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Agostino “Gus” Pecoraro, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, December 1st at the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 800 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home of Saturday, December 2nd 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. “Gus” died following a re occurrence with metastatic cancer at his Revere residence on Wednesday, November 29th.

Born in South Windham, Maine, he came to live in  East Boston,  after being discharged from the Navy in 1954. He remained there until moving to Revere in 1965. He was an alumnus of the former New England Barber School, Class of 1963. He opened his Shoppe; “Gus’s Barber Shop” on Revere St., Revere, in 1963, and operated the shoppe until retiring at his 80th birthday, in 2011. His barber shop, as is the case with shoppes of their nature, become a center of education, debate & long-term friendships, that are passed from generation to generation. Young men arrived for their first haircut, and later would present their sons and grandsons for their first haircut, a rite of passage. “Gus” was a long-time member of the Malden Moose & the V.F.W. Post #6712 of Beachmont, Revere. “Gus” served with the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st class entering on January 22, 1948 thru February 13,1950 and re-enlisted on July 28, 1950 thru May 18, 1954, during the Korean Conflict. He held the following commendations, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, the Korean Service (with 5 Bronze Stars), the United Nations & the Navy Occupation Medals.

He is the beloved husband of 62 (sixty-two) years, to Mary T. (Agostinelli). He is the devoted father of Joseph R. Pecoraro & his companion, Diane Kramer, Michael E. Pecoraro & wife, Kristen and Susan M. Pecoraro. He is the cherished Grandfather to Joseph M. Pecoraro & wife, Cynthia, Anne Marie Pecoraro, James Ryan Pecoraro& wife, Kristina, Michael J. Pecoraro, Chief Warrant Officer Patrick A. Pecoraro, U.S. Army and Matthew R. Pecoraro, U.S. Army. He is also the dear brother of Julia Larrabee & her late husband, Donald & John Pecoraro & his late wife, Ellen, and the late, Anthony, Eugene, Joseph & Generean Pecoraro & the late, Caroline Camusi, Mary Maglione, Carmella “Minola ” Laskey. He is also lovingly survived by his four (4) Great-Grandchildren, Rosalie, Carmen, Daphne, & Lincoln, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, December 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 2nd 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 N.E. Center & Home for Veterans, PO Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

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  1. Pete and Sharon Strazdas
    Dec 4 2017

    Dear Mike and Kristen, and the whole Pecoraro family-

    Pete and I enjoyed your dad so much and are grateful that we had the opportunity to spend time with him and your family. Our hearts go out to all of you at this sad time. I know that all of those happy memories you have of Gus will keep him in your hearts forever.

  2. Lucretia Deeran
    Dec 3 2017

    Mary and family I am sorry for your loss. I haven’t been down the center so I did not know of your loss Mary. Just remember all the good times because they will last a lifetime.

  3. Patricia Kneller
    Dec 1 2017

    Though I never met your Dad, I feel as though I did as you allowed me to “visit” your family through the memories in your scrapbooks. Having grown up without a father, I so enjoyed how much you loved yours and how much Patrick and Matthew loved and respected him and your mom. So glad you had so many years with him–happy years, and special memories, laughter, joy, and contentment. I am so sorry for all of you. Someday, you’ll all be together again where there will be no more pain, no good-byes. An eternity of togetherness. Love you, Susan, and am praying for you all during this hard time.

  4. Angel Pecoraro
    Dec 1 2017

    I just loved Uncle Gus. He was always so much fun to be around. Always smiling. I loved it when my dad and he were together. Somehow, they seemed like kids when they were together. My dad shared so many stories of him and them growing up this week. Stories I had never heard before. I think they all were the talk of the town. But mostly, what moved me was the words of my dad saying what a generous man he always was to everybody, and what a wonderful family he had. So full of love! May you rest in peace Uncle Gus. Love Angel

  5. Cathy Pecoraro
    Nov 30 2017

    I will always remember Gus, he was very sweet! I have fond memories of our meetings over the years, mainly at the camp in Denmark. I will never forget the “twin props” and how excited he was to talk about them! A fond memory today thinking it! Condolences to his family as he was a cherished father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend.

  6. Ann Marie Ferraro-Catalano
    Nov 30 2017

    Susan I am so very sorry for your loss. It was very special to have your dad around for 86 wonderful years. It is great to know your family was so close. Remember the fun family times in your time of loss. I am so very sorry.

  7. John Smith
    Nov 30 2017

    Joe, sorry for your loss, and the loss to your family, I know it’s tough.

    Lost my sister last week and it’s sad, especially at the Holidays.

    All my best to you and your family, from a Navy veteran and friend.

    Smitty.

  8. William Pecoraro
    Nov 30 2017

    My prayers go out to aunt Mary , Susan, mike, and joe. I’ll be there Saturday

  9. Mary Scribner
    Nov 30 2017

    To the family of Gus Pecoraro
    So sorry for your loss
    May God give you comfort and peace

  10. Richard F. Tucci
    Nov 30 2017

    Dear Mike and to the Pecoraro Family,
    Our hearts are heavy with the passing of a great husband, father, grandfather, citizen in his community, and military veteran for his country. I will long remember and hold a special place in my heart for my visits to the Pecoraro home in Revere. Gus always had a smile on his face to greet me and a few good stories to share along with a complaint or two about the play of his beloved Red Sox. Rest in peace Gus knowing your greatest legacy are the loving wife, children, and grandchildren that will carry forward your values and traditions.
    With Love,
    Rick Tucci and Family,

  11. Joe Pecoraro
    Nov 30 2017

    Rest In Peace Papa – I love you

  12. Joe Pecoraro
    Nov 29 2017

    My memories of Dad bring me joy! I remember so many wonderful things with Dad over the years. All of the holidays – in particular our Thanksgiving long weekends in Chicago and Christmas time at their house, the birthdays – dinners and drinks at the Border Cafe, the graduations and weddings, and all of the very special family time we had. Family was the most important thing to Dad. His wife, my Mom, his children and grandchildren. That is what Dad lived for. He would do anything for the family. Dad loved a lot about life, he was so proud to be a Navy veteran – he wore his Korea Veteran hat everywhere, he loved baseball – especially the red sox, and he loved playing cards – especially poker. I will always remember and cherish our regular poker game with Dad, Mom and the guys, and our trips to Foxwoods. And so many fond memories of when we were young and Dad always being there of us at games or pitching batting practice. Too many great memories to mention.
    Dad’s battle with cancer cannot take away from all of these positive memories. Dad truly did have a great life, and that is what I will always remember.

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