Obituaries 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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Anthony Cerbone

Longtime manager of Central Cycle in Revere

Anthony Cerbone, a lifelong Revere resident, died on May 12 at Tufts Medical Center. He was 74 years old.

Anthony was the manager at Central Cycle in Revere for many years. He was a graduate of Revere High School and Franklin Institute, a member of the New England Triumphs Club, Danvers Fish and Game and the North Shore Old Car Club.

The son of the late Anthony and Mary (Lamberti) Cerbone, he was the beloved husband of 46 years of Sandra (Pisano); devoted father of Thomas and his wife, Loretta of Danvers; loving grandfather of Nicholas and the late Dylan; dear brother of Peter and his wife, Meryl of Revere and Annette Scopellito of New York and 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. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Cancer Fund www.kidneyfund.org. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Philip Zizza

Long time Revere Housing Authority employee

Philip Zizza of Saugus, formerly Revere, died on May 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 91 years old.

Phil worked for many years for the Revere Housing Authority. He was a former member of the Orioles Club Nest 123 and liked to play golf.

He was the beloved son of the late Luigi and Irene (Pisani) Zizza; dear brother of the late Anthony, John, Joseph, Josephine Minicleri, Louis, Ralph, Edward, and Felix and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St.,, Framingham Ma 01701. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Phyllis Teitel

Longtime volunteer, active in the Revere community

Phyllis J. (Robinson) Teitel of Revere and Brookline passed away on May 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Rabbi Abraham Teitel of Congregation Tifereth Israel Synagogue of Revere. Mrs. Teitel helped the Rabbi for 50 years in the community and worked for 27 years as a social service coordinator for senior housing in Revere giving many more years to the City of Revere as a volunteer. She cared for the people of Revere,, for her family, friends and community without rest. Loved by her family and loved by all who knew her.

She was the devoted mother of Faiga (Faith) Redlich and her husband, Meir and Jeffrey Teitel and his wife, Hilary; the dear sister of Marilyn Whitworth and the late Sheila Barnhill; the loving grandmother of Solomon, Yosef, Yochanon, Eliezer, Reuven, Zachary, and Chloe and the loving great-grandmother of Avraham Binyamin.

Donations in her memory may be made to the New England Hebrew Academy, 9 Prescott St., Brookline, MA 02446. Visitwww.torffuneralservice.com for guest book.

Jennifer Dek-Vay Biv

Retired Boston School teacher, survivor of the Cambodian Genocide

Jennier Dek-Vay Biv, a Revere resident from 1981 to 1985, died on May 11 at her Lynn residence following a long illness. She was 79 years old.

Born in the Phnon Province of Cambodia, she came to the USA in 1981, a victim of that country’s genocide. She made her home with her most devoted sister Deborah K. Biv and they lived in Revere for about four years until moving to Lynn in 1985. Both sisters survived the Cambodian Genocide of the late 1970’s and suffered untold and horrific experiences, arrived here, became educated and graduated with the Class of 1990, University of Mass with B.A. and Masters degrees in education.

Jennifer taught for 24 years at the Alexander Hamilton School in Brighton teaching reading, English, French and Cambodian. She was beloved and respected not only by her fellow teachers but by her many many students.

The sisters had been active members of the First Congregational Church of Revere where she had been treasurer and was respected by the members and by Pastor Nicholas G. Granitsas.

Ms Biv was the daughter of the late Leang Hout Biv and May Kol, who perished during the genocide.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may to made to: World Relief Fund at www.worldrelief.org. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Simone

Revere’s ‘Avon Lady’ for over 55 years

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, May 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Elizabeth R. “Betty” Simone who passed following a long illness on Monday, May 18 at her Revere residence in the presence of her devoted family. She was 84 years old.

Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawm Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assocation, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

Born in Winthrop, she was a lifelong resident of Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1949. For over 55 years, “Betty” was “The Avon Lady” who had clients, not only in Revere, but in many surrounding North Shore communities. She not only treated her work superbly, but maintained a personal connection with her many clients. Those friendships would last throughout the years. She received many awards and citations from The Avon Company for superior achievement and dedication. Only recently, due to ailing health, did she stop working.

