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5
Dec

Regina M. (McCarthy) Daley

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Friday, December 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for Regina M. (McCarthy) Daley, 81, of Revere, who died peacefully, surrounded by family at the Kaplan House in Danvers on Monday, December 5th after a brief battle with cancer.   Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, December 10th at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

She was the beloved mother of William M Daley (wife Lynne) of Groveland, Christian S. Daley of Seminole, FL , Timothy A Daley (wife Tricia) of Bedford.  She was the loving sister of Elaine T. Sherriff (husband Steve) of Peabody and Henry “Mac” McCarthy Jr. of Revere. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristen, Julia, Ryan and Michelle of Groveland and Liam and Emmett of Bedford.  She was predeceased by her father, Henry McCarthy and mother Mae (Hatch) McCarthy, both of Chelsea.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she graduated from Chelsea High in 1959 and continued her education at Cambridge Junior College where she was Student Council president for two years.  She continued onto Suffolk University to study architecture while working part time as a draftsman. She worked many years for the Delta Airlines and Massport, performing various roles.

Regina cherished her time with her family and especially enjoyed her role as “Nana”.  She also enjoyed going to dinner, movies and the theater with her friends.  She was the most selfless, thoughtful and giving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend with a huge heart and will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of calling her family or friend.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, December 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 10th at 12:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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5
Dec

Richard G. “Ricky” Danells

Funeral Services & interment were held privately for Richard G. “Ricky” Danells who died unexpectedly on Monday, December 5th at his home in Boxford, he was 65 years old.

Ricky was born in Melrose on June 13th, 1957 to his parents Donald & Stella Faye (Harmed) Danells. He was one of four children. He was raised & educated in Salem and attended Salem Public Schools. During his youth Ricky was an avid ice hockey & baseball player. His passion for sports carried throughout high school, where he was a proud alumnus of Salem High School Class of 1975. His athleticism & passion for sports stayed with him throughout his life. He continued to play fast pitch softball and golfed as much as he could. Ricky spent all his working career as a machinist. He worked for various companies before securing a position at Little Enterprises, where his career spanned over 30 years. Ricky was forced to retire due to his declining health. He spent most of his life in Salem & Ipswich, then in 2017 moved in with his daughter in Boxford. His greatest love in life was that of his twin daughters, Taylor & Brianna, although his grandchildren took over his heart when they all came into his life. They gave him the most pleasure & joy. He will be forever missed by al of his family, extended family & many friends.

He is the beloved son of Stella Faye Danells of Salem & the late Donald Danells. The loving father of Taylor A. Whitcomb & husband Jon Paul of Hamilton and Brianna M. Kamruzzaman & husband Minto of Boxford. The cherished & proud grandfather of Ryann Whitcomb, Ethan Kamruzzaman, Landyn Whitcomb, Preston Kamruzzaman, & Dylan Kamruzzaman. The dear brother of Dr. Elizabeth Chin of Mattapoisett, Margaret Jubb & husband James of Hampton, NH., & the late Donald D. Danells. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, & nephew.

Donations may be made in Ricky’s memory may to the BASE Inc., 150 Shirley St., Roxbury, MA 02119.


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1
Dec

Marie E. (Demaso) Colton

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Marie E. (Demaso) Colton, who passed away on December 1st at 81 years of age. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Forgione) Demaso. was a graduate of Hyde Park High and afterwards Boston Clerical. She soon entered the workforce and would eventually hold a 40-year career as an office manager with the Local 4: Heavy Equipment Operators Union. Marie loved life and never missed an opportunity to travel and explore everything life had to offer, taking pictures along the way to capture so many memories. Her warm and caring personality resulted in her making friends anywhere she went. Married for over 25 years to Lawrence J. Colton, the couple remained in her hometown of Roslindale before moving to Hopkinton where they have been for the last 15 years along with spending some winters in Fountain Hills, AZ. Marie was active in the community and was a member of the Hopkinton Rotary Club and the Women’s Club. Marie was devoted to her family and her faith; she was a devout catholic and cherished spending time with all her family. She also held a close-knit relationship with her group of friends from her first job at Woolworth’s. Meeting when still in their teens, this crew became known as the “Woolworth Girls”, and they kept a close relationship with each other for over 60 years. Marie also enjoyed skiing and was thrilled to have attended the1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Marie will be lovingly remembered for her warm, caring and adventurous personality. To know her was to love her and she will be missed by everyone who had the benefit of having her in their life.

