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14
Sep

Concetta “Connie” (Correale) Petrivelli

Family & friends are invited to a visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Monday, September 18th beginning at 9:00 a.m. for Concetta “Connie” (Correale) Petrivelli, who passed on Thursday, September 14th, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, following a brief illness. Following the visitation, her funeral mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston High School & immediately joined the work force in a host of sundry jobs. She retired in 1998 after 12 years of service from the Raytheon Corp., as an assembly worker. However, in reality, “Connie” never did retire from her favorite vocation in life, i.e. caring & playing hostess to not only her immediate family, but to all her friends and extended family. She loved and thoroughly enjoyed her ability to care and prepare her fine Italian cooking and baking. Even the office staff at the many doctor’s offices, she would visit, were the recipients of her especially great baked goods. She served as a poll worker at the Garfield School for many years and also began volunteering at the school, doing anything & everything, wherever, she was needed.

She is survived by her beloved & devoted husband of 58 years, Anthony “Sonny” Petrivelli. She is the cherished mother to Paula Tocco & her husband, Joseph of Naperville, Illinois & Erika Poste of Vero Beach, Florida. She is the adored grandmother to Kyle J. Bendavid of Naperville, Illinois, Brianna A. Poste of Winchester, New Hampshire, Anthony E. Poste & Eric Royce, both of Vero Beach, Florida. She was the dear sister to the late James “Glimpie” & Severino “Butchie” Correale. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 18th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 18th at 11:00 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.

10
Sep

Lorraine E. Zolla

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE, for Lorraine E. Zolla, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, September 10th at her Revere residence. On Friday, Sept.15th, family and friends are invited to gather directly at church beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.

Miss Zolla lived in Revere, her entire life, on the same site as the original Zolla Estate. The Zolla’s are among Revere’s oldest Italo-American residents & settlers. Educated at the Immaculate Conception Grammar & High School, she was a 1953 alumna of Immaculate Conception High school, (magna cum laude). Lorraine had a 25-year career with First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America) working in their human resources department. Latter, she would continue with the bank as a Merchant representative, until retiring in the middle 1990s. In 1977, Lorraine became Immaculate ‘s Music Director & resident organist, a position she held until her death. Many parishioners will remember her, not only for her musical involvement within the Church, but as vice president & treasurer of the St. Vincent dePaul Society & as a very active member of the Liturgy Board. She was also a life member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculate Conception School. She was the Treasurer of the Revere Society for Historic & Cultural Preservation. She was a long-time member of the Revere Womens’ Club & Past Regent for the Catholic Daughters of America, Court James Lee #527. Lorraine’s involvement within the Parish Community of Immaculate Conception, was paramount, as was her involvement & participation in all of the other organizations and societies, she was a part of. Lorraine’s passion for perfection, in all that she did was legendary; a trait that often, in today’s society, is lacking.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph A. Zolla & Violet B. (Page) Zolla. She was also the dear sister of the late R. Robert “Bob” Zolla & William R. Zolla. Lorraine is the devoted aunt to Robert E. Zolla & his wife Julie M. of Londonderry, N.H., David R. Zolla & his wife Kathleen of Boxford, Mark L. Zolla & his wife, Tina of Salem, Lorraine M. “Lori” Zolla & her husband Mark Sollock of Phoenix, Arizona, Matthew R. Zolla & his wife Cynthia of Arlington, Virginia, Dianne F. Zolla & her husband Dana Perlow of Plymouth & Steven T. Zolla & his wife Deborah of Ft. Myers, Florida. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Alice D. Zolla of Derry, NH. Many grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive Lorraine, as well as many cousins in Revere & throughout the country. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

 Funeral Mass

Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

 Interment

 Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lorraine E. Zolla Scholarship Fund, c/o Mr. Robert E. Zolla, 200 Leisure Lane, Apt. 62, Stoneham, MA 02180.

6
Sep

Francis X. “Fran” Flynn

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Retired Revere Firefighter, Francis X. Flynn, who died on Wednesday, September 6th the Leonard Florence Center for Living of Chelsea, following a brief illness. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 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 Boston, he lived almost his entire life in Revere and for the past 35 yeas, his and late wife Marna O. (Pasquale) Flynn, shared their time on Revere Beach and in Pompano Beach, Florida. Marna died on April 8th, 1994. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served until February of 1946 as a Gunners mate 3rd class. Only recently did “Uncle Fran” share situations, that Fran was part of, indicating his true involvement in many skirmishes during World War II within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. As a result of his heroic action, “Uncle Fran” was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal with Six (6) Bronze Stars; a most prestigious commendation. He was also awarded the World War II Victory medal, American Area medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Bronze star & the European African-Middle Eastern Area Medal. “Fran” spent over 35 years with the Revere Fire Department & retired the early 1990s. Both he and his late wife, Marna, enjoyed retirement time, traveling 6 months winter in Pompano Beach, Florida & 6 months on Revere Beach Blvd. Childless, they were surrogate parents to all their nieces & nephews and so enjoyed that privilege. As they needed more attention, the nieces & nephews were there and willing to share the task at hand with the tremendous support of the surviving brothers & sisters.

