allyson & Sydney. She is the dear sister of Dennis Dutra & his wife, Sandra of Revere, Robert Dutra & his wife, Johanna of Medford & the late, Dorothy Pope, William Dutra, Eleanor Russo, John Dutra and Adelaide Boyle. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett