Obituaries 02-12-2014

February 13, 2014
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Alice Miller

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Alice R. (Sasso) Miller of Palm Harbor, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away on January 25 under the care of hospice. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Miller was born and raised in Revere and was the beloved wife of the late Robert James Miller; dear sister of the late Ludivico and Chet Sasso, Angie Valdora, Lena Molina, Mary Oliver and Jenny Parlee. She was the loving mother of Denise Poekel and her husband, Thorvald of Revere, Janice Sofia and her husband, Johnny of Holiday, Florida and Robin Lovetere and her husband, Charles of Palm Harbor, Florida. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in May.

Anthony Sciaraffa

Salesman; member of Beachment VFW, Vittori-Rocci Post Beverly and Malden Moose

Anthony L. Sciaraffa of Revere died on February 10. He was 77 years old.

A salesman born in East Boston, he was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Beachmont VFW, Vittori-Rocci Post in Beverly and the Malden Moose.

He was the beloved husband of Anna R. (DiGiulio) of Revere; devoted father of Anthony Sciaraffa and his wife, Despina of Arlington; dear brother of the late Josephine Venturelli, Vincent “Jimmy” Sciaraffa and Richard Sciaraffa; cherished grandfather of Anthony and Daniel Sciaraffa of Arlington and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Thursday, February 13 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online memorial and guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com


Margaret ‘Peggy’ White

Former Assistant Chelsea Clerk of Courts

Margaret F. “Peggy” (Furlong) White, a resident of Revere for more than 85 years, died on February 7 at the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home in Quincy. She was 101 years old.

Peggy was born and raised in East Boston’s Orient Heights. She attended Boston Public Schools until moving to Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1929. It is known, that she met Edward R. White, Jr., in High School. Several years after graduation, when they both worked together at Suburban Electric Company, they fell in love and married in Our lady of Lourdes Church in 1940. She and her husband began their family in Revere and had three wonderful children: Edward III, Karen and Janet, who she absolutely treasured.

Peggy led a very active and fulfilling life; she was involved in many groups and activities. She was one of the founding members of the Immaculata Guild for Immaculate Conception School; she was a member of the Revere Women’s Club, The Smart Set as well a bridge player, where she would play with a select group of 12 girlfriends every Tuesday evening. Peggy also loved to go dancing on Saturday nights with her husband, then former Revere City Councilor and Mayor of Revere at the Knights of Columbus dances.

One of Peggy’s fondest memories of her long beautiful life was attending the Inaugural Ball for President John F. Kennedy in 1960. She worked in the Chelsea District Court from 1962 until retiring in 1981 and during that time she became the Assistant Clerk of Courts for Chelsea District Court. Peggy loved life, loved her family and loved people. She had an ageless spirit and people enjoyed her company.

She was the dedicated wife of the late Edward R. White, Jr. with whom she shared 26 years of marriage; the loving mother of: Janet C. Case and her husband, Roy W. of Warrenton, VA, Edward R. White, III of Revere and the late Karen A. White and her companion, Arthur Argenzio of Revere; the cherished grandmother of: Amy C. Jacky and her husband, Thomas of Burke,VA, David W. Case and his wife, Donna of Silver Springs, MD, Christopher R. White and Edward R. White, IV, both of Los Angeles, CA and Lisa White of San Francisco, CA. She was the adored great grandmother of: Nicholas, Christopher and Margaret “Maggie” Jacky and Sean, James and Charlotte Case. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and by her oldest and dearest friend and bridesmaid, Ethel (Ferretti) Toomey, with whom she shared a friendship of over 90 years. Another very special person and friend in Peggy’s life was the late Mary “Masie” McCarthy

Peggy’s family would like to personally and publicly acknowledge all the nurses, staff and caretakers of the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home, for the care provided for their mother which was done with love and care and it will never be forgotten and always appreciated.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, February 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home, 215 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169. For more information and guest book, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Louise DeRosa

Lifelong Revere Resident

Louise M. (Maglione) DeRosa, a lifelong resident of Revere died on February 8 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center after a long illness. She was in her 100th year.

A homemaker, Louise was born, raised and attended Revere schools. She worked at several jobs before marrying her husband, Anthony C. DeRosa in 1936 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Louise remained in Revere where she and her husband began their life together and started their family. She very proudly took on her role as mother and wife, dedicating time for her children, as well as maintaining a close relationship with all of her younger siblings, who she helped raise and care for. She loved her family immensely and spending time with them was what she enjoyed most in life.

