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Richard M. Fidalgo

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, April 12th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), REVERE, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Richard M. Fidalgo, who passed away on April 6th, unexpectedly following a lengthy illness. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m.

He is the husband of the late Rita “Sissy”¬†(McGrath). Cherished father of Michele R. Leonard & husband Michael & devoted grandfather to Dylan M. Leonard, Melanie R. Leonard¬†& Taylor K. Leonard, all of Revere. Dear brother of Rose Broadbear of CA & the late John M. Fidalgo, Florence Wofford & Virginia Knuttila. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a mechanic/auto body technician and retired from Rick’s Auto Collision of Revere. Richie appeared early on in his career as a very successful guitarist and vocalist. His venues were lounges, supper clubs & private events. He used the professional name of “Richie Vance”. Interment will be held privately.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 12th at 7: 15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The National Kidney Foundation , 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02062

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  1. Barry Knuttila
    Apr 12 2017

    Dear Michele and all of our Massachusetts family. Susanne and I are thinking of you all and sending love. We will miss Uncle Richie and send our deepest condolences. With love, Barry and Susanne

  2. Gina rikey Kress's
    Apr 9 2017

    Michele and family so sorry for your loss of your dad he
    Will be sadly missed love you guys
    Love you uncle richie you were the best at the storys you told me i will miss you so much we all will
    Love you to the moon and threw the stars and back
    Rest in peace

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