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Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera

Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera

Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 3rd, at 74 years, after being stricken at her Revere home & brought to Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, July 9th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born, raised, & educated in East Boston schools, she was a 1958 alumna of Boston Girls’ High.  After marrying Francis A. “Frank” Tunnera in 1959, they moved to Revere, where they remained.  Frank died in January of 2004 following a long & valiant battle with multiple sclerosis.  Lorraine maintained him & all his care at their home until his passing.  A strong & vibrant woman, she entered the workforce at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel as a Room Service waitress & banquet manager.  She thoroughly enjoyed her position at the Hotel for over 20 years.  She is the cherished mother of Francine Tunnera of Revere, Laurie Ann Stone & her husband Scott A. of Middleton, & Frank A. Tunnera, Jr. & his partner Lori Barrett of Saugus.  She is the devoted grandmother of Rebecca L. Stone & Samuel R. Stone, both of Middleton, & Cameron C. Weaver of Revere.  She is the dear sister of Rosemarie LeClair & her late husband Nelson of Winthrop, & the late: Ann Marie Coviello & Anthony Coviello, Jr.  She is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews, & her faithful canine “Grandkids”, Kobe, Oakley & Stella. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Lorraine was an active member of several senior centers in Winthrop, Revere, & Saugus.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02454.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02454.


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  1. Marino family
    Aug 18 2014

    Lorraine Coviello will be missed all the fun times we had a Billercial on the Concord river with all the music family food in friends we will miss you may you rest in peace love the Marino family in Palm Beach Florida

  2. debbie polito addario
    Jul 28 2014

    Francine, so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Debbie Polito Addario

  3. Holly (DeLuca) Schlichting
    Jul 8 2014

    Dear Francine, Laurie & Frankie,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.
    Please know we are thinking of you and sending prayers.
    The DeLuca Family

  4. Kim Bonetti
    Jul 8 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You and Scott and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kim & Angel

  5. Maureen Dyer Sullivan
    Jul 7 2014

    Dear Francine, Lori and Frank
    I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful kind and caring woman. Your mom made my mothers last years of life happy and filled with laughs and adventure. My mom Winnie adored you mother and they had fun together. Lorraine preserved my moms dignity in her last years, she was a special person. I hope this gives you all comfort knowing what a kind and loving woman your mom was , she had a special gift. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Xo
    Moe and family

  6. Buster and Anne
    Jul 6 2014

    Buster and I are so sad and shocked to hear this news. Whenever we think of your Mom it makes us both smile! We are so very sorry.
    With Our Love and Sympathy,
    Buster and Anne

  7. Sue Eldridge
    Jul 5 2014

    We were so sorry to hear of cousin Lorraine’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sue, Joe, Gina and Joey Eldridge.

  8. Joseph & Blanche Burke
    Jul 5 2014

    Our Condolences & Sympathy to the Tunnera Family….She is with Frank now & smiling her famous smile…..GOD BLESS THEM BOTH!

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