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9
Nov

Virginia R. (Ginnetti) Papa

Virginia R. (Ginnetti) Papa

Virginia R. (Ginnetti) Papa

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Virginia R. (Ginnetti) Papa, who died after a lengthy illness, in the presence of her God & family, peacefully on Sunday, November 9th at Meadow-Green Nursing Home of Waltham, at 89 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, following the visitation, followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 12 Noon.  Born & raised in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1943.  Virginia lived in Revere, mostly on Hall St., for many years, before moving to Lexington in 2000.  She had a 20 year career with the Registry of Motor Vehicles (Nashua St.), Boston, as a clerk & interviewer.  At one time, all of her sisters worked at the Registry for many years.  As any Revereite would tell you, if the need came to be, & you made a trip to the Registry & one of the Ginnetti Girls recognized you, your wait was minimal & your problems were solved.  All four Ginnetti Girls (Anna, Frances, Virginia, & Chickie), were most accommodating & a pleasure to deal with.  She is the beloved wife of the late Pellegrino R. “Bill” Papa, who passed in July, 2007.  She is the adored & devoted mother of: Jeanne A. Papa of Lexington, William V. Papa & his wife Dorothy Grayson of Salem, MA, & Virginia A. Papa-Carino & her husband Francis W. of West Newton.  She is the cherished grandmother to Ava R. & Lily R. Carino, both of West Newton.  She is the dear sister of Frances D. Gennacco of Revere & her late husband John, Lillian M. “Chickie” Boudette & her husband Bernand F., all of Revere, & the late: Anthony, Dante, & Spartaco Ginnetti, & Anna Sasso.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Newton Cemetery of Newton, MA.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at Meadow-Green Nursing Home, 45 Woburn St., Waltham, MA 02452, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 12 Noon in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Interment

Newton Cemetery, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at Meadow-Green Nursing Home, 45 Woburn St., Waltham, MA 02452, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031.

8
Nov

Albert J. Blasi

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 beginning at 9AM, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Albert J. Blasi, who died on Saturday, November 8th at Genesis at Wakefield Center, Wakefield, following a lengthy illness, at 81 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday following the visitation, & followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 11AM. Born & raised in Revere, he attended schools here & entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, from March of 1954 – March of 1958. He served with Company G, within the 18th Infantry Regiment as an assistant Squad Leader. He went to work with the City of Revere, in the School Department, serving as Athletic Director for many years. He also taught within the system, as a social studies teacher at the High School. He is a member of the Retired Revere Teachers’ Association. His beloved wife, Louise G. (Davis), pre-deceased him on March 8, 2010. They had been married for 51 years at the time of her death. He is the devoted & cherished father of: Barbara A. Lospennato & her husband, Robert J., Brenda L. Spinney all of Revere, Anthony A. Blasi & his wife, Terri of Auburn, Maine, & Roxanne Pittman & her husband, James M. of Auburn, Massachusetts. He is the dear brother of: Anthony J. “A.J.” Blasi & his wife, Bernice of Revere, & the late Rocco Blasi & Rita Grosso. He is also the adored grandfather of: Nicole M. Apollo & her husband, Daniel R. Apollo USN of Maryland, James M. Pittman III of Auburn, MA, Andrew Spinney of Revere, Patrick A. Lospennato of Revere, Jessica L. Pittman of Auburn, MA, & Anthony P. Blasi of Auburn, ME. He is also lovingly survived by his great-grandson, Daniel Ryan Apollo, Jr. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

5
Nov

Antonio P. Maglione, Jr.

Antonio P. Maglione, Jr.

Antonio P. Maglione, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Retired Air Force Major Antonio P. Maglione, Jr., who died following a long illness on Wednesday, November 5th, at 87 years, at his nephew’s Revere home, where he had been living for the past five years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 12th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m.  Interment & military honors will be rendered at the Massachusetts National Cemetery of Bourne (Cape Cod), at 1:15 p.m.  Born & raised in Revere, he attended Revere schools & was a 1945 alumnus of Revere High School.  He entered the United States Air Force in July of 1946 & served until September 30th, 1966, with over 20 years of service with the Air Force, & retired as Major.  His term of service extended from the end of World War II, to Korea, & through the Viet-Nam Era.  “The Military” never left  his life nor his personality.  He attended schools throughout his military career & continued to improve his educational background well into his sixties.  For over 20 years, he worked for the IRS as a tax examiner & supervisor.  He was a long time member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171 & the Beachmont V.F.W. Post #6712.  He also taught within the Revere School system for several years at the High School level, before retirement.  He was the beloved son of the late Antonio P. Maglione, Sr. & Caroline (Marotta).  He was the dear brother of the late: Louise M. DeRosa, Revere Patrolman Carmine J. Maglione, George Maglione, Sr., Mary Clark, Carmella Santosuosso, Celia D’Agnese, Peter, Michael, & Rocco Maglione.  He is lovingly survived by his nephew & best friend, George Maglione, Jr. of Revere, with whom he made his home for the past five years.  He is also lovingly survived by many other cherished nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  The family acknowledges with an abundance of gratitude his health-care providers, Nancy & David, for their extraordinary care & attention to “Uncle Tony.”  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne (Cape Cod), following the Funeral Mass, at 1:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

