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7
Jun

Patricia A. “Patty” (Kashian) Willis

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting hours on Friday, June 10th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere.  Parking is available in lot to the left of the funeral home.  A funeral will be conducted on Saturday, June 11th from the funeral home at 9:00AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere.  Interment will be held privately. 

Patricia “Patty” Ann (Kashian) Willis, 75, of Saugus, MA passed away on June 7, 2022 after a long, valiant battle with breast cancer.  Her devotion to her family supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.  Devoted daughter of the late Jack & Christine (Abbate) Kashian.  Loving wife of 56 years to Wayne C. Willis and beloved mother to Cheryl A. Willis and Erika M. Abruzzese-Bagley & husband David J. Bagley all of Saugus.  Cherished grandmother of Nicholas W. Abruzzese of Saugus.  Dear sister of Helen Hanlon & husband Kenneth Hanlon of Middleton, Karen Pizzi & husband Stephen of Revere and the late Jacqueline King who recently passed on June 2, 2022 & her husband Donald E. King, Jr. of Middleton.  She is also lovingly survived by aunts, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Patty was one of a kind.  She was the most loving, selfless and compassionate person who had dedicated her life to her family and always put them first.  Although she fought a long and hard battle with cancer for many years, Patty would continue to find joy cooking delicious meals every night and spending time with her loved ones.  She would spend many hours on the phone with her three sisters, as well as taking trips to Las Vegas and Foxwoods with them and her brother in-laws.  She loved each and every one of her many nieces and nephews and each one of them held a dear spot in her heart. Most of all, Patty loved her two daughters and her twelve year old grandson more than anything in this world.  She spent countless days attending to her eldest daughters care and at the same time was always there for her youngest daughter and grandson.  It was important to her that her family was always happy, even if it meant sacrificing her own happiness. She was more than just a mom to her daughters; she was their best friend, confidant and role model.  Patty got the most joy watching her grandsons’ baseball games, spending time cooking with him and watching their favorite shows.  Her delicious recipes will be cherished for many years to come.  Patty will forever be deeply missed here on Earth, but we take great comfort knowing that she will always be with us in spirit.  Her courage and strength will always be admired by all who were blessed to have known her. 

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, June 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Will be Private


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5
Jun

John J. Marco

Family & friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, June 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for John J. Marco who died peacefully with his wife his devoted wife by his side on Sunday, June 5th at the Saugus Center Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, following a long illness, he was 86 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

John was born in Boston to his late parents, John & Virginia Marco. John was raised & educated in Charlestown. He was an alumnus of Charlestown High School, where he also played varsity football, Class of 1954. Following graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country for three years during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on October 11, 1957.  John began to work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Cooperative Taxation.  He worked there for several years, while awaiting a “Letter Carrier” position from the United States Postal Service in the Financial District in Boston. John happily worked as a letter carrier, a job that really began to shape & change his life for the better. While he was delivering mail, he met the love of his life, Angelina Ragucci. She worked at a bank that was on his route, John would then take this beautiful woman out and they fell in love and were married on February 22, 1963. Both John & Angelina made their home in Revere for over 40 years. John was a very outgoing man and had a tremendous gift to talk with people but more importantly to listen to them as well. He was elected & became the National Business Agent of New England for the US Postal Service. This position, John took with great pride and honor. He was all about workers rights and benefits. This position allowed John to travel the United States for meetings & conventions, which he would have his wife along with him. When John retired, he had provided a total of 35 years of service to the United States Postal Service. He was most proud of his tenure as National Business Agent. John was an avid Patriots fan as well as a season ticket holder. He was a former member of the Revere Lodge Loyal Order of Moose #1272 and the Revere Rotary Club #2755.

