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Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero

Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero

Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, October 7th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero, who died on Wednesday, October 2nd at Bear Hill Nursing Center of Stoneham, unexpectedly following a brief illness, at 98 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Church of the Incarnation, Upham St., Melrose, at 10 a.m.  Mrs. Olivero was born, raised & educated in Chelsea & lived all of her life there.  Her unusual but wondrous strength allowed her to live a most alert & productive life until a fall, four weeks ago, brought her to the hospital & her final illness.  Her working career began when she was, but, a teenager in Chelsea, at Walton Shoe Co., the former WT Grant Dept. Store, Berman’s Apparel, the Chelsea Memorial Hospital, & finally at Massachusetts General Hospital, for 12 years, from whence she retired.  She was married to Vincent J. Olivero for over 70 years, until his death in January of 2008.  She is the adored mother of Vincent J. Olivero, Jr. & his wife Maureen of Melrose, Frederick J. Olivero & his wife Donna of Billerica, Robert Olivero & his wife Kathleen A. of Tewksbury, & Virginia Browne & her husband Leo of Saugus.  She is the dear sister to Clara Mongiello of Medford & John Gargano of Saugus.  She was the mother-in-law of the late Diane E. Olivero.  She is also lovingly survived by 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces, & grand-nephews.  Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Visiting Hours

Monday, October 7th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Incarnation, Melrose.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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