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Richard A. Gravallese

Richard A. Gravallese

Richard A. Gravallese

Family & friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m. for Richard A. Gravallese, who died following a long & valiant battle with pulmonary disease at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Chelsea on Friday, April 26th, at 65 years.  The funeral service will follow the visitation on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.  Born & raised in East Boston, he lived there his entire life.  He was a 1965 alumnus of East Boston High School.  Richard was forced to assume early retirement due to his long-standing battle with pulmonary disease.  For the past three years, he was confined to the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  His working career was spent as an administrator at Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Boston & later at Garber Travel.  He is the beloved son of the late, John M. & Camille (Casella) Gravallese, & the loving husband of the late Paula (Palazzolo).  He is the Devoted Father of Alycia T. Gravallese of East Boston.  He is the Dear Brother to: John F. Gravallese of Wakefield, & Mary Stefano & her husband, Frederick, of Winthrop.  He is also lovingly survived by Stephanie Raftery & her husband, Michael, & their children, Stephen & Ryan Raftery, all of Middleton.  He is the faithful uncle to: John Gravallese & his wife, Deborah, of North Reading, Steven Gravallese & his wife, Cheryl, of Middleton, Lisa Stefano of Winthrop, & Jennifer Becker & her husband, Brian, of Pelham, NH.  Richard is also survived by his grand-nieces & grand-nephews, Christopher, Jonathan, Karah, Robert, Matthew, Andrew, & Aiden.  Interment is private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Recreation Fund at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 255 Central Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Recreation Fund at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 255 Central Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

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  1. Linda & Jesse Costa
    May 3 2013

    God is with you at this difficult time.

    May God in His tender mercy put His peace within your heart and may His nearness give you courage for tomorrow.

    With Deepest Sympathy

  2. John F. Gravallese
    May 1 2013

    Richard,
    You left to soon, but you are now at peace and without pain.
    I know that mom and dad will be there to greet you at the gate.
    Till we meet again-
    Love,
    Brother John & Family

  3. John F. Gravallese
    May 1 2013

    Richard, you left to soon, but you are now at peace and without pain.
    I know that mom and dad will be there to greet you at the gate.
    Till we meet again.
    Love,
    Brother John & Family

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