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Virginia M. (Russo) Forgione

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, March 14th in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Virginia M. (Russo) Forgione, who passed after a brief illness on Sunday, March 10th at Care One at Essex Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing of Beverly. She was born in Winchester almost one hundred years ago on September 22, 1919. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

Mrs. Forgione was a Packer for the former “Cool Ray Inc.” of Chelsea for over 30 years. She spent most of her adult life in Chelsea on Carroll St., before moving to the Victory Gardens of East Boston. Her joy was time with her family and a luncheon date or early supper date with her family. Her beloved late husband, George J. Forgione, Sr., passed on April 21st, 1993.

She is the cherished mother of George J. Forgione, Jr. & his wife, Janet of Boxford & Joan F. DeNapoli & her husband, Paul R. DeNapoli. She is the devoted grandmother to Kristina E. Forgione &her husband, Fahd Cynndy of Saudi Arabia & Korinne G. Bryant & her husband, Kyle Bryant of New Hampshire. She was the dear sister of the late Victor Russo & his late wife, Louise Russo & the late James Russo. She is also lovingly survived by her four great grandchildren, Faris, Tariq, Ziyad & Brody. A fifth great grandchild is due in May and eagerly anticipated. Several nieces & nephews also survive Virginia. Virginia also belonged to the Chelsea Senior Center, where she enjoyed many a social functions.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Calvary Cemetery, Winchester

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  1. Timothy Russo & Family
    Mar 14 2019

    May the fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your lives. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I will remeber her wondeful and gentle soul forever in my heart.

    Love always,

    Tim Russo & Family

  2. Kristina Forgione
    Mar 14 2019

    Dear Forgione Family,

    We will miss grandma everyday. She was a shining light in our lives and we will remember all of our times together.

    Love the Cynndy family (Kristina, Fahd, Faris, Tariq and Ziyad)

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