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Michael A. DeChiara


Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, December 29th, from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Michael A. DeChiara who died on December 24th, Christmas Eve in the presence of his God & loving family by his side after a brief illness, he was 86 years old, he would have celebrated his 87th birthday on January 10th. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.

Michael was born & raised in Revere. He was educated in Revere schools. At the age of 20, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served during the Korean Conflict. Michael rose to the rank of Corporal & was honorably discharged as on Dec. 31, 1954. He was most proud of his service to his country. Michael began a long career as a meat cutter first with his uncle and then later he worked for Sprague Brothers in Boston’s Meat Packing District. Michael was happily married to Angela (Pesce) and the couple resided in Revere for many years where they raised their daughter Cheryll. They later moved to Saugus, where he remained until he became ill. Michael was known as a dedicated hardworking family man with a warm, sincere & friendly personality. He was a gentleman in every aspect of the word.  

He is the beloved & devoted husband of 62 years of Angela (Pesce) DeChiara, the loving father of Cheryll A. Ross & husband Alan W. Ross, Sr., the proud & cherished grandfather of Aja M. Arsenault & husband Clint , & Alan W. Ross, Jr & his fiancé Hannah DeMayo, adored great grandfather of Hunter M. , Teaghan Rose, Cadin D. Arsenault all of Saugus.  Dear brother of the late Angela E. Cerasoli. Fond brother in law of Henry Cerasoli of W. Peabody, Michael Pesce & wife Ella of Revere, Frank Pesce of Revere & his late wife Carol, & Maryann Stella & Husband Louis of Lawrence. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, the family strongly would like donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452.  


Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Sunday, December 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home


Will be Private

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  1. Elia Dell'Anno
    Dec 30 2019

    Dearest Angela and Family,

    We were saddened to hear about the passing of Michael. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him during his lifetime. So sorry for your loss.

    Cosmo and Elia Dell’Anno

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