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Ronald J. Jannino

All are invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE on Friday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m., for Ronald J. Jannino, who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20th at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was 75 years old. Masks and/or facial coverings are required, and social distancing guidelines must be strictly adhered to. Family and close friends may visit with the family briefly in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, REVERE beginning at 10:00 a.m. Social distancing guidelines & capacity limits are in effect in the funeral home and visitors are asked to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow for other guests to visit. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Chelsea, Mr. Jannino was a lifelong Revere Resident. He was an alumnus of Everett Vocational School, Class of 1963, Fitchburg State College, Class of 1967, he received his Master’s Degree in 1971 from Boston State Teachers’ College & was the recipient of a second Master’s Degree in Advanced Education from University of Massachusetts. He had a twenty (20) year career with the Revere School System as their Cabinetry & Woodworking Teacher. There he made many friends as a mentor with the students he taught. He became both their teacher, mentor & lasting friend. Since 1986, he was elected to the Northeast Regional Vocational School, Wakefield as a District School Committee Member. He remained as Chairman of the Safety /Security Committee & never ceased working for the good & safety of his students. Following retirement from the Revere School System, he began a 6-year stint with Parkside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire teaching in the Computer Division. “Ron’s” affiliations & memberships were many. He was longtime member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus, #179, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose, #1272 and the Revere American Legion, Post #61. He was a proud Navy Veteran of Vietnam and carried a lifetime membership with the Disabled American Veterans Association. Ron & his family had an intense working relationship with St. Mary of the Assumption Parish for over eighty years, serving as a member of the Holy Name Society, Past President & member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of the Parish and also as Past President and member of St. Mary’s Baseball League. Furthermore, He was the M.C. for the annual Telethon for the Revere League for Special Needs. A strong advocate for Diabetes Research, he served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Joslin Patient Family Association of Boston. His entire working career has been a journey of caring, giving & sharing. The characteristics that drew people to Ron were instilled in him by his dear late Parents, Anthony J. “Tony” & Louise (Verderico) Jannino.

 He was the beloved husband of 48 years to Linda D. (Roche) Jannino, the devoted father of Melissa A. Elam & her husband, Craig of Revere & John A. Jannino & his wife, Elizabeth of Hopkinton. He is the cherished Papa of Catherine M. Elam & Jack W. Elam, both of Revere & Ava D. Jannino & Rachael E. Jannino, both of Hopkinton. He was the dear Brother to the late Anthony J. “Slim” Jannino, Jr. & his late wife, Dorothy M. (Smith) Jannino. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins.


Visiting Hours (Limited to Family and Close Friends)

Friday, June 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

**Masks and/or facial coverings, social distancing guidelines & capacity limits are in effect in the funeral home and visitors are asked to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow for other guests to enter**

Funeral Mass

Friday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere

**Masks and/or facial coverings are required, and social distancing guidelines must be strictly adhered to.**


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to the Cardiology Department Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Road, Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. Donna Coates
    Jul 16 2020

    We are so sad to hear that Ron has passed. Our condolences to you Linda and your family. May God bring you strength.
    Donna, Cindy, Sharon and Mary and all the Briny Breezes Staff.

  2. Joe DiBlasi
    Jul 4 2020

    I so sorry to hear about my old buddy. We were very good friends at McKinley School in Revere in the 7th and 8th grades. After leaving McKinley we took different paths and never did reconnect which is my loss. It has been over sixty years, but I still remember that great smile and that happy spirit.

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

  3. Lisa M Arma
    Jul 2 2020

    Ronald was my family by marriage, but he always made me feel like a real part of the family and for that I will always be greatful. He was such an amazing g human and I have been blessed to have him in my life. I will miss you dearly. I hope your Mom, Dad and Slim were there to welcome you home. God Bless may your Soul Be Free and at Peace.
    Linda, Melissa and John I send you all my love and prayers.

  4. Jessie Falzone Christopher
    Jun 30 2020

    I am saddened and sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I am grateful that I knew him. I’d see Ronnie at woodworking club meetings. He would go on and on telling me about the wood shop in Florida. He and my dad would reminisce, and I had the chance to hear stories from the years they’d known each other. I will cherish those things. I had no idea of all his accomplishments until I read the obituary, wow! Ronnie will be missed. Again, I’m sorry for your loss and will be praying for Ron and family.

  5. William Mootrey
    Jun 28 2020

    Linda and family, we at Yacht Club Vista in Gilford NH are so sorry to learn today of the passing of Ron. Ron was a great friend and was extremely helpful in volunteering his time as a member of our condo board during the time of his ownership at YCV.
    May your sorrow and pain you are feeling now leave quickly, but may the memories last with you forever.
    Bill Mootrey

  6. Linda and Steve Vinelli
    Jun 27 2020

    We have known Ron, Linda, John and Melissa for 38 years. We met them camping and spent countless days with them on vacations camping throughout the northeast. If not camping with them, we were heading up to their vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee to enjoy their wonderful hospitality or going on trips to Old Quebec or Maine. Ron had a heart of GOLD and he couldn’t do enough for our family. We still have the many items he crafted or gave us. His memory will live in all our hearts forever.
    Our condolences to all of you.
    Love, Linda and Steve

  7. Lillian Conti
    Jun 27 2020

    Linda. I wish to express my biggest condolences on the death of Ron. He a wonderful man. I will be donating to Joslin Diabetes Center in his name.

  8. Blake Patterson
    Jun 26 2020

    I was lucky to meet Ron at Palm Beach County Woodturners.

    He made wonderful, unusual wood-art pieces.

    Several times he gave my wife, Ellen, myself, and friends a tour of Briny Breezes and especially its excellent wood-working shop.

    Ron was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Blake Patterson, Century Village, Boca

  9. Ron Christensen
    Jun 25 2020

    Some times in life you meet a person who you will always remember. Ron was one of those guys.

    He was generous and understanding, At the Peabody Council on Aging, Ron walked into the wood shop and was immediately one of the guys. He kept the 3 other Revere guys in the shop updated on what was happening in Revere. He gave me very intricate lidded wooden bowl that he made. It sits on my mantle. He will be missed by many.

  10. ira friedman
    Jun 24 2020

    All of us members of the woodworking shop in Briny Breezes Florida
    were very lucky to have Ron as our friend and our continuous advisor
    and helper –
    I remember the 100 plus times I would call him to see if was at the shop
    to help with some complicated projects—even if he had completed his own work and went home for the day –
    he would still return to the shop to help anybody //anytime
    we will miss him very much

  11. Russ Sawchuk
    Jun 24 2020

    We are saddened by the loss of Ron and send our thoughts and prayers for his family.

  12. Joyce Coluntino
    Jun 24 2020

    So sorry for your loss. I will keep him in my prayers.

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