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18
Apr

Audrey M. (Sullivan) Fisher

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, April 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Audrey M. (Sullivan) Fisher, who passed on Wednesday, April 18th, at her home in Winthrop with her loving family by her side, after a most courageous and valiant battle with ALS. She was 57 years old. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston. Please meet directly at church. Interment will be held in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop.

Audrey was born & raised in East Boston. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and was a 1978 Alumna of East Boston High School. Immediately after graduation, Audrey began to work at Broadway National Bank in Chelsea. On November 15th 1981, she married the love of her life Robert L. Fisher. The couple settled in East Boston just steps away from her childhood home before moving to Point Shirley in Winthrop. In 1983, Audrey took a position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Revenue. Audrey’s skill set and dedicated work ethic allowed her to rise quickly and she soon became the Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of Tax Payers Service Division of the Department of Revenue. In 1996 & then 1998, Audrey was blessed with the birth of her sons, Bobby, Jr. & Zachary. She cherished her role as mother and embraced it with unconditional love. Her dedication was easily seen on the baseball fields, basketball courts, football fields, banquets, fundraisers and many more events for her children & in her community. After her diagnosis with ALS, she maintained her strong will & spirit to continue to live. She continued to work every day until the disease became too debilitating. She was blessed to have her family, extended family, friends, & colleagues around her for support & strength. Audrey was an inspiration to many, not just ALS but to anyone who may be afflicted with any disease. Her unwavering strength was with her until she went home to God.

She is the beloved & devoted wife of 36 years to Robert L. Fisher, Sr., the loving & proud mother of Robert L. Fisher, Jr. & Zachary S. Fisher all of Winthrop. Cherished sister of Coleen A. Pino of Revere & her late husband Martin “Marty” Pino, Glen M. Sullivan of Revere & the late Kevin P. Sullivan & Barry L. Sullivan. Dedicated daughter of the late Rita A. (Mazzarella) Sullivan & Louis J. Sullivan. Loving daughter-in-law of Edith Fisher of East Boston. Dear sister-in-law of David A. Fisher of Revere, Kimberly L. Fisher of East Boston, & Danny S. Smith & his wife Patricia K. of Melrose. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews, many loving and caring friends, cousins, colleagues & especially “Audrey’s Angels” & her very special friend Fr. Richard Uftring of Winthrop.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, April 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston
(Please meet directly at Church)

Interment

Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Compassionate Care ALS 744 W. Falmouth HWY Falmouth, MA 02540 or ALS Family Charitable Foundation 1 Throwbridge Rd., Suite 325, Buzzards Bay, MA 0253.


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16
Apr

Zachary R. Turner

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 20th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Zachary Raymond Turner, who passed home to God at his Wakefield residence unexpectedly on Monday, April 16th. His Funeral will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Zachary was born at Boston’s Brigham & Woman’s Hospital & lived most of his young life in Melrose before moving to Wakefield about 5 years ago. A victim of a rare neurological disease, he has been enrolled as a student in the Campus School at Boston College in Chestnut Hill for the past several years. The family acknowledges with profound & abundant gratitude to the entire staff at Campus School for their incessant patience, care & loving attitude they have bestowed upon, not only Zachary, but to all of them, as well.

He is the adored son of Bonnie A. (Paragona) Turner of Wakefield. He is the cherished Grandson to Betty Paragona of Revere & the late Joseph L. Paragona Sr. He is also the beloved nephew of Brenda L. Columbus & Beverly J. Paragona both of Winthrop & Joseph L. Paragona, Jr. of Peabody. Zachary is also the proud cousin to Lauren, Melissa, Carlos, Stephanie, Matt, Rachel, Joseph, III & Jake.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Campus School at Boston College, Campion Hall, Rm. 197, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or on line at http://www.bc.edu/campusschool


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11
Apr

Dorothy E. (Flynn) Allen

Family & friends are invited to attend Memorial Visiting Hours on Friday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Dorothy E. (Flynn) Allen, who passed on Thursday, March 29th at Wingate of Chestnut Hill, Brookline, following a long confinement. Her Memorial Service will follow the visitation, in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m.

Born & raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools & was a 1943 graduate of Revere High School. “Dottie” died the day following her 93rd birthday. She cared deeply and lovingly for her family & her extended family.

She was the widow of Joseph L. Allen, who died on January 13, 1989. She is the devoted mother to Dorothy E. Allen-Miller & her late husband, Hyman of New Jersey, Jo-Anne Jaynes & her late husband, John R. Jaynes Jr. of Revere, Jacqueline Monahan of Haverhill & the late, Joseph L. Allen, Jr. She was also the beloved daughter of the late William & Dorothy E. (Pearl) Flynn. She is the dear sister to William Flynn of New Jersey, Helen Snodgrass of Rolla, Missouri & the late, Michael Flynn & Agnes Burroughs. She is also lovingly survived by 10 (ten) grandchildren, 14 (fourteen) great-grandchildren, 5 (five) great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be held privately at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 20th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Elder Services, 10 Gove St., East Boston, MA 02128.


