Strong Faith and Love of Family Were the Hallmarks of Her Life
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation today, Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Camille R. Sacco, 84, who passed following a long illness and struggle with the complications of metastatic brain cancer on Sunday, August 30 at her beloved Revere residence. A brief Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home following the visitation at 11:30 a.m. and a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be held at 12 (Noon) with interment to follow. In accordance with the ongoing pandemic protocol, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing observed.
Born in East Boston on December 6, 1936, she was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1954. In 1970, she moved to Saugus before coming to Revere, 50 years ago.
After high school, she began a career with Boston Mutual Insurance Co. of Boston as clerk-stenographer for about 15 years. She worked most briefly with her late husband, Peter J. Sacco, Jr. as a bookbinder at the former “Seaboard Bindery” of Boston. Soon, she began her family and became a stay-at-home Mom, taking care of Peter, her two children and later in life, her grandson. “TJ” (Anthony J. Godino, Jr.)
Strong faith and love of family were the hallmarks of her life. However, her goodness and outstanding humanity did not confine her passion for humanity at that point. She was a genuine “Fred Rogers neighbor and friend,” always extending a helping hand to those who suddenly found themselves in need of assistance of any kind.
Not only did Camille thrive on the excitement of the holidays, she had her own repertoire of traditional observances. At Halloween, not only would the children receive their goodies, the accompanying parents would be the recipient of their own “Lollipop.” Christmas was “full-throttle” ahead and all the neighbors would receive candy canes personally delivered to their homes. She took great pride in maintaining her home with decorations for all seasons.
Camille was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Sacco, Jr., who passed on August 23, 1999; the cherished mother to Peter Sacco, Advertising Sales Rep for the Revere Journal & Independent Newspaper Group and Stephanie J. Sacco-Godino and her husband, Anthony J. “Tony” of Revere and the devoted grandmother to Anthony J. “TJ” Godino, Jr. of Revere; the dear sister to Violet Vernacchio of Florida, Edmund J. Vargus, Jr. and his wife, Arlene of New Hampshire and the late Dorothy Merriman. She was the adoring daughter of the late Edmund J. Vargus, Sr. and Rose J. (Volpini) Vargus and also the surrogate Mom to her late canine companion, “Bandit” and her late morning dove, “Birdy.”
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.
In conclusion, soon after Peter’s passing, Camille came across these words of inspiration. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”— Norman Cousins.
To send online condolences or for more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Member of the Winthrop Elks and Winthrop DPW Retiree
John P. Powell of Revere St., Winthrop passed away at home on August 31. He was 78 years old.
Born in Winthrop and a lifelong Winthrop resident, he was the beloved son of the late Helen (Murray) and John P. Powell. He worked as a bus driver for Winthrop Transit for several years before working for the Winthrop DPW. He was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.
He was the devoted husband of the late Anna Marie (Uttaro) and the dear cousin of Carol Byrnes of Walpole, Joan Casey of Centerville and Robert Culbert of Florida and the loving uncle of Diane Kovacev and Donna Wardynski, both of Malden.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, September 4 at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with the interment in Winthrop Cemetery.
*Attendees must wear masks and maintain social distancing in the Funeral Home and Cemetery*
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.