1
Nov

Mary L. (Hartnett) Cassani

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Mary L. (Hartnett) Cassani, who died quietly on Saturday, November 1st at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following complications related to Leukemia, at 83 years.  Her Funeral Mass will follow the visitation on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere.  Born & raised in Revere, she lived her entire life in Revere, & was a 1948 alumna of Revere High School.  Mrs. Cassani retired in 1989 after over ten years of service as a secretary with the MBTA.  She was the dear wife of the late, John A. Cassani, who died in 1974.  She was the daughter of the late, John T. Hartnett & Mary I. (Turner) Hartnett.  She is the beloved sister to Joan T. Hartnett of Orlando, Florida, & is also lovingly survived by many cousins.  Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Dr. Richard Lee Cancer Research Fund at Mass. General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Dr. Richard Lee Cancer Research Fund at Mass. General Hospital, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114.

30
Oct

Armando Salvatore Cantino

Family & friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Armando Salvatore Cantino, who died on Thursday, October 30th at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital of Bedford, following a long illness, at 81 years.  A funeral mass will follow the visitation at the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m., followed by entombment in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Versailles Building), Everett.  Born in Messina, Sicily, Italy on November 28th, 1932, he was brought to America in 1936.  The family settled in Boston’s North End, where Armando attended schools & graduated from Boston Trade School in 1950.  He worked briefly at the former West End House in Boston as a Physical Instructor.  He entered the United States Army in February of 1953 & served until February of 1955 as a Corporal.  During his time in the service, he met an attractive Registered Nurse with the U.S. Army & they were wed in February of 1954.  Maria was a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico, where they would spend the majority of their lives until coming to Revere, MA in 2008.  The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past February.  Besides his beloved wife of 60 years, Maria J. (Lopez) Cantino, he is the devoted brother of Anthony P. Cantino of Revere & the late: Carmela J. Caputo & Philip Cantino.  He is the dear uncle of Angela J. Tabb & her husband Robert, Joseph A. Caputo, Jr. & his wife Mary-Lou, Camille M. Punch & her husband William A., & Joanne T. Caputo-Carfagna & her husband Alfred.  He is the cherished grand-uncle of Denise Tarro, Jeffrey Tarro & his wife Michele, Devon Punch & her husband Matthew Smith, & Anthony J. Caputo.  He is also lovingly survived by 3 great-grand-nieces, Chelsey, Gianna, & Ciara.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Entombment

In the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Versailles Building), Everett.

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.

28
Oct

Timothy A. Perris

Family & friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 in Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston St., Lynn, at 11 a.m. for Timothy A. Perris, who died following a long illness at his Haverhill residence on Tuesday, October 28th at 85 years.  (Family & friends will gather at the Main Gate of the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.).  Born & raised in Greece, he served in the Greek Army & came to the United States in 1957.  Upon marrying Demetra (Jenis) of Lynn, the couple lived briefly in Lynn before moving to West Peabody for five years.  They left Massachusetts & took up residency in Queens, New York, where Mr. Perris entered the computer programing profession.  He quickly rose in rank & became Manager of the computer company for over 7 years.  Upon returning to Massachusetts, they set up home in Groveland, MA, where they owned & operated their own “Richdale’s,” an early pioneer in the convenience store industry.  They (both Mr. & Mrs. Perris) ran their business for forty years until retirement.  In 2009, they moved to Haverhill, MA.  Mr. Perris was a member of the AHEPA (American Helenic Educational Progressive Association) & was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, of Lynn. Mr. & Mrs. Perris have been long time members of Holy Apostles, St. Peter & St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill, MA.  He is the beloved husband of 60 years to Demetra (Jenis) Perris.  He is the cherished father of: Nina Katsos & her husband Louis of Mansfield, MA, & Paul T. Perris & his wife Pauline of Biddeford, Maine.  He is the devoted grandfather of: Christina A. Katsos & her fiancée Salil A. Tamhane of Evanston, Illinois, John T. Katsos of Charlottesville, Virginia, Stephanie D. Katsos of Oakton, Virginia, Joanna E. Katsos of Chestnut Hill, MA, & Brent A. Perris of Amesbury, MA.  Several nieces & nephews also survive him in Greece.  Remembrances may be made to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 11 Church St., Lynn, MA 01905 or Holy Apostles, St. Peter & St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill, MA 01830.

Services

Graveside Service

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery (145 Boston St.), Lynn. (Family & friends will gather at the Main Gate of the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.)

