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William R. “Bill” Minichello

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for William R. “Bill” Minichello, who passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 11th at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 88 days following the unexpected death of his beloved wife, Frances M. “Fran” (Hickey) Minichello on June 15, 2020. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. and Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett is private. To remind all attendees to the funeral home & the church, due to the ongoing pandemic all mandates issued the Comm. Of MA & the Archdiocese of Boston must be followed; Masks must be worn & social distancing maintained.

Bill was born in Revere and lived in East Boston until moving to Swampscott in 2012. He was an alumnus of Sacred Heart High School in East Boston, Class of 1967. He attended Emerson College during his freshman year and then transferred to the University of MA, graduating in 1971. He entered the work force with Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1968, achieving the position of Medicare Manager. He would then, in 1992, change careers and enter the employ of U.S. Customs, first serving as an inspector and retiring as an Auditor in 2008. For many years, both he and his late wife, “Fran” were active members of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 & both were Past Exalted Rulers of that lodge, creating a whole network of close relationships. Bill also served with the Mass State Elks Association as an organist. Both Bill & Fran were also Past District Deputy Life Members. Their work & energy spent within the Elks Foundations, is both immense and outstanding.

Bill is the cherished father of Boston Police Sergeant Andrew J. Minichello and wife, Maria, and the adoring “Nonno” to Matthew Daniel Minichello, all of East Boston. He is the dear brother to Edward T. Minichello and his late wife, Valerie A. (LeBlanc) of Winthrop. He is the special uncle of Ronald Moore of Revere and Stephanie Lane and her husband, Michael of Winthrop. He is also proudly and lovingly survived by Fran’s family (The Hickey and Crotty Clan) and his extended family at Winthrop Elks and U.S. Customs.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Funeral home capacity limits are in effect due to the ongoing pandemic. All visitors are invited to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. **

Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

** All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Capacity limits are in effect in the church. **


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass State Scholarship Fund, c/o Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152.

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  1. Virginia Innocenti & Sister Eileen
    Oct 9 2020

    Dear Andrew, Sister and I sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Bill was a great guy! May he Rest In Peace with your beloved Mother……sending much love and prayers to you!

  2. Carol Hodapp
    Sep 22 2020

    Dear Andrew and Maria,

    I am very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. He was a good friend and a past co-worker and I will miss him and his bigger than life personality!

    We worked together on many audits and I could always count on Bill to add a few laughs to an otherwise boring day. Ha Ha

    Your dad was also a very good man and a man who loved his family deeply and I hope your memories of him will help you through this time of loss.

    I will hold Bill, Fran, and your family in my prayers.

    With Sympathy,

    Carol Hodapp

  3. Nathan
    Sep 17 2020


  4. Vikki (Borden) Drelick
    Sep 16 2020

    Eddy, I am sorry for your loss. Your brother Billy was a wonderful person. I remember all the laughs we had with him growing up. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.


  5. Paul Raymond
    Sep 14 2020

    May God Bless,Bill HE was a GREAT MAN.SORRY FOR HIS LOSS.

  6. Karyn Laurano
    Sep 14 2020

    Sending sincere condolences to Bill’s family. May Bill now Rest In Peace with Frannie.
    Karyn Laurano

  7. Lorraine Butler
    Sep 14 2020

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is Now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all In my prays always remember the good times you had with him

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