Retired Revere Firefighter and USCG CPO, Past Commander of Revere American Legion
Robert L. Cook, a Retired Chief Petty Officer-USCG and a retired Revere firefighter died unexpectedly in Revere on November 16. He was 82 years old.
A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he was the Past Commander and a member of American Legion Post #61 of Revere and a former Senior Sexton at Immaculate Conception Parish.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Rosemarie (Coviello); devoted father of Robert L. Cook Jr. and Retired Revere firefighter Ronald S. Cook, both of Revere and Lynda Cook-Clark of Lynnfield; cherished grandfather of Jill M. Vieira of Saugus, Thomas R. Ward and his wife, Jennifer and her son, Owen of Tewksbury, Ronald and Robert L. Cook III, both of Falls Church, VA; brother of William and Donald Cook, both of Florida and is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren, Madisyn R. Vieira of Saugus and Mason Cook of Falls Church, VA, his daughters-in-law, Marie Cook of Saugus and Judith Cook of Lynn and by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral from The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Wednesday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are Tuesday only from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701-4688. For more information and directions, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Member of Many Revere Organizations
Lucy A. (Vitale) Patti died in Revere on November 13 following a long illness. She was 81 years old.
A member of the Revere Women’s Club, Revere Cares, St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality and the Anthonian Club, she was the devoted mother of David W. Patti of Abington, Jill A. Kadra and her husband, William and Tracy R. Bodie and her husband, John, all of Hanover; the cherished grandmother of John T., Erin T. and Cassidy R. Bodie, all of Hanover, David M. and Michael C. Patti, both of Abington, McKenzie and James W. Kadra, both of Hanover; dear sister of Gloria Hurley of Revere and the late Laura A. Cataldo, Phyllis A. Marino, Maryann D’Agresta and Vincent Vitale. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements are by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Anthony’s Parish Fund, 250 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Helen Mary Piazza
Of Revere, formerly of the West End
Helen Mary Piazza of Revere, formerly of the West End, died on November 15.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine (Amara) Piazza; loving sister of Josephine Amara and Paul Piazza, both of Revere and Mary Kessler and her husband, Joseph of Braintree and the late Sabastiano “Jimmy” Piazza. She was the beloved companion of Vinnie and fond aunt of eight nieces and nephews and five grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Felt
Eleanor R. “Ellie” (Cortese) Felt died in Revere on November 10 following a brief illness. She was 95 years old.
A life-long member of the Immaculate Conception Parish community and a Eucharistic Minister, she was the wife of late Revere Patrolman John A. Felt, devoted mother of John A. Felt Jr. of Las Vegas, NV, Donna M. Roman and her husband, William of Saugus, Eleanor A. Garofalo and husband, John and Mark E. Felt, all of Revere and the late Stephen M. Felt; cherished grandmother of Jennifer A. Giordano and her husband, Gary of Saugus, Robert P. Donnelly and his wife, Sandra of Meredith, NH, Jason M. Donnelly and his wife, Rhoda of Haverhill and James M. Garofalo and his wife, Colleen of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Peter, Rico, Marty and Rudy Cortese.
Funeral arrangements are by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151. For more information,visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Former Owner of Star Oil Service
Adam Conte, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on November 15 at the Leonard-Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. He was 86 years old.
The husband of Angelina Conte, he was born and raised in Revere, the son of the late S. Saverio and Mariantonia (Buonopane) Conte. He was the former owner of Star Oil Service in Revere which is now operated by his son, Raymond.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Conte is survived by two children, Raymond Conte and his wife, Renee of Revere and Donna Conte of Saugus; two brothers, Pasquale Conte of Revere and Victor Conte of Saugus and one sister, Eva Giampietro of Revere. He was predeceased by his brothers, Angelo Conte and Arcangelo Conte.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus . Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Of Reading, formerly of East Boston
Anna M. (Rubbico) Follo of Reading, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on November 13.
She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Follo; loving mother of Marie and her husband, Joseph Aiesi of Tewksbury, Josephine and her husband, Vincent Colarusso of Revere, Carl and his longtime companion, Pamela Beecher of Tewksbury, Gloria and her husband, Michael Almeida of Reading and Anncarol and her husband, Paul Saviano of Reading; daughter of the late Americo and Josephine Rubbico; sister of the late Sarah Aramini, Philomena Rubbico, Antonetta Lupo and Geraldo Rubbico; sister in law of Viola Rubbico of Pennsylvania; loving grandmother of David, Darin, Dean, Frank, Laura, Renee, Carlo, Christopher, Derek, Paul, Marisa, Victoria, and Stephen; great grandmother of David, Stephanie, Daniel, Matthew, Nicholas, Lucas, Darin and Luca Colarusso, Ethan and Cameron Almeida. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston MA02210. www.cotoafuneralhomes.com.
