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Jennie Longo

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Monday, April 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere for Jennie Longo, who died on Monday, April 4th at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, following a long illness with Alzheimer’s Disease, she was 96 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Interment will be private.

Jennie was a native to Revere. She was born & raised in Revere to her late parents, Ralph & Jennie (Palomba) Longo. She was one of eight children. She was educated in Revere Schools, and like many families during her era, had to put the family ahead of anything else. Jennie went to work as a young woman. Jennie later met & married her husband, Samuel S. Avola, Jr. The couple remained in Revere where they raised their four children. Jennie was the epitome of “mother”, she worked tirelessly keeping her home & raising her children. She went above & beyond in every aspect to satisfy her family’s needs. When her children became of age, Jennie became a Homemaker, and did what she did best, caring for people who needed help. In 1992, Jennie moved to Saugus where she remained for 8 years before moving to Lynn. Her beautiful face, bright smile and selfless heart warmed anyone she met. She was pure & genuine.  Jennie worked as a homemaker for about 12 years before retiring. Her favorite time was spent with her family. She loved being surrounded by her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren, to her there was no better place to be. To her family she was Mom, Ma, Nana & of course “Sugar”. Her personality would steal the show wherever she went, especially her favorite restaurant, Billy Tse’s in Revere. Jennie was always full of life and eager to make new friends and she always ended up becoming everyone’s favorite.  Jennie was always fiercely independent, until her declining health became more serious. She became a resident at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, and there too she was fondly thought of & loved. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her spirit & memories will shine through all of her family because of the Queen she was.

She is the beloved former wife of the late Samuel S. Avola, Jr. Loving mother of Judy A. Malloch & her late husband Michael G. of Revere, Marie Avola of Topsfield, Janet M. Calcagno & husband Angelo of Saugus & Samuel S.” Sammy” Avola, III & wife Lisa of Salem. Proud & cherished grandmother of 6 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren. She is the dear sister of Rudolph J. “Rudy” Longo & his late wife Mary of Stratham, NH, Edna Ganzer & her late husband William of St. Paul, MN, Arlene Fuller & her late husband Donald of Billerica, Priscilla “Pat” Macdonald & her late husband Robert of Pickerington, OH and the late Anthony Longo & his wife Evelyn, Robert Longo & his wife Grace and Mary Scholl & her husband Raymond. She is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law John Tammaro of Topsfield and 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.


Visiting Hours

Monday, April 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, April 11th at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

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  1. Sara Lee and Michael Callahan
    Apr 11 2022

    Judy, So sorry for your loss. It is something we don’t feel strongly unless the person has always been very special, and your Mom sounds like she definitely was/is. Feel peace, and keep your beautiful smile, because you evidently inherited it from a magnificent and loving woman. It is definitely your job to shine for her like you always do.
    Sara Lee and Michael xxxxx

  2. Marie Charles
    Apr 11 2022

    God gives, God takes. My his name be glorified. To all the families I wish love and condolences. Your mother was good person, she had a positive attitude. When that time comes nobody can stop it. She is in a better place now. I will cherish her in my heart forever. Once again I send all of my condolences to you guys.

  3. roberta Facada
    Apr 7 2022

    I Judy for as long as I have known your family you are amazing bunch of strong women. I bless you and all your family and I am here if anyone needs me.

  4. Marie Charles
    Apr 7 2022

    it was my pleasure to work with your Mom guys she was a great person beautiful heart my her soul rest in peace , I wish you guys my sincere condolences spread the love she showed upon each other stay strong she is on the good hand now, she will never gotten stay blessed.M.C

  5. Annette (Felzani) Dwyer
    Apr 6 2022

    Deepest condolences to Jennie’s family from all members of the Felzani Family. I knew Jennie as “Na Na” growing up and I cherish the memories of her and all family members. Na Na always looked forever young and beautiful. It was always a treat when Susan would invite me over when family was visiting. May Na Na’s spirit smile at all of us from Heaven. Yours sincerely, Annette (Felzani) Dwyer

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