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Paul W. Pruitt

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, on Wednesday, April 9th from 3 to 7:45 p.m. for Paul W. Pruitt, who died on Monday, March 31st, following a long & arduous struggle with Cardiac Disease at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Chelsea.  The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday following the visitation at 8 p.m.  Born in Union, South Carolina, Paul spent all of his life in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1973, with his identical twin brother, John R. Pruitt.  Paul also attended Bunker Hill Community College.  For over 30 years, Paul worked in a managerial positions for Kelley’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach.  He also worked part time for McDonald’s locally.  He was an alumnus of McDonald’s Burger College & was awarded the “Silver Spatula”.  However, Paul’s passion was baseball & his drive to teach & instruct the game to young children.  From 1986 – 2003, he was the Freshman Baseball Coach for St. John’s Preparatory School of Danvers.  He was also the past Vice – President of the Revere Little League & one of the founders of of the Revere Little League “Giants”.  His enthusiasm for baseball & of all things “The Boston Red Sox” is legendary.  As a teenager, he began to step into the role of “Mentor”, for almost anyone who sought his advice, instruction & expertise.  It is an understatement to refer to his generosity, both financially n& emotionally and that he was generous to a fault.  Paul was the son of the late Paul R. & Joan (Altri) Pruitt.  He is the devoted identical twin brother to: John R. Pruitt & his wife, Revere School Committee- Woman, Donna Wood-Pruitt.  He is also brother to to Mary Vigliotta & her husband Gerardo “Jerry” of Revere.  He is the uncle of: Kristen Wood & Robert Wood & his wife Jennifer and their children Olivia & Addison all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by Lucy (Camacho) Patrie & her daughters, Nayade Toro & Joanne Rivera & their children, Justin Devin, Ashley, Sophia, Diego & Kamila, also surviving Lucy’s mom, Mami Alda Velez & her daughter, Maria “Vicki” Tejada & her son Luis Tejada all of Chelsea.  He is also the faithful & loving surrogate brother to Waldirene Lemos of Winthrop.  Paul enjoyed a large extended family of friends & coworkers all of his adult life.  Interment is Private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Soup Kitchen” at the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut ST., Che;sea, MA 02150


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 9th from 3 to 7:45 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 9th at 8 p.m.


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Soup Kitchen” at the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut ST., Chelsea, MA 02150

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  1. Chris Foglia
    Apr 10 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

  2. wayne rose
    Apr 9 2014

    To the Pruitt family, I send my deepest sympathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was one of the best people i knew growing up. he was an inspiration to all.

  3. Matthew St. Laurent
    Apr 9 2014

    A great teacher, leader and friend who will be missed, but always remembered warmly.

  4. Dan Maguire & Family
    Apr 8 2014

    So sorry for your loss Pruitt Family. He will be missed, keep the faith. Dan

  5. Danielle Schrank-Skilling
    Apr 7 2014


    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I was just thinking last week that I needed to get in touch with you. Love to you and Donna and all of your family.


  6. cami and mike arrigo
    Apr 4 2014

    Our thoughts are with you and your family . I remember attending Yaz Day with Paul and had a great time. He also took me to the wonderland track for my first time and I ended up hitting the Daily Double. Again, another great time. Worked with Paul for many years at Kelly’s though all the good and bad times. But more good than bad….Thanks for the memories and RIP….Mike
    I met Paul through Mike and thought his smile was so contagious . He could of been having a bad day and never knew it he always had a smile on his face. I remember he would ask us to go to Sams club to pick up this special lotion that was the only lotion he would use. He is at peace now and no pain or suffering. RIP my friend…Cami

  7. John Nee
    Apr 3 2014

    So sorry to hear the sad news…..

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