Taught Graphic Arts;
Former Printer for Revere Journal
Gabriel D. Mattera, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on July 25. He was 89 years old.
A printer for the Revere Journal before moving on to teach Graphic Arts at the N.E. Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, he was a faithful and proud Marine who served in the US Marine Corps from 1943 until 1986. He was a caring and kind gentleman who was blessed with many friends.
He was the beloved husband of Gloria M. (DiMattia) of Revere; devoted father of Elaine M. Mattera and Steven Mattera and his wife, Marie all of Revere; loving grandfather of Amanda E. Ciardi and Michael F. G. Mattera; dear brother of the late Richard A. Mattera, Aurelius Mattera, Anne Feruzzi and Madeline Rossetti and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Lorraine A. (Aideuis) Marks, a long time Revere resident, died following a brief illness on July 26 at her daughter’s home in Lynnfield. She was 73 years old.
A homemaker and long time resident of Revere, she was born in Cambridge and lived there until coming to Revere more than 50 years ago.
She was married to the late Donald L. Marks who passed on March 23, 2014. She was the devoted mother of Brenda J. Kelly and her husband, John T. “Jake” and Donald L. Marks, Jr. and his wife, Maria, all of Lynnfield and the late William C. Marks; the cherished grandmother of: Matthew R. and Lauren E. Kelly and Austin H. and Olivia M. Marks, all of Lynnfield and the late Hunter J. Marks. She was the dear sister of Marion Maldonaldo of Malden, Janet Palen and her husband, David of Medford, Richard Aideuis and his wife, Theresa of Cambridge, Leonard Aideuis of Newton and the late John Aideiuis. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law, Dorothy L Waters and her husband, John of Ipswich.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, August 1 bginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home following the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 Attn: Development Office. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Sheet Metal Worker, John Hancock Construction Worker and Revere American Legion Life Member
Armando J. Flecchia of Revere died on July 17 at Annemark Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Revere following a long illness. He was 93 years old.
Born, educated and raised in Quincy, he left Quincy as a young boy when his family moved to Everett. He entered the US Army during World War II on March 30, 1944 and served until April 2, 1946 with the rank of PFC.
He married in 1950 and moved to Revere in 1961. He and his late wife, Louise M. (Itzo) celebrated 67 years of marriage before her death on December 30, 2012.
Most of his working career was spent as a sheet metal worker. Later in life he worked for John Hancock Life Insurance Co. of Boston within their construction department. He was a life member of the Revere American Legion Post #61.
He was the brother of the late James Flecchia and his late wife, Florence and is lovingly survived by many devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces and great grand nephews and is also survived by his sister in law Femma E Moran of Groton, CT, two cousins, Mary Cecchini of Malden and Rita Dunlea of Everett.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral hone on Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere) at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Sheffield Building) Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Natl. Association of the Miraculous Medal, 475 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Emile ‘Jimmy’ Campanaro
Mass Port Retiree
Emile J. “Jimmy” Campanaro, a 17-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly at home on July 24. He was 71 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, he was a 1963 graduate of Boston English High School and had a 17-year career with the Mass. Port Authority. “Jimmy’s” years at Mass Port were a tremendously happy time for him. His winning personality and ability to cope with work related problems were legendary.
As a young man, he was an avid baseball and sports fan. He often wrote sports commentaries for the Boston Globe and the East Boston Times. A US Army veteran of the Vitenam Era, he lived most of his life in the Orient Heights Section of East Boston before moving to Revere 17 years ago.
He was the beloved son of the late Louis and Clara (Tedeschi) Campanaro and the cherished brother of: Francis A. “Chuck” Campanaro and his wife, Elizabeth M. of Leesburg, Florida, Eugene L. “Gene” Campanaro and his wife, Linda of Revere and Richard L. Campanaro and his wife, Claire M. of Bedford, Texas. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, July 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree
Agnes M. Duffy, a Malden resident for 33 years and a Revere native, died at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on July 25 following a short illness.
Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1948 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere. Early in her working career, she began work as an operator at New England Tel & Tel (Nynex) and later rose to supervisory and management positions. She retired in 1985 as a business office supervisor after 35 years of service.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and was most active in her Immaculate Conception Community where she was a devotee of the parish and, until most recently, a volunteer.
She was the daughter of the late Michael F. Duffy and Susan J. (Keane) Duffy; the cherished aunt of: Rev. Mark J. DeAngelis, pastor of the Church of the Sacred Hearts of Malden, Ronald J. DeAngelis of Revere, Linda Manseau and her husband, Donald and John “Jack” Duffy, all of Shrewsbury and the dear sister of the late Marion E. DeAngelis and John and Thomas Duffy. She is also survived by her Godmother, Sr. M. Declan, C.S.J. of Bethany at Framingham, her sister-in-law, Barbara Duffy of Hopkinton and her faithful friend, Mave Tornesello of Malden.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, July 30 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 Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Stree and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 11 a.m. Interment will be in woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Church, 22 Sweall St., Revere, MA 02151. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Worked for City of Everett; Active Autism and My Brother’s Table Volunteer
Thomas F. Mrray, an Everett native who lived in Revere for 13 years and East Boston for more than 15 years, died following a brief illness on July 27 at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was 54 years old.
Born and raised in Everett, he was a 1978 graduate of Everett High School. For the past 20 years, “Tommy” worked for the City of Everett, Department of Public Works and City Services as a licensed heavy equipment operator. During his tenure with the City of Everett, he also worked at Glenwood Cemetery as a laborer and heavy equipment operator.
His memberships include Local 25 of the Inter. Union of Craftsmen & Laborers and the Carmen A. Schiavo Mens Social Club of Everett.
Throughout his life, he was an avid sports fan, especially a fan of the Boston Red Sox and his enthusiasm for sports events is legendary.
Tommy was also passionate about any “Autism” Fund Raising and he took part actively in marathons and walks. He also was a volunteer for “My Brother’s Table” of Lynn.
He was the beloved husband of 26 years to Rosemary (Gaeta) Murray and the devoted father of: Kathryn R. and Rachel C. Murray, both of Revere and the late Matthew T. Murray; the dear son of Paul V. Murray of Edist Island, So. Carolina and the late Evelyn M. (D’Eon) Murray; the cherished brother of Joseph N. Murray of Edisto Island, So. Carolina, Margaret L. Murray of North Reading, Paula M. Frew of Methuen, Nelson J. Murray of Wilmingon, his twin sister, Rose McCann and her husband, James of Manchester, NH and the late James R. Murray. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, August 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by the funeral services at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Fund for Autistic Children, 22 Meeting House Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com