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Anthony P. “Chickie” Giannino

Anthony P. Giannino

Anthony P. Giannino

Family & friends are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 from 4 – 7:15 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Anthony P. “Chickie” Giannino, who died on Thursday, November 7th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, following a long illness, at 69 years.  Following the visitation, the Memorial Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.  Born & raised in Revere, he was a life-long proud resident of Revere.  He was a 1962 alumnus of Revere High School.  From age 14, Chickie worked in the family business, “Giannino’s Greenhouses” of Revere, being the proprietor & operator of the business until the business was dissolved in 2004.  Concurrently, along with his responsibilities at the Greenhouse, he worked for over 30 years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in snow removal.  Following the close of the Greenhouse, he worked for the Revere DPW until debilitating health forced him to retire.  Chickie was a long-time member of the Revere Elks Lodge #1171 & the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose, #1272.  “Chickie” was a long-time supporter & benefactor of the many Revere sports & community action organizations.  He is the beloved husband of 46 years to Nancy T. (Lepito) Giannino.  He is the devoted father of Joseph A. Giannino & his wife Debra of Boxford, & Anthony P. Giannino, Jr. of Revere.  He is the cherished grandfather of: Alexa A., Taylor M., Nicole A., & Anthony P. Giannino, III.  He is the dear brother of Theresa J. Hogrell & her late husband John, Retired Revere Firefighter, Crescenzo C. “Christy” Giannino & his wife Joann all of Revere, & Roseann Waite & her husband Harvey of Topsfield, & the late: Maria D. “Mary” Lospennato, Florence L. Maglione, Barbara A. Gambale, Joseph L. Giannino, Carmella “Millie” Piscopio, & Marie A. “Dolly” Giannino.  He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nephews & grand-nieces.  “Chickie” was an honorable man.  Perhaps, an excerpt from the Book of Wisdom (Old Testament), can give comfort to the family… “The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest.  For the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor can it be measured in terms of years.  Rather, understanding is the crown for men and an unsullied life, the attainment of old age.”


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 from 4 – 7:15 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

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  1. Judge and Mrs Domenic J.F. Russo
    Nov 14 2013

    We would like to extend to the entire Giannino family our profound condolences on the loss of their beloved Anthony

  2. Lysa (Orsini) Corso
    Nov 13 2013

    Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to all of the family. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you all shared until you meet again

  3. Jack McSheffrey
    Nov 12 2013

    I am saddened to hear that Chickie has left us. I’ll always remember talking with him every day about what he needed for flowers and then later delivering them to the shop and spending time together talking about what was going on. Anthony I’m sure I’ll see you soon. Nancy and Joe You have my condolences. Your husband and father was a special man.

  4. Angela
    Nov 11 2013

    Gandhi said, “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.” While not exclusive to one man they were all traits possessed in Uncle Chickie. I am thankful to have known him. And wish all who did peace during this time of tremendous loss. Love to Joseph, Anthony and Nancy and all.

  5. Rita Pagliuca
    Nov 11 2013

    May you rest in the Arms of Jesus your Savior, Chickie. He and Nancy had a special bond! I pray peace and extended blessings to the family Chickie leaves behind. Thou missed they know there is the bright hope of seeing him again in eternity.

  6. Neal Fountain
    Nov 11 2013

    Chickie was a man I met at the young age of 15 as an employee at Giannino’s Greenhouse’s he never looked at me as just another kid or just another employee he became a friend till the end over the past twelve years we kept in touch anytime I saw him or talked to him he was there as a friend and mentor as mentioned above he was a very honorable man he gave respect to all and was by far one of the most honorable men I’ve known in my life he will truely be missed by all that he ever met Chickie wasn’t family too me but I would consider him an uncle to me he was a man that I respected and looked up to like he was an uncle my condolences to his family and loved ones

  7. Ann Raponi
    Nov 10 2013

    Sincere condolences to the family with the passing of Christie.
    May you find comfort in knowing that many friends share your sorrow.

  8. Alison Sparks-Nagy
    Nov 10 2013

    Anthony, So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a kind and respected man. I know your proud of the life he lived. I know it is hard, but know everyone that knew your dad never forgot ‘Chickie’! May he rest I. Peace, Alison

  9. Richard Nadworny
    Nov 10 2013

    Dear Joe, Deb, Taylor and Nicole,

    We wish to send our deepest sympathy for the passing of your Dad and Grandfather.

    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.


    Rich, Carolyn, Patrick and Matthew

  10. Kim Lepito
    Nov 10 2013

    Uncle Chickie~My mind is flooded with memories of years gone by. So many holidays, hockey games, campaigning days (you driving around bringing us Dunkins Donuts to warm us all up. I will forever hold these memories close to my heart. I loved spending time at your house. Thank you for always being such a great Uncle! I will make sure Auntie is ok, although she will never be the same, now that she lost the love of her life.I’m not going to say goodbye because I know we will all be reunited again some day in heaven. Until then… you Uncle Chickie.

  11. Dawn (Bostrom) Pierce
    Nov 10 2013

    Dear Aunty Nancy, Joe, Anthony and extended family:
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I loved my God Father who was loving, funny and caring. Although it’s been years since I have been able to see him, I will always cherish good memories in my heart!
    To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.
    Love and miss you all.
    Dawn Pierce

  12. Paul & Dawn (Ginnetti) Lescovitz & family
    Nov 10 2013

    No words or prayers can take away the pain of your loss of Chickie , but just know that he had a wonderful family and lots of friends that will miss him everyday. With the feeling of the recent loss of my dad I know what all of you are going through and I will keep all of you in my daily thoughts and prayers. From our family to yours our deepest and most sincere condolences.

    Keep strong for one another and remember all the great times .Stay strong and God Bless

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