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Russell E. Vitale

Retired Revere Firefighter, at 84 years, in Revere, unexpectedly, on November 18th.

Beloved son of the late Henry L. Vitale, Sr. & Louise M. (Zolla) Vitale. Devoted companion to Beverly A. Rogers of Revere for nearly 50 years. Cherished brother to Annette M. Thompson & husband Bernard of Cape Coral, FL, Elaine L. Bougiouris & husband Kyriacos E. “Koulis” of Revere & the late Henry F. Vitale & his late wife Concetta “Connie” & the late Reynold A. Vitale. Also lovingly survived by Roxanne Tahmosh & husband Raymond of Reading & Brian Tahmosh & wife Lesley Conroy of Washington, D.C. Russell also leaves many caring nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, November 24th from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 12 Noon., immediately followed with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours are Tuesday, Nov. 23rd from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Parking available left of the funeral home. Most importantly, masks must be worn in the funeral home & at the church.

Late member of the Revere Soccorso Club. Russell prematurely retired from the Revere Fire Department as a result of a major accident after 21 years of service.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


*For the safety of all visitors, Masks must be worn throughout all of the services.*

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, November 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, November 24th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Mary Ellen Faysal
    May 23 2022

    I just found out that Russell passed away. Last time we talked he wasn’t feeling well with his breathing. I am devastated to hear of his passing. He would always come to the beach and we’d have great conversations. I am Sammy’s d daughter and we always had a great friendship. Now I know why I haven’t seen him there.

    My condolences go out to his Sister and to Beverly and to all of his family and friends. My father always spoke so highly of his friendship with Russell. We’d talk about the old days at Sammy’s and laugh about some of the antics. Rest in peace my friend…the beach will not be the same without you. Give my dad a hug for me, but I’m sure you already have done that.

    Love you always,

    Mary Ellen Faysal

  2. Joanne Amsden
    Nov 20 2021

    So sorry for you and the family for the loss of Reynold. He was a very likable man. He will be missed . In my prayers ❤❤

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