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11
Apr

David J. Aloise

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, 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 David J. Aloise, who passed after a lengthy & valiant struggle with lung cancer on Wednesday, April 11th, at his Revere residence. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 12:00 p.m., immediately followed by interment & military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Boston’s North End, he attended Boston schools & was an alumnus of Northeastern University. He joined the military on May 15, 1953 & served thru to March 17, 1955 with the 24th Infantry Division Band as a Corporal. For over 30 years, he had a career with the U.S. Federal Government in Boston. However, David’s real vocation in life, was his gift as a professional trumpeter. He was active during the Boston Big Band Era & Jazz Music Scene from the late 1940s thru the 1970s. He performed with the best bands and the finest of Music Artists.

He was the beloved son of the late Domenico & Theresa “Teresina” (Aiello) Aloisi. He is the youngest of five brothers. He is the devoted brother of Giusto A. “Gus” Aloisi of Revere & his late wife, Domenica C. “Maggie” Aloisi & the late Victor J. Aloisi of Revere, the late Domenic Aloisi of West Peabody & the late Alfred Aloisi of Reading. He is also lovingly survived by 11 cherished nieces & nephews, 23 grandnieces and nephews & 12 great-grandnieces & nephews. He is the dear brother-in-law to Maria Aloisi of Lynnfield & the late Theresa Aloisi of Palm City, Florida. David was devoted to his family & loved carrying on the family traditions. In addition to his family, he also leaves his very good & faithful friends; Bobby, Jim & Tito, along with all of his cherished friends from “Seawatch Tower”.


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Mass

Thursday, April 19th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 


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3
Apr

Eva M. (Fucillo) Riccio

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Eva M. (Fucillo) Riccio, who passed in the presence of her God, serenely & peacefully, on Tuesday, April 3rd at her Chelsea residence at the privileged age of 102 years. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home, immediately following the visitation at 11 :15 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born in Revere, the family lived there until moving to Boston’s North End, where Eva attended schools & then moved to Chelsea over 75 years ago. She was married to the late Joseph R. Riccio, who died on February 1, 1995. Eva was the quintessential wife, mother and aunt, to her husband, children, nieces & nephews. She enjoyed being at home, always welcoming a visitor. Until her early nineties, she was a long-time active member of “The Socialites” at Our Lady of Grace Parish of Chelsea & a member of the Saugus Senior Center.

She is the cherished mother of Joseph A. Riccio & Libria M. “Libby” Downing, both of Chelsea. She is the devoted aunt to Theodore “Skip” Fucillo & wife Linda of Wells Beach, Maine, Gerald Riccio & wife Linda of Boston’s North End, David Riccio & wife Gina of Revere & several other faithful nieces & nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Josephine Fucillo, Esther Sicuranza, Armando Fucillo & Theodore Fucillo. She is the proud daughter of the late Luigi & Michelina (Cataldo) Fucillo.

 


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Service

Monday, April 9th at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

1
Apr

Donald P. Smith

Private funeral services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, were held for Donald P. Smith, a lifelong Revere Resident, who died following a lengthy illness at Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers on Easter Sunday, April 1st.

Donnie, as he was affectionately known, most of life was a retiree of American Airlines; his last position, as supervisor of “Lost & Found”. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1953, and subsequently, went to work for the airlines. He was a three-year (1957-1960) Army National Guard Veteran, serving during peace time.

He was the beloved son of the late Frank H. Smith & Emma (Mirto) Smith. He is the devoted brother of Edward Smith & his wife, Edna of Florida, Janet Parker & her husband John of Chelsea, & the late, Dorothy M. Jannino, Former Revere City Councilor Richard A. “Dick” Smith, Frank “Sonny” Smith & William “Billy” Smith. He is also lovingly survived by many caring & cherished nephews, nieces, grandnieces & grandnephews. Please remember “Donnie” as the fun-loving character he always was with a prayer & a smile.

 


Funeral Services were Private.

Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

28
Mar

Roger W. Sarcia

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, April 7th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., for Revere Firefighter Roger W. Sarcia, who died following a valiant battle with ALS on Wednesday, March 28th at the New England Life Center of Stoneham. The Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation in the funeral home at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately. Parking is available left of the funeral home.

Born in Boston, he was a life-long Revere resident & an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1974. He began his career with the Revere Fire Department on December 4, 1988 & retired early due to his failing health in September. He was a member of the Revere Firefighters Union Local #926.

