Janet A. (Russo) Odoardi of Revere passed away on July 18 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 52 years old.
Janet, who worked for many years as a beautician for Mecca in Saugus, attended Revere High School and was a graduate of North East Vocational School, Class of 1979.
She was the beloved wife of Robert K. Odoardi with whom she shared 33 years of marriage; loving mother of Jennifer Odoardi of Revere and Robert J. Odoardi of Rhode Island; cherished daughter of James Russo, Jr. and Carol (Moscone) Russo of Revere; adored grandmother of Mia Isbella Gorman and Myles Xavier Odoardi; dear sister of Jean Marino, Joan Russo and Josephine Russo, all of Revere, John Russo of Peabody and the late James Russo II; special daughter in law of Richard and Joyce (Manning) Odoardi of Peabody.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere. Committal was private. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Retired Revere Police Captain
James R. Cowhig died at his Revere home on July 17 following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1940 and entered the US Navy in November of 1942, serving until November of 1948. Shortly after returning from World War II, he began his career in 1949 with the Revere Police Department. He was appointed a Sergeant in 1959 and a Captain in 1970. He retired in 1986.
James was a quiet gentleman, preferring the company of his family at home gatherings almost over all other things.
His beloved dear wife, Patricia M. (Bowen) died in March of 2002. He was the cherished father of Patrice M. Cowhig of Revere, James A. Cowhig of Newburyport, Maryellen Mauriello and her husband, Mark of Reading and John B. Cowhig and his husband, Shawn Dasans of Londonderry, NH; the dear brother of: Eleanor L. Fielding of Revere and the late Dennis and John Cowhig, Anna J. Russo, Marjorie E. McPike and Dorothy K. Spinazzola; the devoted grandfather of Alex R. Kelly of Revere, Ava P. and Mark J. Mauriello, both of Reading and Devin B. Cowhig of Newburyport. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Church, 22 Lowe St., Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Chelsea Superior Court Secretary/Clerk-Typist Retiree
Yolanda F. (Aucella) Quagenti died at Wingate at Andover following a long illness on July 20. She was 94 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was educated in Revere Schools and was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Revere for most of her life until moving to Chelsea in 1999. She left Chelsea when she moved to Andover in 2010. Mrs. Quagenti had a 15 year career with the Chelsea Superior Court as a clerk typist.
She was the wife of the late Henry J. Quagenti, Sr., who died in April of 1979 and the cherished mother of Henry J. Quagenti, Jr. and his wife, Joyce E. of Plaistow, NH; devoted grandmother to Jeffrey J. Quagenti and his wife, Devon of Haverhill and Jessica A. Tyre and her husband, Jonathan of Kennebunk, Maine. She was also the dear sister of Anthony E. Aucella, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and Rosemarie A. Crivello and her husband, Joseph of Baltimore, Maryland and the late John, Matthew and Harold Aucella and the late Eleanor R. Fleming, Jean Gangi and Agnes Bousquet. She is also lovingly survived by her two great granddaughters, Kayla J. and Novie G. Tyre and by many faithful nieces, nephews, grand nephews and grand nieces.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
TD Bank Credit Manager
Michael “Bowl” Doherty of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on July 10. He was 58 years old.
Born in Winthrop, he was raised and educated in Revere and lived here for more than 25 years before moving to Everett for a brief time and then to Peabody for the last 18 years.
He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1978 and was also an alumnus of Bunker Hill Community College, Class of 1978.
He worked within the banking community in credit for most of his career. He spent 20 years at Citizens Bank and then went on to TD Bank of Burlington as a credit manager.
In 2007, he was struck down by a massive stroke, leaving him with severe effects with his motion and generalized function. However, in spite of this insidious attack on his body, he pushed forward and regained enough mobility to allow him to live a most normal life.
