Obituaries

Obituaries 08-24-2016

August 29, 2016
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Joseph Errico, Jr. Retired Revere Police Officer and founding member of the VFW Mottolo Post in Revere Joseph, J. “Joe” Errico, Jr.,  a lifelong resident of Revere, died on August 17. He was 83 years old. Joe was a US Navy veteran who served during the Korean Conflict,  a founding member of the VFW...
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Obituaries 08-10-2016

August 19, 2016
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Martha Audrey Tapper Gruft Of California Martha Audrey Tapper Gruft entered into rest on July 2 in Los Angeles, California after a brave struggle with breast cancer. A passionate volunteer for many organizations, she is survived by her devoted son and his wife, Alexander and Rozlynne Gruft, and her grandchildren, Audrey and Daniel, all...
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Obituaries 08-03-2016

August 5, 2016
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Dolores Palazzolo 40 plus year employee of Continental Restaurant in Saugus Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo of Revere died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 87 years old. Born in East Boston, she attended the Fitton School for Girls before moving to Revere in 1942. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of...
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Obituaries 07-27-2016

July 29, 2016
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Ignazio James ‘Jim’ Russo 60-Year proprietor of I. James Russo & Sons Carpentry Co. Ignazio James “Jim” Russo of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and the North End of Boston, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 18 at his Glen, New Hampshire home. He was 80 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, “Jim” and...
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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Salvatore ‘Turiddu’ Torretta Owned Torretta’s Bakery in Beachmont Square; AKA “Salvatore The Ice Cream Man” Salvatore “Turiddu” Torretta of Revere died on July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Salvatore came to the United States from Augusta, Sicily in November of 1969 and he was...
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Obituaries 07-13-2016

July 18, 2016
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Richard ‘CY’ Colantonio Of East Boston Richard T. “CY” Colantonio of East Boston died suddenly on July 9. The loving son of the late John and Alice (Grant) Colantonio, he was the beloved husband of the late Anna (DeSantis) Colantonio, devoted brother of John Colantonio and his wife, Karen of Florida, Rhonda Ambrosino and her husband, John of Revere, Elaine Colantonio...
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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Joseph D’Ambrosio Commercial fisherman and outdoorsman; proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited Joseph A. D’Ambrosio died suddenly on June 28. He was 61 years old. Born and raised in Revere, Joe attended Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1973.  All of his life, from when he...
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Obituaries 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Paul Bennett Fought long battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystraophy Paul J. Bennett of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on June 24 at the age of 44 after a long and courageous battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. He was the beloved son of Marie Bennett (Kitchel) of East Boston; dear brother of John Bennett and...
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Obituaries 06-22-2016

June 25, 2016
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Theresa ‘Terry’ Waite Of Florida, formerly of Revere Theresa “Terry” (Ryan) Waite of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on June 8. Theresa worked for the Citizens Bank in Revere for 15 years. Terry enjoyed the beach and after retiring moved to Florida full time. She loved spending time with her family and friends...
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Obituaries 06-15-2016

June 25, 2016
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Leon DeRosa, Sr. 40 Year member of Revere Elks Leon DeRosa, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died on June 12. Leon loved his family very much and relished the time spent together.  He enjoyed visiting hobby shops and had a collection of model trains.  Leon was an avid sports fan with hockey being his...
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Obituaries 06-08-2016

June 10, 2016
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Carole Lipson Of Revere Private services and entombment at the Woodlawn Cemetery Columbarium in Everett were held for Carole T. (Schwade) Lipson, who passed away on June 1 at Boston Medical Center. Born and raised in Revere, she attended local schools. Following High School, she married Alan A. Lipson and together they raised their family...
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Obituaries 06-01-2016

June 4, 2016
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Urania ‘Rae’ Barrasso Miss Massachusetts of 1947 Urania “Rae” (Nickolaides) Barrasso of Revere, formerly of Malden, passed away May 25. She was 88 years old. A former model and Miss Massachusetts of 1947, she was the Beloved wife of the late Pasquale Barrasso; dear friend and longtime companion of Vincent Conte; loving mother of...
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Obituaries 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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Viola Speranza Of Revere Viola M. Speranza of Revere died on May 18. She was the beloved daughter of the late Ariggapino Zinna and Sarah (Limoli); cherished mother of Linda Pasco and Patricia Espimos and her husband, Jay, all of Revere; dear grandmother of three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and adoring aunt to several nieces...
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Obituaries 05-18-2016

May 20, 2016
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Rachel Rogers 103 year old member of The Greatest Generation Rachel T. (Cogliano) Rogers passed after a lengthy illness at the home of her daughter with whom she made her home in North Revere on Thursday, May 12. She was 103 years old. Born in Boston on October 28, 1912, Mrs. Rogers would have...
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Obituaries 05-11-2016

May 13, 2016
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Donald Dembro Past Commodore of the Broadsound Tuna Club Donald J. Dembro of Revere died on May 5 at Mass General Hospital. He was 68 years old. Donald was a past Commodore of the Broadsound Tuna Club. He enjoyed being outdoors and had a love of fishing and hunting. Born in Medford, the son...
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Obituaries 05-04-2016

May 7, 2016
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Frank Charak Decorated Veteran Frank Charak, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on Monday, May 2. He was 95 years old. A proud US Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Silver Star. He was the beloved husband of one month shy of 69 years to...
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Obituaries 04-27-2016

April 29, 2016
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Eugene ‘Gene’ ‘Hippo’ Capozzi Raytheon Co. retiree and co-founder of Jaguar Realty Eugene J. “Gene” “Hippo” Capozzi, a lifelong Revere resident, died at home on Friday, April 22 following a long illness. Born and raised in Revere, he lived his entire life in Revere and was a 1949 graduate of Revere High School. In...
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Obituaries 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Edward Arnold Of Peabody, formerly of Revere Edward Arnold of Peabody, formerly of Revere, entered into rest April 12 at the age of 86 years. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Elinor (Shenker) Arnold; devoted father of Jeffrey Arnold and his wife ,Lori of...
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Obituaries 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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James Enos Master Upholsterer; Owner Enos Upholstery Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for James J. Enos who died following a long illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital...
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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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Michael Megna Award winner who fought successfully to overcome cerebral palsy Michael Megna died on Thursday, March 24 at the Cambridge Hospital after a life-long valiant battle with cerebral palsy and all related complications. Born and raised in Boston, Michael’s birth was afflicted with cerebral palsy which he fought fiercely and intently to gain...
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