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Gabriel “Billy” Furia

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, July 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, REVERE for Gabriel “Billy” Furia, who died on Saturday, July 8th at the Life Care Center of Acton. The funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13th at 9:30 a.m. followed by his Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m.

Born in Pescara, Italy and raised in Naples, Italy, the family came to the USA in December of 1956, settling in Revere. Interested in architectural engineering, Gabriel returned to school at Boston’s Wentworth Institute & received his Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology in 1979. After working for a period at Carlylse Engineering of Jamaica Plain, he began a 28 year career at General Electric of Lynn, working as a Draftsman. “Billy” as he was affectionately known & remembered was well-liked by all who met him.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne M. (Pedro) Furia, who died on August 17, 2003. He is the cherished & proud father to Mark J. Furia & his wife Louise of Ayer & Daniel W. Furia & his wife Kathrina of Chelmsford. He is the dear brother of Adele “Lilla” Alessandroni of Treasure Island, Florida, Giovanni Furia & his wife Rossana & Elena Furia, all of Revere & the late Gennaro “Rino” Furia & the late Maria Cronin. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, July 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 13th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 (www.alz.org)  or to the Resident Council Fund of Bridges by Epoch Westford, 108 Littleton Rd., Westford, MA 01886.

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  1. Dave & Cindy Balukonis
    Jul 12 2017

    Mark & Louise,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your father. May your cherished memories of him give you strength through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With Sincere Sympathy,
    Dave & Cindy Balukonis

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