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Bessie (Emma) Donnarumma

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home Donnarumma, Bessiefor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Bessie (Emma) Donnarumma, who passed on Sunday, May 22nd, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, following a brief illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, May 27th at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church (250 Revere St.), Revere at 10:00 a.m.

Born & raised in East Boston, she came to live in Revere over 70 years ago. “Bessie” worked as a stitcher in Boston’s Garment District & then spent several years with the former firm of O’Brien & Russell Insurance, as a clerk, retiring at age 62. “Bessie” enjoyed her family & home, most of all.

She is the wife of the late Anthony Donnarumma & the devoted mother of Rose M. MacPherson & her companion, David Tucker & John A. Donnarumma & his wife, Cheryl all of Revere. She is the cherished Grandmother of Donna M. MacPherson & her husband, Donny Higgins of Revere, John F. McPherson Jr. of Michigan, William A. MacPherson, John A. Donnarumma Jr.& his wife Annapaula, all of Revere & Taryn Crotty & her husband, Jason of Scituate. She is also lovingly survived by 7 Great-Grandchildren; Timothy, Piper, Saxton, Emma, Ashley, Tristan & Jonathan and one Great-Great-Grandson, Michael. She was also the sister to the late, Mary-Landolfi, Rose Alferi & Jenny Palumbo. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, also survive her.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, May 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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