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Gina M. (Tata) Viarella

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visiting Hours on Monday, March 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Gina M. (Tata) Viarella, who passed unexpectedly on Monday, March 15th at Boston’s Mass General Hospital. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd from the Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home, in the church and at the cemetery. Temperatures will be taken prior to entering the funeral home & church. A limit of 25 people in the funeral home at one time will be enforced. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Gina was born, raised & educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1978. She began her working career at Boston’s Liberty Mutual Office & then returned to Revere to work with Rizzo Insurance Agency. She worked with Dan Rizzo both professionally & politically.

She is the beloved wife of 32 years to Christopher J. Viarella & the cherished mother of Christopher J. Viarella, Jr. & his wife, Tammy Viarella of Revere, Jason P. Viarella & his girlfriend, Isabella Correa of Saugus, Gina M. Viarella & Justin C. Viarella, both of Revere. She is the dear sister to John R. Tata& his companion, Nancy of Chelsea, Debra J. Tata, Mark A. Tata & his wife, Kelly & Lisa M. Tata-Amato, all of Revere & Maria V. Stuart & her husband, Michael of Danvers & the late Peter W. Tata & the late Pat W. Tata. She is the devoted daughter to the late Revere Firefighter Patsy W. “Pat” & Phyllis A. (Sciliano) Tata. She is also lovingly survived by her Father & Mother-in-Law, Joseph & Louise Viarella & a brother-in-law, Joseph G. Viarella all of Revere and many loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

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


Visiting Hours

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Monday, March 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

Tuesday, March 23rd 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 Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  1. Stephanie Rupe
    Aug 29 2022

    To family and friends of Gina Tata Viarella,
    I give to you my love and sympathy during this heartbreaking moment in time. I met Gina in the mid 80’s when we would spend time attending The Tears gigs at various places in the Boston area. She was a beautiful, kind, and spirited woman. I will fondly remember all the times we spent together listening to her husband’s band.

  2. ANDREA McGill
    Sep 9 2021

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Viarella and Tata family ❤️my she Rest In Peace she was loved by many.

  3. Cathy & Bob Sutton
    Apr 4 2021

    Our very deepest sympathy to the Tata & Viarella families. We are saddened and shocked to hear of Gina’s passing. A beautiful soul. We will miss her very much. Until we meet again . With Love, Cathy & Bob Sutton

  4. Steven Ciambelli
    Mar 27 2021

    Gina was a kind soul ..
    She was a friend to so many..
    My heartfelt love and condolences to her husband Chris , her children, and the entire Tata family ❤️

  5. Enza Capobianco
    Mar 26 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to both of your families during this time of sorrow.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I was just thinking of you a couple of weeks ago. To hear this horrible news of you passing
    Rest in peace my friend. You left me with some great memories of working together at Tello’s many moon’s ago.
    Enza Capobianco

  6. Robb Alter
    Mar 23 2021

    My Sincere Sympathy & Condolences go out to Chris and family & Tata family! Gina was a wonderful person, we were schoolmates at Revere High. Always a pleasure having a conversation with Gina, Revere was always a very tight community and we always were around each other at all the events that went on in Revere! Our memories will last a lifetime, so glad we have them to bring happiness when we remember family and friends together! You are now with your loving family who have passed, God Bless and Rest In Peace Gina T. V.

  7. Kathy Upton Consolo
    Mar 23 2021

    My Heart and Soul Aches That YOU Are NO LONGER HERE On This Earth Spreading Peace, Love and Happiness To SO MANY Who Adored Your Sweeeetest Presence. HEAVEN ABSOLUTELY IS SWEETER Because You Have Arrived

    Thank You For SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS; Your Children, With All Of Us and Keeping Your Memory Alive. I Will Love You FOREVER❣️xoxoxo. Rest Easy Beautiful Gina!

  8. Dawn Whipple D'Ambrosio
    Mar 22 2021

    Gina, may you rest in peace. I knew you and your family my whole life. Gone way to soon. Still in disbelief. God bless you Chris and give you strength in this difficult .

  9. Butch Pretti
    Mar 22 2021

    My sincere condolences to the Tata & Viarella Families, my heart breaks for all of you. May Gina rest in eternal peace.

  10. Lucy Giorgio-Pirkey
    Mar 22 2021

    Jason and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She remains one of the most loving parents I have ever met.

    In my prayers,
    Lucy Pirkey

  11. Dean Marcotullio
    Mar 20 2021

    To Chris and to the entire Viarella family. I would like to Express my most sincere condolences on the tragic loss of Gina. May God bless Gina and all her loved ones Rest in Peace.

  12. Rich Sena
    Mar 20 2021

    Chris I am so sorry I don’t know what to say except that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May Gina Rest In Peace forever in your heart.

  13. Michelle dion
    Mar 19 2021

    Gina my angel my friend I will cherish all of our happy days between I cheerleading days with Our girls and all the happy memories in Disney. You made me laugh so hard and we laughed harder than anybody could laugh. You’ll always be my angel I’ll miss you so much.♥️

  14. Donna Murphy
    Mar 18 2021

    My heart and my prayers go out to all of Gina’s family and friends. I am sure she touched many lives. She was a beacon of light wherever she went. May you all be comforted by your beautiful memories of her. I will always fondly remember her and cherish the time we spent together. God bless and God speed. With love, hugs, and prayer.

  15. Marguerite Bova
    Mar 18 2021

    I am greatly saddened. What a special person ❤️ God bless and be with you Gina and your whole family My heart and prayers are with you all

  16. John Lyons
    Mar 18 2021

    It is with a heavy heart that I wish my sincerest condolences to the Tata & Viarella families. The lord has called on our Gina to be by his side. May she rest in everlasting peace.❤️

  17. Jack Rahilly
    Mar 18 2021

    I met Gina when she was teenager.I have never met a sweeter person in my life. Music was our common bond, and we would exchange music online right up until the end.She will be missed…….. Rest In PEACE ,my FRIEND.

  18. Cheryl Spagnola
    Mar 17 2021

    Sending strong prayers to the Tata , Viarella & Stuart family, I am deeply sadden & heartbroken Gina was one of the greatest people that I’ve ever met who had a heart of gold & loved everyone.
    Gina was so full of love especially for her children who meant the world to her .
    Gina will be missed & I will forever hold her memory in my heart ❤
    I do know that Gina is now celebrating her everlasting life with Christ & will be watching over her children from above
    God Bless you Gina ❤
    I love you

  19. Sandra D'Ettore
    Mar 16 2021

    Beyond sad to hear of Gina’s passing. We grew up as neighbors in Revere and I always was in awe of the love and respect every family member had for each other. So loving and caring, easy to see why Gina was loved by so so many people. My deepest sympathies to Chris and her beautiful children as well as to the Tata family. May she rest in eternal peace.

  20. Arthur Dauwer & Family.
    Mar 16 2021

    Such a beautiful person inside and out.
    A smile that shined.
    Her passing has come as a shock to me.
    Her afterlife now will be in peace, along with some of her beautiful family that have passed she will be with.
    My heart goes out to The Tata Family from myself and
    Family. And all the Families affected.
    May all the prayers from many will forever remain.
    Gina you will never be forgotten.
    May your soul be blessed.
    Rest in peace….

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