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Theresa M. (Poto) Meads

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, July 17th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for Theresa M. (Poto) Meads, who passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 11th after being stricken at her home & taken to Beverly Hospital. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 18th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston St., MIDDLETON at 11:00 a.m. Interment services will be held privately.

Born & raised in East Boston, she was an alumna of Fitton Catholic Central High School, Class of 1953. Theresa & her late husband, Stanley lived in East Boston, then moved to Revere for over 45 years, before moving to Middleton about five years ago. Mrs. Meads was a stay at home Mom, serving & spoiling her husband & two sons, daily. Her ability to spoil & indulge was not confined to her immediate family. Grandchildren,  and now especially her dear great granddaughter, Mia Rose,  have also been the recipients of her never ending love & attention. Theresa thoroughly enjoyed her family. Among her epiphanies in life, five years ago, when she relocated to Middleton, she came upon St. Agnes Church in Middleton. This chapel-like Parish became a tremendous source of comfort, peace & joy for her & the rest of the family. Her late husband, Stanley J. Meads, who died on August 22, 2014, passed following a very long & agonizing period of declining health and without the nurturing and comfort that St. Agnes Parish & their community provided the struggle would have been impossible. Her kindness & overwhelming generosity to St. Agnes is rather unique & inspiring.

She is the cherished mother to Gary J. Meads & his wife Patricia of Revere & Mark M. Meads, the Proprietor of Rapid Flow, Inc. & his wife Roberta of Middleton. She is the the devoted grandmother of Amanda M. Meads & Mark A. Meads, both of Middleton. Dear sister to Philomena Betano & her late husband Roy of East Boston, Eleanor T. Hitchings & her late Husband Kenneth of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law; Philomena “Philly” Meads of East Boston & Theresa Merino of Peabody. “GGT” also leaves her precious great-granddaughter Mia Rose, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews & her dear friends, Rosemary “Buzzy “Russo” & her husband Joseph of Winchester. A special remembrance to Theresa’s late canine companion “Teddy”.


Visiting Hours

Monday, July 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston St., Middleton


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston St., Middleton, MA 01949-2199

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  1. Liana Petrosino
    Jul 17 2017

    I remember Stanley and Teresa in Revere on North St. They were a fun couple Stanley telling jokes and Teresa his best audience. Their 2 sons Gary and Mark played with my kids and came to my pool all the time they were no trouble at all . I remember they always had a dog a boxer type so well kepted . I moved away, but the Meads remained and every now and then I’d run into Stanley.. They were a good combination for a couple God Bless them both.. Love Liana❤️

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