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26
Jun

Vita A. Radway AKA Vita A. Marotta

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Wednesday, June 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, Vita A. Radway AKA Vita A. Marotta, formerly of Revere, who passed away in Lynnfield, on June 25th, following a lengthy illness. She was 93 years of age. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. & immediately followed with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Vita was born in Revere and is the daughter of the late Leonard and Catherine (Darone) Radway. She was second oldest of 5 children. Vita was a long-time resident of Lynnfield; she shared her home with her brother Arnold and her nieces and nephew. Vita and Arnold raised their 6 great-nieces and nephew after a tragic accident claimed the life of their mother and their niece, Cynthia Flint. Vita very much enjoyed having all of her family around her and treated everyone she knew as family. Following the family tradition, she always cooked Sunday dinners, and everyone looked forward to her famous meatballs. To everyone that knew and loved her, she was known as ‘Aunty’, a loving and caring woman who truly enjoyed helping others. During the early parts of her life, she enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, a place where she would visit often and form life-long friendships. Vita worked most her life at the Department of Employment & Training in Boston, a career that spanned 20 years. She lived in Revere during the early years of her life when her parents came from Italy. The family later moved to Lynnfield in 1945.

She is the wife of the late William A. Marotta. Devoted sister to Arnold P. Radway of Lynnfield & the late Anthony G. “Tony” Radway, Vivian “Millie” Radway-Flint & Phyllis LeTourneau. Dear daughter of the late Leonard & Catherine (Darone) Radway. Cherished grandaunt & surrogate mother to Jennifer Connell, Rian Connell, Sharane Connell-Anderson & Brian Anderson, all of Lynnfield. Loving grandaunt to Christina Passanisi of Saugus, Danielle Passanisi & Bianca Passanisi, both of Lynnfield. Also lovingly survived by her great grandnieces & nephews, Hunter & Poppy, both of Lynnfield, Angelo, Briella & Janessa-May, all of Saugus.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 30th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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24
Jun

Evelyn O. (Botticelli) Castaldo

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere on June 29th privately to celebrate the life of Evelyn O. (Botticelli) Castaldo, who died on June 23rd, 2020, in Trinity, FL, following a brief illness, she was 91 years old. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Evelyn was a lifelong Revere native. She was educated in Revere schools and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1946. After high school, she worked for several years at John Hancock in Boston as a secretary. She was married to her love, Pasqualino “Pat’ Castaldo and the couple remained in Revere. She was a proud wife and mother. After she raised her children, she returned to work and became the receptionist at the East Boston Dental Office in Maverick Square in East Boston. Evelyn loved working there and she remained as the receptionist for over 25 years. In 2001, her & her husband Pat relocated to New Port Richie, Florida where they enjoyed many years together there. Evelyn was always a woman of fashion & elegance. She always was dressed for any & every occasion. She had an innate sense of detail. She was an avid painter and she created many beautiful works of art. Her passion was of course her family. She was a fabulous cook and loved hosting many dinners & holidays. She always loved a good laugh and having fun with those she loved is what was her favorite thing to do.

She is the devoted wife of 67 years to the late Pasqualino “Pat” Castaldo. Cherished & loving mother of Patricia Whitty of Revere & Steven Castaldo & wife Landra of New Port Richie, FL. Treasured grandmother of Matthew Whitty, Kristin Boccuzzi & husband William & Deborah Whitty. Adored great grandmother of Kayla, Lana & Aidan Whitty and Olivia & Sophia Boccuzi. Dear sister of the late Mary Coviello, Carmella Gnerre, and Florence Kent, all of Revere, Evelyn Castaldo of Florida and the late Alfred Botticelli,  Rose DeChiara, Joseph and Salvatore Botticelli, Helen Maffeo, Antonio, Phillip and Nicholas Botticelli. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


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21
Jun

Robert E. “Bob” Tully

At 90 years, in Winthrop, formerly of Revere, June 21st, surrounded in the presence of his dear & precious wife & family & in the presence of his God, following a lengthy illness. Survived by his precious wife of 65 years, Marie G. (Mercurio) Tully. Devoted father to AnneMarie DeFrancesco & her husband “Tony” of Londonderry, NH, Therese McLaughlin & her husband Paul of Holliston, MA & Ellen Poveromo & her husband Paul of Beverly. Cherished grandfather to Erin McLaughlin, James McLaughlin, Nick DeFrancesco & Andrew Poveromo. Dear bother to Eileen Ruggiero & her late husband Dan of Saugus, Jane Walton & husband Owen of Londonderry, NH, Helen Santosuosso & husband Lewis of Methuen, Maryanne Smith of FL, Patrick Tully & wife Dorothy of ME & the late Frank Tully & Arthur Tully. Also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Dorothy Tully of OH. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive Bob.

