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Stanley J. Meads


Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 25th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Stanley J. Meads, who died following a lengthy illness, surrounded in the love & devotion of his family on Friday, August 22nd at his Middleton home, at 81 years.  The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, August 26th from the Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston St., Middleton at 10:30 a.m.  Stanley was born & raised in East Boston & was a 1951 alumnus of East Boston High School.  He entered the United States Navy in February of 1952 & served until February of 1956.  He is a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  In 1960, he & his brothers founded the Meads Plumbing Company of East Boston.  Stanley operated & owned his business until 2002, when he retired.  The son of immigrant Portuguese parents, the late Manuel F. & Julia (Diaz) Meads, they settled in East Boston & were among the founders & first members of St. John the Baptist, Portuguese Church, on Saratoga St., East Boston.  Although the Church property was sold & converted to condominiums, the social & devotional societies of the Church are still in meeting.  Stanley was active in St. John’s Portuguese Club & The Empire of the Holy Ghost.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post of Middleton, & the Sportsmens’ Club of East Boston.  He leaves his beloved wife of 59 years, Theresa M. (Poto) Meads.  He is the cherished father of Gary J. Meads of Revere, Mark M. Meads (the proprietor of Rapid Flow Inc.) & his wife Roberta of Middleton.  He is the devoted “Papa Stanley” to Amanda M. Meads & her companion Nicholas Nazzaro of Tewksbury, & Mark A. Meads of Middleton.  He is the dear brother of Manuel F. Meads of Longwood, Florida, Theresa Merino of Peabody, & the late: Mary E. Burns, Ernest L. & Anthony J. Meads.  He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Philomena “Philly” Meads of East Boston, & many nieces & nephews.  Interment is private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the VA Medical Center, Attn: Spinal Cord Clinic, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.


Visiting Hours

Monday, August 25th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Middleton.


Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the VA Medical Center, Attn: Spinal Cord Clinic, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

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  1. Matt Dunne
    Aug 25 2014

    I only met Stan once, but his positive attitude and unfailing jokes made me instantly smile and laugh. I know how much he meant to you Mark, and from the little interaction I had with him I can see why. My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Andy Papagikos
    Aug 25 2014

    My deepest condolences to the Meads Family. He was a proud man who was very loved. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Andrew and Eileen Primo
    Aug 25 2014

    Dear Mark and Roberta
    Our sincere and deepest sympathy in your recent loss our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.
    Our grandson Tim has often spoken about Mr Meads and how much he thought of him and how much he liked and respected him

    God Bless everyone in your family.

    Andrew J and Eileen Primo

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