Worked at Tufts University
Anthony J. Ferraro of Revere, formerly of Everett and Marblehead, died on March 17 at Beverly Hospital. He was 70 years old.
Born in Malden, the son of the late Angelo and Rose (Fallavollita) and a former employee of Tufts University, he was the beloved husband of Sheila M (White); devoted father of Anthony Ferraro and Lisa Ferraro, both of Danvers; dear brother of Robert Ferraro of Wilmington, Irene Wastaferro of Revere, Rose “Dolly” Standley of Georgetown and Angelo Ferraro of Lynnfield and is also survived by two loving grandchildren Gianna Rose and Nicholas Anthony and by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, March 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston
Mary (Manzo) Bottaro of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14.
The beloved wife of the late Anthony Bottaro, she was the loving mother of Ronald “Ron” Bottaro and his wife, Laurie, Laurie and Elaine Bottaro and her husband, Ted, all of Saugus and the cherished grandmother of Brianna Bottaro.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Member and Past Officer of Revere League for Special Needs
June M. (Peters) Salie, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on March 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was 76 years old.
Born and raised in Revere and a 1954 graduate of Revere High School, she was a devoted mom, grandmother, great grandmother and best friend to many. She enjoyed a large extended family and was a long time member of the Revere League for Special Needs and a past officer of the organization.
She was the devoted and cherished mother of June M. Wareham and her husband, William N. Wareham, Catherine A. Salie and John M. Salie, all of Revere and the late Karen T. DeStefano; the dear sister of Louise Finnegan and her husband, Thomas of Saugus, Mary Coggswell and her late husband, Norman E. “Spider” of Revere and the late Alea Peters; she is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and an extended family of friends.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, March 21 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere following the visitation. Burial will be private. Because of her involvement with the Revere League for Special Needs, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For directions: visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
David ‘Uncle Dave’ D’Amore
Retired Furniture Sales Manager; Founder of City Taxi and among the original organizers of Revere Little League
David D. “Uncle Dave” D’Amore, born in and a lifelong resident of Revere, died on March 16. He was in his 94th year.
A retired furniture sales manager, David was the founder of City Taxi and one of the original organizers of the Revere Little League.
He was the loving husband of the late Raffaella “Rae” (Sciaraffa) D’Amore; beloved son of the late Pietro and Annie (Malfy) D’Amore; dear brother of the late John D’Amore, Felix D’Amore, Celia Hart, Benjamin D’Amore, Lucy Brown, Helen Pierce and Edward D’Amore and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 20 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to: MGH Development Fund 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Former Revere School Committeeman and Former owner of Andrea’s Hair Salon
Thomas P. Caporale of Ipswich, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on March 14 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness. He was 80 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston and a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School, he joined the US Marine Corps in February of 1952 and served until January of 1955, during the Korean Conflict. He moved to Revere in 1961 and remained here until moving to Ipswich seven years ago.
For more than 40 years he was the proprietor and operator of “Andrea’s Hair Salon” on Broadway, Revere and he was a popular personality throughout the community. He served the City of Revere on the School Committee from 1995 to 2005, a vocation that really complimented his outgoing personality.
He leaves his beloved wife of 49 years, Maryanne (Chiota) Caporale. He was the devoted father of Monica J. Caporale and her fiancé, Mark Marengni of Ipswich; the dear brother of Dr. Ernest Caporale and his wife, Mary of Boston. He is also lovingly survived by his niece, Attorney Tracy Tavilla of Boston and several other nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Nicolette Tavilla.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 02923. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Michael ‘Nickey’ Sorrentino
Of Revere, formerly of the North End
Michael “Nickey” Sorrentino of Revere, formerly of the North End, died on March 13.
He was the beloved husband of Connie (Schiavone) and is also survived by his children, daughter in law, grandchildren, sisters, brother, sisters in law, nieces and nephews as well as by many other relatives and close friends.
A Funeral Mass in celebration of his life was held in Sacred Heart Church North Square, North End. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd. Weston, MA or Beacon Hospice 529 Main St. Suite 126 Boston, MA 02129. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Marguerite ‘Rita’ Rich
Belgian War Bride
Marguerite J. “Rita” (Toussaint) Rich, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on March 16 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. She was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Belgium, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Collard) Toussaint), she attended schools while living in Belgium. She met Walter F. Rich while he was serving in the US Army and as a war bride she came to America with her husband. They settled in Chelsea and raised their family here. A devoted wife and mother, Rita spent her time caring for her home and family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband in 1982.
She was the wife of the late Walter F. Rich, Sr.; devoted mother of Jacqueline Fazio and her husband, John of Revere, Christine Fern and her husband, Joseph of Chelsea and Walter F. Rich, Jr. of Randolph; dear sister of Jacqueline Toussaint of Belgium and is also survived by 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.