Obituaries 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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Anthony Verrico

Professional musician and Bank of Boston retiree

Anthony P. Verrico of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 6.

Anthony was a 45-year employee of the Bank of Boston as well at a professional musician for 47 years.

He was the beloved husband of Antonia (Lococo) Verrico of Saugus; devoted father of Anna M. Fariole of Saugus and Anthony Verrico III and his wife, Lisa of Peabody; dear brother of Robert Verrico and his wife, Barbara of N. Reading; brother in law of Gaetana San Fillippo and Maria and Jonathan Cobb, all of Dorchester; cherished Papa of Ryan G. Fariole, Isabella K. Verrico and Anthony E. Verrico IV.

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

Evelyn Polcari

Of Revere

Evelyn M. Polcari of Revere died on May 8. She was 94 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late Angelo and Rose (DeYeso) Polcari, she was the dear sister of Angelina “Angie” Terenzi and her late husband, Harry of Revere, Gloria Romano and her husband, Albert of Lynnfield, Norma Guarente and her late husband, Leonard of Revere and the late Albina Sasso and her husband, Chester, Helen Trunfio and her husband, Paul, Margaret Moschella and her husband, Anthony and Edith Murray and her husband, Paul. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and great great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online guestbook and memorial, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

Phillip Longo

Of Revere

Phillip J. Longo of Revere passed away on May 1. He was 27 years old.

He was the cherished son of Maria (Gentile) and Phillip V. Longo; beloved grandson of the late Rose and Joseph Gentile and Doris and Vincent Longo; loving brother of Danielle and Gabrielle Longo; adored nephew of Michael Gentile and his wife, Amy, Carol Longo and her companion, Michael Narbonne, the late Phillip Gentile and great nephew of Fannie Giardina and the late Gaetano “Guy” Giardina; caring cousin of Michael, Ryann, Joseph, Austin, Pamela, Joseph, Ashley, Joe, Brenda, Peter, John and Taylor.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phillip’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

Grace Venezia

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Grace M. (Rodrigues) Venezia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away May 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late George Venezia; loving mother of George Venezia and his wife, Lynn of New Hampshire and Florida; Grace Glover and her husband, Robert of Revere, and Robert Venezia and his wife, Patricia of Maine; dear sister of the late Jill Robinson, Regina Fidalgo and George, Edward, Beatrice and Joseph Palmeira; cherished grandmother of Christy Ouellette and her husband, Jeff, Deandra, Michael and Regina Venezia and great grandmother of eight grandchildren. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere and interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Alba Teresa Sartiano

Had distinguished career with the CIA

Alba Teresa Sartiano, beloved wife, mother and “Nonnie,” passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 20 in Santa Rosa, California.

Alba and her husband, Colonel Joseph F. Sartiano, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Alba was born on December 21, 1928 to Italian immigrants, Erina and Severino Pagnini in Everett. She grew up in a loving family along with her siblings, Charles, Neva, Lona and Teresa. She was very proud of her Italian heritage and had a lifelong passion for the language, culture and cuisine of Italy.

Alba had a brilliant and curious mind. After high school she became the first in her family to attend college, graduating in 1951 with a BS degree in Economics from Simmons College, Boston. Her sense of adventure took her to Washington, D.C. where she was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency and trained as a Case Officer. While working at the Agency, Alba met and married the love of her life, Joe. Alba’s honorable service to our country spanned over thirty years and together with her family, she lived and worked in capitals throughout Asia and Europe, as well as posts in the United States. For her distinguished career, Alba was awarded the CIA Career Intelligence Medal and the CIA Honorable Service Medal.

Alba had many talents and lived her life to the fullest. Wherever she was stationed, Alba readily embraced her new culture and incorporated aspects of it into her own life. She was a voracious reader, bridge player, golfer and decorator with an eye for style that others would admire and emulate. Her home and garden were always beautiful. Alba loved to sing and her beautiful alto voice was enjoyed at home and shared with several church choirs.

