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Virginia K. (Teta) Parker


Virginia K. Parker

Virginia K. Parker

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, June 9th from 4 to 8 p.m.  in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Virginia K. (Teta) Parker, who died on Wednesday, June 4th at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following a long illness.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 10th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m..  Born in Boston, she lived her early years in East Boston, before coming to Revere over sixt (60) years ago.  Virginia was an alumna of the prestigious Boston Latin Girls’ High Scholl, Class of 1945.  Virginia owned and operated “Virginia Parker’s Beauty Salon” on Beach St., Revere for over 50 years, from 1950 to 2000.  Her salon became a “meeting place” for many of the senior set, especially a segment of “The Greatest Generation”.  Clients became part of her & her families’ extended family.  Virginia always had a stash of baked goods for her clients, as well as the infamous cup of coffee.  In spite of the many arthritic flair – ups she sustained, as well as several surgeries, she maintained a most positive attitude for life & “living”.  She thrived upon the attention & joy her children and especially her grandchildren & great grandchildren brought to her life. She nurtured a close & loving bond with her eight siblings.  She was a long – time active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Family & a member of the Immaculata Guild, of the Immaculate Conception Grammar & High School.  Over the years, she was blessed tp have her younger daughter, Kim, work along side to maintain  her clientele.  She is the cherished mother of; Debra A. Murphy & her husband, Boxford Chief of Police, Michael J. Murphy of Saugus, Richard M. Parker, James M. Parker  & Kim E. Parker all of Revere.  She is the devoted grandmother of Revere Firefighter, Michael J. Murphy, Jr. & his wife Tricia of Lynnfield & Alexyss T. Femino & her husband Christopher of Saugus.  She is the dear sister of Grace Raponi of Newport Richey, FL, formerly of Saugus, Stephen Teta & his wife Ann of Winthrop and the late Anthony, Carmen, Ralph & Charles Teta & Adelaide Miniscalco & Kathleen Lucido.  Also lovingly survived by her 5 great grand children; Abigail, Molly, Christopher, Madilyn & Michael.  her brother in law, Frank Miniscalco of Andover and her 3 sisters in law, Karen Bernard of Charlotte, NC, Jenny Teta of Andover & Rosemary Teta of Accadia, CA.  Many nieces & nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews also survive her.  Interment is private,  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114-2699


Visiting Hours

Monday, June 9th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 10th in Immaculate Conception Church (Revere) at 10:30 a.m.


Interment is Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114-2699

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  1. Marilyn Asci- Ashour
    Jun 22 2014

    Dear Kim and family…our family sends their condolences at the loss of Auntie Ginnie. She was such a warm beautiful and genuine human being who loved people. At any party I went to that Auntie GInnie attended I would always gravitate to her to say hello. Such a great smile and a great laugh too …they were an intrical part of her outlook on life. I will miss her…Sal and Ibrahim and Katarina and I are all sorry for your loss.

  2. Patti Coppola Biggs
    Jun 12 2014

    Debbie & Family,
    I was saddened to read about the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Stephen & Karen
    Jun 8 2014

    Auntie was a positive and unyielding force of nature that will never be diminished. We will cherish every moment spent with her and miss her forever. Auntie’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren should know that they were the light of her life and gave her everything she ever needed – their unconditional love. We now have the best guardian angel anyone could ask for. Rest in peace Auntie.

  4. Bonnie Williams
    Jun 7 2014

    Few people have a great impact in our lives over the years.Virginia “Ma” has been one of those people in my life. I have been blessed to have been part of Virginia’s life from a very young age. She will always be living within my heart.

  5. mickey mickus
    Jun 7 2014

    my heart goes out to the family i can still hear her laugh she was my favorite

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