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Alfred “Al” Pantano, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, November 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Alfred “Al” Pantano, Jr., who died on Saturday, October 30th at the North Shore Medical Center – Salem Hospital in Salem following a long illness, he was 78 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, November 6th at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 12:30 p.m., immediately followed with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.

Al was born in Everett & raised in Somerville until the age of 6, when the family moved to Chelsea. He was educated in Chelsea Public Schools and was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. As a young man in high school, Al worked at Stop & Shop, it was there he met his future wife, Donna DiGianni. Al went on to serve his country during the Vietnam Conflict by enlisting in the United States Airforce. He returned home after he was honorably discharged and began to further his education by attending Northeastern University and he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. On July 9, 1967, Al married Donna and the couple remained in Chelsea, where they began their family together. They later moved to Saugus in 1978. Al began his working career at Bellotti Oldsmobile, then making a move to Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. & later Provident Life Insurance Co. In 1980, he went on his own and became an independent financial adviser. A business that he built with his excellent reputation and superior knowledge. He loved doing what he did, and it showed. People looked upon Al to make important financial decisions that would help them forecast their future in retirement. Al was an avid golfer and played as often as he possibly could. He enjoyed traveling with his family, especially on cruises. He was the Past President of the Saugus Rotary and he belonged to the Corvette Club & Hot Rod Club. He was a devoted husband, father & papa, through & through.

He is the devoted husband of 54 years to Donna N. (DiGianni) Pantano of Saugus. Loving father of David A. Pantano of Saugus & Denise P. Colbert & husband Thomas of Peabody. Proud Papa of Jenna K. English of Portsmouth, NH, Sydney E. Colbert & Ryan E.T. Colbert, both of Peabody. Dedicated son of the late Alfred Pantano, Sr. & Emily (Varricchio) Pantano. Dear brother of Arthur Pantano & wife Carol of Revere & Richard Pantano & wife Nancy of Chelsea. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or by visiting


Visiting Hours

Friday, November 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 6th at 12:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett (Versailles Mausoleum)

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  1. Pamelyn &Paul
    Nov 4 2021

    Dear Denise and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May his memories help you through this difficult time. May the love that surrounds you be a comfort.
    Sincerely with love,
    Paul &Pamelyn Zermani
    AKA Auntie Pam

  2. Ken Sarnie
    Nov 1 2021

    To Donna and all the family may God bless you all at this time of great loss.
    May all the memories Al left us will always be in our heart and give us some comfort .
    Al was always fun loving and available when needed he will be truly missed.
    With all Our Love,
    Ken & Simone Sarnie

  3. Elaine Pantano
    Nov 1 2021

    So sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He was such a nice man and I can’t tell you how much help he had given me with financial planning. He knew his stuff. His passing is a tremendous loss to our family. He will be missed.

    My condolences to Donna, Denise, David and the family.

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