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Death notice 05-04-2022 | Revere Diary

Evelyne Ferrante

From Saugus, formerly from Revere

Evelyn (Zaccaria) Ferrante, 96, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died at home surrounded by her loving family on April 28.

Born in Revere on February 27, 1926 to the late Charles and Victoria (Penza) Zaccaria, she was the beloved wife of the late Crescenzo J. Ferrante; devoted mother of Joseph Ferrante and his wife, Carol of West Newbury, Michael Ferrante of North Attleboro, Michelle Iannello and her husband, Thomas of Saugus and the late Robert Ferrante; dear sister of the late Grace Zaccaria, Carmella DeSimone, Michael Zaccaria, Carmine Zaccaria, Americo Zaccaria, Vincent Zaccaria, Mary Zaccaria, Alfred Zaccaria, Nancy Trevino and Charles Zaccaria; cherished grandmother of Jill Gasper and her husband, Michael, Kristen Harmon and her husband, David, Thomas Iannello. Cody Festa and Taylor Ferrante and the adored great-grandmother of David Harmon, Cameron and Julianna Gasper. She also leaves to mourn many loving nephews and nieces.

Evelyn loved her family very much and enjoyed cooking at the many family gatherings. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral arrangements were made by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere. Burial took place in Sainte-Croix cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at, or to Care Dimensions Hospice, Ste. B-102, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA, 01923. For the guestbook, please visit

Marie McAveeney

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Marie S. (Botticelli) McAveeney, 93, of Leesburg , Florida, formerly of Peabody, Saugus and Revere, died April 26. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden.

The beloved wife of 44 years of the late Thomas B. McAveeney, she was the cherished mother of Woodrow “Woody” O’Dell, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of Leesburg, FL, Kimberley McAveeney of Mansfield and Donna Mascioli and her husband, Carl of Framingham; beloved grandmother of Alexandra, Alyssa, Madison, Nicholas, Andrew and Michael Krysko and Justin, Kyle, Kaleigh, Nicole and Connor Mascioli; dear sister of the late Joseph Botticelli and his surviving wife, Linda de Saugus. She also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

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Alice Farrell

Graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951

Family and friends are invited to attend for visiting hours Friday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere for Alice E. (Ritchie) Farrell, 88, who died Monday, May 2, at Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center after a brief illness. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Alice was born in Chelsea, to George and Alice (Schwartz) Ritchie. She was raised and educated in Revere and was a proud graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1951. She graduated first in her class.

Alice married her husband, Robert P. Farrell, Sr. and the couple remained in Revere where together they raised their two children. A stay-at-home mother, after the majority of her children, she began to exercise various professions. She was the most

proud to take care of her adored grandson PJ. Alice was also a volunteer at the MGH – Revere on the beach. She was very active and walked four miles every day. She had a warm and gentle personality and she possessed a loving and kind personality. She cherished her family and they cherished her, she will forever be in their hearts.

The devoted wife of 51 years of the late Robert P. Farrell, Sr., she was the loving mother of Eileen M. Mundis and her husband, Paul S. of Revere and the late Robert P. Farrell, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Laura A. Douglass of Saugus, Michael R. Farrell and his wife, Ella of New Hampshire, Kristin Ruiz and her husband, Jorge of Methuen, Nicole Cantone of Pennsylvania, and Paul S. Mundis, II of Revere; beloved great-grandmother to Kenneth, Samantha, Emily, Dani and Alex and dear sister to Robert Ritchie and his wife, Jean of South Hadley. She also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, keepsakes may be made at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The staff at Vertuccio Smith Home for Funerals are very honored to have assisted the family with the funeral arrangements. For online condolences, please visit:

Catherine Lochiato

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Catherine (Megna) Lochiatto, 85, of Revere, passed away on Saturday April 23 surrounded by her beloved daughters.

The cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Favaloro) Megna, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Lochiatto, the beloved mother of Deborah A. Lochiatto of Harwich, and Sandra M. Lochiatto of Revere and of the late Genevieve (Lochiatto) Riley; dear sister of Anthony Megna of Medford; beloved grandmother of Derek, Anthony and Catherine Riley and she also leaves nephews and nieces.

Longtime family and friends will honor Catherine’s life by gathering at Vazza’s ‘Beechwood’ Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by ‘A funeral procession to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for a funeral mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St., Suite B 102, Danvers, Ma 01923.

Jennie DeMarco

Long-time resident, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

A private funeral and burial was held on Saturday April 23 for Jennie (Forti) DeMarco, 90, who died on Saturday April 16 surrounded by her family. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Jennie was originally from East Boston. Daughter of James V. and Anna (Peretti) Forti, she was raised and educated in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, class of 1949.

