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Geraldine (Frongillo) DeSisto

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, July 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Geraldine (Frongillo) DeSisto, who died on Saturday, July 6th at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Malden, after a brief illness. She was 85 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, July 10th beginning at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10:00 a.m. and immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Geraldine was born & raised in Revere. She attended Revere schools and was an alumna of Revere High School. Geraldine lived all of her 85 years at the very house she was born in. She was married to Anthony J. “Tony” DeSisto and they settled in that very home, where together they shared 64 years of marriage & raised their six children. The family home was the “Mecca” mainly because of Geraldine. She was a true matriarch of her family. Family was the most important part of her life. Having the family over at the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, baby announcements & Sunday dinner was the place to be. As long as the family was together, memories were being made. The home was filled with delicious food and, above all, love. Geraldine’s legacy certainly is her family, with a sense of strong values and an abundance of love for one another.

She is the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. “Tony” DeSisto, who died on July 11, 2017. Devoted & loving mother of Donna M. Ferrante & husband Ret. Revere Fire Lt. Frank Ferrante, Doreen M. Aloisi & husband Anthony, Deann M. Iandolo & husband Normand all of Revere, Dwayne A. DeSisto & wife Somijit of Bethlehem, NH, Danae M. McLaughlin & husband John of Saugus & Darren J. DeSisto & wife Gina M. of Revere. Cherished grandmother to Anthony R. Aloisi & wife Amie of Haverhill, Nichole Ferrante, Danielle Iandolo of Revere, Joseph D. Aloisi & wife Melissa of Danvers, Frank T. Ferrante & wife Elizabeth of Middletown, NJ, Dr. Dianna M. Iandolo & her wife Jenna Iandolo of Lynn, Christina M. Scali & her husband Paul of Revere, Christen M. McLaughlin of Danvers, Michael A. Ferrante of So. Boston, Anthony D. DeSisto of Derry, NH, Gino A. DeSisto of Bethlehem, NH, Matthew J., Emily M. & Ryan A. DeSisto all of Revere & the late Andrew J. DeSisto. Dear sister of Andrew Frongillo of Revere, Dennis Frongillo & wife Sally of Old Orchard, ME & the late Ernest V. Frongillo, Sr. Adored grandmother of her 10 great grandchildren Gianna, Isabella, K.J., Eva, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Joseph, Aubrey & Anna. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand nephews.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, July 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-9959.

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