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Paul F. D’Olimpio, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday January 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Paul F. D’Olimpio, Sr. who died on his 65th birthday, Wednesday December 27th at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a courageous yearlong battle from Paraneoplastic Syndrome. A very rare disease that affects 1 in every ten million. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6th at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus. All are invited to meet directly at church. Interment will be private.

Paul was born & raised in Revere. He attended Revere Public Schools & is an Alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1971. During his time in School, Paul’s athleticism earned him varsity letters in both basketball & baseball. Upon graduation, Paul continued his education at Massachusetts Bay Community College, where he played Basketball there as well. While in still in high school, Paul became a Licensed Realtor. He was a very ambitious young man and was not afraid to work. He also worked for his uncle’s construction company. He learned all aspects of the construction business, even to designing homes and additions. Paul was one who would take on challenges and learn about things until he was proficient with that particular skill. For 40 years, he owned & operated his own Insurance Agency, D’Olimpio Insurance” located at 715 Broadway, Revere. Many people who knew Paul, especially his clientele, appreciated his charismatic personality. He was always ready to make people laugh. His love for people allowed his success in business. Paul was a past member of the Planning Board in Revere, and later on City Assessor. He was a past president of the Revere Rotary Club. He is a Late member of M.A.A.O. (Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers). On Christmas Eve, 1970 at the midnight mass at St. Anthony’s, Paul took Mary E. Dent there on their first date. That was the beginning of a 47-year relationship. The couple was married on June 10, 1973. The newly married couple remained in Revere where they began their life together and raised their family. They lived in Revere for 30 years, before moving to Saugus for 14 years, then to Peabody in 2016. Paul’s life was filled by his passion for working but the love of his family. His family was paramount, and working hard for them, was who he was.

He is the beloved husband of Mary E. (Dent) D’Olimpio of Peabody, together they shared 44 1/2 years of marriage. Loving father of Paul F. “P.J.” D’Olimpio, Jr. & his wife Julia M. of Salem & Maria E. DiPanfilo & her husband Patrick J. of Lynn. Adored grandfather of Kayla M. Hall & Nico Benjamin. Dear brother of John R. D’Olimpio of Revere & James M. D’Olimpio & his wife Denise of Danvers. Cherished brother-in-law of Darlene L. Saunders & her husband James of Danvers. He is the devoted son of the late Rocco & Virginia (Herrick–Daeson) D’Olimpio and faithful son-in-law of the late Benjamin R. “Benny” & Phyllis (Ferragamo) Dent. He is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, colleagues & customers.


Visiting Hours

Friday, January 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 6th at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly requests that donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Peter Moran
    Jan 12 2018

    It is with a sincerely feeling of loss, that I offer my condolences to Paul’s family and friends! During my tenure as Chairman of the Quincy Board of Assessors, I was privileged to have had Paul’s consul regarding Assessing matters, but more importantly, I just enjoyed Paul’s up lifting personality! I fondly and often, had to ask him to hold it down in the office. Because when Paul entered the room, he was the life of the party! Myself and the office staff will remember Paul as a knowledgeable co-worker and friend. We will all look fondly back on our time with Paul. Sincerely; Peter Moran

  2. Susan Schultz
    Jan 5 2018

    Mary,IAm so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond thoughts of Paul and remember how he always made me laugh when I was sad. May the peace of God be with you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Marc Ferragamo
    Jan 2 2018

    Soooooooo Sorry for your loss! Paul is a Great guy who will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, all. An extra donation to St. Jude’s will be made in his honor along with my quarterly donation.
    Love and miss you all!
    May he Rest in Peace!!!
    Your truly!
    Marc and family

  4. Karen Indorato StClair
    Jan 2 2018

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. He was a wonderful person. His smile, humor and caring ways for others will long live on. The Class of ‘71 will always be bonded with true love and friendship throughout our life times and beyond. My thoughts,prayers and love are with you and your family. Love you, Ka

  5. Karen J Stefanilo-Petitti
    Dec 30 2017

    I can’t believe the time has come to say goodbye to Paul. I am truly sorry for your loss.
    I’m going to walk down memory lane for a minute. I have known Paul and Mary since high school. They were high school sweet hearts. It was no surprise that there were wedding bells not long after school. This couple had such a bond that the many challenges that came there way only made them stronger when many might have called it quits. They were a power couple. Close to the church. Lost family members that needed help didn’t have far to go because their doors were always open. I remember finding things tough as a single parent and Paul would come and pick up a check for the car insurance and say, “Listen, put today’s date and I will put it in the mail on Monday. You should be good till Wednesday.” A knight in shinning armor. Paul never made me feel embarrassed about it. He’d tell me it was no problem we all struggle. Both Paul and Mary over the years have shown me true friendship. When Paul would drop by the house I would ask about Mary and the kids, Paul would never miss the opportunity to tell all who would listen about how lucky he was to have them. (as he beamed with pride)
    To Mary, PJ and Maria I wish you peace and love.

  6. Stephen Siraco
    Dec 30 2017

    I was good friends with his son P.J. when I was younger. I remember how funny Paul Sr. was! Such a great man… Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  7. Al
    Dec 29 2017

    Paul was my cousin, friend, insurance agent & neighbor on Vane Street. I always enjoyed our long conversations in his office about the “good old days” in Revere, sports, The Three Stooges and Jack Purcell sneakers. A TRUE REVERE GUY! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire D’Olimpio family.

  8. Rosanne Ferragamo Millett
    Dec 29 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have no words. Sorry for your loss just doesn’t express the sorrow. Paul was one of a kind and I will always fondly remember his infectious smile and laugh. Prayers for you all during thus most difficult time. Love Rosanne

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