She is the beloved wife of Lawrence J. Colton of Hopkinton. Dear sister of James M. Demaso and his wife Gail of Andover. Loving stepmother of Jonathan “Jon” Colton and his wife Pamela of Kingston, TN and their children, Amanda Colton of Chicago, IL & Matthew Colton of Kingston, TN. Cherished aunt of Nicole M. Garuti and her husband Steven & their son Maxell, all of West Newbury and Kristina Fowler & her husband Jaime and their son Tucker, all of Scenery Hill, PA. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday December 7th at 12:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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30
Nov

Diane C. (Nicotera) Cohane

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, December 4th from  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Diane C. (Nicotera) Cohane, who died surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Revere Beach  on Wednesday, November 30th following a 2 year long battle with cancer, she was 76 years old. Funeral Services & Interment will be held privately.

Diane was born on September 18, 1946 to her late parents, Orlando & Doris M. (Maggioli) Nicotera in Everett. She was one of three children and was raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1964. After high school, Diane began working at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, where she worked in the transportation department retiring as a supervisor, after a career spanning over 40 years. During this time, she met and married the love of her life, Dennis P. Cohane. She & Dennis made their home in the Point of Pines section of Revere. Together they proudly raised their three children. Diane was a loving woman who was known for her incredible cooking, sharp sense of humor and fiery personality. She loved entertaining and hosting holidays, especially Christmas, was her favorite holiday. She was famous for her many legendary “Patriot Football Sunday’s”. She put a holiday style feast every Sunday & Superbowl. This tradition of 25 years filled the house with family & friends, much laughter and all of Diane’s delicious cooking. Diane’s passing is a tremendous loss to her family, but she would insist to continue living and toast her at any occasion.

She is the beloved wife of Dennis P. Cohane of 46 years of Revere. The loving mother of Courtney C. Cohane of Revere, Justin J. Cohane & wife Nicole of Lynn, & Brandon M. Cohane of Revere. The cherished “Nanny” of Anthony & Devon Molineaux, and Justin “J.J.” & Mason Cohane. The dear sister of the late Dennis V. Nicotera & Patricia M. Nicotera. The treasured sister-in-law of Janet Piatek & husband Robert of Saugus and Donna Cohane of Revere. She also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services and interment is private.


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28
Nov

Robert P. Croce

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, December 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

On November 28, 2022, Robert P. Croce died peacefully surrounded by his family, following a long illness. 

Robert was born on October 14, 1943 to Charles and June Croce. He grew up in Beachmont in Revere, MA which fostered his love of the ocean, boats, and lighthouses.  His job at the local hardware store put him on the path to the job he was born to do: general contractor and carpenter.

Bob met his wife, JoAnn Lucca, in 1963 and they were married on October 25, 1964.  Together, they raised four children, Robert Jr., Brian, Patricia, and Kevin, in Wakefield, MA in the house that he built for his family.  

Although he was a very hard worker and often worked long hours, Bob always made time to make wonderful memories for his wife and kids, which included weekend trips and long vacations.

Bob retired to one of his favorite vacation spots, Conway, NH where he and JoAnn lived in another house he built.  That is children all settled close by is a testament to what an amazing man he truly was.  Although he continued to work part-time as a “Family Handyman”, Bob spent most his retirement doing what he loved best: traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.  

Bob is predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Charles Jr. and David.  