John is the devoted & loving husband of 59 years to Angelina R. (Ragucci) Marco of Revere. Dear brother of Joseph Marco & wife Jeannette of Brookline. The cherished brother-in-law of Carmine Ragucci & his late wife Maria of ME, Theresa Sabbio & husband Frank of FL, John Ragucci & wife Ann of FL, Robert S. Ragucci & wife Cristina of Lynn & the late Geraldine Romano & her former husband Leo Romano of FL. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. John also leaves behind many dear friends & respected colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215. Attn. Development Office.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, June 8th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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19
May

Paul D. Bruce, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial visitation on Tuesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Paul D. Bruce, Sr. who passed in the presence of his loving family on Thursday, May 19th at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital in Melrose following a long illness, he was 83 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Paul was a native of Everett, where was born to the late David & Mary (Powers) Bruce and he was one of nine children. Paul was educated in Everett Public Schools and was an alumnus of Everett High School, Class of 1957. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years. Paul married his one true love Marie (DiNanno) on May 20th, 1961. The couple remained in Everett where they began their life together. They had two sons, Paul, Jr. & Matthew. In 1970, they moved to Melrose, where they remained. Paul began his career as a Private Investigator & then later in Auto Recovery, Associated Reporting Systems, Inc. in 1978. Paul later retired and his son owns & operates the business today. Paul was a dedicated family man & devoted husband. He and his wife, Marie had a truly beautiful marriage & relationship. They were not only husband & wife but best friends. Paul will forever be remembered as a kind & generous man who was always willing to help someone in any way he could. He had a big heart and always wanted to see the good in people and see them better themselves. Paul lived his life with honor, integrity & respect, every day he demonstrated these character traits.  His love for his family was constant and he was incredibly proud of them.

He is the loving husband of Marie G. (DiNanno) Bruce of Melrose. Cherished father of Paul Bruce, Jr. & Matthew S. Bruce. Treasured grandfather of Paul R. Bruce & his wife Jacqueline, Anthony J. Bruce & his wife Olivia & Victoria E. Bruce. He is the adored great grandfather of Riley, Aiden & Morgan. Dear brother of Joan MacLean, David J. Bruce, Richard Bruce and the late Edward Bruce, Alice Hill, Harold Bruce, Catherine Cordaro & John “Jack” Bruce. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 18 Canton St. Stoughton, MA 02072.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Tuesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 24th at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private


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11
May

Teresa A. O’Malley

Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Monday, May 16th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, REVERE from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for Teresa A. O’Malley, of Revere, formerly of Boston and Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, who passed away on May 11th, following a long illness. She was 84 years of age. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

She is the devoted daughter of the late Michael and Mary Anne (Nee’ McDonagh) O’Malley. Cherished sister of Mary E. Sweeney of Jamaica Plain, Agnes J. O’Malley of Revere, and the late Bridget J. Sweeney, Patrick Sweeney, and Martin Sweeney. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews and many friends.

Teresa was a longtime employee at Regina Cleri in Boston’s West End.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116.



Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Monday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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9
May

William J. “Billy” Motherway

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 11th in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 11:00 a.m., for William J. “Billy” Motherway, who died on Monday, May 9th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long illness, he would have celebrated his 70th birthday on May 24th.

Billy was a lifelong resident of Orient Heights in East Boston. He was educated in Boston Public Schools. He attended Boston English High School before transferring to East Boston High School. He was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1970. Billy began his working career with Abbruzze Paper Company as a truck driver. He worked there for many years before taking a leap in the Bar Business and owning & operating “The Victory Pub” located on the corner of Bennington St. & Saratoga Streets in East Boston. Billy proudly operated the Bar for over 20 years. When he later sold the bar, he went to work at the Boston Municipal Court as a Court officer. Many places Billy went, he made friends very easily and everyone loved him. He worked at the Court for 14 years, before he was forced to retire due to his declining health. Billy’s heart & soul was for his wife & son. Billy also enjoyed his many trips to Cape Cod every summer to be surrounded with his many cousins. These were memories that he treasured. 