Family & friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, June 26th from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE 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. & immediately followed with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours are Friday, June 25th in the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Parking available left of the funeral home.

Bob was a lifelong devotee of St. Anthony’s Church & Past President & member of the Holy Name Society. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict & longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made the Restoration Fund at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, June 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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21
Jun

Charles W. “Chuck” Jackson

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett on Saturday, June 26th for Charles W. Jackson, who passed away on January 8th, 2021 at Boston Medical Center. He was 61 years of age. Please meet at the main gate of the cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Revere. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Revere High School. Chuck worked at Raytheon in Waltham for a number of years but his true passion was music. Starting at a young age, he loved music and was a performer who loved to entertain his friends & family. At the young age of 5 years old, he would put on a number of shows in his yard with the neighborhood children.  As he grew older, the shows would continue, and he would make costumes and he also designed a stage. He was the choreographer and music man. He charged 5 cents for the tickets, and he would set up benches for his family to sit on. He was the “whole show”! His father played the guitar and sang & Chuck and his brothers Steven & Chris all learned to play guitar and sing as well. They entertained family and friends throughout the holidays and with backyard gatherings during the summer months. As time passed, the family moved to Saugus and he would set up his drums on the front lawn and play for the kids in the neighborhood. As an adult, he and his band played local venues and his family was always sitting front row as his number one supporters.

He is the beloved son of the late William Curtis Jackson & Angela (Savoia) Howell of Cape Coral, Florida. Devoted father of Shawn Jackson of Ft. Myers, Florida & adored grandfather of Olivia Jackson. Dear brother of Steven Jackson of Las Vegas, Nevada and Christopher Jackson of Pennsylvania. He is the cherished nephew of Carl Savoia of Revere & the loving uncle of 9 nieces & nephews. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Graveside Service

Saturday, June 26th at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett

*Please meet at the Main Gate of the Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.*


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17
Jun

Patricia J. (Brockman) Albano

Funeral Services & interment were held privately for Patricia J. (Brockman) Albano, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 17th at her home in Salisbury, she was 84 years old.

Patricia was born in Hammond, Indiana on October 26, 1936, to Carl & Margaret Brockman. The family later settled in Hyde Park and she attended Boston Public Schools. Patricia worked at Schrafft’s Candy for several years, where she worked on the line as a “dipper”. She later became a waitress for the Bank of Boston for approximately 10 years. After she married, her and her husband William R. Albano settled in Revere, where they made their home and raised their family. Patricia embraced her role as wife & mother.  Patricia enjoyed watching wrestling and she was a longtime fan. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a woman of simplicity and family was the meaning of her life.

She is the beloved wife of the late William R. Albano. Loving mother of Linda & her husband Robert & Robert W. Albano & his companion Julia B. McCuish of Salisbury. Cherished grandmother of Robert Jr. & his husband Guillaume, Marrissa, Kerrie & her husband Derek, Kristyn & Alicha. Adored great grandmother of 4. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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15
Jun

Marie D. “Mary” (Salamone) Pirrello

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, June 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Marie D. “Mary” (Salamone) Pirrello, who died on June 15th in the loving presence of her family & God at her daughter’s home in Revere, following a brief illness, she was in her 98th year. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., EAST BOSTON at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Marie was born to Benedetto & Angelina (Drogo) Salamone on June 26, 1923 in East Boston. Marie, also known as Mary, remained in East Boston living in the same house all of her life. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and attended East Boston High School. Mary, like so many families during her era, had to help and go to work to support the family. Mary began to work in Boston’s Garment District. She began as a stitcher & quickly worked her way up to floor lady. Mary left behind her work when she was married to her husband Phillip Pirrello in 1947. She then became a homemaker, where she raised her two daughters and took care of the home. She cherished her role as wife & mother. Mary was a woman of wit, smarts & humor. She loved being a grandmother & great grandmother. She had a special place for all her grandchildren & great grandchildren. She was truly the matriarch of her family. Mary would love to cook for any & all occasions. Anyone who knew Mary knew that she loved her trips to the Casinos. She loved playing the slots for hours. She was also a longtime Celtics fan. Mary knew every single Celtics player, past & present. Her age represents a long life spent loving, sharing, teaching & making memories. 

