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Thomas J. Lovaglio

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, July 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE, for Thomas J. Lovaglio, who died on Sunday, July 7th at Saints Medical Center in Lowell, following a brief illness, he was 98 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11:30 a.m. and immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Tom was a lifelong Revere resident. He attended Revere schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School. He began to work at the Boston Naval Shipyard as a Machinist. Then in 1944, he decided to join the United States Navy and go and fight for his country. Tom earned the WWII Victory Medal, The American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal (1 star) & the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. He served 2 years and was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class. Tom was truly another example of what has been called “The Greatest Generation”. Having grown up in the depression era and having a world war going on, he like many men and women selflessly gave of themselves, even if it was their own lives. Tom returned home and went back to the Boston Naval Shipyard as a Machinist, where he had 34 years of service. In 1962 he married Ellen M. Murray, a marriage that lasted for 48 years, when she passed in May 19, 2010. He and his wife never had children, but they were the surrogate parents for some of their nieces and nephews. Tom was a very fastidious man about his appearance and about his home and property inside in out. He loved to garden, he grew all kinds of vegetables and flowers. His neighbors were the benefactors of his harvest of fruits and vegetables. Tom also was a devoted parishioner of Immaculate Conception Parish. He was a man of faith, honor and humility, he lived his life this way every day.

He is the beloved husband of the late Ellen M. (Murray) Lovaglio. The cherished brother of the late Edith H. Lovaglio, Marie E. Callahan, Christine M. Pisano, & Philomena Lovaglio. He is the dear brother in law of Marie McDermott of Stoneham. He is the adored uncle of 24 nieces and nephews and 44 grandnieces and grandnephews, and many loving friends, neighbors and parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church. Late WWII Navy Veteran, Late Member of the Saugus V.F.W. Post 2346.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, July 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 11th at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund, 22 Lowe St Revere, MA 02151.


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  1. Mary Sargent
    Jul 10 2019

    Unc,

    I will miss our road trips to the casino, lunches at Legal Seafood and making salmon for you but I’m happy that your suffering is over and you are finally where you have always wanted to be.

    oxoxo,
    Mary

  2. Richard Pasquariello
    Jul 9 2019

    Our sincere condolences to all of Tom’s family,may the peace of the lord be will you all.

    Tom was truly a gentleman’s gentleman! Tom had a good heart,was always kind and understand to others,just a pleasure to know! There is not enough to say how good a man Tom was! If anyone deserves to be in heaven with God it’s Tom!!!

    Tom you were a good friend to us and we will miss you more than we can say. May God bless you with eternal peace.

    Gail&Richard Pasquariello.

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