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Peter P. Colerico

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Peter P. Colerico, who died on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, following a lengthy illness in the presence of his loving God & devoted family. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, October 28th at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Winthrop, he was raised, educated & lived his entire life in Revere. He was an alumnus of the Class of 1949 at Revere High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force in April of 1952 & was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in April of 1956, following 4 years of service. Peter’s involvement with politics was life-long & especially acute when John F. Kennedy ran for political office & his subsequent victory as President. Peter had a faithful & proud relationship with one of Boston’s politically respected members, Dave Powers. Mr. Powers was a charismatic & dynamic South Boston politician who came to be, in the late 1930s through the early 1970s. Powers included Peter throughout JFK’s career. And after the untimely death of JFK & the campaign to build a library in South Boston in memory of JFK, Dave Powers & Peter worked tirelessly for its completion & success. Peter was appointed Curator of the museum, a post he held until most recently. Peter was also the Past President of the Dave Powers Foundation, a charitable & educational organization. Peter, during the late 1970s & throughout the 1980s, held a position as a Supervisor for the Federal Government in Waltham as a Clerk-Supervisor with the Division of Federal Records. Locally, here in Revere, Peter also was president & operator of the “CCC” Cleaning Co. of Revere during the sixties. His affiliations were, as a member of the V.F.W. Mottollo Post #4524 of Revere, member of the Irish American Club of Malden & Past President of the Dave Powers Foundation of Boston. A devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Parish of Revere. No obituary for Peter would be complete without a mention of his forever & unforgiving affection he had for Boston Sports, especially for the Boston Celtics & N.E. Patriots.

He is the beloved husband of Margaret A. “Peggy” (Spring) Colerico. Devoted father of Wiltrud Rassmussen & husband Jack of Vermont & Werner Colerico & wife Marlena of Wakefield. Dear brother to Marie L. Gerhard & her late husband Carl R. Gerhard of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Nathan, Matthew, Marlena, Claudia & Tina & adoring great-grandfather of Danielle & Anna. Proud “Father-in-Heart” to Martha Duncan & husband Robert of Tennessee, Sr. Ann Marie Edge, CSJ of Brighton, William Edge & wife Catherine Norton on North Attleboro, Deanna Agostini & husband Steven of Rehoboth & Judith Gault & her husband Ben of Florida. Peter was also the husband of the late Maria K. “Mitzzi” Colerico & the son of the late Luigi A. & Marie “Josie” (Boccuzzi) Colerico.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, C/O Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.

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  1. Rosanne Rossetti
    Oct 31 2019

    Marie & Peg I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I knew about this because I would have been there for you and your family well we are family. My mom passed away Feb 1 and my dad passed Feb, 27 2016. I know that you use to run into my mom and she did Cousin Peter. I loved that man so much. I loved going over to your mothers house with my Dad Peter B Rossetti.

  2. MaryEllen Madden
    Oct 28 2019

    Dear Peg, Marie and family,
    We were so sorry about Peter passing. He truly was a wonderful man. Words are not enough to tell you how blessed we were to know him. Our thoughts and prayers and love go out to you during this difficult time.
    Bob, MaryEllen and Bobby Madden

  3. Lorraine Butler
    Oct 27 2019

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is Now resting in peace may god be with you you are all in my prays Always remember the good times you had with him

  4. Paul Kirk
    Oct 26 2019

    To Peter’s devoted family,
    I write to share my sadness with you all upon the loss of your beloved Peter. He was also my good pal.
    We met through Dave Powers during my tenure as Chairman of the JFK Library Foundation Board and remained in touch through the years.
    Peter was a faithful public servant throughout his good life. He gave selflessly, treated people kindly and loved his family proudly. With you, I will miss Peter’s genuine warmth, good humor and generosity of spirit, and to you I offer my prayers for his peace and for your strength in all the days ahead.
    Paul Kirk, Jr. U.S. Senator (D-MA, Ret.)

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