She is the beloved wife of the late Phillip “Lepo” Pirrello of 48 years. Loving & treasured mother of Josephine Parziale & her husband Carmen & Angela Buchan & her late husband Thomas J. Buchan, Jr., all of Revere. Cherished grandmother of David Parziale of Reading, Phillip Parziale & his wife Jenney of Boston, Karen Wells & her husband Kevin of Danvers, Carmen “C.J.” Parziale & his wife Jaclyn of Boxford, Linda J. Hart & her husband David of Revere & Marie Russell & her husband Edward of Ocala, FL. Adored great grandmother of Ashley, Kayla, Olivia, Eddie, Stephanie, Andrea, Samantha, Tommy, Sydney, Matthew, Nathan & Peter. Dear sister of the late Stella A. DiPerri, Benedetto Salamone, Paul Salamone, Robert Salamone & Josephine Forti. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews & many friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, June 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, June 18th at 12:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St, East Boston

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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14
Jun

Vicki Taylor

Funeral Services & interment will be held privately for Vicki Taylor, who died on Monday, June 14th at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers, following a long illness, she was 94 years old.

Vicki was born to Enrico & Mary (DiFucci) Lorio in Long Island, New York. She was raised & educated in Astoria, Long Island & she was an alumna of Astoria High School. Vicki was a young woman who had beauty, talent, wit & humor. She wanted to work in show business and her passion led her to travel the show business circuit. Vicki could sing & dance, but it was with her husband Roy Douglas’ training & guidance, that she became one of the very few female ventriloquists. Vicki toured with her husband and she eventually went on her own with “Ronnie”. Her show became known as Vicki Taylor & Ronnie. Vicki toured all over Europe & throughout the United States. She played in Las Vegas and The Palace on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. She played variety shows, night clubs, banquets and many other events. Vicki would open for many A-list celebrities and became friends with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Baby Rosemarie, Jimmy Durante, Tottie Fields, Rosemary Clooney, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Milton Berle, Pat Cooper, Mel Torme’, Frankie Laine; just to name a few. Vicki was also very good friends with George Clarke, formerly of the Boston Globe, he often reported on her & her shows. One of the fascinating standouts about Vicki was being labeled as one of the few who could do the “Double Voice” and she was known as the very finest. During this time, Vicki was raising her son Ronald L. Douglas. Vicki took her son on the road often. Her son also rubbed elbows with these celebrities. Vicki had dozens of photos with her son being held by Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme’, and many of the others. Vicki continued her long career, where she lived aboard a cruise ship for over 5 years. Vicki settled in Revere in 1990s & resided at Friendly Garden on Revere St.  She continued to perform at senior events up until she was 87 years old. She was a woman who set out at a young age to be in show business and she found her niche and she was one of the very best and well renowned for almost 70 years. She would always close a show saying, “I’d like to retire, but Ronnie won’t let me”.

She is the loving & cherished mother of Ronald J. Douglas. Dear sister of Salvatore Lorio & wife Jean, Thomasina Mancuso & John Lorio, all of Long Island, NY & the late Carmela Yederlinick & Josephine Brogan. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends & fans. Vicki was a late longtime member of A.G.V.A. (Actors Guild of Ventriloquist Association). Her beloved ventriloquist doll & partner “Ronnie” is now owned by a private collector, along with many others made by creator John Carroll.


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10
Jun

Linda M. (Barone) Fogarty

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, June 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE for Linda M. (Barone) Fogarty, who died unexpectedly at her home in Melrose on Thursday, June 10th. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton.

Linda was born & raised in East Boston. She was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1973. She worked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for about 10 years, while raising her two children. Linda met and then married her husband William J. Fogarty, in 1997 and she began to help run his business Fogarty Messenger Service. After Bill’s passing, Linda continued the business until her untimely death. Linda was an absolute people person, the presence of her warm beautiful smile always lit up a room. Her contagious laugh stayed with you. She was a woman who loved life and her family above all. When she conducted her business, she made people feel warm & showed her appreciation for them. She very often would bring treats & gifts, not just at the holidays but throughout the year. She would want to genuinely know how you were doing and treated you like a member of her family. Linda loved keeping up with current events, politics & world news. She was also a woman of great faith in God. Besides her children, she adored, loved & doted on her grandchildren. She became the family matriarch for a very short time, losing her mother, Lillian Barone, on March 21, 2021. Her personality, kind heart, beautiful face & infectious laugh will live on forever with those who knew & loved her.