He is the devoted husband of 42 years to Patricia A. (Thompson) Motherway of Orient Heights, East Boston. Loving & proud father of Patrick “P.J.” Mazac & his companion Dena DiMarzo of East Boston & Peabody and their daughter Deanna DiMarzo of East Boston. Dear son of the late Rosemarie (White) Motherway. Wonderful son in law of Virginia A. “Dudie” Thompson of Orient Heights, East Boston. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins and lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St. Suite 101B, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston


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6
May

Lucille A. (Cardello) D’Agostino

Family & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 11th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere at 11:00 a.m. for Lucille A. (Cardello) D’Agostino, who died at her home in Revere following a brief illness, she was 83 years. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Lucille was born in Cambridge to her late parents, Samuel & Sarah (DiGregorio) Cardello. She was one of three children. She was raised & educated in Everett and was an alumni of Everett High School, Class of 1957. Lucille was a loving and devoted mother of her three children. She raised her children as a single mother and did it with love, determination, and care. Lucille worked at the City Bank in Boston for approximately 10 years. She later took a position in the Marketing Department for New England Life Insurance Company. Her career spanned 22 years, until she retired from there. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling extensively, especially throughout the Caribbean. She particulary loved Antigua and Turk & Caicos.  Lucille was also known for her cooking. Her delicious homemade pasta and eggplant parmesan was legendary, and she taught anyone who wanted to learn how to make it. Her family was her heart & soul. She enjoyed spending her time with her 3 children, 3 grandchildren and her great granddaughter. Lucille was blessed to have had the enjoyment of her best friend, Prudence Reid for many years. The two of them traveled extensively and had fun along the way. She will be forever missed by everyone who loved her. 

She is the loving & devoted mother of Debora J. Harris & husband Kevin A. of Raymond, NH, Mark A. D’Agostino & wife Lisa M. of Salisbury & Michelle M. D’Agostino & partner Jack O’Keefe of Amesbury. Cherished grandmother of Christina M. Castro Neves & husband Thiago of Derry, NH, Cameron M. D’Agostino & wife Lauren of Riverhead, NY & Zachary S. D’Agostino & girlfriend Lindsey Woodhull of Salisbury. Adored great grandmother of Valentina Claudia. Treasured life long best friend & travel companion of Prudence Reid of Revere. Dear sister of Louis W. Cardello & wife Diane of Salem, NH & Paul J. Cardello & wife Linda of Wilmington. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


Services

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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2
May

Cammella H. (Rossi) Mangino

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, May 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Cammella H. (Rossi) Mangino, who died on Monday, May 2nd surrounded by her loving family at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness, she was 76 years old. All other services will be held privately.

Cammella was a native of Boston’s North End.  She was born to the late Dominic & Gladys (Carlisle) Rossi. Cammella was raised & educated in Boston and as a young woman the family moved to East Boston, where Cammella remained for over 56 years until her passing. Cammella was a fun-loving mother who devoted herself to her three daughters. She later returned to the workforce when her children where older & worked various jobs. She later became a home health aide, and in doing so she also took a sign language class, to help communicate with some of her patients. She was very good at her job and made sure her patients knew that they were in good hands.  She was full of life and energy and made everything fun & eventful. Cammella was always looking for adventure in any activity. She enjoyed singing Karaoke and dancing, usually at the Beachmont VFW. Cammella was also an avid Bingo player, it was one of her favorite activities. She was a very social person and made friends easily wherever she went. She loved her family unconditionally and being together was what she loved the most.

She is the beloved wife of the late Anthony Bentivegna & Robert Mangino. Loving mother of Josephine M. Spagnoli & her husband Louis A. of Marblehead, Teresa M. Helfer & her husband Robert M. of Revere & Kristin M. DiStefano & her husband Frank of Beverly. Cherished grandmother of Anthony P. Spagnoli & his wife Abbey Interrante of Alexandria, VA, Gabriella M. Golisano of East Boston, Brendon T. Helfer & Jamie M. Helfer, both of Revere. Dear sister of John L. Rossi of Dover, NH, Thomas J. Rossi of Boston and the late Dominic Rossi, Paul Rossi & James Martin. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, May 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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2
May

