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Joseph S. Vozzella

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, September 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Vozzella, JosephSmith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Joseph S. Vozzella, Sr., who died on Friday September 2nd at his home in Saugus, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness. He was 77 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 8th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m., in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere.

Born & raised in Boston’s North End, Joe was educated at St. Anthony’s School & Christopher Columbus School, both in the North End. He graduated from Charlestown High School in 1956. After graduation, Joe joined the Iron Workers Union Local #7, he became an “Apprentice” and later on became a “Journeyman”.  Joe later owned & operated his own business “Superior Steel”, and was a sub-contractor for the Local 7. In 1956, Joe married Roberta Penta, the couple remained in the North End, before they settled in Revere, where they raised their children. In 1998, Joe and his wife moved to Saugus and shortly after, Joe retired from his business, passing it on to his son’s to continue. Joe was known as a loving husband, father & grandfather. He loved to be around his family and loved to socialize with people.

He is the devoted husband of 60 years to Roberta F. (Penta) of Saugus. Beloved son of the late Domenic and Josephine (Galeno) Vozzella.   The loving father of Joseph S. Vozzella, Jr & his wife Cheryl of Barnstable, Maria J. Ferro of N. Andover & her late husband Michael, Christine A. Cavagnaro & her husband Louis III, Robert Vozzella of Revere & Anthony J. Vozzella & his wife Astrid Prackatzsch of San Francisco, CA. The cherished grandfather of Domenic DeAngelis of N. Andover, Louis Cavagnaro, IV of Revere, Christine Cavagnaro of Revere, Nicholas Vozzella of South Boston, Michael Jones of Rhode Island, Alexander Vozzella of Brookline, Michael Ferro of N. Andover, Vincent Vozzella of Boston, Angelika Prackatzsch of San Francisco, CA and the late Stephanie DeAngelis. He is the dear brother of Marie Russo & her husband Manny of Lynnfield & the late Annette Gaglione and her surviving husband Ronnie Gaglione. He is the beloved brother in law of Christine Penta of Boston, Maryanne Penta Of San Francisco, CA & the late Paula DiMarino. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Late Member of International Association of Iron Workers Local 7.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 8th 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 the St. Anthony’s Restoration Fund, 250 Revere St. Revere, MA 02151.

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