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Yolanda “Viola” (Penta) Ferullo

Yolanda "Viola" (Penta) Ferullo

Yolanda “Viola” (Penta) Ferullo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Yolanda “Viola” (Penta) Ferullo, who died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on Thursday, October 2nd, at 88 years.  Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday, October 6th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in East Boston, she lived there all of her life until moving to Winthrop eleven years ago.  “Yola” spent the majority of her adult life caring for family.  Parents, siblings, & her late husband were all her care & devotion.  While caring for her charges, she maintained an “open house” to her entire extended family, friends, neighbors, & her childrens’ friends.  Her London St. home in East Boston was a beacon of hospitality for over seventy years.  No one person ever left “Yola’s” home without enjoying her home-cooking or her baked goodies.  Her personality was indeed humble & loving.  Her husband, Pasquale “Pat” C. Ferullo, died in April of 2003.  She is the devoted mother of: Anthony V. Ferullo & his wife “Nikki” Louise Ferullo of Lynnfield, & Patricia J. MacQueen & her husband Giles E. of Winthrop, with whom Yola made her home for the past eleven years.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Anthony P. Ferullo & wife Maria of Danvers, Dr. Shawn M. Ferullo & wife Karen of Winthrop, & Mark J. Ferullo of Lynnfield.  She is also lovingly survived by her four great-grandchildren: Gabriela A., Nicholas S., Kayla M. & Olivia M. Ferullo.  She was the dear sister of the late: Carmella Copozzi, Saverio “Sammy,” Salvatore “Salvy” & Arthur Penta.  Many faithful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive her.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Elder Service Plan (ESP), Lewis Mall, 225 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128, Attention: Tina Smith.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Elder Service Plan  (ESP), Lewis Mall, 225 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128, Attention: Tina Smith.

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  1. Faust Freda Jr.
    Oct 16 2014

    Dear Patty and Anthony I just learned of Aunt Viola’s passing today, Oct 16, and I feel terrible that I did not have a chance to attend the funeral services for her. I also regret to say I have no contact information for either one of you (although I was certain I did). My contact information is:
    781-391-1816 (Home).
    Email: OR

    Gerry and I are so very sorry.

  2. Donna Letteriello
    Oct 7 2014

    Dear Patty & Family,
    We are so sad to learn that your dear mother has passed away. She was such a beautiful loving lady to every person who met her. We have so many warm memories of her from London St and seeing her down the square at Liberty’s or Lacey’s and at the Porter St. fruit stands. Her kindness and loving spirit was her entire presence. She was very kind to our mother Lizzie, we will not forget her.
    To you & yours, our sincere condolences
    Donna & Christine Letteriello

  3. Joyce Ippolito Hopkins
    Oct 5 2014

    Dear Patty, So sorry to learn of your dear Mother’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. You and your Family are in my thoughts and Prayers. May your fond memories bring you comfort. Joyce Ippolito Hopkins

  4. Vinnie and Sandra Oliva
    Oct 5 2014

    To Anthony and Patty, our thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. I knew your mother all my life, being my mother’s best friend. She was a wonderful woman and will be in my heart forever.

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