Above all, Alba was passionate about her family, encouraging members to work hard and expand their horizons. She rejoiced in their successes and comforted them when in need.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Rina S. Gibbons (John) of Sebastopol, CA and Joseph F. Sartiano (Kim) of Great Falls, VA. She was the adored Nonnie of Marina Bogle, Lara Gibbons, Johno Gibbons, Joleigh Nolan and three great grandsons. Alba also leaves behind her cherished sisters, Neva Defeo and Lona DeFeo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Alba was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

In her honor, a donation to Lewy Body/Alzheimer’s Dementia research would be greatly appreciated. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 noon, on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere.

Clare MacPherson

Of Revere

Clare M. (Nardone) MacPherson of Revere died on May 1.

She was the beloved daughter of Anne K. (Murphy) Nardone of Jamaica Plain and the late James M. Nardone; devoted mother of Shara and Christopher and his wife, Julie; dear sister of Michael F. Nardone of Jamaica Plain, Hope M. Nardone and Jenay and James Russell and cherished grandmother of Trevor James.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere, MA02151. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

Anna Longo

St. Anthony’s Parish devotee; member of Revere Seniors and Intercity Homemaker Services retiree

Anna Longo, a lifelong Revere resident, died on May 8 in the company of her devoted family and her loving God at the home of her niece following a long illness. She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Early in her working career, she worked as a clerk at the Wonderland Dry Cleaners of Revere and later as office manager at Chelsea Carpet. She retired at the age of 75 from Intercity Homemaker Services of Revere as their secretary and offfice manager where she had served for over 15 years.

A devout and practicing Catholic, she was deeply religious and a lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Parish Community. She was a volunteer at the church and a member of the Anthonian Club and the Ladies Sodality.

Although she was diminutive in size, she was a large personality, i.e., knowing, helping and loving all who had the pleasure of coming into contact with her. Some of her friendships derived from the long walks and exercise routes she toted daily. “Auntie Anna” was a surrogate mom to all of her nieces and nephews. Not ever having had any biological children, her interest and caring was most authentic and included a large extended family. She was also an active member of the Revere Seniors.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (DiSisto) Longo; the cherished auntie to: Josephine Piccardi (with whom she made her home) and her late husband, Hugo, Clara A. Lander and her husband, Chester, all of Revere, Michael Longo and his wife, Jerri of Everett, Salvatore A. Longo, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Somersworth, NH, Angelo A. “Tiny” Luongo and his wife, Jean of Norton and Judy Lacey and her husband, Lawrence of Ipswich. She was the dear sister of the late: Lucy M. Giuliano and her late husband, Joseph, Salvatore A. Longo and his late wife, Mary, Josephine Zeoli and her late husband, Nicholas, Angelo Luongo and his late wife, Phyllis and Florence Zeoli and her late husband, Alfred. She is also lovingly survived by many grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces and great grand nephews and by her faithful and constant friend, Joanne M. Giannino and her husband, Christy of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church “Restoration Fund,” 250 Revere St., Revvere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Jill Santeusanio

One of God’s special angels

Funeral services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, were held privately for Jill C. Santeusanio who passed on May 8 at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness, before she was taken back to join the “Angelic Choir.”

Born as one of God’s special angels, she lived in Revere before spending many years in the care of the Hogan Regional Center at Hathorne.

She was the cherished daughter of Judy A. (Cribbie) Santeusanio and the late John N. Santeusanio of Revere; the beloved sister of John D. Santeusanio and his wife Renee of Revere and Steven J. Santeusanio and his fiancee, Tracey Sheehy of Abbington. She was also the adored grandaughter of Dexter and Christine (Franco) Cribbie of Point of Pines, Revere and the late Romeo and Louise M. Marrama) Santeusanio; the dear niece to: Doctor Richard P. Santeusanio, PhD, retired superintendent of Danvers Schools and his wife, Joan of Marblehead and Cheryl Covalucci and her husband, John of Hubbardstown, MA. She is also lovingly survived by her nephew, Joseph J. Santeusanio of Revere and by many faithful cousins.

Mrs. Judy Santeusanio and her entire family acknowledge with overwhelming gratitude the most extraordinary care and love bestowed on Jill and their entire family for all these many years. And, in light of that, the family asks that rather than flowers, remembrances by made to the Hogan Regional Center, 450 Maple St., P.O. Box A, Hathorne, MA 01937. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Gilda Coscia

Long time Revere Housing Authority employee

Gilda B. Coscia, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on April 24.

