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Sebastiano “Yano” Ternullo

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, November 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Sebastiano “Yano” Ternullo, who died at his residence in the presence of his God & loving family on Wednesday, October 30th. He was 95 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, November 4th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden.

Yano was born in Augusta, Sicily. At the age of 13, he and his family came to America and settled in the West End of Boston. Yano was educated in Boston Public Schools. As a young man he was eager to work and help provide to his family. Many young men & women of this great generation were selfless individuals who had a sense of pride in anything that they did. Yano immediately knew his calling and it was in produce. As a young man he began working in the produce industry in Boston & later in the New England Produce Center in Chelsea. He began working for Strazzula Produce for several years. He also separately & independently sold wine grapes to the many customers who made their own homemade wine. His experience & expertise led him to a longstanding career at the Peter Condakes Produce Co. He was the Senior Produce Salesman for approximately 35 years. Yano went back to Italy and married the love of his life Francesca (Zante) on October 7th, 1950. The couple came back to Boston and began their life together. They started their family and later moved to Revere in 1958. Together they raised their children in a home in which the foundation was built on family, God, love & integrity. Yano was a man of honor and the epitome of gentleman. Throughout his lifetime he was always seen singing and dancing. He had a great singing voice and even entered a contest at the Mercury Club in the West End and won for best voice. His talent on the dance floor was also legendary. He had many interests and likes, one of which was Boston Sports. He would re-watch games that he already knew the outcome. He was also an avid bowler belonging to several leagues. Yano also liked playing cards with friends & family and at the casinos. But, above all things in life, his favorite place and favorite past time was being home with his family. He cherished them and they him. His presence will always be felt at home and with all of them.

He is the devoted husband of 69 years to Francesca (Zante) Ternullo of Revere. Loving father of Joyce M. Pazyra, Salvi S. Ternullo & wife Michelle, all of Revere & Maria R. Richardson of Malden & her late husband William Richardson. Cherished grandfather of Maria F. Murphy & husband P.J. of Revere, Daniel Richardson of Malden, Kristen Karshis & husband Samuel, Jessica Ternullo of Revere, Michael Richardson of Malden, James S. Ternullo & fiancé Erika Correnti of Tewksbury & Francesca Richardson & fiancé Austin Teal of Groveland. Adored great grandfather of Sebastian, Eli, Aria & Vera. He is also lovingly survived by his cousins; Joseph “Pippo” Zarbano of San Antonio, TX, Santo “Sonny” Zarbano of Beverly, Corrado “Roy” Zarbano of Stoneham & the late Salvatore “Sal” Zarbano.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, November 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, November 4th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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  1. Eddie Kirby
    Nov 4 2019

    To the Ternullo, Richardson and Pazyra families,
    Yano, Francesica and entire family treated me like family. I am heart broken hearing of your loss. It was my greatest pleasure to bring my best friend BJ and my best work friend Maria together. They made the most beautiful family. I was soo happy to see how much BJ loved you all and How much you loved him. I’m sure Yano and BJ are together now and looking down on us all. I wish you all the best that life can bring.
    Miss you,
    Gombardi Eddie

  2. Yvonne Lentini
    Nov 2 2019

    Dear Salvi, Maria & Family,
    There are no right words. Sending hugs, prayers and strength to you and your family. Sleep tight with the Angles Mr. Ternullo.
    John & Yvonne Lentini

  3. Stephen Fielding
    Nov 1 2019

    God Bless Mr. Ternullo and the Ternullo family. He was a true gentleman who valued family. May he Rest In Peace and may you all cherish the wonderful lifetime of memories with him.
    Steve & Elaine Fielding

  4. Rosanne Rossetti
    Nov 1 2019

    Maria, Joyce & Sal, My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your dad but Maria and I graduated High School together and we also learned that your parents might have grown up with my mother because she was also from the West End. Your dad probably knew my grandfather because he also came from Italy and started working in the produce center in Boston and in Chelsea, I will keep ya’ll in my prayers.

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