She is the devoted wife of 17 years to the late William J. Fogarty. Beloved daughter of the late Henry F. “Rico” & Lillian J. (Garisto) Barone. Loving & proud mother of Dale R. Cibene & wife Alison & Danielle M. Harvey & husband Christopher, all of Melrose. Treasured Nanni of Ella, Izzy, Will, & Luke. Dear sister of Michael L. Barone & wife Ann of Methuen. Cherished aunt of Michael A. Barone of Salem & Lisa A. Barone of Methuen. She is also lovingly survived by Christopher, Kayla & Madigan Harvey, several aunts, many cousins, and many friends & colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 16th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton


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2
Jun

James A. “Tony” Gigliello

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for James A. “Tony” Gigliello, who died on Wednesday, June 2nd at Vero Healthcare in Revere following a long illness, he was 62 years old. A funeral service with follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12:15 pm. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Tony was born in Philadelphia but was raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1978. He spent his life in the city he loved. He was married in July 1979 to his wife Donna DeAngelico. The couple remained in Revere where together they raised their 4 children. For most of Tony’s Life he was a painter. He worked for various contracting companies, he also owned & operated his own company for many years, until his health began to decline and he was no longer able to work. He lived his life, by his motto “His way”. He was a loving husband & father, and then later Papa.

He is the beloved husband of 42 years of Donna F. (DeAngelico) Gigliello of Revere. Loving & proud father of Anthony J. Gigliello & wife Rebecca of Mendon, Michael J. Gigliello & wife Teresa of Winthrop, Crystal D. Aguaouz & husband Mostafa “Moe” of Revere & Jason J. Gigliello & his wife Lauren of Peabody. Cherished Papa to Justin, Adam, Mikey, Toni, Ryan, Zane, Darren, Thomas & Tucker. Treasured son of the late Nicholas J. Gigliello, Jr. & Bette I. (Davis) Gigliello. Dear brother of Gina Marie DeBiase of Florida, Darlene A. Giello of Stoneham, Annmarie Villante of Revere, Christie L. Gigliello of Florida & the late Denise Gigliello. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 733 Third Avenue Ste. 510, New York, NY 10017.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 10th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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29
May

William W. Tomczyk

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for William W. Tomczyk, who died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 29th at the Katzman Family, Center for Living in Chelsea, he was 97 years old. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral home, followed by Interment with Military Honors at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:00 p.m.

Bill was born & raised in Boston’s “Old West End”. He was educated in Boston Public Schools.  Bill enlisted in the United States Navy on December 14,1942 so he could serve his country during World War II. He served aboard the USS Colorado BB45, which he was most proud of. During his service he earned the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic – Pacific Campaign Ribbon with six stars & the Philippine Liberation with 1 star. Bill was aboard the USS Colorado in Tokyo Harbor during the signing of the surrender of the War. He was honorably discharged after 3 years of service as a Seaman 1st Class. Bill returned home after the war to his beloved West End. In the late 1980’s, Bill moved to Revere where he remained close to his family. He did not have any children of his own, however, he adored all of his nieces & nephews and treated them as if they were his own. Bill was a regular at Wonderland Dog Track in Revere, where he would go and socialize, bet on the races and simply make new friends. He could be seen sporting his USS Colorado attire. Bill was a member of the “Greatest Generation”, he lived it and he demonstrated it everyday of his life.

He is the beloved son of the late Stanley & Victoria Tomczyk. Cherished brother of Virginia V. Joltki & husband Paul of Malden, and the late Stella Moroz, Laura Caccia, Walter Tomczyk, Joseph Tomczyk & Alexander Tomczyk. Loving uncle of Michael Joltki, Michelle Scorzella & the late Susan Joltki, Richard Tomczyk, Patti Barberio, Linda Tomczyk, Michelle Gustafson, Kris Nazzaro,  Stanley Tomczyk & the late Joseph Tomczyk, Stephen Caccia, Lois Collins, John Caccia, Anita Harmon & Larry Caccia. He is also lovingly survived by many loving grandnieces & grandnephews, great grandnieces & great grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:00 p.m.


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