Gilda worked many years for the Revere Housing Authority.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Nicola and Marianna (Mongiello) Coscia; dear sister of Carmela Coscia, Robert and his wife, Frances, Richard and his wife, Scarlett, and the late Josephine Reppucci and her surviving husband, John, Jennie Anzuoni and her husband, James, Joseph and his wife, Edith, Eugene, Phillip, Phyllis, Anthony and his wife, Marie, Dante and his surviving wife, Marie, her twin, Gloria Gazo and her husband, Joseph. She is also survived by many loving Godchildren, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

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

James Russo, Jr.

Former proprietor of Russo Brothers

Garage & Gas Station, Chelsea

James H. Russo, Jr. of Revere died unexpectedly at home on May 11. He was 81 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1951 and lived in East Boston until moving to Revere in 1967. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

“Jim” owned and operated Russo Brothers Garage & Gas Station on Washington Avenue in Chelsea for over 34 years until retiring in 1995 when the station was sold.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Carol A. (Moscone) Russo; the devoted father of: Joan M. Russo, Jean Marino and her husband, Ronald, all of Revere, John L. Russo and his wife, April of West Peabody and Josephine M. Russo of Revere and the late James H. Russo, III and Janet A. Odoardi; the cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Josephine, Andrea, Kristen, Robert, James, Jamie and Joshua. He is also lovingly survived by several great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday at 8am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere at 9:00AM. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Lawrence “Larry” Edwards

Revere Businessman May 15,1930 – May 9, 2015

Lawrence “Larry” Edwards, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on May 9. Larry was the youngest of six children born to Earnest and Christina (McKinley) Edwards. He was a lifelong Revere businessman who would have celebrated his 85th birthday this Friday.

Larry had an unsurpassed work ethic. He was an active member of multiple professional organizations, civic groups, and community events. Larry was an avid reader and could converse on any topic. He also loved rising with the sun, flowers, gardening, animals, music, theater, the ocean and whistling. If you heard whistling, then you knew he was close by.

Larry and Florence travelled throughout the United States, Ireland, Scotland and many ports of call. He loved his family and friends most of all. He was always quick to share a joke, but never his burdens. Even when he had some really bad days at dialysis, when asked how he was doing he’d say “perfect” and then change the subject. Larry died from cardiac arrest after expressing his love for his family and knowing that his beloved wife would be taken care of and that his children and grandchildren would always be there for her.

The beloved husband of Florence (Ross) Edwards of Revere for 65 years, he was the devoted father of Michael L. of Boston, Patricia J. Veinot and her husband, John of Lynnfield and Peter D. and his wife, Diane of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jessica and TJ Bannister, Julie and Richard Church, Daniel Veinot, Alex Kroen and two additional grandchildren; great-grandfather of six; dear uncle of Peter and Anne O’Keefe of Glasgow, Scotland and Shaun and Joanne McLaughlin of Northern Ireland. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett on Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

John Perrella, Sr.

Retired School Director

John Perrella, Sr. of Revere, a decorated veteran of World War II died on May 2.

John proudly served three years in the US Army, European Theatre, Rhineland-Ardennes and Central Europe and earned three battle stars. He retired as Director of Plant and Maintenance after 35 years of service to the Revere City Schools.

He was the beloved husband of 69 years to Marie (Frongillo); devoted father of Janice, John Jr. and Kenneth Perrella, all of Revere; dear brother of Lillian Colecchia, Louise Taglieri, Philip Perrella and Vincent Perrella Jr. and is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. To sign the guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Louise Bruno

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Louise (Fuccillo) Bruno of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on May 8.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph Bruno of Revere, devoted mother of Joanne A. Salza and her husband, Glenn of East Boston and Carol Ann Gill of Winthrop; dear sister of Emma Linda Hascall of Revere and the late Carol Pagliuca, Annette Valenti, Margy Falsini, Edythe Fuccillo and Carl Fuccillo Jr.; cherished grandmother of Marianne, James and Gregory and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guestbook and memorial, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

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