Jennie married the love of her life, Pasquale E. DeMarco and moved to Revere in 1955. She and her husband raised their four children in the home they built with years of love and hard work.

Among her many qualities, Jennie had an incredibly strong work ethic. From an early age, she worked at Bea’s Bakery in East Boston. Over the years, she has held numerous office positions at companies such as Sears, New England Telephone and Lester L. Burdick Insurance. Most notable was his 20-year tenure at Boston’s Shawmut Bank.

As her children grew up, Jennie simultaneously embarked on a second career in the restaurant industry as a waitress at Chateau de Ville, the Hilltop Steakhouse, the Shawmut Bank Executive Dining Room, the Boston tavern as well as a banquet waitress at many Boston-based restaurants. the universities. Jennie’s career spanned over 50 years; she was an exceptional hard worker.

Jennie was the matriarch of her family and loved us all unconditionally. She was a wonderful cook and organized many large holiday gatherings which included extended family and friends. His parties were legendary, his food unsurpassed. It has always been important to her that the whole family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, stay together, be together and never lose touch. She was revered by the whole family as the “backbone”, and for her, family always came first.

Jennie was a devout Catholic who belonged to Immaculate Conception Parish in Revere. She was also an active member of Saint Anthony of Padua in Revere, often attending novenas and adoration in both churches. She worshiped in many different churches, always appreciating the architecture and beauty of any church. Her strong faith gave her a sense of inner peace, which she shared with the community through her work as a Eucharistic minister, visiting the sick and elderly at various nursing homes across Revere and at the CHA Hospital in Everett where she administered communion and led rosary groups. His motivation to promote his faith was endless. Other pleasures of the retreat include yoga, tai chi, sudoku and several trips to Sicily with her beloved husband.

She was the beloved wife of 64 years of the late Pasquale E. “Pat” DeMarco; loving mother of Damian B. DeMarco and his wife, Mary of Revere, David DeMarco and his wife, Donna of Marlborough, Daria Saia and her husband, Charles “Chuck” of Londonderry, NH and Deirdre Damiano, and her husband, Stephen of Revere; cherished grandmother of Daria C. Saia of Derry, NH, Stephen Damiano Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline of Revere, AnnMarie Censullo and her husband, Stephen of Londonderry, NH, Christopher Damiano of

Revere, Salvatore C. Saia of Londonderry, NH, Nicholas D. DeMarco of New Bedford, Gina M. DeMarco

of Brooklyn, NY and Sara DeMarco of Kingston, NH; beloved great-grandmother of Tresor, Gianna, Stephen

III and Jack Mario; dear sister of the late Ann Maloney. She also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Commemorations can be made to a charity of your choice.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals are honored to have assisted the family with the funeral arrangements. To send your condolences, please visit

Daniel Rizo

Co-founder of Rizzo Insurance Group of Revere and father of former Mayor Daniel Rizzo

Daniel Rizzo, 85, a 50-year resident of Woburn, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on Monday May 2 at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere after a short period of declining health.

Danny, as he was affectionately known to family and friends, was the beloved husband of Maureen A. (Richards) Rizzo and together they shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Domenic and Mary (Moschella) Rizzo.

Danny was raised and educated in Revere and graduated from Revere High School Class of 1954. He worked for over 60 years in the insurance industry and co-founded Revere’s Rizzo Insurance Group in 1986.

Danny loved a good time and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, singing karaoke, and all things Elvis Presley. Over the years, he enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas with his family and friends, where he enjoyed playing craps and trying his luck. He also loved good food and enjoyed taking care of his pet dogs. Danny was also a member of Revere’s VFW Mottolo Post 4524 and Woburn’s Towanda Club where he shared many laughs with friends. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his beloved wife, Maureen, Danny is survived by his children; Daniel Rizzo, former Mayor of Revere and his wife, Jane, of Revere, Paul D. Rizzo and his wife, Joyce of Wakefield, and Lauren Rizzo of Middleton. He was a loving dad to Sarah Fairweather and her husband, David of Woburn, Ryan Rizzo and his wife, Michelle of Chester, NH, Nicholas Rizzo of Manchester, NH and twins, Paul and Alanah Rizzo, both of Wakefield and the loving grandpa to Aryanna, Elayna and Evelyn Rizzo and Kyle and Ava Fairweather.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend roll call at McLaughlin – Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn on Friday, May 6 from 3-7 p.m. Services will conclude with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Danny’s memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 or