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Maria K. (Amato) LaValle

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, March 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Maria K. (Amato) LaValle, who died on Wednesday, March 24th in the loving presence & tender care of her husband Joseph at their residence in Revere, following a lengthy illness; she was 70 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Maria was a proud lifelong resident of Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School Class of 1969. Maria worked her entire professional career as an Insurance Broker for various agencies & companies. She worked for many years at Louis Hoffman Insurance Co. in Boston, later at Revere Auto Insurance & lastly, at Rizzo Insurance Agency in Revere, retiring in 1998. Maria’s pride & joy was her family, especially her son and grandson. She was happiest spending time with them or along side her husband at the Point of Pines Yacht Club in Revere on their boat. Maria had been battling various forms of cancer for many years, yet her attitude, courage & determination, never wavered. She took each day as it came and fought through all the battles. Her small frame and soft smile didn’t match the enormity of her spirit; she truly was an inspiration. She will be forever missed by all who loved her, especially her family & her dear friends.

She is the devoted daughter of Vincenza (Mercurio) Amato & the late Carmelo “Mel” Amato of Revere. The beloved wife of 49 years to Joseph A. LaValle of Point of Pines, Revere. The loving mother of Joseph M. LaValle & wife Kelly of Plainville. The cherished grandmother of Samuel A. LaValle of Plainville. The dear sister of Vincent P. Amato of Florida. She is lovingly survived by her sister-in-law Lisa M. Tata – Amato of Revere.  She is the treasured niece of Marie G. Tully & her late husband Robert E. Tully of Winthrop. The loving aunt of Michael V. Amato & wife Sarah of Georgetown, Matthew P. Amato & wife Laura of NJ, John Presto of CT, Lauren Repucci of Malden, Lisa Joyner and husband Norwood of Leominster, and the late Lydia Repucci and the late Anthony Presto.  She is the loving grand aunt of Vincenzo, Fiametta, Giannina, & Carmelo Amato.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children by visiting


Visiting Hours

Monday, March 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Anna Recupero-Faiella
    Mar 27 2022

    I met Maria when I had just moved into the pines a young girl buying a house on her own almost 30 years ago. She welcomed me with a warm smile and caring eyes. She always carried a warm place in my heart! She will be very much missed, the pines will not be the same without her smile! I hope she has found peace and spreading joy where she is as she did here with us….

  2. Jeff Cicolini
    Mar 25 2022

    Joe and family,

    Maria was an absolutely amazing woman who fought til the very end and went out on her terms. Your love and compassion for her is a prime example of what true love really looks is. You were lucky to have each other for more than 50 years and please know you are not alone. We love you and will be by your side every step of the way. Sweet Maria, rest in eternal peace heaven truly gained an angel. Love and hugs to you Joe, from me and my entire family!! God bless!

  3. Robert Defronzo
    Mar 25 2022

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family during these difficult times. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Joanne DiMare DeIeso
    Mar 25 2022

    Could not believe it when I saw your beautiful picture on Facebook . Still as lovely as ever . We go back many years when we were on the St. Anthony’s drill team with Vinny Cowhig and Ginger. So many years ago but it does not seem so .
    May you Rest In Peace and suffer no more . My sympathy to all your family .
    Love , Joanne DiMare DeIeso

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