Raymond B. Smith of Bauneg Beg Lake, Maine died unexpectedly on May 26 at his residence.
He was born September 5, 1953 in Revere, one of three sons born to Henry N. and Norma L. (Bird) Smith. He graduated from Everett High School with the class of 1971. Shortly thereafter, he moved to his family’s summer home on Bauneg Beg Lake, which he loved so well.
He was the President of the Bauneg Beg Lake Association for 20 years. He loved the lake, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and hiking the area. Another love was rescuing Dobermans and Great Pyrenees dogs and he will be greatly missed by his three adopted dogs, Jackson, Bella and Chloe.
He was a licensed NH Real Estate Agent and currently worked in the Auto Body shop of Rowe Ford in Westbrook, where he had worked for 15 years.
He is survived by his two brothers, Henry Smith and his wife, Mary of Melrose and Brian Smith of Lebanon, Maine; his very special Godson, Zachary Williams of Barnstead, NH; nieces and nephews Robert, Gregory, Christine and Michelle; as well as 11 grand-nieces and grand-nephews and 1 great-grand niece.
Funeral arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick, ME. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in his memory to the organization he supported: Lonestar Pyrs and Paws North, 513 Cash St., Croydon, NH 03773 www.pyrsandpaws.org. Online condolences may be made at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com
Kenneth Joseph Bruhmuller
Retired Bus Driver, Active at Trolley Museums
Kenneth Joseph Bruhmuller died on June 1 in Phoenix, Arizona after a valiant battle with cancer.
A retired bus driver for the Concord Coach Lines working the daily route between Portland and Boston, he was also proud to have been the driver for the Portland Sea Dogs Minor League Baseball Team in the late 90′s.
His grandfather, Joseph Patenaude was a trolley driver in Revere and instilled a love of the vehicles to his grandson. Ken was a member and instructor at the Seaside Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine for many years. He recently became a member of the Old Pueblo Trolley Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Ken made friends easily and enjoyed the time he spent with kids, especially his grandchildren Jussy, Jimmy, Meadow, and Rae Ann.Raised in Revere and a longtime resident of Auburn, Maine, he was the son of the late Joseph and Delphine (Patenaude) Bruhmuller and father of the late Kenneth Joseph Bruhmuller Jr. He is survived by his cherished wife Linda (DeVaul), his loving brother, Richard Bruhmuller and his wife, Betty of Waltham, and his stepchildren, James DeVaul, Curtis DeVaul and Deanna Cummings.
Memorial donations may be made to “The Ryan House, Hospice of the Valley”, 110 West Merrell St, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4500. A private memorial will be planned at a later date in Auburn, Maine.
Richard Joseph Goode
Richard Joseph Goode of Malden died on May 31. He was 56 years old.
He was the son of Jean (Perullo) and Robert T. Goode of Malden; brother of Diane Goode Mazzala and her husband, Cesidio of Newton, Lynn Goode of Revere, Lori Zagarella and her husband, David of Everett and is also survived by several nieces, nephews and his dog “Teaza.”.
A Memorial Gathering was held at Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, Stoneham.
East Boston Resident
Yolanda (Staffier) Cordovano of East Boston died on May 29. She was in her 92nd year.
The beloved wife of the late Charles Cordovano, she was the loving mother of Janet Barooshian and her husband, Berg of Revere; dear sister of Phyllis Frati of Everett and the late Mary Delaria, Tomasina Seriani, Florence Casaburi, Domenic and Michael Staffier and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Salisbury, formerly of Chelsea
Sandra J. (Whelan) Burrow of Salisbury, formerly of Chelsea, died by accident on May 19.
She was the beloved wife of Roderick R. Burrow; dear and devoted mother of Roderick R. Burrow, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Revere, Beth Ann Burrow of Salisbury and Deborah Ann Robinson and her husband, Richard C. of Danvers; sister of Carol Frost of Florida, Susan Pappas of Hawaii, Johanne Vaters of Maine and Denise Iffinger of Florida and is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01770 would be sincerely appreciated.
Beverly A. “Bev” (Petri) Kouble of Revere died on June 1.
She was the cherished mother of Heather L. Ainslie of Manchester, NH and Candice L. White of Brewer, ME; former wife of the late Barry Kouble, loving grandmother of eight and great grandmother of one great granddaughter.
Arrangements are by the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose. Her Funeral Service will be at 9:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 6 at the First Lutheran Church, 98 Waite St., Malden. Gifts in her honor may be made to the Memorial Fund at the Church. For obituary, directions, or to sign guestbook, please visit: RobinsonFuneralHome.com.