Fran was the devoted son to the late Henry J. “Harry” & Frances (McCarthy) Flynn. He is the cherished brother of Marilyn Newhook of Dorchester, William “Billy” Flynn & his wife Dorothy of Rockport, Robert T. “Roddy” Flynn & his wife Phyllis of Revere, Laurence “Larry” Flynn & his wife Linda of Naples, Florida & the late John “Jack”, Charles “Charlie”, Henry J. “Harry” Flynn, Geraldine F. Scigliano, Eugene “Gus” Flynn & Joan Tsiumis. He was the respected brother-in-law to Rita Flynn & John Tsiumis, both of Florida & Robert Scigliano of Nahant. Also lovingly survived by many adoring & proud nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be with Marna at the Massachusetts National V.A. Cemetery, Bourne, MA on Wednesday at 1 :15 p.m.


Services

Visiting Hours

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

Funeral Mass

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

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the N.E. Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

6
Sep

Barbara J. (DiBiase) Cafarella

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, September 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Barbara J. (DiBiase) Cafarella, who died at her Saugus residence on Wednesday, September 6th following a three-year battle with lung cancer. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 478 Broadway, Everett at 11:00 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, Barbara was a 1979 Graduate of Revere High School. After spending time in the work force, she returned to school and received her Bachelor’s degree from the School of Communications at Suffolk University in 1984. In 1989, she began her career with Panalpina World Transport & retired in 2015, as an International Air Express Agent, after 26 years of service. An intrinsically petite person, she was complemented in life with a “larger than life personality”. Her persona drew people to her for her charm, intelligence and sincerity. All through her early diagnosis with lung cancer, she maintained her strength and will to win. Her absence will be sorely missed at all levels. She leaves her husband & very best friend, Frank G. Cafarella. Barbara spent the most part of her life in the Beachmont section of Revere, until moving to Saugus, eight years ago. For many years, Barbara was her Mom’s close confidant & companion. They held the same interests in early American antiquities as well as a passion for collecting & displaying all the many collectable dolls from the  late 1770s thru present day. They rivaled any Department Store in Boston & New York, as the holidays rolled around, with their displays at their Beachmont home, and sharing them with so many extended family & friends.

She is the devoted sister to Susan J. Aufiero & her husband, Joseph of Randolph, Ellen J. Brunelle & her husband, Stephen J. of Newton, N.H. & the late Thomas P. DiBiase, Jr. She was the dear daughter to the late Revere Patrolman, Thomas P. DiBiase, Sr. & the late Florence M. (Sullivan) DeBiase. She is also lovingly survived by Stephanie C. Cafarella & Frank R. Cafarella, both of Everett & Matthew J. Cafarella of Saugus. Many dear nephews & nieces also survive her. Interment will be held immediately following the funeral mass at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, September 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, EVERETT

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

5
Sep

Kevin M. O’Hara

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, September 11th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Retired Revere Fire Captain Kevin Michael O’Hara, who passed on Tuesday, September 5th at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, September 12th from the funeral home 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.

Kevin, although being born in Winthrop, lived his entire life in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1966. He entered the U.S. Army in January of 1968 & served until September of 1969 as a SP-4. Captain O’Hara was the recipient of several decorations and commendations at the time of his discharge. His commendations included; the Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Viet-Nam Service Medal, Viet-Nam Campaign Medal, a Bronze Star & two overseas bars. A true & selfless individual, he seldom, if ever, spoke of his time in Vietnam. Kevin joined the Revere Fire Department in the early 1970s & gave 35 years of service, rising to the rank of Captain, retiring in 2005. Cpt. O’Hara was a member of the National Association of Disabled America Veterans, a member of the Revere Post #61- American Legion and the Retired Revere Fire Captains’ Association.

He is the very proud father of Revere Fire Lt. Kevin M. O’Hara, Jr. (President of Local 926- Revere Firefighters Union) of Saugus, Jennifer M. O’Hara of Lynn, Revere Fire Lt. Michael S. O’Hara & his wife, Gina of North Reading, Anne A. O’Hara of Providence, R.I., Leina G. Okamura of Revere & the late Ken F. Okamura. He is the cherished brother of former Revere City Councilor Edward L. O’Hara of Revere, Maureen K. Butler & her husband, William of Stoneham, Mark O’Hara & his wife, Marcelle of Peabody & the late Marcella M. Dion and the late Brian V. O’Hara. He is also lovingly survived by his 3 Grandchildren; Angelina N., Michael L. & Giana R. O’Hara. Many dear nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews & cousins also survive Kevin. He was the very devoted son of the late Edward T. & Mary V. (Calo) O’Hara. The O’Hara family have enjoyed a long & legendary place within Revere’s annals of history.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, Ma. 02284-5257.

5
Sep

Mary A. (Beatrice) Ruggiero

RUGGIERO, Mary A. (Beatrice)

Lifelong Revere Resident At 92 years, on September 5th, unexpectedly. Beloved wife of the late Alphonse “Al” Ruggiero. Cherished Aunt to Richard A. Bryson & his wife Jane E. of Revere, Joyce A. Doherty & her husband Dan of Stoneham & many other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Dear sister of Susie Picariello of Lynnfield & the late Ann Bryson of Revere, who passed on June 14th, 2017 & the late Ella Picariello, Joseph A. Beatrice, Fred & Charles Beatrice.

