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Richard J. Malatesta, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, July 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Malatesta, Richard J. Sr.Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Richard J. Malatesta, who died on Thursday, July 9th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a lengthy illness. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, July 14th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m.


Born in Somerville, he was raised and educated in Medford. He was a 1944 alumnus of Medford High School. Soon after graduation, he entered the US Navy in August 1944 and served until June of 1946, commissioned as a Quartermaster, 3rd Class. Richard came to live in Revere over 65 years ago. His career with the Norton Company of Newton spanned over 40 years. There he served as a General Foreman for several years. Norton Company specialized in metal fabrication and there Richard became a licensed metallurgist. After retirement, he was able to spend more time with his family, especially his grandchildren, always a joy. His retirement afforded him an opportunity to become more active in several fraternal organizations, the Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge- Sons of Italy, Revere, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose #1272 and the Medford American Legion Post. Richard was an avid fisherman and hunter as well as a competitive bowler, winning many championships and being awarded numerous trophies.


Richard was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn A. (Morgan) Malatesta, who passed in December of 1996. He was the devoted father of Mark W. Malatesta and his former wife Donna Malatesta, both of Hamilton, Joan M. Cataldo and her husband Steven W., Edward F. Malatesta, all of Revere and James F. Malatesta and his wife Amelia of Boxford and the late Richard J. Malatesta, Jr. and Robert J. Malatesta. He is the cherished grandfather of Lauren Cataldo and Lindsey Cataldo, both of Revere, Mark S. Malatesta of Hamilton, Steven J. Cataldo of Revere, Nicole Sargent and her husband William of Hamilton, Bianca Malatesta of Hamilton, Desiree Iacobucci of Reading, Alexis and Cole Malatesta of Boxford. Richard is also lovingly survived by 2 great-grandchildren, Genevieve Cataldo and Hunter Sargent. He was the dear friend and loving companion to the late Barbara O’Connor of Winthrop. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews survive him. Richard was the last remaining sibling to his family. He was the dear brother of the late Charles, Buddy, Edward Malatesta, Marion Smith and Lois Treem.


Visiting Hours

Monday, July 13th from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 14th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108.

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  1. Sandy Byers
    Jul 12 2015

    My Dear Sweet Uncle and wonderful Godfather. You always made me feel so special ever since the day I was born you filled my life with such wonderful memories to cherish. You may be gone but you will live on in my heart forever.

    God Bless you and Rest in Peace My Dear Uncle Rich until we all meet again. love you forever

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