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Rita C. (DeNunzio) Sweeney

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, June 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Sweeney, Rita 2Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Rita C. (DeNunzio) Sweeney, who passed away on Thursday, June 11th at her Revere residence, following a brief illness and in the presence and love of her devoted family. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10:00 a.m.


Born and raised in Revere, Rita was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1946. She began a career with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and remained there for over 20 years. Rita was a devotee of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish community and a member of the former Anthonian Club of the parish for several years, serving on many committees. She was also a poll worker in the city for over 20 years. She was an active woman, but always, a dedicated “Mom” and wife to her family.
Rita was the beloved wife to the late John J. Sweeney, who died in April of 1993. She is the devoted mother of Ellen L. Bertino and her late husband Carmen F. of Revere, Kathleen M. Cimino-Fauci and her husband James of Everett, Shelia M. Hosmer and her husband Wallace J. Hosmer of Epping, NH and Scott J. Sweeney and his wife Stephanie of Saugus. She is the dear sister of Joan Patti and her husband Joseph of San Francisco, CA and the late Vincent DeNunzio and Ann Peterson. She is also lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren, her three great-grandsons, Jacob, Ryan and Gianni, her sister-in-law, Jean DeNunzio of Washington and many nieces and nephews. Rita was also a member of the Golden Age Club at the East Boston Social Center at Central Square, East Boston. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, June 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376 or by visiting

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  1. Darlene Tanchak
    Jun 13 2015

    Scott, Joey and family, I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family during this sad time and always. Love and thoughts


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