Alice E. (Ritchie) Farrell

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, May 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere for Alice E. (Ritchie) Farrell who died on Monday, May 2nd at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center following a brief illness, she was 88 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Alice was born in Chelsea, to her parents George & Alice (Schwartz) Ritchie. She was raised & educated in Revere and was a proud alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951. She graduated first in her class.  Alice was married to her husband Robert P. Farrell, Sr. The couple remained in Revere where together they raised their two children. Alice was a stay-at-home mother, after her children were of age, she began to work various jobs. She was most proud of taking care of her grandson, P.J. whom she adored.  Alice was also a volunteer at the MGH – Revere on the beach. She was very active and walked four miles every day.  She had a warm and sweet personality, and she possessed a loving & kind personality.  She treasured her family & they her, she will forever be in their hearts.

She is the devoted wife of the late Robert P. Farrell, Sr. of 51 years. The loving mother of Eileen M. Mundis & her husband Paul S. of Revere & the late Robert P. Farrell, Jr. The cherished grandmother of Laura A. Douglass of Saugus, Michael R. Farrell & wife Ella of New Hampshire, Kristin Ruiz & husband Jorge of Methuen, Nicole Cantone of Pennsylvania, & Paul S. Mundis, II of Revere. Adored great grandmother of Kenneth, Samantha, Emily, Dani, & Alex. Dear sister of Robert Ritchie & wife Jean of South Hadley. Also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude children’s research hospital 501 St. Jude place Memphis, TN 38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, May 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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26
Apr

Marie S. (Botticelli) McAveeney

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, REVERE on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Marie S. (Botticelli) McAveeney, of Leesburg, Florida, formerly of Peabody, Saugus & Revere, who passed away on April 26th. She was 93 years of age. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m., followed with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden.

She is the beloved wife of 44 years to the late Thomas B. McAveeney. Cherished mother of Woodrow “Woody” O’Dell, Jr. & his wife Cathy of Leesburg, FL, Kimberley McAveeney of Mansfield & Donna Mascioli & her husband Carl of Framingham. Adored grandmother of Alexandra, Alyssa, Madison, Nicholas, Andrew & Michael Krysko, Justin, Kyle, Kaleigh, Nicole & Connor Mascioli. Dear sister of the late Joseph Boticelli and his surviving wife Linda of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 7th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Entombment

Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden


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21
Apr

Joseph J. Pergola

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Joseph J. Pergola, who died on Thursday, April 21st at the Holy Cross Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida surrounded by his family, following a brief illness, he was 79 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27th 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. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Joe was born in Boston, raised in East Boston until the family moved to Revere when he was a young boy. He was educated in Revere and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1960. Joe followed directly into his father’s footsteps and worked at their family business, Decore Upholstery. The business that was started in the late 1930s in Boston where they manufactured furniture for the Design Trade. Joe and his twin brother eventually took over the business and continued to work alongside one another for many years. Joe retired at the age of 55, the business is still in operation under another generation. Joe retired down in Ft. Lauderdale, where he has been for the past 23 years. He enjoyed the weather, sunshine, golfing, and swimming in the pool. Joe enjoyed dining out in restaurants and was known for his cooking as well. Joe above anything else adored his two daughters and his grandchildren, they meant the world to him. He had a great personality and made many friends along the way.

He is the loving father of Kimberly A. Pergola of Saugus, & Patricia A. “Tricia” Prizio & her husband Revere Fire Capt. Thomas Prizio of Georgetown. Proud grandfather of Caryssa L. Johnson & her companion Gina Trites & Jerry L. Johnson, Jr., all of Saugus. Devoted son of the late Michael & Lena (D’Antona) Pergola. Dear twin brother of Vincent M. Pergola & wife Nancy Lee of Wellesley. Treasured uncle of Michele Pergola of Saugus, James M. Pergola & his wife Robin of Revere & Haylee Pergola of Wellesley. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife Madeline (Munroe) Pergola & many grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, friends & extended family in Ft. Lauderdale.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238 Boston, MA 02241. 


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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