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Roy E. Whitson

Family & friends are invited to visiting hours in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),Revere on Friday,Whitson, Roy
April 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m for Roy Elliot Whitson, who died unexpectedly at his Revere home on Monday, March 28th. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. All are invited to attend a reception on Saturday April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Noon at the Mottolo VFW POST#4524, 10 Garofalo St.,Revere.

Roy was born & raised in Everett attended Everett schools & was a 1963 graduate of Everett High School. He joined the US NAVY during the Vietnam War in Sept. of 1963 and served until September of 1968, with the rank of Seaman 3rd Class. For over 30 years, he worked as a Tool & Die operator for General Electric of Lynn, retiring in 2009. In 2009, he re-entered the work-force with the MWRA (Mass. Water Resource Administration), as a tool & die operator until the time of his untimely death. He was a member of the I.T.A.M. Post, Revere, the Motollo V.F.W. Post #4524 and the Revere Businessmen’s Association.

He is the son of the late Leland & Marlene (Shields) Whitson. He is the beloved brother Valerie A. Catalano of Revere and his late identical twin, John J. Whitson. He is the father of Lisa Watson & Roy E. Whitson Jr. both of N.H. He is the dear uncle to Thomas F. Catalano of Everett & John J. Whitson Jr. of Stoneham. He is also lovingly survived by 3 grandchildren, several, grandnieces & grand-nephews, & Donna Shannahan of N.H.& Donna Whitson of Lynn.


 

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, April 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 1st at 7:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to N.E. Shelter for Homeless Vets. 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108

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  1. paul montenero
    Apr 22 2018

    i knew roy and his family a long time ago.roy was a great friend and i’ll never foget him.i moved to nh in 1972 and over time lost contact with him. i’d love to talk to his sister valery to tell her how i’m sorry about roy and johnny.
    paul montenero

  2. Alison Sheppard
    Apr 7 2016

    Roy was a kind and warm person as well as being a very talented and skilled craftsman who took great pride in his work. I had the pleasure, and good fortune, of getting to know, and appreciate, him when I worked in the Maintenance Department. He was part of a vanishing breed. I miss him and will always remember him fondly.

  3. Steven T DeMers
    Mar 30 2016

    Roy was a great and loyal friend , it was an honor knowing and working with him. RIP buddy until we meet again

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