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Olimpia (Volpe) Tollis

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, February 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Olimpia (Volpe) Tollis, who passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2020 at the age of 86. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, February 22nd at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 10:00 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Malden.

Olimpia was born and raised in Introdacqua, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy to Antonio and Maria Lerina (DelMonaco) Volpe. She immigrated to the United States in 1961. Olimpia was a homemaker but worked as a seamstress in Boston’s Garment District prior to the birth of her children and later at Giannino’s Greenhouse and Marino Ristorante. She was a devoted wife, mother, Nonna and friend whose passion was taking care of her family, cooking, baking, sewing and gardening.

She is the beloved wife of 58 years to Antonio Tollis. Loving mother of Anna Tollis of Saugus, Elisa Carfagnini and her husband Mario of Revere, Lina Tollis of Saugus and Antonio, Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Billerica. Adored grandmother “Nonna” of Antonio Carfagnini and Kayla Tollis. Cherished sister of Domenico Volpe of Italy, Carmela (Volpe) Colasante and her husband Domenico of Venezuela and the late Annafelice (Volpe) Restaino and her late husband Biagio and Giuseppe Volpe and his surviving wife Giulia. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Former member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality & Sons of Italy Ladies Lodge.


Visiting Hours

Friday, February 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery (Chapel Hill Mausoleum), Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kevin O’Grady School, a program of the Northshore Education Consortium.  Please make checks payable to “Friends of NEC”, 112 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA 01915 or online at

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  1. Lorraine Butler
    Feb 19 2020

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing she. Is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are. All in may prays always remember the good times you had with her.

  2. Frank and Fiorella Volpe
    Feb 17 2020

    Dear Tollis Family
    I am extremely sorry to hear the loss if the most wonderful lady Olimpia. Frank and I want to send you our sincere sympathy.
    We are so sorry we.cannot come to the visiting hours or the funeral because we are in Texas visiting our two boys and won’t be back u til the middle of March. Hopefully we will visit you when we com’è back.
    Please give your Father our love. She will be greatly missed by all.
    Love Fiorella and Frank Volpe

  3. Kim and Rene
    Feb 17 2020

    Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to all ❤

  4. Peter &Ilva Volpe
    Feb 17 2020

    Antonio and family We are very very sorry for the passing of Olimpia she was a wonderful lady
    God bless her and may she rest in peace. Prayers and condolences for you all we know it’s going to be hard !We are sorry that that we won’t be there to pay our respects. All our love .Pietro &Ilva

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