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Dorothea E. (McClellan) Gesamondo

Dorothea E. (McClellan) Gesamondo

Dorothea E. (McClellan) Gesamondo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 from 4 – 9 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Dorothea E. (McClellan) Gesamondo, who died after a brief illness on Sunday, August 11th at Winchester Hospital, at 92 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, August 16th 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.  Born & raised in Chelsea, she is a 1939 alumna of Chelsea High School & a 1943 alumna of Chelsea Memorial Hospital – School of Nursing.  After receiving her R.N., she worked at Chelsea Memorial Hospital for about ten years.  In 1944, she moved to Revere with her husband, Anthony M. Gesamondo, Sr.  She remained in Revere until Anthony’s death in 1995, when she moved to her daughter’s home in Lynnfield.  Always an energetic woman, she managed to be an exemplary Mother, Grandmother, Daughter & care-giver, while maintaining an active social calendar.  A faithful member of Immaculate Conception Parish Community, she was a past president & member of the Immaculata Guild at Immaculate Conception School & a Eucharistic Minister for the Parish.  She was also a volunteer at Lighthouse Nursing & Rehab Center, as a pastoral assistant.  “Dottie” was a past Regent & member of the Catholic Daughters of America – Court James Lee & a member of CDA at St. Agnes Church in Reading.  She was a member & past officer at the Revere Womens’ Club.  She enjoyed bowling & was a member of Revere’s Smart Set Bowling League & the City of Revere’s Senior Bowling League.  She is the cherished mother of: Anita M. Lalicata & her late husband Anthony of Reading, Salvatore J. Gesamondo, Sr. & wife Doris of Lynnfield, Anthony M. Gesamondo, Jr. & wife Frances of West Newbury, Mary B. DeMaina & husband Joseph of Lynnfield.  She is the devoted grandmother of: Anthony Lalicata of Reading, Anthony Gesamondo, II of Lynnfield, Gina Gesamondo of Chestnut Hill, Deanna Moran of Dorchester, Doris Fournier of Reading, Salvatore Gesamondo, Jr. of Lynnfield, Anthony Gesamondo, III & John Gesamondo both of West Newbury, Michael Gesamondo of Mansfield, Christopher DeMaina of Newton, Daniel DeMaina of Medford, & Meredith (DeMaina) Kells of Wenham.  She is also lovingly survived by her 11 Great-Grandchildren: Dante, Trinity & Dino Gesamondo, Sophia & Griffin Fournier, Emerson & Genevieve Moran, Christian DeMaina, Annabelle (Gesamondo) Acari, Enzo & Stella (Lalicata).  She is the dear Aunt to Jo-Ann Sarro of Revere, Grace Statuto of Danvers, & the late Betty-Ann Santosuosso.  She was also the daughter of the late, Hugh F. & Rosanna M. (Wilneff) McClellan.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Fund for Autistic Children, 22 Meeting House Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 from 4 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Fund for Autistic Children, 22 Meeting House Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985.

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  1. Paul and Lynn Ristino
    Aug 16 2013

    Sal, Tony and family our heartfelt condolences, Doris was a super lady and true servant of God. While sad at her passing, we can feel joy knowing she is now with God and your Dad…God Bless

    Paul & Lynn Ristino

  2. Diane and Drew Popson
    Aug 14 2013

    Mrs. G was a great lady. What a life! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those whose lives were touched so lovingly by this gracious, warm, caring and loving LADY (MA).

  3. Bear Hill Golf Club, Inc.
    Aug 14 2013

    Anita and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

  4. Packy Forrey
    Aug 13 2013

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our daily prayers. God Bless.

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