Of Wilmington, formerly of Everett
Nancy J. (Gemellaro) Rumasuglia of Wilmington, formerly of Everett, died on May 31. The beloved wife of the late Mario M. Rumasuglia, she was the dear and devoted mother of Margaret Peroni and her husband, Guy of Revere, Camille Bonanno and her husband, Kenneth of Wilmington, Vincent Rumasuglia and his wife, Renie of Malden, Guy Rumasuglia and his wife, Darlene of Tewksbury, Nancy Wheeler and her husband, Russ of Maine, Mario Rumasuglia of Florida and Maria Tummino and her husband, Peter of Wilmington; sister of Santo of Florida, Guy of Revere, Josephine Greco of Waltham and the late Basil, Frank, Joseph and Biagio. She is also survived by 23 loving grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Of Albany, NY, formerly of Everett
Mildred A. “Millie” Kitchen of Albany, N.Y. died peacefully on May 11. She was 82 years old.
She was born in Lowell, the daughter of the late Albert and Bessie Freeman. She attended schools in both Lowell and Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1947. She was a long time resident of Everett. “Millie” was a secretary at the Church of the Nazarene in Malden for 18 years, an auxiliary member of the Gideon’s International for 50 years and a faithful member of the Church of the Nazarene for over 70 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Cedric A. Kitchen for 56 years; the dear and devoted mother of Becky van Dam and Koos of Temple, NH, Debbie Reilly and John of Keene, NH, Linda Maltais and Frank of Everett and Doug Kitchen and Lori of Schenectady, N.Y.She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 529 Eastern Ave. Malden. Burial will be private. Contributions in her memory would be sincerely appreciated and can be made to: The Mildred & Cedric Memorial Scholarship; Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Ave. Quincy, MA 02170.
Candace A. “Chickie” Donovan-LaPage of Charlestown died on May 31. She was 74 years old.
A member of The Somerville City Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. LaPage; devoted and loving mother of Kerri Allen and her husband, Thomas F. of Everett; beloved sister of John Donovan of Burlington, Lois Smith and Vincent Donovan, both of Revere and the late Jean Cahill, David and Edward Donovan and loving friend of Joseph Cyr of Somerville. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com
Dr. Joseph Alpert
Of Georgia, formerly of Revere
Dr. Joseph Alpert of Savannah, Georgia., formerly of Revere, died at his home on May 27. He was 90 years old.
Born in Beachmont, the son of the late Charles Alpert and Bessie Mitchell Alpert, Dr. Alpert served as a Captain/Surgeon in the United States Army during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont and Boston University School of Medicine, a retired vascular surgeon at Memorial University Medical Center and was former Chief of Vascular Surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ. He was a member of Congregation Mickve Israel.
He was the husband of Jane Alpert and brother of late Louis Alpert, Fred Alpert, and Miriam Krock, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charlie Alpert. In addition to his wife of 25 years Jane, a resident of Savannah, GA, he is by the mother of his children, Tobe Gerson and her husband, Mort of New York, NY; one daughter, Bess Molnar and her husband, Ed, of Scotch Plains, NJ; four sons, Dr. Barry Alpert and his wife, Judy, of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Marc Alpert and his wife, Hillary, of Penllyn, PA, Jonathan Alpert and his wife, Laura, of Mountainside, NJ, and Jeff Alpert and his wife, Lisa, of Ross, CA; two step-daughters, Debbie Kaufman and her husband, Howard, of Princeton, NJ, and Alison Shipp and her husband, Greg, of Scottsdale, AZ; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 o’clock Monday, June 11 at B’nai Abraham Memorial Park in Union, NJ (www.tbanj.org). Remembrances: Charles Alpert Memorial Fund at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ 07090 (attention Carolyn Shane). Please share your thoughts about Dr. Alpert and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com. Gamble Funeral Service, Savannah is in charge of the arrangements.
Worked for Stop & Shop
Bonnie (Corn) Roberts of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died at home surrounded by her loving family on May 31 after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness.
She was 59 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Bill-Joe and Elizabeth L (Pinksten) Corn. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1970. She continued her education at Wheelock College in Boston receiving a B.S. degree in early childhood education. She worked for the Stop & Shop Companies as a manager of the fresh fish department at several stores along the North Shore including in Beverly, Gloucester and Stoneham. A former resident of Chelsea and Malden, she has been living in Saugus for the last five years. She enjoyed traveling, gaming at Casinos and enjoying life and time with family and friends.