Her dear late husband, Peter S. Simone, who passed in August of 2004, was a tremendous help – sorting, packing and delivering the orders along with maintaining his own full time work.

The couple, on a family level, was legendary for their love of Christmas, especially shopping and decorating. And, as they arrived home with presents, they would wrap the treasures for their four children, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and their many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives loved visiting their Revere home and often refered to it as “Santa’s Village.”

Betty was the wife of the late Peter S. Simone; devoted mother of Chris Simone and his wife, Patricia A. of Revere, Dawn E. Stanwood and her husband, Jeff of Amesbury, Gregory P. Simone and Lynn M. Ristino and her husband, Paul, all of Revere. She was the cherished grandmother of Jeffrey M. Stanwood and his wife, Jess, Jillian P. Collins and her husband, Jeff, Jennifer L. and Katelyn E. Ristino, Gregory P. Simone, Jr. and Victoria E. Simone; the dear sister of Francis “Frank” M. McLaughlin, Jr. and his wife, Faye of Wilmington and is also lovingly survived by two great grandchildren, Jaxon and Joelle and by many faithful nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Francis M. and Rose E. (Venezia) McLaughlin.

For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Maria Bellia

Of the North End of Boston

Maria (Balistreri) Bellia of the North End of Boston died on May 12.

Born in Italy, she immigrated to the Untied States from Belgium on May 12, 1966 – 49 years to the day of her immigrating to the North End that she passed away. She worked in the clothing industry at Rettet on Marginal Street in the North End.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Bellia; devoted mother of Carlo and his wife, Yvonne of Quincy, Angelo and his wife, Lucy of Revere, Gino and his wife, Maria, Joseph and his wife, Carmela of Revere and the late Sarafina Maldero. She was the cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of nine.

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

Erin Leventhal

Of Malden

Erin D. Leventhal of Malden died suddenly on May 8 after struggling with a two-year addiction to Heroin. She was 19 years old.

Born in Melrose and raised in Malden, she was the beloved daughter of Daniel Leventhal and Lesley ( Sesser); devoted sister of Deanne Leventhal of Reading and Heather Leventhal of Malden; dear aunt of Lexy and Isabella; cherished granddaughter of Janice Sesser of Melrose and the late Stephen Sesser and Robert and Dianne Leventhal and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Greenview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Erin’s memory to Hand Delivered Hope P.O. Box 189 East Bridgewater MA 02333. For guest book, please visitwww.Buonfiglio.com

Eugene ‘Geno’ McCarthy

Retired Met Life manager; always proud of his Revere roots

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Eugene J. “Geno” McCarthy, an Everett resident for 54 years, formerly of Revere, who died on May 15 at Spaulding Rehab Memorial Hospital of Cambridge following a prolonged illness. He was 74 years old.

His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, May 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association of Mass. Inc., 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451.
“Geno” was born in Boston and raised and educated in Revere – a community he never forgot and was always proud of. “Geno” never left Revere in his heart although he lived in Everett for 54 years. He attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Immaculate Conception High School, graduating in 1958. He played football at ICC High School and always remembered Coach Ron Corbett, who is alive and well. Geno was a staunch Boston Sports Fan especially of the Patriots and the Red Sox.

For eight years he was with the US Coast Guard Reserve and was discharged in October of 1965. For over 40 years he was in management, beginning with New England Life then Metropolitan Life Insurance and ultimately Met Life.

He leaves his beloved wife of 52 years, R. Beverly (Igoe) and his devoted daughter, Lorraine C. McCaffrey of Everett. He was the cherished grandfather of Krista R. McCaffrey and Tiffany I. McCaffrey, both of South Boston and Kenzie R. McCaffrey of Sandwich. He was also the dear brother of Maryanne Ducette and her husband, John of East Bridgewater and the late Kathryn McGovern and is also lovingly survived by his nephew, Robert Phillips of East Bridgewater.

For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Paul Marino

Of Charlton, formerly of Revere

Paul S. Marino of Charlton, formerly of Revere, died suddenly at home on May 16. He was 48 years old.