Michael had a special nickname, “Bowl” which alludes to his immense worship and interest in the “Patriots” and the “Red Sox” He was an avid member of the “TIME EXCHANGE-TIMEBANK of the North Shore and a member of the Adaptive Sports’ Association at Boston’s Spaulding Rehab and Paul Lydon’s Aquatic Center of Danvers. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at the Peabody Rent Control Board. As a young man, he was an active member of the former 27th Lancers-Reveries of Revere.
Michael’s strong re-found faith in God and the Catholic Church inspired him to persevere beyond all the expectations of the medical community and allowed him not only to beat the odds but to become a beacon of hope for many victims of severe stroke diseases.
He was the beloved husband of 16 years of Judith F. “Judi” (Dodge); cherished father to: Peter A. Morand, Jr. and Jillian E. Morand, both of Peabody and Jessica F. Perrault and her husband, Joseph of Haverhill; dear brother of: William E. Doherty of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Russell E. Doherty and his wife, Linda of Revere and Susan J. Rothwell and her husband, Stephen of Hanson. He is also lovingly survived by his granddaughter, Reagan F. Perreault, his mother in law, Theresa (Hanright) Dodge of Peabody and her late husband, Ralph E. Dodge. He was the brother in law of R. Steven Dodge of New Hampshire, Karen DiSabatino and her husband, James of Georgetown, Michael T. Dodge and his wife, Rosemary and Maria Dodge, all of Peabody. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart & Stroke Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information, please visit:
Lifelong Revere Resident
Barbara A. (O’Brien) Gagan, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away July 19 at the Wilmington Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was 70 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John W. and Eleanor R. (Sannella) O’Brien, she attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Revere High School in 1960.
She was the wife of the late William Gagan and the former wife of Dennis Walters of Everett, the beloved mother of Robert J. Walters and his wife, Janet of Pelham, NH, Kelly A. Quinlan and her husband, Paul E. of Wilmington, Patricia A. Viator and her wife, Carole of Revere and is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren: Ryan Walters of New Hampshire, Stephanie Quinlan and Cameron Quinlan, both of Wilmington.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Devoted Homemaker and Mother
Eleanor M. (Carroll) Cipoletta, a longtime resident of Beachmont Revere, died on July 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 82 years old.
The wife of the late James J. Cipoletta, she was born in Boston and raised in Charlestown, the daughter of the late John and Emma (Wilson) Carroll.
Mrs. Cipoletta was a devoted homemaker and mother and is survived by three sons: James J. Cipoletta, Jr. of Winthrop, Russell Cipoletta of Revere and Randy Cipoletta of Cambridge. She was the beloved grandmother of Randy, Jr., Hayley, Brian and Brandon and the great grandmother of Jaxson. She is also survived by her brother Edward Carroll of California. She was the sister of the late John Carroll.
Funeral arrangements were by the
Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., Revere (Beachmont.) Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Carmelina ‘Carmela’ Calandini
Carmelina “Carmela” (Giangregorio) Calandini died on July 18.
A housewife, she was the beloved wife of Ciriaco Calandini; loving mother of Anna Farland and her husband, Robert and Angela Calandini, all of Revere; cherished sister of Teresa DiGirolamo of East Boston, Antonio Giangregorio and Angela Castelli, both of Revere and Ciriaco Giangregorio of Saugus. She is also survived by two loving granddaughters, Amanda and Ashley and by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Worked in Maintenance
Duilio A. Giangregorio of Revere died on July 18. He was 96 years old.
Born in Italy and a retired maintenance worker, he was the beloved husband of the late Emanuela (Pepe) Giangregorio; devoted father of Rolinda “Linda” Losanno and her husband, Tony of Revere, Carmela Giangregorio of Revere, Josephine Panella of Derry, NH and Angelo Giangregorio and his wife, Anna of Revere; cherished grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 12.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guestbook and online memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.
Dorothy M. (Casey) MacDonald of Malden, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at home on July 22 surrounded by her family. She was 72 years old.
