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Richard S. Pignone

Richard S. Pignone

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Richard S. Pignone, who died unexpectedly on Thursday evening, September 20th at his Revere home, at 55 years.  The funeral service for Richard will be held in the funeral home following the visitation, at 7:15 p.m.  Interment is private.  Born in Everett, he was a life-long Revere resident & attended Revere schools.  Most of his working career was as a hairstylist.  He & his brother, David, owned & operated, “Salon Changes” on School St., Revere, for ten years.  He was the son of the late, Stanley & Maria (Amari) Pignone.  He is the beloved  brother of Victoria A. Grasso of Revere & David R. Pignone, Sr. & his wife, Linda of Hampstead, NH.  He is the loving uncle to: Lori E. Kunian & husband Scott of Revere, Barbara Jean Pignone & her partner, Jamie DiPlatzi of Everett, Erik A. Grasso of Revere & David R. Pignone, Jr. & his partner, Sarah Reis of Providence, RI.  He is also lovingly survived by his Grand-nephew, Mario P. Pignone.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home.


Will be private.

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  1. Edward Portalla
    Oct 14 2012

    Richie, I am still stunned that you are no longer with us.You always made me laugh and was a very well liked person.I know you have a lot of friends up in heaven. Take care my friend. Even though you are no longer with us, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

  2. Stephen Paulson
    Sep 27 2012

    May God wrap his loving arms around you Richie as you enter the gates of heaven. You have always been a friend, brother & confidant. I will miss you and will keep a special place in my heart till my last breath… your friend, Stevie Paulson

  3. Maureen Clemons
    Sep 26 2012

    Our condolances to the family. He was one of a kind. Richy was a great friend and loved very much by our family. We will cherish our memories of happy times always. He will always be in our hearts forever.
    Our prayers are with the family and may God help you through this time of sorrow.

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  6. maria coiro messina
    Sep 25 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t believe that Richie is gone. I will always remember the days of pranks on Larkin Street. The Christmas mornings he loudly woke us up. All the laughs sitting on your front porch trying to figure out what we were going to do next. Watching our parents being just as crazy as us.Life was good in our little world.Rest in peace and say hi to our parents.

  7. Renee
    Sep 25 2012

    My deepest Sympathies go out to his family and friends and my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow may the thoughts and the memories of the good times bring a smile to your face

  8. Lisa Torre Nash
    Sep 25 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. Richie was a kind, sweet person. Always happy and full of life. God Bless

  9. Nadine Solano
    Sep 25 2012

    To Richie’s Family, Friends and sweet Max,

    To the family, I am so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain. But He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    I write this with such a very heavy heart. I am completely devastated by Richie’s passing. I never knew a kinder soul. He would always greet you with the biggest smile and an even bigger hug. He was a very good friend to not just me, but many, and I will miss him so. May all our memories comfort us during this most difficult time.

    Fly with the angels my friend and watch over us and Max. I love you and I’ll miss you more.

    Nadine Solano

    This is something I’d like to share:

    To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say.
    But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
    I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
    Here, there are no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
    Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
    God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”

    It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.

    I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
    There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

    God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
    And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
    God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
    because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
    But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
    I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
    but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too…
    that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

    If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
    then you can say to God at night……”My day was not in vain.”
    And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
    knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

    So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
    just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
    When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
    I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

    And when it’s time for you to go from that body to be free,
    remember you’re not going, you’re coming here to me.

    Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)

  10. Judie Hajjar
    Sep 25 2012

    Bless all of you in these sad days. You are in my thoughts as I remember the times I enjoyed Richie’s company at camp. He was so darn funny on any subject brought to the table. I especially remember when I was going on a vacation to Cancun. Richie told me of his trip to Cancun and how he could not eat the food and was sick the whole trip. I always thanked him as he set this in my head and I too was sick the whole trip. HAHA Thanks Richie – Funny Memory!

    Love to the Pignone’s
    Your friend,
    Judie Hajjar

  11. teresa simpson
    Sep 25 2012

    I remember hanging with richie, I remember him giving my first and best perm, I will not forget His smile and warm personality, I had some of the happiest times in my life with him, wherever he is he will be bringing that personality and smile along. I will never forget, my condolences to the familly, RIP Richie!!

  12. Arthur Dauwer
    Sep 25 2012

    All I can say is WE lost a great man,though he will always walk beside us,he will be greatly missed. My whole family send our condolences and prayers to you,his family. What a great friend he was and always will be. He will remain forever in my heart. May he rest in the peace,that he deserves…GOD BLESS +

  13. Stephen DiCologro
    Sep 25 2012

    Although Richie and I didn’t “Hang out” together, he was a frequent visitor to my home whenever he ventured to Florida. We’ve spent more than a few hours around the table breaking bread and sharing a bottle of wine. Often we spoke of the simpler things in life that bring true happiness, just like what we were doing at that moment; sharing a meal and some memories. Richie could be hilarious with his quick wit and “take no prisoners” attitude in a conversation of ANY topic with which he got engaged. He never got to sample my home made wine, which we spoke about when last we met at my mothers house in Revere in July. On his next trip down here he was going to come by for some. I’ll tilt a glass back in his memory and always remember what truly pleased him was simple things like that. R.I.P. Richie.

  14. marie e. randazzo
    Sep 24 2012

    Richard was our cousin and he was a loving child and everyone in the famly loved him very much. I am so sorry to hear this. To my family, I lost my grandaughter last year and I know what you are all going through, I wish I could be there with you. RIP my handsome cousiin.

  15. wayne and sherry rose
    Sep 24 2012

    to our good friend ritchie,you may be gone but you will never forgotten…. you will be sadly missed. love you always wayne,sherry,bobby,joey,justin,nina,nicole and leanna

  16. angela Colella
    Sep 24 2012

    i am truly sorry for your loss ..he was Loved by many and will be forever in our hearts

  17. Marc Ferragamo and Family
    Sep 24 2012

    Best Wishes In Your New Life, Rich! A Loud and Funny Guy! You are going to be DEEPLY missed, my Friend! May You REST IN PEACE!!!
    GOD BLESS!!!

    Hey, Ralph!
    How are you?
    I.m in FLA my friend.
    Hope All is Well w/ You and Yours!
    Please, Take good care of my friend!
    All the BEST to you!
    Marc Ferragamo

  18. Ann Bingham Charette
    Sep 24 2012


    I was so sorry to learn of your brother’s premature death. I have fond memories of him as a teen. He was a sweet and loving boy and he seemed to adore his older brother and the feeling was clearly mutual.

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time, and hope you can find comfort that Rich is at peace and in a better place.

    Ann (Bingham) Charette

  19. Sharon Petrino Montgomery
    Sep 24 2012

    I don’t really know what to say. I loved Ritchie even though I haven’t been around for over 20 years. I will remember working with you guys and the laughter and the tears when we we’re a lot younger and spending time together. Dave and family, my thoughts and love are with you during this messed up time.
    Love to all of you

  20. Karen Luzzo-Portalla
    Sep 24 2012

    Richard was my friend for many years and I will never ever forget him. He will always be in my heart.

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