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Joseph Botticelli, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE for Joseph Botticelli, Jr.  who died on Tuesday, February 23rd at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 87 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, all visitors must wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, adhere to all mandates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, CDC & the City of Revere & Archdiocese of Boston. The funeral has a capacity of 25-person limit, the church is at 40 % capacity. Temperature checks & contact tracing will be taken at the funeral home & church.

Joe was a Revere native & was educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1951. Shortly after High School, Joe enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Joe rose to the rank of Sargent & when he was honorably discharged, he earned the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal & National Defense Service Medal. Joe returned home after his proud service for his country and he began a career in Auto Mechanics. Joe was very mechanically inclined in many facets. He also went to school to learn about aircraft mechanics. His passion was automobiles. He began a career at Sears Automotive that spanned for 33 years. He married the love of his life, Linda Alexander on January 21, 1962. The couple moved to Saugus, where they remained their entire marriage. Joe was always fixing things inside & outside of the home & also working on cars. His fastidious nature, some would call obsessive, was more simply that he took care of his things. One of Joe’s passions were horses, he loved them so much. He enjoyed riding them and owned one as well. He thought they were they most beautiful animal God created. Joe & his wife both were dedicated & faithful parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere. He was a man of deep faith & love of God. He was a wonderful husband, brother, uncle & friend.

He is the loving & devoted husband of 59 years to Linda (Alexander) Botticelli of Saugus. Beloved son of the late Joseph Botticelli, Sr. & Elinor Helen (Cataldo) Botticelli. Cherished brother of Marie S. McAveeney of Leesburg, FL & her late husband Thomas B. & treasured brother-in-law of Alfred L. “Freddie” Alexander & his wife Carol of Chicago, IL & Rennie Alexander & his wife Gail P. of North Reading. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.



Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Friday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.

Friday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden (Community Mausoleum)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  1. Richard Russo
    Mar 2 2021

    I worked with Joe at the Sears Saugus Automotive and I often visited him at his home in Saugus. A true professional !
    RIP Joe #1024
    Richie Russo

    Feb 25 2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, and your family. Joe was a terrific guy. I loved spending time with you and he. God bless you. All my love, Linda

  3. Lorraine Butler
    Feb 25 2021

    He is now resting in peace

  4. Donald Zollo
    Feb 24 2021

    Linda, please accept my heartfelt condolences on Joe’s passing. May he rest in peace.

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