She was the wife of the late Anthony C. DeRosa with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; the devoted mother of : Joan C. Raimo and her husband, Michael A. of Salem, NH, Louise A. DeRosa of Revere and the late Philip A. DeRosa and his wife, Margaret DeRosa of Salem, NH; the cherished grandmother of: Mary Baker and her husband, Scott of Sandown, NH, Philip A. DeRosa, Jr. and his wife, Catherine of Hudson, NH, Christine L. DeRosa of Methuen and Margaret E. “Meg” Mello and her husband, Anthony of Salem, NH; the adored great grandmother of: Brody Wall, Elizabeth DeRosa, Anthony DeRosa, Antony Mello and Philip Mello; the beloved sister of: Antonio P. Maglione, Jr. of Revere and the late: Mary Clark, Carmella Santasuasso, Celia D’Agnese, Peter, Michael, Rocco, George and Carmine J. Maglione. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, February 12 at 10 a.m, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church (Revere) at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

P.O.Box 1000, Dept. 142

Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Robert Cook, Jr.

30-Year Westinghouse Salesman

Robert L. Cook, Jr. of Revere died on February 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long illness. He was 60 years old.

Robert was born, raised and educated in Revere and was a 1972 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. After High School, He settled in Portsmouth, Virginia and began a 30 year career as a salesman at Westinghouse. In 2011, he returned to Revere to be with his family due to failing health.

He was the loving son of Rosemarie (Coviello) Cook and the late Robert L. Cook, Sr.; the cherished father of Ronald and Robert L. Cook, III, both of Arlington, VA and he also leaves one grandson. He was the beloved brother of Ret. Revere Firefighter Ronald S. Cook of Revere and Maine and Lynda Cook–Clark of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by a niece and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Forest Hills Cemetery in Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Make A Wish Foundation of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, One Bulfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2031. For more information visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

John Mercurio

Longtime Budweiser Employee

John J. Mercurio of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and Boston’s North End, died on January 31 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 58 years old.

John, who was an employee of Budweiser for many years, was born in Boston’s North End, the son of the late Joseph and Frances Ferrara. He moved to Revere in the late 1960’s.

He was the beloved husband of Judith (Morris) and the devoted father of Lauren and Joseph Mercurio, all of Winthrop; dear brother of Raffaella Gustafson of Quincy and Domenic Mercurio and Joanna Gillis, both of Revere and is also survived by his loving granddaughter Riley Ann Sampson and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook,, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Rudolph DiPasquale

Mass. Turnpike Authority Retiree, Member of Beachmont VFW

Rudolph J. DiPasquale, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on February 4 at the New England Baptist Hospital. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a Corporal in the 43rd Airborne, Mr. DiPasquale retired in 1992 from the Mass Turnpike Authority. He was a member of the Beachmont VFW.

The son of the late Dominic and Angelina (Gudice), he was the beloved husband of 39 years of Audrey (Perry); dear brother of Adam DiPasquale (Ret RPD) and his companion, Elizabeth Roy of Revere and the late Arthur, Angelo and Orlando DiPasquale. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. To sign the guestbook, please visitwww.Buonfiglio.com

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Dorothy Parlee

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Dorothy I. (Ryan) Parlee of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 10. She was 85 years old.

The wife of the late Fred C. Parlee, she was the beloved mother of Sandra Leo and her husband, Rick of Revere; dear sister of Ronald Ryan, Reginald Ryan and his wife, Irene, all of Florida and the late George Ryan and Lucy Creamer; sister-in-law of the late Patricia Ryan, Rose Ryan and James Creamer; former mother-in-law of Nicholas Callas of Lynn and is also lovingly survived by two grandsons, Alexander F. and Christopher G. Callas, both of Revere and many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral services will be conducted in the First Baptist Church of Revere, 209 Beach St., Revere on Friday, February 14 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For those who wish, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Resident’s Activities Fund, Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

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Edward Krovitz, Jr.

Successful Businessman, Avid Runner and Golf Enthusiast

Edward J. Krovitz, Jr. of Revere passed away on Sunday, February 9 surrounded by his family.

Edward was a Georgetown College graduate by way of Boston Latin. Mr. Krovitz took over a successful family business that is presently being run by a fourth generation of Krovitz’s as son Edward III now tends to the firm’s present day operations.

As an avid golfer at Tedesco and Winthrop Golf Clubs, Mr. Krovitz crossed Club Champion off his Bucket List early in life. Ed was also a member of one of the first runners clubs, as early disciples of the famed Bill Rogers would gather together and run along the Charles River at lunchtime.

He was the beloved and devoted husband of Josephine (Otolo) Krovitz with whom he shared 49 years of marriage; loving father of Edward J. Krovitz III and his wife, Nancy of N. Andover and Kim McCullom and her husband, Michael of Andover; dear brother of Joan Mauro of Revere and Judy Doherty of New Hampshire; cherished grandfather of Gioia and Kori Krovitz and Michael, Kate and Kendall McCullom.

Family and friends will honor Edward’s life by gathering Friday, February 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere and again at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.  For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com

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