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1
Oct

Anthony R. Penzabene

A private Graveside Service was held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, for Anthony R. Penzabene, who died on Friday, October 1st at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere following a long illness.

 Anthony was born & raised in East Boston, he was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1958. All of Anthony’s working career was spent as a Machinist. He lived in Waltham for over 20 years, later moving to Revere, residing on Revere Beach at the Seaview Towers, where he has been for the past 30 + years. Anthony was a proud bachelor. He loved to dance. He was a jack of all trades and was a sports enthusiast who especially loved all the local teams.

He is the beloved son of the late Frank Penzabene & Lena (Bellitti) Penzabene Loving brother of Crissa Nichinello & her husband Joseph A. of Revere & the late Anne Marie Penzabene. Cherished uncle of the late Lori Ann Nagle & grand uncle of Justin J. Gomes of Sturbridge & Korey J. Gomes of Revere.


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25
Sep

Eugene D. “Gene” Masella, Sr.

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE on Friday, October 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for Eugene D. “Gene” Masella, Sr., who passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on September 25, 2021 at the age of 93. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 1:45 p.m., followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Gene was a lifelong resident of Revere. He grew up just blocks away from Revere Beach, where he developed a love and appreciation for all the beach had to offer during its hay day. It was at that very same beach that he met the love of his life, Tudy, his wife of 76 years. As a child, he was an altar server at St. Anthony’s Church and attended grade school at the Paul Revere, but like so many of his generation, he needed to help support his family during the Great Depression. At thirteen, he began his career as a butcher with the First National Store in Winthrop, and later, a meat manager at Stop & Shop. Gene also worked as a chef at his uncle’s restaurant on Revere Beach, where he developed his passion for cooking. A few years later, he began working for his older brother, a local contractor, where he quickly learned and mastered the construction trade. He became a Master Finish Carpenter and built many homes and commercial buildings throughout the area. Gene proudly served as Scoutmaster of the Boy Scout troop in Revere. One of his proudest accomplishments was buying a plot of land on Suffolk Avenue and building a home for his young family, digging the foundation by hand. Growing up during the Great Depression gave Gene an immense sense of humility and an unparalleled work ethic that he carried with him his entire life. Gene was known for his stories, wisdom, and most of all, his legendary cooking. The love story of he and his wife Tudy and their 76 years of marriage is a true testament of love, devotion, and commitment. Gene was a family man, and family is what mattered to him the most.

He is the devoted husband of 76 years to Mary T. “Tudy” Masella of Revere. Loving father of Sheryl A. Yantosca and her husband James of Windham, NH, Domenic E. Masella and his wife Terry of Bedford, NH, and Eugene D. Masella, Jr. and daughter-in-law Phyllis of Revere. Cherished grandfather of James Yantosca and his wife Stacey of Windham, NH, Eugene D. Masella, III and his wife Lauren of Windham, NH, and Jared M. Masella and his wife Kristine of Peabody. Adored great-grandfather of Isabella, Geno, Aderli, and Ben. Beloved son of the late Giovaninna Masella and Domenico Masella. Dear brother of the late Nellie Terminello, Mario Masella, Rudy Masella, Ralph Masella, and Michael Masella. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, October 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, October 1st at 1:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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22
Sep

F. Phyllis (O’Hara) McLaughlin

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, September 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for F. Phyllis (O’Hara) McLaughlin, who died peacefully in her home in Beachmont, she was 85 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 5:15 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody will be private. For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.

Phyllis was a lifelong Revere resident. She and her family grew up in the Point of Pines section of Revere. This meant that Revere Beach was her playground & she embraced it. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1955. Phyllis spent a brief time working as a telephone operator until she married the love of her life, Robert F. McLaughlin. Revere is where they remained, and Phyllis raised her family. She was a homemaker and mother to her children and any other kid in the neighborhood. Phyllis had an open door to all the other kids in and around the city. Phyllis was also known for all of her Beachmont Yard Sales. She always had something for the kids to eat or drink. Phyllis and her husband loved entertaining and having many parties through the years. They especially enjoyed traveling and cruising to many different ports around the world. Phyllis was a very social woman, she loved to meet new friends and acquaintances. She was a regular at the Friday Night Bingo at St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed taking trips to the casinos. Her biggest passion of all was her family, sharing and making memories, and undoubtedly her greatest love of all, were her grandchildren. She was so proud of each of them and their personal accomplishments.

She is the devoted wife of 61 years to the late Robert F. McLaughlin. Loving mother of John R. McLaughlin and wife Danae of Stoneham, Scott A. McLaughlin and wife Katherine of Melrose, Stephen M. McLaughlin and companion Becky Tamburino of North Billerica and the late Robert McLaughlin. Treasured & proud grandmother of Ryan McLaughlin and wife Katie of North Providence, RI, Kaci L. McLaughlin of Seattle, WA & Christen M. McLaughlin & fiancé Andrew Legget of Danvers. Dear sister of the late Marjorie E. Robertson & husband James R., Mary Racca & husband James S. “Brother”, Dorothy Minichino, Helen Botta & husband Frank, & John O’Hara. Special aunt of Karen Santilli of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends, neighbors & extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135.


