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Judith A. (Mercurio) Cammarata

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, June 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Judith A. “Judy” (Mercurio) Cammarata, who passed on Saturday, June 8th at the Leonard Florence Center for Living of Chelsea, following a lengthy illness. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, June 13th, from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE and immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 Judith ‘Judy’ (Mercurio) Cammarata was born on August 17, 1933 to Michael and Elizabeth Mercurio along with her twin sister and lifelong partner-in-crime, Janice. Together, the Judy and Jannie show was the main attraction at family gatherings for 86 glorious years. Tales of their often strange and “creepy” twin connection still come up in conversation. Stories of showing up to events dressed eerily similar with no knowledge of what the other was planning to wear, or Judy getting a funny feeling in her arm and calling up her sister asking if she had hurt her arm only to find out that she in-fact did, and even sharing labor pains proved how truly and unbelievably close they were. They would often be seen in the background at family gatherings, wearing their famous aprons, preparing dinners and treats for their eagerly awaiting families, and cleaning up after they had fed everyone to the point where no one could move from their seats. They laughed together, they cried together and lived their lives to the end together, passing away exactly seven months to-the-day apart. A lover of family, friends and traveling, Judy went on many adventures with her family including to “Virgin-E-ah” and her beloved “IT-LY” on multiple occasions, but wherever she was in the world, you would always find her standing next to her husband with a giant smile on her face, surrounded by those who loved her. Their greatest adventure together would be the family they brought into the world. Judy would become the mother of three loving daughters who. in turn. blessed her with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, each sharing in a special, unique and unbreakable relationship with their beloved Meme (all of whom still claim to be the favorite.) She would never miss school plays, sporting events or gatherings. And, though she may have been sitting in the audience, to all of her grandchildren she was always the real star of the show, as they, and their friends always looked around the crowd to make sure they saw her. She may have been the grandmother of seven, but she was Meme to countless friends, classmates, and neighbors. And to answer the question once and for all, Janelle was, and continues to be, Meme’s favorite. A devout Catholic, Judy was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church and the parish Women’s Club in Revere, where she would be constantly found lighting candles and praying for her friends and family. She was an avid bowler, member of the Suburbanites’ Bowling league and involved in countless church activities. Judy does not leave behind anyone, because her spirit will never leave those who knew her. She is survived by her adoring husband, Sonny, her daughter, Susan and husband, James Forte of Saugus, daughter, Cheryl Cammarata of Revere, daughter, Phyllis and her husband, Thomas Yewcic of Stoneham, her granddaughter, Kristen and her husband, Ryan Flynn of Merrimack, New Hampshire, granddaughters Elizabeth Forte of Beverly, Meredith Stavrinos of Medford, Michala Stavrinos and her fiancé, Alex Shea of Revere; granddaughters: Janelle and Julia Yewcic and grandson Thomas Yewcic, all of Stoneham, and great granddaughters, Mia and Madeline Flynn. She will be dearly missed by her brother. Robert Mercurio and his wife, Grace of Falmouth, her older sister, Aida Mageau of Dennis and her brother-in-law, George L. Gonnella, Sr. of Peabody, all of her nieces, nephews and cousins for whom she had a special place in her heart, and countless friends and neighbors, all of whom had the good fortune to know her. As we all look back at this extraordinary woman who led such an extraordinary life filled with such extraordinary love, we are reminded how lucky we all are because for some reason God loved us all enough to put us on this earth at the same time as Judy Cammarata.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the A.C.F. Famiglia Scholarship Fund, 14 Joseph Road, Revere, MA 02151

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  1. Denise Balser
    Jun 12 2019

    Dear Vinnie,
    I am so sorry for your loss, may your memories give you and your family comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Denise Balser

  2. Ralph and Jeanette De Rosa
    Jun 11 2019

    Vinnie and Family,

    We are so saddened for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she R.I.P.

  3. Stephen Fielding
    Jun 10 2019

    God Bless Judy. She was an angel on earth with a radiant smile, beautiful personality, and a genuine heart of gold. Our prayers are with her, Vinny, and their entire family who share so much love. Our sadness is overshadowed by the wonderful memories of Judy.
    Stephen & Elaine Fielding

  4. Beatriz Lanzo
    Jun 10 2019

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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