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7
Aug

James R. Bruce

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 13th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., WINTHROP, for James R. Bruce, who died unexpectedly on Friday August 7th at Boston’s Mass General Hospital, he was 83 years. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Cross St. Section), Winthrop. In view of the ongoing pandemic, Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted. Attendees must wear masks & maintain social distancing.

Born on July 13, 1937 in Chelsea, he lived in Revere his early years until marrying and moving to Winthrop in 1962. He attended Revere schools was a member of the Class of 1955 of Revere High School and in October of 1955, he joined the Marines during the Korean Conflict and served until October of 1958. He was a 25-year member of the Massachusetts State Police acquiring the rank of Sergeant. He retired in 1992. He was a member of the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police and also a member of the Winthrop Elks. In 1974, he became the proprietor and operation of Bill Ash’s Lounge on Revere Beach until the time of his death.

He is the beloved husband of the late Carol M. (Pumphret) Bruce. Cherished father of Sgt. James R. Bruce, Jr. of the MA State Police & his wife Kathleen Marley-Bruce of Lynnfield, Christine M. Bruce, Robert A. Bruce & Jennifer E. Bruce-Capone & her husband Gary, all of Winthrop. Adoring grandfather to Carol A. Bruce of Winthrop, James R. Bruce, III & John E. “Jack” Bruce, both of Lynnfield & Francesca N. Capone & Hannah C. Capone, both of Winthrop. Devoted brother of Eleanor “Sissy” Kelley & her late husband Robert N. Kelley, Barbara A. Bruce-Meade & her late husband Franklin D. “Frank” Meade of the US Navy & the US Marine Corps., all of Revere, Marilyn A. “Mal” Symmes of Winthrop & Revere & the late Walter M. Bruce. He is also lovingly survived by the Pumphret family & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 13th at 12:00 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop

*Attendees must wear masks & maintain social distancing.*

Interment

Winthrop Cemetery (Cross St. Section), Winthrop

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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6
Aug

Pat W. Tata

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Monday, August 17th at 12:00 P.M. in St. Anthony of Padua Church for Pat W. Tata, who died on Thursday, August 6th , unexpectedly at his home in Chelsea, he was 67 years old. Interment will be held privately. Attendees are asked to report directly to church & to maintain regulations mandated by the Comm. of Mass & the Archdiocese of Boston regarding COVID-19; masks must be worn at church & social distancing is to be observed.

Pat was born on February 25th, 1953 to his loving parents, Patsy & Phyllis Tata. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1970 and remained a lifelong Revere resident until moving to the Admiral’s Hill section of Chelsea about 2 years ago.  Early in life, Pat had a passion for automobiles. He loved all types of cars; luxury cars, sports cars, classic cars & standard cars. He owned & operated his own Automotive dealership for many years. Pat had the privilege of having a large family, that was loving & close. He always enjoyed being surrounded by the love they shared & countless fun times together.

He is beloved son of the late Ret. Revere Firefighter Patsy W. Tata & Phyllis A. (Siciliano) Tata. Loving brother of John R. Tata & his companion Nancy of Chelsea, Debra J. Tata, Mark A. Tata & wife Kelly, Lisa M. Tata – Amato , Gina M. Viarella & husband Christopher, all of Revere, Maria V. Stuart & her husband Michael of Danvers & the late Peter W. Tata. He is the cherished uncle of 17 nieces & nephews & 4 grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Monday, August 17th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

*Masks must be worn & social distancing is to be observed.*

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, 133 Federal St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110


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5
Aug

James E. “Jim” Maguire

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE for James E. “Jim” Maguire, who died on Wednesday, August 5th at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness, he was 86 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston.

Jim was native born Southie resident. He was educated in Boston public Schools and remained in South Boston most of his life. Jim worked as a switchman for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for over 10 years. He later took a position as a Security Officer until his health declined & he was forced to retire. Jim moved to the Admiral’s Hill section of Chelsea, where he remained for the past 21 years. Jim was known to many as having a wonderful personality & disposition. He was kind to everyone he met & made friends quickly. Jim loved playing Bingo & spending time at the casinos. His great passion was sports, he loved them all. Football, baseball, basketball & hockey, he was a true Boston sports fan, watching every game win or lose.

He is beloved son of the late James Maguire & Ruth (Elliott) Maguire. Loving & dear brother of Ruth F. Maguire of Revere, formerly of South Boston & the late Ret. USMC Master Sergeant Richard Maguire. He is also lovingly survived many friends & extended family.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 11th at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Mount Benedict Cemetery, Boston

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.