Family & friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, September 8th, from 9 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), REVERE, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Parking available left of the Funeral Home.

Mary was a devotee of St. Anthony’s Parish her entire life & shared memberships in many of the sodalities & organizations within the Church.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, September 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, September 8th 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 National Kidney Association, 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02062.

1
Sep

Lawrence M. Catyb

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Memorial Service on Friday, September 15th at 1:30 p.m., in Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett, for Lawrence M. Catyb, who died following a valiant battle with bladder cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers on Friday, September 1st. All are advised to meet at the Main Gate at Woodlawn Cemetery on Friday at 1 :15 p.m., The service will commence at the graveside at 1 :30 p.m.

A life-long resident of Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1978. “Larry” worked in his early career in the construction fields and later as an Exterminator for “Terminix”. After a long time following a formal education, he returned to college at Salem State University, obtaining a degree in “English Literature”. Larry enjoyed an epiphany and became passionate about education, especially, in education for the less fortunate & disenfranchised. It was his goal to begin teaching within the “Special Needs” program, when he suddenly was diagnosed with bladder cancer, four years ago. Even in the last of his illness, he maintained a positive attitude for recovery & beginning his new career.

He is the beloved son to Martin F. Catyb of Revere & the late Deanna H. (Wainwright) Catyb. He is the devoted brother to Martin F. Catyb, Jr. (a teacher in the Beachmont School for over 20yrs.) & his wife, Carole of Dracut, Cheryl A. Catyb of Revere & Susan D. Zaccaria & her husband, Joseph of Danvers. He is the cherished nephew of Elaine Wainwright of Malden. He is also lovingly survived by many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews. In his youth, he was an active member of the First Congregational Church, Revere, largely through the inspiration of his Mom, who was an intensely active member of the Church until her passing.


Services

Graveside Service

Friday, September 15th at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
(Please meet at the Woodlawn Cemetery Main Entrance at 1:15 p.m.)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Food Panty at the First Congregational Church, 94 Central Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

 

31
Aug

Antonino “Tony” Sorrentino

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE for Antonino “Tom” Sorrentino, who passed on his 88th birthday, August 31st (Thursday) at Winthrop Place Nursing & Living Center of Winthrop, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 6th 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. Interment will follow immediately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Messina, Sicily, Italy, the family came to the U.S.A., when he was ten years old, settling in Somerville. Antonino “Tom” lived & was educated in Somerville, and would later move to the Point of Pines Section of Revere for over 60 years. Tom began working as a barber at the hand of his older brother at age 13 years in Boston. The brothers worked for the original Paul’s Barber Shop of Boston & then subsequently bought the shop & set up a chair in the Financial District of Boston. Another move brought the brothers to Chelsea, where they would continue their business on Washington Ave. for over 45 years. After Tom’s brother passed, he moved to Revere for the last ten years of his working career, whereupon, his grandson, Shawn A. Sorrentino, would take over the family business, until selling the established business in 2000. Mr. Sorrentino, would want to be remembered, firstly as the “quintessence” of a “family man”, a loving Husband, Dad, Grandfather, Brother & Uncle. However, and secondly only, as a classic hair-stylist and first-class Barber. He would often entertain his family with stories from the past, especially those regarding the many politicians, & celebrities, he would serve as clients over the years On December 8, 2003, Mr. Sorrentino lost the love of his life, his beloved & cherished wife, Eva F. (Sarto) Sorrentino. Tom continued the time honored & loving tradition of cooking and entertaining his large Italian family, especially on Sundays and holidays. He did this with zest and zeal until his health began to fail.

He is the devoted father of Richard A. Sorrentino & his wife, Doris K. “Darcy” (Simpson) Sorrentino of Revere & Anthony V. Sorrentino & his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Sorrentino of Melrose. He is the adored grandfather of Richard A. Sorrentino, II & his wife, Michelle of Tewksbury, Shawn A. Sorrentino & his fiancée, Carla D’Errico of Winthrop, Michael J. Sorrentino & his fiancée, Diana DeLauri of Wakefield, Michelle R. & Paul A. Sorrentino, both of Melrose. He is also lovingly survived by his six (6) great-grandchildren; Ryan A., Evan J., Amaya E., Cameron A., Olivia R., & Lilliana M. Sorrentino, many cherished nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 6th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Residents Activities Fund at the Prospect House, 420 Reservoir Ave., Revere MA, 02151.

17
Aug

Mark A. Slattery

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

Born in Boston, Mark grew up in East Boston and moved to Revere more than 15 years ago.  He 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 Tommy D. Harmon and his wife, Christine, of Woburn and father of Alexis Lillian, of New York.  He is the dear nephew of Peter C. and Mary J. Martino and is lovingly survived by his godchild and niece, Jennifer Melville of Quincy and nephew, Derek Harmon of Woburn. Mark will be missed by his aunts, uncles, and many cousins.

 


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.