Remembrances may be made to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 11 Church St., Lynn, MA 01905 or Holy Apostles, St. Peter & St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill, MA 01830.

27
Oct

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 31st, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley, who died on Monday, October 27th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a brief illness, at 79 years.  Her funeral mass will follow the visitation at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.  Born & raised in Medford, she attended Medford schools & remained in Medford until moving to Vallejo, California in 1977 with her husband & ten children.  She returned to Massachusetts in 2008 after 31 years in California, making her home with her daughter, Joanne, of Revere.  In Vallejo, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post in Vallejo.  She was the wife of the late William H. Tildsley, Sr., who passed in June of 1991.  She is the devoted mother of Joanne L. Tildsley & her husband Henry R. of Revere, William H. Tildsley, Jr. & his wife Patti of Hawaii, Paul A. Tildsley of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sidney A. Tildsley & wife Mary of Aurora, Ohio, Barbara “Sissy” Schmidt & her husband Ritchie of Vallejo, CA, Thomas S. Tildsley of Vallejo, CA, Dorothy E. “Dolly” Sturtevant & her husband Wayne of New Haven, Vermont, Robert A. Tildsley & his wife Nan of Vallejo, CA, Michael S. Tildsley & his wife Beckie of Silver Springs, NC, & Victor L. Tildsley & his wife Cheryl of Vallejo, CA.  She is the dear sister to Pauline E. Howley of Thomas River, New Jersey, William T. Murphy of Oklahoma, Janice E. Nowak of West Medford, Virginia L. Matt & her husband Francis of Revere, & the late: Marjorie E. Murphy & Robert A. Murphy.  Also lovingly survived by 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, & many nieces & nephews.  She was also the daughter of the late: Paul W. Murphy & Dorothy W. (McMullen) Murphy.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 9 a.m – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

21
Oct

Ignazio “Fred” Soriano

 

Ignazio F. "Fred" Soriano

Ignazio F. “Fred” Soriano

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Ignazio “Fred” Soriano, who died on Tuesday, October 21st at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center following a long illness, at 87 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, October 25th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, 72 Maverick St., East Boston, at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in East Boston, he attended schools there & was a 1945 alumnus of East Boston High School.  He entered the military in October of 1945, serving with the United States Army, until October of 1947.  He was a World War II Veteran.  He was a municipal employee within the City of Boston for over ten years before retirement.  “Fred” was, indeed, a family man who enjoyed the sociality of his own family & extended family.  He leaves his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary M. (Russo) Soriano.  He is the devoted father of: Marie C. Tennant of East Boston & her late husband Timothy R. Tennant, Frederick M. Soriano & his wife Cheryl of Middleton, Gerard F. Soriano & his wife Cheryl of Bradford, MA, Steven M. Soriano & his wife Kristine M. of Lynnfield, & Susan M. Mancini & her husband Michael S. of Salem, MA.  He is the dear brother to Patrick Soriano & his wife Carmella of Saugus, & the late: Helen Panico & Carmella Megna.  He is also lovingly survived by his 12 grandchildren, his brother-in-law Frank Russo & his wife Gloria of East Boston, his sister-in-law Sarah Neal of Arizona, & many nieces & nephews.  Entombment will be in the Versailles Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Dr. Richard Lee Cancer Research Fund at Massachusetts General Hospital , 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston.

Entombment

In the Versailles Building at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Massachusetts General Hospital – Cancer Center, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, ATTN: Development.

6
Oct

Sophie J. (Russell) Gatta

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 10th, 2014 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m., for Sophie J. (Russell) Gatta, who died following a lengthy battle with pulmonary carcinoma on Monday evening, October 6th at the Leonard-Florence Center for Living of Chelsea, at 85 years.  Her funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12 Noon, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Mrs. Gatta came to live in Revere over 70 years ago, after being born & raised in Waterbury, Connecticut.  A devoted homemaker, she worked for several years at Bradlee’s Department Store of Chelsea as a clerk, until retirement.  Her husband, Robert F. Gatta, died in October of 2007.  She is the devoted & beloved mother of: Kathleen M. Bruno & her husband Michael C. of Saugus, Robert J. Gatta & his fiancée Joanne of Everett, & the late Elaine M. Wilton.  She is the cherished grandmother to: Ashley N., Courtney L. & Tyler M. Wilton all of Revere, Kristen M. Gatta of Winthrop, Amanda N. Gatta of Revere, Stacey A. Bruno, & Christopher M. Bruno & his wife Amanda, all of Saugus.  She is the dear sister to Evelyn Benedetto of Revere, & the late: Marie Russell & John Russell.  Also lovingly survived by her 3 great-grandchildren, Gianna, Emily, & Cruz, her son-in-law Michael J. Wilton, & many nieces & nephews.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 10th, 2014 from 9 – 11:45 a.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

2
Oct

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.

Services

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.

Interment

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.