Services

**For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.**

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, September 27th at 5:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


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22
Sep

Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere on Monday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso who passed in the loving presence of her family at her home, she was 105 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12:00 p.m., followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Nellie lived all 105 years of her life in Revere. She was educated in Revere Schools. In 1935, she married Salvatore Grasso. The couple remained in Revere where Nellie was close to her family and raised her children. She was devoted to her family and family was the foundation of her life. Nellie was an incredible cook and baker. Many wonderful treats she made always was shared to express her gratitude to people, or simply as a beautiful gesture of kindness. Nellie was a part of “The Greatest Generation” era. She possessed an education that was taught on life’s lessons; importance of family, how to be resourceful & to contribute to society. She was creative when it came to knitting and made many blankets, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and many other creations for family & friends. She was a woman of grace & strength, for that she was revered and was the matriarch of her loving family.

She is the wife of 58 years to the late Salvatore E. Grasso. Loving mother of the late Geraldine M. DeSisto & Dennis R. Grasso. Cherished grandmother of Doreen Perez of Revere, Lisa A. Lowell & husband David of Raymond, NH & Carla Grasso of Portsmouth, NH. Treasured great grandmother of Richard Lowell, Steven Lowell, Christina Lowell, Joshua Perez, Elisa Perez, & Jason Perez. Adored great great grandmother of Austin, Brandon, Mason, Ally, Autumn, Reighna, Aiden, Logan, Cooper, Axton, Nellie, Lorenzo, & Emma, David and 1 great, great great grandson Ryder. Dear sister of Lorraine C. Holloway of Revere & the late Catherine R. Dotolo, Vincent, Lawrence J., Carmine, & Anthony Dotolo. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, devoted friends, extended family & neighbors.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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17
Sep

Diane H. (Donovan) Hoffman

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE on Friday, September 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE at 12:00 p.m., for Diane H. (Donovan) Hoffman, who died on Friday, September 17th at the Beverly Hospital, following a long illness.

Diane was the beloved daughter of the late Edward J. & Jacqueline Anne (Kelley) Donovan, former wife of George “Cookie” Hoffman of Peabody and the loving & caring mother of Craig Michael Hoffman of Ashland. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family & friends.

Diane was an alumna of Chelsea High School, Class of 1966 & a former employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Revenue and the Bristol County Sherriff’s Department.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Metro Residential Services, Attn: Maureen Delaney, 465 Waverly Oaks Rd., Suite 120, Waltham, MA 02452.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, September 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, September 24th at 12:00 p.m. in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere


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17
Sep

Roseann Tango

Funeral Services & Interment were held privately for Roseann Tango, who died on September 17th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long battle with lung cancer, she was 66 years old.

Roseann was born in Chelsea and raised in East Boston. She was educated in Boston Public Schools & was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1973. Roseann was disabled early on and due to her illnesses, she was unable to work. She still maintained a deep love for her family and her 2 feline companions “A.J.” & “Pretty Boy”. Roseann lived in Port Charlotte, Florida for over 20 years and she had been residing in Chelsea for the past several years.  She loved to follow all her Boston Sports Teams and kept up with all the latest news.

She is the beloved daughter of Phyllis R. (Cimino) Iudica of Saugus & the late Robert M. Iudica. Loving sister of Deborah A. Zaccaria of Reading, Paul Tango & his wife Cheryl of Cape Coral, Florida & Robert Tango of Woburn. Cherished aunt of Robert Tango of Florida, Christopher Tango & his wife Sarah of Florida, Robert Tango & his wife Christine of New Hampshire, Lisa Zaccaria of Saugus & the late Michelle Zaccaria, Gregory Tango & Jason Tango.

Remembrances may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts / Rhode Island Chapter, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.


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12
Sep

Domenic Gioia

At 90 years, in the gentle presence of his God & faithful family, on September 12th, formerly of Boston’s North End, Peabody & Malden, in Rye, NH, following a brief illness. Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Carmella R. (LaTerza) Gioia. Dear & devoted father to Donna Gioia & her husband Peter Bennett of Hampton, NH, Paul Gioia of Bridgton, ME, Angela Gioia & her fiancé Stephen Cole of No. Providence, RI & Patricia “Patty” Casey & her husband Edward Casey of Wareham, MA. Proud grandfather of Robert S. O’Leary of Tewksbury, MA, Shane Taylor of Newport, RI, Alexandra “Alex” Taylor of Mesa, AZ, Harold Irving & his wife Devon of MD, John Paul “Johnny” Irving & his fiancé Jordan Taylor of Crawfordville, FL & Christina Richert of Wareham, MA. Dear brother of the late Anna C. Carroll, Paul, Salvatore, Frank A., Joseph, Anthony & Angelo Gioia. Also lovingly survived by his great-granddaughter, Emma Welch of SC & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m., in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted & interment is private.

