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Joseph Simili

Joseph Simili

Joseph Simili

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, on Monday, June 24th, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. for Joseph Simili, who died on Thursday, June 20th at the Golden Living Center of Malden following a long illness, at 94 years.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Mr. Simili was born & raised in East Boston on May 31, 1919, attended East Boston schools & was a 1937 alumnus of East Boston High School.  He entered the United States Army, serving from July of 1943 – January of 1946, as a Sergeant.  The family moved to Revere in 1971, where he remained until his death.  He was the son of the late, Lorenzo & Marianna (Chiuve) Simili & the devoted brother of Martha Simili of Revere, & the late Mary Simili.  He is also survived by several dear cousins.  For over 30 years, he owned & operated “The Crossing Fruit Store” on Cambridge St. in Cambridge.  After selling the business, he went into semi-retirement for a couple of years, before accepting a position with the former “Liberty Market” of East Boston.  He spent over 10 years there, finally retiring in 1985.  Joe was a devout Catholic & was devoted to his church & the many charitable organizations they supported.  He was a longtime member of the Anthonian Club of St. Anthony’s Parish.  He & his late beloved sister, Mary Simili, were always together in their many church & social activities.  Mary died on June 18, 2003.  Joe returned home to God on June 20th, only seven days after the feast of St. Anthony & within the octave of the celebration of St. Anthony’s Day.  That fact would have pleased him immensely, since the entire Simili family shared a common devotion to St. Anthony.  Although Joe remained a bachelor, he was most fond of children & his generosity to them is legendary.  Again, another gentleman from the “greatest generation” has departed from this world, to begin enjoying his well earned reward of peace & perfect love.  May “Joe” & all the other paragons of virtue & genuineness find a very special place of refreshment & joy.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


Visiting Hours

Monday, June 24th, 2013 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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