Obituaries 04-07-2010

Charles Wilcox Jr.

Driver for Stop & Shop

Charles F. Wilcox Jr. died unexpectedly at his home on Revere Beach Boulevard on March 17. He was 64 years old.

"Charlie" was a former resident of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain and has lived in Revere for more than 25 years. He worked for the Teamsters Union Local 25 at Stop & Shop as a driver for most of his working career.

He was the son of the late Charles F. Wilcox Sr. and Ellen (McLaughlin) Wilcox and former husband of Patricia A. (McAdams Wilcox-Lake of Norwood. He is lovingly survived by his devoted friends, Joanne Cataldo and family and Kenneth C. O’Neil and family, all of Revere. Although he leaves no immediate survivors, he leaves an extended family of friends from the Revere Beach Boulevard area.

A period of visitation will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m. today, Thursday, April 8 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at noon. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.


Matthew John Sellew

Member of National Guard

Matthew John Sellew, a life long Revere resident, died unexpectedly at home on March 29. He was 24 years old.

He was a member of the Army National Guard since February of 2009 and, at the time of his death, he was a Private (Combat Engineer.) A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 2004, he worked as a stock clerk for four years at Blanchard’s Liquors of Revere.

He was the beloved son of Ann E. (Middlebrook) Elliott and her husband, Michael L., of Revere and Thomas P. Sellew and his wife, Diane, of Kingston, MA; cherished brother of Adam P. Sellew and Michaela R. Elliott, both of Revere; dear grandson of Priscilla (Wade) Sellew of Kingston, MA; loving nephew of Daniel J. Middlebrook and his wife, Sandy, of Salem, NH and Joann F. Cassidy and her husband, Alfred J., of Winthrop.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Inc, 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850. (Fisher House is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA Medical Centers-a Fisher House is being built in Massachusetts at this time.)


Phyllis Crasco

Revere resident

Phyllis T. (Fitzler) Crasco of Revere died at home on Holy Saturday, April 5, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of Peter C. Crasco with whom she shared 22 years of marriage; loving mother of James A. Skelton and his wife, Isabel and Laurie Dion, and her husband, Paul, all of Revere and Cindy M. Skelton of Belmont; dear sister of Geraldine Lau and her husband, Robert, of New Hampshire and cherished grandmother of Kiara and Kabrina Pierce, KC Skelton and Janaye and Jaclynne Dion; fond aunt of many nieces, nephews and also leaves many friends and co-workers at the I Hop in Revere where she worked for many years.

Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m in the chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, with a Celebration of her Life at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book, please visit:


Anthony Lentini

Revere resident

Anthony Lentini of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 31.

The loving son of the late Sam and Louise (Toto) Lentini, he was the beloved husband of over 48 years Victoria (Sawtelle), devoted father of Anthony and his wife, Alice, of Winthrop, Frank and his wife, Susan, of Revere, John and his wife, Yvonne, of Malden, Anthony Jr. "TJ" and his wife, Heidi, of Naples FL, Michael of Dorchester and Danielle Oliva and her husband, David, of Billerica; dear brother of Carmela DiChiara and her husband, George, of Stoneham, Joseph Lentini and his late wife, Jeannie, of Brockton, Mary Romano of East Boston and the late Guy Lentini. He is also survived by his 14 cherished grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as his many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights), East Boston. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In honoring his life, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Foundation, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 220, Framingham 01701.


Mary Shannon

GE retiree

Mary H. (Dawson) Shannon of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop, died on April 4. She was 90 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (McDermott) Dawson. She was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. Mrs. Shannon resided in Winthrop for several years before returning to Danvers. She was employed at the General Electric RiverWorks Plant in Lynn, where she and her husband were both employed for over 40 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Shannon with whom she shared over 30 years of marraige, sister of the late Virginia Dolan, Theresa Graf, and Thomas Dawson, aunt of Kathleen Neal, Maureen Harris, Virginia Horgan, John Dolan, Thomas Dolan, Stephen Graf, Kevin Graf, Thomas Dawson, and the late Robert Graf and their families.

Funeral arrangements were by C.R. Lyons Funeral Directors, Danvers. Burial was in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Shannon’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.


Irene Lisker

Melrose resident

Irene (Kaiser) Lisker of Melrose died on April 2.

She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice "Murray" Lisker with whom she shared 63 years of marriage; devoted mother of Elaine Paro of Wakefield and Diane Lisker of Melrose; dear sister of George Kaiser and his wife, Cyma Kaiser, of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Jon Paro and his wife, Staci, of Lynn, Lynne Port of Reading, and Michael Paro and his fiancé, Shawna Kohout, of Wakefield; loving great-grandmother of Courtney Port, Joshua Paro and Julia Paro.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. For obituary or guestbook, please visit


Eleanor Falzarano

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Eleanor M. (Heil) Falzarano of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Good Friday, April 2.

The beloved wife of the late James J. Falzarano Sr. with whom she shared 40 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Susan Comeau and her husband, Gerald, of Boxford, Sandra Masiello and her husband, Eric, of Winthrop and the late James J. Falzarano Jr.; mother in law of Susan Falzarano of Revere; dear sister of John F. Heil of California, Regina E. Covell of Marshfield and the late Joseph E. Heil and Barbara Heil; cherished grandmother of Lori and James Falzarano, Jason, Jessica and Jonathan Comeau and Neil and Eric Masiello Jr.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book.


Margaret Peters

Of Marlborough, formerly of Winthrop

Margaret T. (Angelo) Peters of Marlborough, formerly of Winthrop and Revere, died on March 30.

She was the mother of Joanne Petrie and her husband, William, of Marlborough, grandmother of Victoria and Jillian Petrie of Marlborough, sister of Virginia Angelo of Crystal Springs, MS, and the late James Angelo, Dorothy Giacobozzi and Teresa Black.

Funeral arrangements were by the Slattery Funeral Home, Marlborough. Burial was at the National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Donations to the Winthrop Council on Aging, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, MA 02152-1610.

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