A construction supervisor, he was the beloved son of the late William Marino, Elena (Ponte) Watson and his surviving step father Lawrence Watson of Methuen, the fiancé of Margaret Gunter of Charlton, loving father of Cameron Lobo of New Hampshire dear brother of William Marino of Virginia and Susan Watson of Florida; cherished stepfather of Michael and Colin Gunter-Donaghy and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio and Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation 269 Hanover St, #3 Hanover, MA 02339. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Aldo Tenaglia

Retired custom tailor; professional soccer player and coach

Aldo S. Tenaglia, a 60-year resident of Revere, died serenely in the sanctity of his home and family following a long illness. He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in the Orsogna Region of Italy, he played professional soccer in Italy. He arrived in this country in 1955 and continued to play soccer until 1962 with the former Boston Italia League. In later years, he also coached and refereed the game.

He was a custom tailor by profession and a sought after designer for Brooks Brothers, College Town and several other ‘garment kings’ of that time. In those days, manuacturing within the garment industry was most challenging. The working conditions in factories were all but minimal – no heat in the winter and no air-conditioning in the summer. And, of course, there was always the race factor – that is – Aldo was an Italian immigrant, often overcoming prejudices and excelling in his work – the work ethic of that era was almost non-existant. Aldo persevered and made a fine life for his wife, children and grandchildren.

Aldo was also a long time member of the “Sons of Orsogna Lodge” of Everett and he and his wife spent many wonderul hours at the lodge with old friends and family.

He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Maria R. (DiMeo) Tenaglia; the devoted father of Anna M. Tenaglia and her husband, Steven St. Arnault of Newbury, Robert Tenaglia and his wife, Susan of Lynn, Lisa E. Polidoro and her husband, Joseph A. Polidoro, Jr. of Revere; the dear brother of Ada E. D’Angelo of Revere and her late husband, Philip and Alceo Tenaglia and his wife, Ines Penna of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by his cherished grandchildren: Isabella M. St. Arnault, Taylor J. Tenaglia, Joseph A. Polidoro, III and Gabriella M. Polidoro and by many caring nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, May 20 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden MA 02148. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Michael Capozzo

Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett

Michael J. Capozzo of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on May 17. He was 68 years old.

A US Army vietnam veteran, he worked as a laborer in the manufacturing industry.

The beloved son of the late Michael and Josephine (Poleo) Capozzo, he was the dear brother of Robert Capozzo of Revere; loving uncle of Brenda Lewis-Capozzo; cherished nephew of Rita Capozzo of Everett and treasured cousin of Janice DePerrie, Elaine Moris, John Capozzo, Linda Capozzo, Terry Capozzo and Maire Ronan.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

Giuseppe Bilardi

Former proprietor of Pepe’s Pizza in Revere

Giuseppe Bilardi of East Boston, formerly of Naples, Italy, died on May 14 at Epoch of Melrose. He was 74 years old.

The former proprietor of Pepe’s Pizza in Revere, he was the beloved father of Gina Serino and her husband, Richard of Revere and Joseph Bilardi and his fiancé, Kelley Crowley of Salem, NH; loving grandfather of Richard Serino; dear brother of Assuntina Bilardi, Raffaele Bilardi, Marie Cardone, Alberto Bilardi, Gianni Bilardi and Vincenzo Bilardi and former husband of the late Florence (Candelora.)

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home , Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hallmark Health Home Care, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden MA 02148. For more information, visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

William Ventola

Of Melrose, formerly of Beachmont

William R. Ventola of Melrose, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere, died at home on May 17. He was 95 years old. The husband of Rose M. (Falzarano) Ventola, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Raphael and Angelina (Cardillo) Ventola. He worked for many years as a shipper in the fishing industry and was a US Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Barbara Martel and her husband, Charlie of Melrose and Cheryl Ventolo of Melrose, one granddaughter, Kara Kilpatrick and her husband, David, three great grandsons: Tegan, Brendon and Liam. He was the brother of the late Trinks Ventola, John Ventola, Sue Campagna, Anthony Ventola, Lillian Langone, Mary Guerra, James Ventola, Honey Guarino, Ralph Ventola and Nicholas Ventola. Mr. Ventola is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Wedneday, May 21. A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, May 22 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Melrose. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory maybe made to the Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., #19, Malden, MA 02148. For condolences and additional information, visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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