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Richard J. Citino

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, February 8th from 3 to 7 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Richard J. Citino, who died unexpectedly at his Point of Pines residence in Revere on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd, he was 62 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere. Interment will be Private.

Richard was born & raised in Revere. He attended both Immaculate Conception Grammar School & Immaculate Conception High School until he was a “junior” when they closed. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1974. Richard was very focused on his education, he attended Roger Williams College in Rhode Island and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. After graduating, he went to work for Sylvania, later becoming Philips Lighting. Richard and another colleague held a patent in for the low wattage energy efficient light bulbs. He later ventured out and opened his own consulting company for several years. He later took a position with the M.W.R.A. as a Project Manager for over 10 years, until his early passing. Richard was known to be a very quiet and humble man, but had many friends in many different circles. He was an avid Boston Sports fan but intently a New England Patriots Fan.

He is the devoted son of the late Vito Citino, Jr. & Doris A. (Wilson) Citino. Cherished brother of Dolores A. Walsh & husband Charles, Laurel F. Costello & husband Robert “Bob” C. & Kevin J. Citino, all of Revere. Loving companion of Joellen Jordan & her daughter Bianca Villaci, both of Revere. Beloved uncle of Robert A. Boyle & wife Patricia, Kristen M. Belcastro & her husband Joseph, Brenda R. Citino, Anthony R. Citino, all of Revere & Nicole F. Citino of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by several grandnieces & grandnephews and his canine companion “Lexi”. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus Revere Council #179.


Visiting Hours

Friday, February 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 9th at 12:00 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Will be Private

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

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  1. Jeff Laird
    Feb 5 2019

    I knew Rich for over 20 years, as my ABB co-worker and then my customer at MWRA. I was very sad to hear of his passing, my condolences to his family and friends.

  2. Susan
    Feb 5 2019

    To Joellen, Bianca and the Citino Family;

    I was shocked when I received the news on Monday, regarding Rich. I am so sorry for your loss, my sympathies goes out to all. I work in the same department with Richard – very nice individual. Remember he is still with us in our hearts and memory. God Bless

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