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Joseph J. Pergola

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Joseph J. Pergola, who died on Thursday, April 21st at the Holy Cross Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida surrounded by his family, following a brief illness, he was 79 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Joe was born in Boston, raised in East Boston until the family moved to Revere when he was a young boy. He was educated in Revere and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1960. Joe followed directly into his father’s footsteps and worked at their family business, Decore Upholstery. The business that was started in the late 1930s in Boston where they manufactured furniture for the Design Trade. Joe and his twin brother eventually took over the business and continued to work alongside one another for many years. Joe retired at the age of 55, the business is still in operation under another generation. Joe retired down in Ft. Lauderdale, where he has been for the past 23 years. He enjoyed the weather, sunshine, golfing, and swimming in the pool. Joe enjoyed dining out in restaurants and was known for his cooking as well. Joe above anything else adored his two daughters and his grandchildren, they meant the world to him. He had a great personality and made many friends along the way.

He is the loving father of Kimberly A. Pergola of Saugus, & Patricia A. “Tricia” Prizio & her husband Revere Fire Capt. Thomas Prizio of Georgetown. Proud grandfather of Caryssa L. Johnson & her companion Gina Trites & Jerry L. Johnson, Jr., all of Saugus. Devoted son of the late Michael & Lena (D’Antona) Pergola. Dear twin brother of Vincent M. Pergola & wife Nancy Lee of Wellesley. Treasured uncle of Michele Pergola of Saugus, James M. Pergola & his wife Robin of Revere & Haylee Pergola of Wellesley. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife Madeline (Munroe) Pergola & many grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, friends & extended family in Ft. Lauderdale.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238 Boston, MA 02241. 


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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  1. Tricia
    May 3 2022

    I am missing you so much dad! I can’t get through this pain! How do I go on without hearing your voice every morning when I go to work? I pray my phone will ring and you will be on the other end. I don’t know what happened, I am so sorry this happened to you. You did not deserve this! I love you so much!!

  2. Joey and Roberta Mongiello
    Apr 29 2022

    We will miss you Joe, good friends are hard to come by, we will always remember holidays with you, weddings with you and vacations with you.You are in our hearts and minds always, you were our family.

  3. John, Donna, Jake, Emma, Cotter
    Apr 26 2022

    We will all miss you Joe. We have so looked forward to your joining our family. Some of our fondest memories are around the annual Easter Egg Hunts and the long naps after Christmas dinner. Emma always enjoyed your chess matches and your patience while Jake performed his voice impressions was interesting to watch. Your sense of humor left us in hysterics and the fun loving debates over just about any topic made you apart of the family. Save me a Tee Time in Heaven and we will laugh again. Our hearts go out to your family and friends.

  4. Diane and Larry Thoreson
    Apr 26 2022

    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Will always have great memories of growing up in Revere with Joe and Vinnie, especially hanging around Bob’s Variety and Revere Beach. Both were Ushers in our wedding in 1967. Rest in peace Joe. Our sincere condolences to the Pergola family.

  5. Jim & Barbara Comis
    Apr 26 2022

    Farewell to a wonderful friend. Our condolences to Trish, Kim and the Pergola Family. We will miss him.

  6. Louis Iovine and Nancy Morigerato
    Apr 24 2022

    Our deepest sympathies to Trish, Tommy and family. RIP Sir…

  7. Louis Iovine and Nancy Morigerato
    Apr 24 2022

    To Trish, Tommy and family… Louie and I are heartbroken for you. May your wonderful memories help just a little with the heartache you’re going through. May he Rest In Peace…

  8. Dena Zibell
    Apr 23 2022

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Tricia. I have such wonderful memories of your dad when we were kids and he was a great dad to you and your sister and grandfather to Caryssa and Jerry! May he RIP!

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