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5
Aug

Ada E. (Tenaglia) D’Angelo

Family & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, August 10th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., for Ada E. (Tenaglia) D’Angelo, who passed at her home on Wednesday, August 5th following a long illness, she was 95 years old. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Attendees are asked to report directly to church & to maintain regulations mandated by the Comm. of Mass & the Archdiocese of Boston regarding COVID-19; masks must be worn at church & social distancing is to be observed. Interment will follow immediately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Ada was a native of Orsogna, Italy. When she was a young woman, she came to the United States and settled in Revere in 1952. She was married the following year to Philip D’Angelo. They remained in Revere where they raised their family together. Ada was a proud & loving mother & wife. She took great pride in everything she did. She was an exceptionally talented seamstress. She worked for Neiman Marcus in the couture department, working on all of the high-end women’s fashions. Her work was creative and very sought after. Ada’s reputation led to creating many wedding gowns for family & friends and would lead to other designers asking for her professional help. She was passionate about her craft, which led her to create customized draperies for many homes. Aside from her love of working in fashion, she loved working in the garden. She would spend hours in the yard tending to her many plants, that would later become numerous delicious creations for her family to enjoy. Her cooking was legendary, she was always generous with making some of her specialties for others. Above all, her family was always where her heart was and with whom she wanted to be surrounded by.

She is the devoted wife of 53 years to the late Philip D’Angelo. Loving mother of Nicholas D’Angelo & wife Jayne of Revere, Philip D. D’Angelo & his late wife Jeanne of Grey, ME & Emma L. D’Angelo of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Jillian Coletti & husband Anthony of Newton, Nicholas A. D’Angelo & wife Kathleen of Revere, Jordan D’Angelo of Kingston, Zack D’Angelo & Tyler D’Angelo both of Revere. Adored great grandmother of Julianna, Nico, Olivia Ada, Caroline & Nicholas, Jr. Dear sister of the late Alceo Tenaglia & Aldo Tenaglia. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law Maria Tenaglia of Revere & Ines Penna of Wakefield and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Funeral Mass

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

*Masks must be worn & social distancing is to be observed.*

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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1
Aug

Helen M. (Fiorentino) Porter

A Private Funeral Mass was held in the Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, August 5th for 100-year Revere resident, Helen M. (Fiorentino) Porter, who passed following a brief illness on Saturday, August 1st at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.

Born & raised in Boston’s North End on June 20, 1918 (102 years ago) she & her family moved to Revere in 1920, over 100 years ago. She attended schools in Revere and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1936. She secured her special teaching certificate late in life to work as a Teacher’s Aide & substitute teacher for the former Children Day Care of Revere. Earlier in her career, she was an employee of Forbes Lithograph. She was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Parish community and an attendee at many of the services and fundraising events. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America – Court James Lee. She was also one of the first appointed Eucharistic Ministers for Immaculate Conception Parish and was a longtime volunteer at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center.

She is the beloved wife of the late Revere Police Lt. James S. Porter. Devoted mother of James L. Porter & his partner Carole A. Pelissey of Beverly & Marie F. Carenza & her husband Anthony of West Peabody. Cherished grandmother of Christina M. Porter & her companion Andrew Turchon of Salem, MA, Maura C. Cugini & her husband Paul of Belmont, Lauren J. Porter of Salem, MA, Jamie A. Carenza of South Boston & Teresa E. Santia & her husband Joshua of Hopkinton. Adored great-grandmother of Norah & Evelyn Turchon & Oliver A. Santia. Dear sister of the late Mary Casoli, Lillian Samu, Anthony Fiorentino & Margaret Fiorentino. She is also lovingly survived by many faithful nieces & nephews.


Remembrances may be made the Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund, 119 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.


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27
Jul

Joan H. (Arnold) Savignano

At 91 years, in Revere, on July 27th after a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Ferdinando D. “Fred” Savignano. Devoted mother of Dr. June S. Savignano-Bowman, ED & her late husband Dr. James F. Bowman, ED of Newton, Mary Ellen Savignano Wilson & her late husband Robert J. Wilson of Revere, Paul S. Savignano of Revere & Jo-Ann Woodland & her late husband Stephen J. Woodland of Hudson. Cherished grandmother of Brian P. Savignano & his companion Caitlin Nackley of Everett, Jake S. Bowman & his wife Angela of Braintree, Chelsey E. Bowman & her fiancée Peter Schmidt of Queens, NY, Marissa A. Savignano of Everett, James T. Wilson of Revere & Olivia J. Woodland & her husband Andrew C. Larson of Bellingham. Adored great grandmother of James “Jamie” Bowman. Dear sister of John Arnold & his wife Laurie of Walpole & the late Thomas, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Irving & Jean Arnold. Also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, July 31st in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:30 a.m., and immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Attendees are asked to report directly to church & to maintain regulations mandated by the Comm. of Mass & the Archdiocese of Boston regarding COVID-19; masks must be worn at church & social distancing is to be observed.

Joan was a 1947 alumna of St. Rose High School of Chelsea & an alumna of the Chelsea Memorial School of Nursing. She was a member of the Revere Women’s Club & the Immaculata Guild at ICC.


Services

Funeral Mass

Friday, July 31st at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.