She was the beloved wife of the late David Roberts; devoted mother of Louis Spadafora IV and his wife, Michelle of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Christopher and Syndie Spadafora; dear sister of Donna MacDonald and her husband, Kenneth of Saugus, Betty Stogsdill of Woburn, Duwane Corn and his wife, Linda of Revere and the late James Corn and his wife, Cheryl; adored niece of Carole and Tony Coppola of Burlington and is also survived by Denise, Lynn and David Roberts and many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Grace on June 5. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Adefowope ‘Adie’ Fetuga
Of Revere, formerly of Nigeria
Adefowope T. “Adie” Fetuga of Revere, formerly of Nigeria, Africa, died on May 31 at the Lighthouse Nursing Facility of Revere following a long and arduous battle with metastatic carcinoma. He was 43 years old.
Mr. Fetuga was born and raised in Nigeria and came to the United States six years ago, settling in Revere. For five years he worked for Allied-Barton Security Co. as a security guard. “Adie” was highly regarded not only within his own community but also at his place of employment as a dedicated family man. As his illness intensified, he became more protective of the welfare and care of his devoted wife and three children.
He was the beloved husband of Francisca U. (Aghedo) Petuga and the devoted and cherished father of: Adeola M., Ademola Adeggui and Adekanmi P. Fetuga, all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by a large extended family in Nigeria.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was private. Remembrances may be made directly to the family or visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Founder of Do-Awl Construction
Gennaro V. Giardullo of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 25.
The founder of Do-Awl Construction, he was a past member of St. Francis K of C #2962.
He was the beloved husband of more than 66 years to Catherine (Maglio) Giardullo; devoted father of Gerard Giardullo, Frank “Duke” Giardullo and his wife, Karen, all of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Craig, Brian and Kurt, all of Saugus and adored great grandfather of Gennaro, Gianni, Brianna and Devon. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Mr. Giardullo was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown 02472. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Helen E. LeGrow of Woburn died on May 29.
She was the beloved wife of the late Melvin C. LeGrow; dear sister of Marion Caldwell and Alfred T. Higgins, both of Florida, Dr. Louis Higgins and his wife, Mary of Reading, Dorothy M. DiPesa and her husband, Ralph of Revere and the late George, Raymond, and Ruth Higgins and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Legrow’s memory to Guardian Hospice and Palliative Care, 1214 Park Street, Suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072. (Obituary and guest book at www.lynch-cantillon.com) Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home (781) 933-0400
Amedeo Ritsi, Sr.
East Boston Resident
Amedeo Risti, Sr. of East Boston died on May 28.
He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (DelTergo) Risti with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen Risti and his wife, Denise of Stoneham, Michael Risti of Maine, Amedeo Risti, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of West Peabody, John Risti and his wife, Margaret of California, Julie Gonzalez and her husband, Adrian of Ohio and Ernest Risti and his wife, Nora of New Jersey; dear brother of Margaret Giorgione of Revere and Gino Risti of Medford; cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of two. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
James Guardino, Sr.
James J. Guardino, Sr. of Peabody died on June 2. He was 90 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked in sales and for General Electric and was the cherished husband of the late Catherine M. (D’Orlando); devoted father of James J., Jr. and his wife, Karen of Florida, Robert L. of Tewksbury, Mary Catherine Nolan and her husband, Paul of Andover, and Richard J. of Andover; loving brother of the late Joseph and Gloria Saia; beloved grandfather of Richard Jr., Jennifer, Kristin, Lisa, and Marissa; great-grandfather of Domenick, Toni-Marie, and Vincent and dear companion of Claire Johnson of Peabody.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, June 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to: American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01704. For guestbook, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.coma
Member of Revere Women of Moose
Dorothy A. (Ferullo) Tunstall-Dupont, a lifelong resident of Revere, died after a long and arduous struggle with Metastatic Carcinoma at Winthrop Place on June 3. She was 76 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1953 graduate of Revere High School. A member of the Revere Women of Moose, she worked in the Boston-Filene’s Basement as a clerk and salesperson for many years.
She was the cherished mother of Dale R. Tunstall of Sandown, NH, Kerry S. Tunstall and Sherri A. Tunstall, both of Revere; the devoted grandmother of Krista, Kayla and Jarrett Tunstall, all of Winthrop and Derek Tunstall of Sandown, NH; the dear sister of Carl Ferullo of Saugus and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Visiting hours are Friday, June 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Joseph A. Palermo of Revere died on May 30 at Wingate of Reading following a brief illness. He was in his 95th year.
Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, he was a 1935 graduate of Revere High School. In March of 1941 he entered the US Army and served until September of 1944. He was the recipient of an “Official Commendation for Meritorious Conduct” during the Battle of Guadalcanal, presented on January 12, 1943. He retired in 1982 as a Mechanical Engeineer for Donnelly Manufacturing Corp. of Waltham after 35 years of service.He and his wife, Elsie, were founding members of The Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation and remained active until 2010.
