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John V. Mercurio

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 17th beginning at 8:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for John V. Mercurio who passed unexpectedly on Sunday, March 12th after being stricken at his Middleton home & rushed to Beverly Hospital. The visitation will be followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Syracuse, New York, John & his family came to live in East Boston, where John attended school. At the very tender age of 10 years old, the Boston Post, did a story on John regarding his success, as an already business success. As an entrepreneur, he was brilliant, as having the largest & most loyal shoe-shine business on Beacon Hill. Keep in mind that we are reading an article that appeared in the Boston Post in 1938. After reading this remarkable article you will understand and appreciate, the personality of our beloved John V. Mercurio. John worked for over 35 years for the former, New England Metalurgist Co. of Norwood & South Boston, as a Master Welder. His ability to be the best & still retain his charm, carried him throughout his lifetime. His beloved late wife of over 65 years, Helen E. (Saladino) Mercurio, died last May, (May 4, 2016). The couple had made the move to Middleton in 2013 to be with their son & daughter-in-law. They had resided early in East Boston & then in Chelsea-Revere for over fifty years.

He is the devoted father of Richard T. Mercurio & his wife Sharon of Middleton & the late John S. “J.J.” Mercurio. He is the dear brother to Lucy Fields of Medford, Gloria Palmerini & husband, William of Saugus & the late Thomas & Salvatore Mercurio. Also lovingly survived by longtime friend, Laura Fiore-Osgood & her family of Revere.

Click Here to read the Boston Post Article about John V. Mercurio













Visiting Hours

Friday, March 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, March 17th at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers; remembrances may be made to the: Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Daycare Health Program, 240 Lynnfield St. Peabody, MA 01960. Attn; June Davis.


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  1. Victor & Brenda Vozzo
    Mar 16 2017

    Rest in Peace Uncle Johnny. I will miss your smile, wisdom and intriguing stories but most of all your love.

    God Bless you Richard and Sharon. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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