Bob will be remembered by JoAnn, his loving wife and best friend of 58 years; his brother Danny and his wife, Dolly; two sisters and their husbands, Cathy and Frank and Joan and Ed; sisters-in-law, Barbara and Ann-Marie, his four children and their spouses, Rita, Megan, Sean, and Vicki; eight grandchildren, Jon, Sarah, Ben, Robin, Madeline, Katelyn, Courtney, and Abby; and 4 great grandchildren, Macio, Elena, Sofia & Paisley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurses, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County (https://www.vnhch.org/) and Jenn’s Friends (https://www.jensfriends.org/)


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, December 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 6th at 11:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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24
Nov

Francis X. “Frank” Pisano

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, December 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Francis X. “Frank” Pisano, who died on Thursday, November 24th at the Accent Care Hospice Center in Milton, following a long battle with Kidney Disease, he was 69 years old.  A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private.

Frank was born in Chelsea on December 19th, 1952, to his late parents, Salvatore S. & Rose M. (Albano) Pisano. He was raised and educated in Revere and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1970. He went on to further his education at Salem State College. He earned his degree in History and a Certificate in Education. He began teaching History at Revere High School for several years. He then switched careers and became a Purchasing Manager for Boston Water & Sewer Commission and later moved to MWRA where he worked for 20 years until he retired. Frank was very much into staying fit and working out. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Revere Lodge # 1272, where he played on the Softball Team, something he enjoyed a great deal. Frank also loved the beach, particularly Revere Beach. He enjoyed listening to music, and anyone who knew him, knew he was a Beatles fanatic. Above anything, Frank loved attending all of his Nephews’ Sporting Events and then making a run to McDonalds with the boys. He was a Friend of Bill W. and enjoyed helping people in any way. He was a support and solid friend to many people and asked for nothing in return. He was faced with health challenges with Kidney Disease and wanted people to help advocate for the many who are also afflicted, so that maybe there will be a cure to end the suffering.

He is the beloved son of the late Salvatore S. & Rose M. (Albano) Pisano. The loving brother of Cheryl T. Recupero & husband Genaro of Billerica, & Stephen R. Pisano & wife Ann P. of Norwood. The cherished Uncle (aka “Skuncle”) of Matthew S. Pisano & Fiancé Caroline McCarthy of New York, Michael R. Pisano & & Fiancé Taylor Poirier of Providence, RI & Nicholas M. Recupero of Billerica. Also lovingly survived by many cousins, friends, & colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Frank’s memory to The National Kidney foundation, 209 W Central St. Ste 207, Natick, MA 01760.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, December 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private


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27
Oct

Joseph J. Bukowski

Joseph J. Bukowski, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 74 of natural causes. Joseph was born in the Philippines on September 4, 1948, while his father was serving in the U.S military overseas. He is the son of the late Joseph and Stella Bukowski.

Joseph graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High in 1966 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he repaired radios for U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom jets. Following his honorable discharge, he acquired an Associate Degree Science and Repair of Electronics at North Shore Community College.

As documented in a Salem News article, Joseph dabbled in other pursuits, such as stage and film acting – which included stints as a bad guy in Hollywood where he also wrote screenplays. He appeared in many local theatre productions. Joseph was a life-long member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Eventually he returned to old-fashioned electronics, opening his latest business, Salem HiFi located on Bridge Street in Salem. He boasted on his website, “I’ve been lucky to have the best customers around.” Customers found his business and Joe serviced many people from around New England. Most recently, a customer from western Massachusetts (3 hours from Salem) shared her last conversation with Joe, she asked when she could pick up her console. His answer was: “You’re the customer. You tell me when.” His business ethic was straightforward and honest.

Joseph lived an independent lifestyle, but always enjoyed time with family. He appreciated the simple things in life and lived on his own terms.  He was a “free spirit”!

He was the devoted brother of Ann Kelleher and her husband Michael of Charlestown, cherished uncle of Christa Kelleher and her husband Anthony Fernandez of Arlington and Michael Kelleher and his wife Christine Kang of Plymouth. He is the treasured granduncle to Michael William and Aubrey Joseph Kelleher, and Lucas David and Toby Louis Fernandez. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins.

To honor Joseph, please reach out to those you encounter with kindness and respect. As his website states, “the purpose of life…to be happy, and make others happy…Dalai Lama.”

We will miss Joseph or “Joe” but remember many treasured moments or conversations as he always had an inspirational quote, story or thought to share.