He was the beloved husband of 68 years of Elsie A. (Pasquale); devoted father of Paul A. Palermo and his wife, Tina of Tewksbury, Jay Marie Palermo and her husband, James Barton of Salem and Edward J. Palermo and his wife, Linda of Wilmington and is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was the dear brother of the late John and Patrick Palermo and Josephine DiFabio.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, 108 Beach St, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
Barbara A. Noseworthy of Florida, formerly of Revere, died on May 25.She was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her
She was born in Revere on December 24, 1943 and relocated to Cocoa Beach, Florida in 1991. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Cangiamila and sister of the late Vincent Cangiamila. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Harry Noseworthy; her children, Karen Zappacosta and her husband, Robert, William Noseworthy and his longtime companion, Ima Johnson and Susan Howard; her grandchildren Ashley Zappacosta and her fiance, Kyle Cregan, Heather O’Shaughnessy and her husband, Matthew, William Noseworthy, Zachary Zappacosta, Matthew Howard and his longtime companion, Casey Shepard and her two children and Melissa Oleszewski and her great-grandson Bradley Oleszewski aka “the little man.” She is also survived by her sister Paulette Cangiamila and her brother, Richard Cangiamila and his wife, Pamela and many other relatives. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne 321-724-2222. Condolences may be shared at www.afcfcare.com
Former Massachusetts State Trooper
Richard LaRossa of Revere, a former Ma State Trooper died recently. He was 65 years old.
He was the beloved son of Bianca (Dell’Quila) and the late Frederick LaRossa; loving father of Richard Jr of Dorchester and Frederick of Revere; dear brother of Ferdinando and his wife, Rita of Tewksbury and the late Irene LaRossa.
All services are private. Arrangements are by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons -Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to thecharity of your choice.
Elsie A. (Odierno) Antonuccio of East Boston died on June 2.
An Avon representative for 25 years and a gift wrapper for Macy’s, Herald Square, NY, she was the beloved wife of the late John S. Antonuccio, Sr.; mother of Rosemarie Lauletta of Revere, John S. Antonuccio, Jr. of Florida and the late Peter P. Antonuccio; sister of the late Louis, Paul and Frank Odierno and is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St, (at Day Sq) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Activities Fund, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere 02151 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Owner of G&E Steel Fabricators of Salem
Antonio Ciasullo of Salem, formerly of Ariano Irpino, Italy, died suddenly on May 21.
The proprietor of G&E Steel Fabricators of Salem, he was the beloved husband of Francesca (Giorgione); devoted father of Gino and his wife, Anne of Wakefield and Emilio and his wife, Kimberly of Woburn; loving grandfather of Alyssandra, Arianna, Emma, Anthony, Isabella and Luke; dear son in law of Antonietta Giorgione and is also survived by his brothers Guido and Ettore and his sisters Anna, Elena and Loredana. He was the brother-in-law of Anthony and Joseph and his wife, Tina, Andrea, Walter, Tina, Marila, Maria and Adele. Entombment will take place in Italy.
A memorial service will be scheduled at later date. Arrangements are by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno, 128 Revere St, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Seamstress and Clothing Designer
Ann (Ficaro) Provenzano of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on May 28 following a brief illness. She was 87 years old.
Mrs. Provenzano, who worked in Boston’s garment district as a seamstress and clothing designer, was the wife of the late Michael S. Provenzano; devoted mother of Eleanor J. Long and her husband, Robert P. of Revere, Michael S. Provenzano, Jr. and his wife, Janice of Billerica and Leonard C. Provenzano and his wife, Ramona of Medford; dear sister of Antoinetta Scola of Everett, Giacamo “Jackie” Ficaro and his wife, Marie of Winthrop and the late Charles, Stephen and Nicholas Ficaro and Mary Tortorici. She is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information visit, www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Francis ‘Frankie’ Dente
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Francis J “Frankie” Dente of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 2. He was 57 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Lois Buttiglieri Dente of Revere; devoted father of Diandra Leigh Dente of Revere; loving son of Frank and the late Patricia (Powers) Dente of East Boston; dear brother of David and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield, Mary Messina and her husband, Anthony of Danvers and Erica Dente of the North End of Boston. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, June 8 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral home is handicapped accessible, Children’s Lounge available, courtesy valet parking front entrance of Funeral Home. For complimentary transportation to and from funeral home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Spirited and Creative Person
Rosalie A. (Botticelli) Hanock of Revere died on June 4 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. She was 78 years old.
She was a spirited and creative person who will be deeply missed.
