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Rose (DiMonte) Festa

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Rte. 107 ) Revere for Rose (DiMonte) Festa, who died on Tuesday, October 12th at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen following a brief illness, she was 83 years old. A Funeral Service will take place in the Funeral Home, following the visitation, at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be private.

Rose was born to Angelo & Rosaria (Riccio) DiMonte, immigrants from Italy, who began their life in East Boston. Rose was one of eleven children. When Rose was just a young girl the family later settled in Revere. She attended Revere Public Schools. Rose raised her children in Revere. Rose was well known to all of the children in the neighborhood. She was known as the “Pizza Lady” because when she made pizza she literally fed all the neighborhood kids with an endless amount of homemade pizza. She was like a second mother to most kids in the neighborhood. No kid would ever go without anything, whether if it was a meal, a coat, or simply love. She was everyone’s mother. She was a comfort in the neighborhood to the other parents having a woman like Rose, knowing there was someone else watching out for their child. Whenever a kid came by, Rose always had a piece of gum, candy, popsicle or whatever she had, she offered it to the kids. Rose returned to work once her children were of age and in school. She worked at various local restaurants, whether as a waitress or in the kitchen. She was a fabulous cook and had an even better personality. As she grew older, she became known as “The Grandmother with the Swing on the Tree”, and of course any kid who wanted to swing was more than welcome and then given some type of treat. Her love & affection for children was profound. She was also a feisty woman who always told you exactly what was on her mind. Her honesty certainly was one of the other factors that made her truly a genuine person.

She is the loving mother of Susan A. Scoppa of Revere, Donna M. Scoppa of Andover, Carlene M. Festa of Reading & Carl Festa & his late wife Brenda of Everett. Cherished grandmother of David J. Gleeson of Reading, Sarah R. Santangelo of Reading & Shayla R. Festa of Everett. Dear sister of Anna Rotondo of Saugus, Lena Spagnola, Gloria Ferullo and the late Jean Barrett, Pasquale DiMonte, Antonetta Lea, Marie DiMonte, Joseph, George & Anthony DiMonte. She is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends, & neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 23rd at 3:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private


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  1. Joey riccio
    Oct 19 2021

    Sorry to hear about my cousin. I remember when I spent a summer with her siblings in revere. All of them were such fun. I Remember also when everyone had to move in with my family in eastie after they escaped a horrible fire on Chelsea st. I think there were at least 20 of us living in one flat. We made the most of it . Rosie, you will be missed. Love you, cousin Joey Riccio.

  2. Anthony Paolini
    Oct 17 2021

    My condolences to the family I’m very sorry for your loss I have alot of beautiful memories til we meet again now your with my friend Brenda miss you also.

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