Retired Proprietor of several restaurants in Boston’s North End. Member of the Airforce Ntl. Guard.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


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4
Sep

Anne L. (Winer) Annese

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, September 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00  p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Anne L. (Winer) Annese, who died on Saturday, September 4th, surrounded by her loving family by her side at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Derry, NH, following a brief illness, she was 86 years old. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Anne was born & raised in Everett to James & Erna (Bottleson) Winer, immigrants of Norway. Anne was one of six children. She was an alumna of Everett High School, Class of 1952. Anne was married to her husband Gerald F. Annese in 1956. The couple moved to Revere, where they raised their family. Anne was a proud & dedicated mother & homemaker. Her family was always first. After her children were in school, she joined her mother at the Grover Manor Hospital, where they worked alongside one another for over 20 years. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Anne, would describe her as a very pleasant & genuine woman.  She loved to bake & knit. In 2012, she moved to New Hampshire, where she remained until her passing.  

She is the beloved wife of 36 years to the late Gerald F. Annese. Loving & devoted mother of Michael J. Annese & wife Ellen L. of Saugus, Andrea A. Cogliano & husband John of Danville, NH & Jerry J. Annese of NH. Cherished grandmother Christopher Cogliano of Danville, NH, Danyelle Cogliano – Gibbs of Hampton, NH & Joanna Cogliano of Sparks, NV. Adored great grandmother of 7. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, September 9th at 2:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private


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1
Sep

Maureen A. McGunigle

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, September 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Maureen A. McGunigle, who died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, September 1st following a brief battle with gallbladder cancer, she was 62 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE at 10:00 a.m., immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Maureen was born in Winthrop but was raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1977. Maureen began to work in the Insurance Industry right out of high school. She worked for Hartford Insurance in Boston in an administrative role for 20 years. She then took a position with the Commonwealth Land & Title Insurance Company, also in Boston, where she rose to the position of Assistant Vice President. She was with them for approximately 21 years and was working until her diagnosis. Maureen was optimistic with her illness and was determined to battle every day. Maureen loved animals, especially her several feline companions that she had throughout her life. She was a devoted caretaker of her parents, as they grew older and became ill. She was also a longtime advocate & friend of Bill W.

Maureen was the devoted & loving daughter of the late Hilary J. McGunigle, Jr. & Marie A. (Falanga) McGunigle. Cherished sister of Roseann C. Terrazzano & husband Vincent J., Jr. of Manchester, NH & Hilary J. McGunigle of Malden. Adored aunt of Derrick V. Terrazzano of Manchester, NH & Joshua McGunigle of MA. Dear niece of Ethel Maguire of Medway. She is also lovingly survived by several cousins & many friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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31
Aug

Elizabeth “Betty” (Page) Moynihan

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, September 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere for Elizabeth “Betty” (Page) Moynihan, who died peacefully on Tuesday, August 31st , following a brief illness, she was 88 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the visitation at Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., Revere at 12:00 p.m., followed by interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.  The family strongly requests that all attendees wear a face mask during the visitation & funeral mass.

Betty was a Revere native. She was a proud alumna of the Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951. Betty was a devoted mother & homemaker. She was married to her husband John P. Moynihan in 1965. The couple settled in Everett, where they continued to raise their family. Family was the center of her life & heart. She dearly loved her children. She found an even deeper love and affection when she became a grandmother and great grandmother. Betty enjoyed traveling with her husband & taking many cruises to different ports around the world. In her younger days growing up in Revere, Betty was once crowned “Roller Skating Champion” at Wonderland, something she was very proud of. She was an avid fan of Jeopardy and enjoyed her crossword puzzles. Both Betty & her husband enjoyed dancing, especially line dancing and dining out. She was a true matriarch of her family, she demonstrated love & importance of family every day.

She is the beloved wife of 56 years to John P. Moynihan of Everett. Loving mother of Diane M. Murray & husband Edward of Peabody, Paul J. Moynihan & wife Janet of Wilmington, Richard F. Shuman & wife Eileen of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Maryhelen Shuman–Groh & husband Stephen of Clearwater, FL & John S. Moynihan & partner Thomas Lee of Boston. Treasured grandmother of Meghan A. Sencabaugh & husband Daniel of Peabody, Cate Shuman & fiance Keith of Lewis Center, OH, Elizabeth “Betsy” Shuman of Conway, SC & the late Kerri A. Moynihan. Cherished great grandmother of Jed, Lily, Aidan, & Kiley. Dear sister of the late Helen Page & Virginia Colameta. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews & many cousins. Late member of the Red Hats.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to City of Everett / Council of Aging, 90 Chelsea St., Everett, MA 02149, Attn. Dale Palma.


Services

* The family strongly requests that all attendees wear a face mask throughout the services*

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, September 7th at 12:00 p.m. in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere

Interment

Glenwood Cemetery, Everett


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