She was the beloved mother of Deborah McCauley and her husband, Wayne of Peabody. Born in Revere, she was the devoted daughter of the late Frank A. and Anna Marie (Pezzuto) Botticelli, Sr.; dear sister of Andrew Botticelli and his wife, Jane of Nevada, Madeline Perrella and her husband, Phillip of Revere, Lillian Sullivan and her husband, Frank of Lakeville and Frank Botticelli, Jr. and his wife, Sherri of Florida and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Genevieve ‘Gene’ Miret
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
Genevieve L. Miret died on June 2 at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. She was 89 years old.
“Gene,” as she was known by friends and family, was born on December 30, 1922 in Revere where she attended school. She worked as an operator for New England Telephone, and then as a reservationist for Northeast Airlines before moving to Hallandale, FL in 1973 with her beloved husband Fran. In 1978, the couple moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where they became avid square dancers and members of the Spanish Lakes Riverfront Bridge Club.
A devout Catholic, she was very active in St. Lucie Catholic Church, the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop and Hibiscus House.
Sadly, in October of 2009, she was predeceased by Fran, her loving husband of 66 years. In February 2010, her beloved eldest son William (Bill) Miret passed away. She was also predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Nellie (Kelley) Driscoll, her sister Mary Driscoll (Jeff) Harris and her brothers, Daniel and Thomas Driscoll.
She is survived by her son Paul Miret and his wife, Karen of Port St. Lucie; daughter-in-law George Ann Miret of Fayetteville, GA; grandchildren Christopher Miret and his son, Brady, Jeffrey Miret and his wife, Jennifer and their sons, Justin and Jeremy, all of Port St. Lucie. She also leaves her cherished sister Eileene (Joseph) Sherriff of Revere and her sister-in-law, Doris Driscoll Daniel of Reading as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Lucie Catholic Church today, Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Lucie Catholic Church, 280 Northwest Prima Vista Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983. Please visit and sign the guest register book for Genevieve at www.aycockportstlucie.com
Longtime Waitress at IHOP on Squire Road
Sandra Jean “Sandy” (Copeland) Santangelo-Gisetto of Revere died on June 3 following a long and difficult struggle with lung cancer at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. She was 58 years old.
Born in Everett, she was a lifelong Revere resident and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972. For more than 39 years she was a member of the wait staff at International House of Pancakes on Squire Road in Revere. “Sandy” was a “fixture” at “IHOP” surviving several ownerships. Over the year, she became not only “your personal waitress” but your confidant, mentor and listener. She was also a member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171.
She was the cherished mother of Luigi A. Gisetto, Jr. and his wife, Sheila E. of Everett and Jaime L. Santangelo of Merrimack, NH, and her companion, Rose Ruisi of Malden; loving companion of Anthony M. Ford of Farmington, NH; beloved daughter of Ruth B. (Kautz) Copeland of Revere and the late Thomas N. Copeland; adoring grandmother of Jacob T. Gisetto and dear sister of Joanne Tornquist of Everett and Thomas N. Copeland Jr. and his wife, Joanne of Saugus. She was the devoted companion and best friend of Anthony M. Ford of Farmington, NH and she is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours in The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere today, Wednesday June 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 8:15 p.m. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For more information and directions, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Winifred ‘Winnie’ Dyer
Member of Revere Womens’ Club
Winifred R. “Winnie” (Dixon) Dyer of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at her home on June 2. She was 86 years old.
“Winnie” was born and raised in Chelsea and was a member of St. Rose Parish and a 1943 graduate of St. Rose High School, Chelsea. During her early working career, she worked for N.E. Tel & Tel. and Gilchrist’s Department Store of Boston. She was a resident of Revere for more than 65 years until she moved to her daughter’s home in Peabody. She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community and past president of the Immaculata Guild. She was also a member of the Revere Womens’ Club, St. Rose Alumni High School Association and the Irish Club of Chelsea. Upon moving to Peabody, she became a member of the Peabody Seniors.
She was the wife of the late John F. Dyer who died in May of 1996; the beloved and devoted mother of Christine Dyer-Nagle and her late husband, Robert of West Peabody, John M. Dyer and his wife, Ann of Melrose, Maureen Dyer-Sullivan and her husband, Brian of Melrose and the late Kathleen Dyer-Geratowski; cherished grandmother of: Annie, Mary Kate, Jennifer, Caitlin, Matthew, Colin, Katey, Jack and Lian; dear sister to the late: Catherine McDonald, Margaret Bean, Howard, William, Joseph and Francis Dixon. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Dixon of New Hampshire and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Visiting hours are Thursday, June 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Peabody Seniors (Peabody City Council on Aging) 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960.