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Richard J. Trefrey

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Friday, November 19th beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the First Congregational Church of Revere, 230 Beach St, REVERE, for Richard J. Trefrey, who passed on Sunday, November 7th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long illness. He was 81 years of age.  A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the church at 11:00 a.m., and interment will be private.

Born in Boston, he was the son of William E. Trefrey & Jessie “Jay” (Stewart) Canty. He was a graduate of Billerica High School and graduated in 1958. He soon entered the workforce and began a career with the Bank of New England. He enjoyed a dedicated career with Bank of New England as a computer programmer with over 30 years of service and he retired in 1990. Richard lived in several areas, before settling in Revere, where he has been a resident for many years. Richard was devoted to his wife, Carol, and although the couple had no children, they devoted their time and affection to their family and extended family. Carol passed away on April 24, 2019, and a piece of Richard’s heart went with her. Richard was a talented artist and a devoted parishioner and volunteer at the First Congregational Church of Revere, a place where he enjoyed the friendship of all members of the faith community.

He is the loving husband of the late Carol A. Perullo-Trefrey. He is the devoted brother of Laurel Ehrlich & her husband Dr. David Ehrlich of Edmonds, Washington and the brother-in-law of Louis C. Perullo, Jr. & his wife, Chantal of Leon France & Ferma J. Perullo-Kipnes & her husband Barry of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cherished uncle to Wendy Perullo-Diozzi & her husband Peter & their children, Anthony & Nicholas, all of Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the First Congregational Church of Revere, 230 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.


Memorial Visitation

Friday, November 19th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Revere, 230 Beach St., Revere

Funeral Service

Friday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Revere, Revere


Will be Private

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