And, at this time of great need, please consider donating or volunteering at your local food pantry.

Immediate Services are private and a family gathering will be held in 2023.


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25
Nov

Irene J. (Ferraro) Wastaferro

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, November 30th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. for Irene J. (Ferraro) Wastaferro, who passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 25th. She was 76 years old. Interment will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Angelo & Rose (Fallavollita) Ferraro. She was raised in Everett and began her early education there before the family moved to Marblehead. She was a graduate of Marblehead High School, and she soon furthered her education becoming a licensed cosmetologist. She married James C. Wastaferro, and the couple settled in Revere where they raised their children. Irene has been a resident of Revere for the past 50 years. She worked outside of the home as a cosmetologist at numerous salons before she decided to work for herself, from her home, catering to her family and friends. She was devoted to her husband and children and especially enjoyed being surrounded by her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was very talented in crocheting.

She is the beloved wife of 51 years to James C. Wastaferro of Revere. Devoted mother of Doreen Bolton & her husband Jay of Revere, Robert Wastaferro & his wife Janel of Wakefield, Ronald Wastaferro & his wife Sharon of Derry, NH and Carleen Wastaferro & her fiancé Rob Sullivan of Malden. Cherished grandmother of Juliana, Sofia & Isabella Bolton, Christa & James Wastaferro, Victoria Wastaferro & Joseph Suillivan. Dear sister of Robert Ferraro, Rose Standley, Angelo Ferraro & the late Anthony Ferraro. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston MA 02108.


Services

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne


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23
Nov

Linda L. (Aloise) Janiak

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Thursday, December 1st in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Linda L. (Aloise) Janiak, who passed away unexpectedly on November 23rd. She was 64 years of age. A Memorial Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 6:00 p.m.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of George Creighton & Ruth (Aloise). She grew up in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Schools and attended Chelsea High School. Linda worked for a number of years as a security officer in various high-rise buildings in Boston and then became a crossing guard in Chelsea for Chelsea Public Schools. She has been a resident of Revere for the past 10+ years. Linda enjoyed being with her family and loved to watch old films and movies, especially comedy and action movies. She had a love for the entertainment industry and followed closely many Hollywood celebrities.

She is the devoted mother of Ashley M. Siuda of Revere, Mark S. Siuda, Jr. of Lynn & John P. Janiak of Lynn. Cherished grandmother of Jionni, Arabella, Leilani & Landon. Dear sister of Anthony Aloise & Louis Aloise. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Thursday, December 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home


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23
Nov

Jean “Gina” (Giammarco) Fiorentino

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, November 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Jean “Gina” (Giammarco) Fiorentino, who died on Wednesday, November 23rd. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Gina was born to her late parents Luigi & Pierina (DeSantis) Giammarco in Introdacqua, Abbruzzo, Italy. At ten years old she and her family journeyed to America, where they arrived in Boston’s North End. The family later settled in Dorchester. Gina was educated in Boston Public Schools and was an alumna of the Juliette Billiart School Class of 1956. Gina met her husband Vito Fiorentino at an ice cream shop, marrying in January 1960.  They made their home in Revere, where they began their life & family. Gina was a loving & devoted wife & mother, who instilled strong family values. She was an exemplary cook, who ensured no one left her home hungry. She looked forward to Sundays at the nail salon, Chinese food family dinners, and all things lemon.  She loved being around her children & grandchildren and was vey proud of each of them. She & her husband later moved to Middleton where they joyfully spent the past 25 years. Her love that she bestowed upon her family will never be forgotten.

She is the devoted wife of 62 years of Vito Fiorentino of Middleton. The loving mother of Jean Cicatelli & husband Louis of Topsfield and Christine Guarnieri & husband Gregg of Boxford. The cherished & proud grandmother of Louis Cicatelli of New York, NY., Christina Cicatelli of Topsfield, Joshua Guarnieri & Oliver Guarnieri both of Boxford. She is the dear sister of the late Pat Giammarco & Anthony Giammarco. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews. Let’s not forget all of her beloved canine companions Rocco, Finley, Beau, Penny, Lucy, & Mindy.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, November 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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