He is the beloved husband of Paula S. (Greene) Sarcia of Oak Island, Revere. He is the cherished father to Master Sgt. Rachel L. Wagner & her husband, Staff Sgt. Alexander R. Wagner of Revere, both with the U.S. Air Force, Jennifer L. Hubbard & her husband, Joseph A. of Windham, N.H., Kristopher T. Sarcia of Revere and Senior Airman John J. Sarcia of Travis Air Force Base of California. He is the adoring grandfather to Kaleigh L., Aiden J. & Brennan J. Hubbard & Korbin R. Wagner. He is the dear brother to Domenic R. Sarcia & his wife, Rosemary of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by his Father & Mother-in-law, John J. & Helen L. (Olsen) Greene of Revere, his Sister & Brother-in-law & nephew, Patricia F. (Greene) Kane & Richard I. Kane & their son, Ryan R. Kane of Nahant. Many proud nieces & nephews also survive him.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, April 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 7th at 3:15 p.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the ALS Assoc. – Mass. Chapter, 685 Canton St., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062.

 

28
Mar

John I. “Jackie” Griffin

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, April 4th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for John I. “Jackie” Griffin, who passed ending a long confinement at Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers on Wednesday, March 28th. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 5th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 8 South Common St., Lynn at 10:30 a.m.

Born in Boston, he came to live in Revere over 60 years ago. The family lived in Revere until moving to Lynn almost 20 years ago. John “Jackie” retired from American General Life Insurance Company after 20 years of service as an Administrative Manager. Con-currently with work, he was active in the Music Ministry of the Catholic Church, throughout the Archdiocese. He attended Boston Schools and then served with the U.S. Army from September of 1946 thru June of 1947. From 1987 – 2007, he served as Music Director at Boston’s Mission Church with the healing ministry of Rev. Father Edward McKenna (late) & then continued onto St. Anthony’s Shrine in Downtown, Boston with the late Rev. John Lazanski, in their healing ministry. Later, he would become active in the music ministry of Immaculate Conception Church, Revere & St. Mary’s Church of Lynn. Unusually dedicated to the memory of his dear mother and his special “angel” brother, he was their most attentive care-giver until their deaths.

He was the beloved son of the late John C. & Sara L. “Sadie” (Horner) Griffin. He was the brother of the late Edward F. “Buddy” Griffin. He is the cherished cousin to Joanne L. Chisholm & her husband James, Denise M. Antony & Charlene A. Palecki, all of Salem, James D. Chisholm of Woburn, Robert J. Mosey & wife, Lisa of Gorham, Maine, Rev. Brother Paul Geysen, S.J. of the faculty at Boston College High School & the late Isabelle J. Geysen, James Geysen & his late wife Karen, Charles A. Mosey & John Geysen. Interment will be in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Mass

Thursday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn

Interment

Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury

24
Mar

Danielle C. “Dani” Cafarelli

Family & friends are invited Jo attend visiting hours on Tuesday, April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Danielle C. “Dani” Cafarelli, who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, March 24th at the Whidden Memorial Hospital of Everett. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 3rd, immediately following the visitation in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Born in the former Malden Hospital, she was raised & educated in Revere & lived in Revere for all of her life. She was an alumna of Pope St. John Central High School of Everett, Class of 2002. She spent most of her career in Home Health Care, specializing in the care of the elderly. “Dani” was a gentle girl who spent most of her life relatively close to her dear family.

She is the cherished daughter to Leonard G. Cafarelli of Revere & Mary G. (Yasi) Cafarelli of Malden. She is the dear sister to Jenelle C. Cafarelli & her fiancée, Kevin M. Finn of Revere. She is the adoring aunt to Joseph A. Finn of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and her faithful feline companion “Schnoodle”.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, April 3rd at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be may to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd. Kanab, Utah 84741, Attn: In Memory of “Dani” or by visiting www.bestfriends.org.

19
Mar

Michael G. Amore

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, March 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Michael G. Amore, who passed unexpectedly on Monday, March 19th. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 28th 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., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Malden, Michael was a lifelong Revere resident, before moving to Danvers, one year ago. He was a 1994 alumnus of Revere High School & a 1990 alumnus of Immaculate Conception Grammar School. He attended the Police Academy and was appointed to the Revere Fire Department seven years ago. He is a member of the Revere Firefighters Local 926 & a past Junior Vice Commander of the American Legion Post #61 of Revere for over 8 years. Four years ago, he founded “Amore Electric” of Revere & the North Shore & was working anxiously & completely for his family around the clock.

He is the beloved husband to Jillene M. Amore of Danvers. He is the adored “Dad” to Dominic M. Amore of Revere & Brooklynn M. Amore of Danvers. He is the cherished son of Retired Revere Fire Lt. Gerald A. Amore & Kathleen A. (Ryan) Amore of Revere. He is the devoted brother to Christine M. Malley & her husband, Revere Police Lt. Glenn Malley of Danvers, Kathleen R. Amore & Jennifer E. Amore-Angiulo, both of Revere, Revere Fire Lt. Kevin M. O’Hara of Saugus & Lt. Michael S. O’Hara of North Reading. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael is also survived by his faithful four-legged girls, “Lily” & “Lola”.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, March 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, March 28th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere Firefighters’ Local #926, 4 Freeman St., Revere, MA 02151, Attn: Children of Michael G. Amore.