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26
Jul

Kathleen F. Meaney

At 82 years, in Revere, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, July 26th, following a brief illness. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph M. & Catherine F. (Wallace) Meaney. Dear sister of the late Joseph E. Meaney & Jean E. Nichols & her late husband Edwin P. Nichols. Cherished aunt to Paul E. Nichols & wife Linda of Everett, David J. Nichols & wife Daphne of Littleton & Brian G. Nichols & wife Nicole of Swampscott. Also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Sally Meaney of Fayetteville, GA. Kathy also leaves her best friends of 40 years, Christine M. LaVigueur & her husband Joseph of Revere & her special feline pal, “Holly”. Several other nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive “Kathy”.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 28th at 12:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted & interment is private. Attendees are asked to report directly to church & to maintain regulations mandated by the Comm. of Mass & the Archdiocese of Boston regarding COVID-19; masks must be worn at church & social distancing is to be observed.

Kathleen was widely known as a type A supporter of the Revere Little League & the very first female manager to serve the Revere League. She was a 1955 alumna of Cathedral High School & a 1959 graduate of Emmanuel College of Boston.  Her career at Arthur D. Little Co. of Cambridge spanned some 46 years as a “Research Biologist.


Services

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 28th at 12:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

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


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25
Jul

Karl E. N. “Wolf” Warren

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 8th at 1:00 p.m., in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Karl E. N. “Wolf” Warren, who died on Saturday, July 25th at the Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, Florida following a second battle with cancer, he was 54 years old.

Karl was born & raised in Revere and was an alumnus of Pope John XXIII High School, Class of 1984. Karl enrolled at the Bolivar Aviation Academy, where he studied Aviation & became a licensed Pilot. It was one of many goals he achieved by following his passions. For most of his life Karl lived “on the road” whether he was driving a Truck or Tour Bus. Karl worked for Swift Trucking for many years & later for Senator Tour Company. Karl worked with many popular celebrities & bands while they were touring the country.  Karl had the privilege of driving for Elton John, One Direction, Heart, Metallica, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, just to name a few. Karl loved being on the road and he was known as “Wolf”. He was remembered by whomever he worked with as being a very generous & giving friend. He was kind to anyone he met and treated everyone  as he wanted to be treated. His kind personality was what defined him as a person. If you were Karl’s friend, then you were blessed with his genuine and kind heart. Karl’s biggest passion was being a “lover” of country music, he wasn’t just a fan, he was a super fan who lived it. He will be missed by many of the friends he made on the road across the United States.

He is the proud & beloved son of Edward D.N. “Ned” & Emily F. (Cafarelli) Warren of Revere. Devoted life partner of Michael Quick of Tallahassee, FL. Loving brother of Eric J. Warren & wife Sandra of Nahant & Nicole W. Nichols & husband Brian G. of Swampscott. Cherished uncle of Joseph, Dean & Eva Warren, all of Nahant & Camron, Vienna M. & Garrett B. Nichols, all of Swampscott. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts & uncles, both living & deceased.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 8th at 1:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


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25
Jul

Attorney Antonio Abbene, Jr.

Attorney Antonio Abbene, Jr. peacefully departed on July 25 in his 98th year, surrounded by his loving family. Tony was a life-long Revere resident and resided on the same street where he was born 98 years ago. He graduated from Revere High School in 1939.  He served his country in World War II.  He attended the Colorado School of Mines, Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. Tony practiced law until the age of 93. He served on the Revere School Committee and was legal counsel to the School Board. He was also Assistant Solicitor for the city. He was the former chairman of the American Heart Association in Revere. He was also a Member of Revere Kiwanis & the Justinian Society.

He is the beloved husband of 72 years to Florence J. (Lepore) Abbene of Revere. Devoted father of Pamela M. Floridia & her husband Richard J. of Marlborough & Anthony ‘Skip’ Abbene & his wife, Karen A. of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Charles D. & Anthony J. Abbene, both of Melrose. Dear brother of the late William, Dante & Benjamin Abbene & Anna Pistorino. Son of the late Antonio Abbene, Sr. & Lena (Alba) Abbene. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral Services and Interment will be private. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.


Funeral Services and Interment will be Private. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.


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21
Jul

Daniel J. Callahan, Jr.

At 90 years, in Revere, formerly of Dorchester, unexpectedly, July 21st. Beloved husband of the late Rose (DeRosa) Callahan. Lovingly survived by his devoted companion of 17 years, Frances D. Diglio with whom he made his home. Dear brother of the late Mary Margaret Ash. Cherished uncle of Joanne Ash & her husband Patrick Pickup of Marshfield & Judith A. “Judi” Lemoine & her husband Kevin of Norwell. Also lovingly survived by his 3 grandnephews, James W. Hutchinson & his wife Lauren of Marshfield & William P. & Daniel J. Lemoine, both of Norwell.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, July 24th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE beginning at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) thru 1:15 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. & immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Parking available left of the funeral home. In accordance with the mandates set forth by the ongoing pandemic, masks must be worn at all times & social distancing maintained.

Retiree of Bradlee’s Department Stores & Motorola Corp. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict & member of the V.F.W. Mottollo Post #4524.


Services

Visitation

Friday, July 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, July 24th at 1:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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