A homemaker who enjoyed being with her family, she was the beloved wife of 52 years of Francis MacDonald, she was the devoted mother of Doreen Cardosi and her husband, Lance of Maine, Karen Turco of Malden and Frank Jr. of Revere; dear sister of James Casey of Malden, Lois DiPietro of Amesbury, Richard Casey and Thomas Casey and is also survived by four loving grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Ida (Richard) Casey and Joseph Casey.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Former Machine Operator
Charles P. Vaccaro of Brockton, formerly of East Boston, died on July 13 surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.
A former machine operator and a US Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Vincent and Marie (Cinelli). He was the beloved husband of Jennie (Harriman) and the late Romilda “Toni”(Bellerini) Vaccaro; devoted father of Charles Vaccari and his wife, Marilyn of East Boston, Deborah Nixon and her husband, James Sr. of Brockton, Vincent Vaccaro and his wife, Joyce of East Boston and Marie Vaccari of East Boston; dear brother of the late Antoinette Vaccaro and is also survived by five loving grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Champions Fighting Cancer, c/o Signature Health Care, 680 Centre St., Brockton MA 02302. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Eucharistic Minister, Honored Member of the Third Order of Mary and Devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community
Frances C. (Chesnick) Hennis, a longtime resident of Revere, died after a long illness at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in the early morning of July 21. She was 93 years old.
Frances was born and raised in Cambridge, attended Cambridge schools and was a 1937 graduate of St. John’s High School of Cambridge. She came to live in Revere as a young bride and remained here until her death. Frances was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was an honored member of the Third Order of Mary. She worked for about 10 years at Jewish Family & Childrens Services of Boston as a secretary and receptionist, retiring at age 62.
She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. Hennis, Jr., who passed in January of 1993 and who operated an upholstery and design business from his Revere garage for all of his working career. She was the cherished mother of: Frances Hennis of Peabody, Louise Liptacher, Maureen Hennis and Lawrence F. Hennis, III, all of Revere, Ann Petrello of Topsfield and Lauren Hennis of South Carolina. She was the dear sister of: Marion Barbara of Rhode Island and of five other sisters and a brother who predeceased her. She is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, July 25 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, July 26 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Louise ‘Lou’ Sarro
Marston Corp. retiree and Garfield School Cafeteria Worker
Louise L. “Lou” (McGurin) Sarro, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on July 21 at the Lighthouse Nursing & Medical Center of Revere after an eight month struggle with metastatic cancer. She was 69 years old.
Born and raised in Revere and a 1962 graduate of Revere High School, Lou was a Marston Corp. employee for over 14 years working within the Human Resources Division. After retiring from Marston, she began a new career as a cafeteria worker at Revere Garfield School where she remained until her untimely death. Her quiet efficiency and personality won her many friends and loving colleagues.
She was the beloved wife of 49 years to Francis C. “Fran” Sarro, the cherished mother of: Francis C. “Frank” Sarro, Jr. and his wife, Tina and the devoted grandmother to: Jessica L. and Christian E. Sarro, all of Haverhill. She was the dear sister of Geraldine Lank and her late husband, William of Huntington Beach, California, Antoinette Leahy and her husband, Frank of Medford and Roberta Redzierski and her late husband, Kenneth of Phoenix, Arizona. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, July 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. Her Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. followed by a service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Adolfo “DoDo” Palermo, Jr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Adolfo “DoDo” Palermo, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 21.
He was the beloved husband of Darsie (Maramaldi) Palermo; most loving father of Marisa, Meagan and Gina Palermo; cherished son of the late Adolfo Palermo, Sr. and Mariateresa (Romegnose) Palermo; dear brother of Rosa Coluccio and her late husband, Vincenzo of Saugus, Lina Fazzolari and her husband, Vincenzo of Peabody, the late Vincenzo “Vic” and his wife, Marianna, Adele Scrivo and her husband, Salvatore and Pasquale “Patsy” Palermo, all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived and sorely missed by his aunt, Vittoria Fazzolari of East Boston as well as by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com