Founding Member of WINARC
Marion (Bindman) Goldberg of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on November 14. She was 87 years old.
She met her husband during World War II, married and moved to Winthrop where they lived for over 50 years to be close to the beach and the “east wind”. She was extremely active in Congregation Tifereth Abraham of Winthrop serving as Sisterhood president among other volunteer positions. She was a founding member of WINARC, an organization providing care and education for mentally challenged individuals. Her favorite hobby was following the New England weather.
The beloved wife of 67 years of Barnett Goldberg, she was the loving mother of Robert Goldberg of Danvers, Allen Goldberg and his wife, Michele of Holliston and Steven Goldberg of Newton; cherished grandmother of Seth, Alyssa, Janna, Anat, and Meital; beloved sister of Myrna Sadowsky and her husband, Harold Sadowsky of Florida, and the late Sydney Bindman and dear cousin of Thelma Kaminsky of Winthrop.
Graveside services were held at Kopaigorod Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to New England Hebrew Academy, 9 Prescott St., Brookline, MA 02446 www.theneha.org or Special Olympics, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752 www.specialolympicsma.org. Arrangements were by Stanetsky Memorial Chapels www.Stantsky.com 617-232-9300.
Past President of the Revere Society of Cultural & Historic Preservation and Rumney Marsh Foundation Member
Ann T. Fedele died unexpectedly in Revere on November 12. She was 81 years old.
She was the Past President of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, a member of the Rumney Marsh Foundation and a lifelong devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish.
She was the cherished mother of Marisa C. Duca of Fuquay Varina, NC and the late Mark C. Duca; beloved sister of Frances R. Borick of Saugus and the late Marie E. Molinari and Cosmo J. Fedele and is also lovingly survived by her niece, Susan M. Molinari of Revere and several other caring nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa J. (Paone) Fedele.
Funeral arrangements by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West St., Boston MA 02111. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Retired Revere Firefighter
Joseph E. Gazza of Revere, a retired Revere Firefighter, Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Joseph Leon Mottolo Post 4524 V.F.W., died on November 11. He was 61 years old.
Born in Lynn, he was the beloved husband of Janice E. (Fournier) Gazza of Revere; devoted father of Jennifer E. and Michael J. Gazza of Revere; son of the late Antonio and Marie (Errico) Gazza; dear nephew of Joseph and Constance Errico and brother-in-law of Marguerite Kelley. He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: WINARC, 3 Seal Harbor, Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook please visit : www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of East Boston
Bella Morizio died in East Boston on November 11.
She was the wife of the late Salvatore Morizio; sister of Attillio Arbia of Revere and the late Ida Interbartolo, Louisa Longobardi, Jean Palumbo, Ernest, Pasquale, Joseph and Daniel Arbia and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery.
Active in Somerville Church, School and Community
Teresa C. (DiSarcina) Tuccelli of Somerville died on November 10.
Mrs. Tuccelli was active for many years at St. Polycarp’s Church as a CCD instructor and Eucharistic Minister. She was past President of the Grimmons School PTA, past President of the Somerville PTA Council and was honored with a lifetime membership to the PTA National Association. She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother and would always pray for others even when life’s hardships had laid a burden on her own health.
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony F. Tuccelli Sr.; devoted mother of Anthony Jr. of Revere, Stephen and his wife, Ann of Woburn and Paul Tuccelli and his wife, Marie of Stoneham; daughter of the late Bernard and Mary DiSarcina; devoted grandmother of Christine, Stephen Jr., Marissa and Ariana and sister of the late Rose, Louis and John DiSarcina. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends who were all her “family”.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, MA 01807 or Catholic TV., PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.
Phyllis (D’Eramo) Nazzaro of Revere died on November 13.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred A. Nazzaro; devoted mother of Joseph A. Nazzaro and his wife, Rosalyn A. of Winchester; cherished grandmother of Bethan Bailey and her husband, Christopher, Geoffrey Nazzaro and his partner, Suchitra Swift, Tessa Nazzaro, Mou Thiik Rinny and Chang Cheng Gao; great-grandmother of Samuel Bailey, Oden and Wes Emmaline Nazzaro Swift; dear sister of the late Yolanda, Veila, Evelyn, Andrew, William, Sylvester and Albert and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St., Winchester, MA 01890 or Revere Public Library 179 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Peter Rich, Sr.
Peter R. Rich, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 13.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Pokornicki) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Peter Rich, Jr., John R. Rich, Revere Deputy Fire Chief Glen M. Rich and his wife, Bernadette and Gary D. Rich, all of Revere and Brian A. Rich of Everett; dear brother of Theresa Pizzicone of West Newburyport, Thomas Rich of Chelsea, James Rich of East Boston, Dennis Rich of Topsfield and the late Timothy, Donald and Robert Rich; cherished grandfather of 17 and the late Adam Rich and great grandfather of two.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.