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Rosario C. “Billy” Balliro

Family & friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, July 29th, 2013 from 4 – 9 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Rosario C. “Billy” Balliro, who died on Tuesday, July 23rd at his Revere residence following a brief illness, at 78 years.  The funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 30th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in Boston’s North End, he attended Boston schools & entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict in September of 1952 & served until March of 1955.  He had a brilliant career in the military & received many awards for his outstanding service.  He is the recipient of the Presidential Unit Emblem with 2 Overseers Bars, Good Conduct Medal, the Korea Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, & the Combat Infantry Badge.  Throughout his working career, he wore many “hats” as a Contractor, restauranteur, vending machine supplier, & a specialist in home draining systems.  He held licenses in Massachusetts Home Inspection & Massachusetts Home Improvement.  He was the founder & long-time member of the Revere Businessmens’ Association,  a long-time member of the Revere Lodge of Moose #1272 & the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171, the Revere Lodge of the Sons of Italy (Giuseppe Mazzini), & the Revere Patriots’ Club.  He was also a long-time member of the Mottollo VFW Post #4524 of Revere.  Over 20 years ago, “Billy” founded the Revere Businessmens’ Association, & was their President for several years.  Under his guidance & sponsorship, the club has served as a magnanimous & generous support to many organizations & charities.  Very often, their gifts are given quietly & anonymously.  He is the beloved husband of 41 years to, Linda L. (Garland), & the late: Maryanne (Tardiff) St. Sauveur.  He is the Devoted father of: Michael T. “Rusty” Balliro of North Attleboro, Tia M. Balliro of New Hampshire, George Patnode of Boston, Jeffery Patnode of Revere, & the late, William J. Balliro, Lisa Patnode, Michelle Balliro-Cummings & Renee B. Balliro-Cosson.  Dear brother of Mary Tzannos & husband Nicholas of Saugus, Frances Bent of Wilmington, Lucy “Lulu” Winship of Plymouth, Bruno Balliro & wife Delores of Revere, & the late: Rocco, Frank, Joseph, & Rudy Balliro, & the late, Josephine Novello, Florence Monteforte, & Rosalie Foye.  He is the Cherished Grandfather of Rita M. & Philip A. Patnode, both of Revere, & 13 other Grandchildren.  Also lovingly survived by 8 Great-Grandchildren, his brother-in-law William C. Garland & wife Gail of West Roxbury, & many nieces & nephews.  Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151.


Visiting Hours

Monday, July 29th, 2013 from 4 – 9  p.m.

Funeral mass

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. Donna DeCotis
    Jul 30 2013

    Linda sorry for your loss. Billy was well respected and loyal person.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Jackie Grande
    Jul 30 2013

    May your soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ rest in peace…
    Your kindness and generosity will always be remembered.
    My sympathy and prayers go out to Linda and your family.

  3. Stephanie Nicolo
    Jul 29 2013

    Thank you Billy for helping me with a job and my first taste of Rabbit Stew, I will never forget your kindness and your favorite song
    “Dancing queen” that you made me play 5 times a day…….You were a kind and generous man I’ll never forget. My prayers go out to you and your family. Your life has not ended but simply changed.
    Rest in peace my friend…

  4. Dino Bennett
    Jul 29 2013

    Rest in peace Billy. Your guidance, support, fatherly advice and loyal friendship will be remembered and cherished forever. You were one of a kind and an inspiration to all. My sincerest sorrow to Linda and my regrets for being unable to attend services. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Balliro family during this grievous time. God Bless you all!

  5. Nancy Doherty
    Jul 28 2013

    So sorry to hear this, he was a great man and devoted to his family.
    Nancy, Tom and Jullieanne

  6. Jeannine Panico
    Jul 28 2013

    My family knew your family from the North End. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  7. Diane Michelle & Lucille Laberge
    Jul 27 2013

    Dear Tia, we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this painful time. You are in are thoughts and prayers. Having loss our dad not so long ago I appreciate the pain and loss you in your heart. Take comfort in each other, again I am so sorry.

  8. Victor & Bunni Cardone
    Jul 27 2013

    We a so sorry to hear of the passing of our Dear Friend Billy. We go back many years to our Childhood, growing up in the North End. Over the many years Billy and his Wife Linda have always been wonderful friends. Billy was a gentleman who has always conducted himself with compassion generosity and a witty sense of humor. We will miss him and remember him always. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and family at this sad time. Rest Dear Friend and may the Angels welcome you to heaven.

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