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Mavourneen “Marvie” Procopio

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, August 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Mavourneen “Marvie” Procopio, who died following a brief terminal illness on Tuesday, July 30th at her Revere residence, in the comforting presence of her God & devoted family. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday August 2nd 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., and immediately followed with entombment in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.

Born, raised & educated in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1956. Following graduation, she began a 35 plus year career with N.E. Tel. & Tel. (Verizon). She began as an operator in the headquarters of N.E. Tel. & Tel. on Congress St. in Boston and quickly rose through the ranks attaining the position of Supervisor of Units. Ms. Procopio took an early retirement in 1993. Remember that in the era of her employment, especially in the early 50s through the early 80s, it was a remarkable feat for an Italian-American woman to arrive to a supervisory position. That accomplishment, in and of itself, proudly announced the “work ethic” of the person. “Auntie Marvie” as she was affectionately known by her faithful family, become the caretaker of her large nest of 10 siblings & their spouses. Until her recent debilitating illness, she cared for her beloved brother-in-law, William F. Terranova, who in God’s grace will celebrate his 104th birthday in October. She was everyone’s “go to” person. Siblings and her adoring four generations of nieces and nephews sought her presence, her insight, her keen wit & her dramatic appreciation for fine “couture” womens’ fashions and accessories. Her family celebrates her passing with thanksgiving for a life well lived and an appreciation for her intense intellect, her sharp cutting edge and her passion for living. 5-star restaurants, fine clothes, a cocktail or two, were among her favorite choices in living. “Viva Marvie”!

She is the beloved daughter of the late Andrew J. Procopio Sr. & Catherine M. (Capano) Procopio. The cherished sister of Gloria Torre & Andrew J. Procopio, Jr. & his wife, Marie, all of Revere & the late Pauline Terranova, Jean Angeloni, Mary Alvino, Domenic A., Albert, Anthony, Joseph & John Procopio. Also lovingly survived by her brother-in-law, William F. Terranova of Revere & four proud generations of adoring nieces & nephews. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, August 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Churh, Revere

Entombment

Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.


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  1. Peggy and Tom Merrow
    Aug 2 2019

    Gabriella told us about Marvie’s illness and we are sorry to learn of her passing. We count ourselves among the fortunate to have enjoyed her company when she came to Gabriella and Andrew’s wedding, She will be sorely missed by all.

    Love, Tom and Peggy Merrow

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