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Carol L. (Dodwell) Pesce

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, January 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), Revere, Carol L. (Dodwell) Pesce, who passed unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29th 2016 ¬†at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m, followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 :00 a.m.

Born & raised in Chelsea, she was a 1955 alumna of Chelsea High School. After moving to Revere, over fifty years ago, Carol joined the Revere Police Department as a Matron/Traffic Supervisor, a post she held for over 25 years, retiring in 1999. Carol thoroughly enjoyed her position and particularly enjoyed taking care of the children. Carol would enjoy meeting her “kids” as they got older, and would take time to acknowledge her & greet her. For about 15 years, Carol also was a senior hostess at DeMaino’s Restaurant, in Revere, where many people would be made to feel like family, as Carol would often remember where they preferred to be seated and their cocktail of choice. She would have celebrated her 80th birthday on January 1st, as she was on the very tail end of the “greatest generation”. Their ¬†generation is remembered for their extraordinary work ethic & loyalty.

She leaves her beloved husband of 60 years, Frank Paul Pesce, Jr. She is the cherished mother of Frank Paul Pesce, III of Revere & Phyllis M. Addario & her husband, Carmen R. of Beverly. She is the devoted & adoring grandmother to Gianna M. Langis & her husband Matthew of Amesbury, Ma. Also lovingly survived by Frank’s family, her very dear brothers & sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Carol always regarded her in-laws as her biological sisters & brothers, and they in turn returned that affection & dedication. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, January 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005


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  1. Mark Newell
    Jan 3 2017

    I was sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a special person.. Patty and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this time of your loss.
    Mark & Patty Newel
    Dennis, Ma

  2. Linda and David Gelineau
    Jan 1 2017

    Phyllis,Carmen, Gianna and family,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom… She was the sweetest, kindest and most beautiful lady. We loved spending time and visiting with her at many family gatherings.. She adored her family and treated David and I as well as our children , Lindsey and Michael like family. We will miss her terribly. We wish you comfort and peace in the days ahead and know we are here for you all, always .
    Rest in peace , sweet , sweet Carol

    All our love,

    David and Linda Gelineau

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