Obituaries 05-29-2013

Phyllis Antonelli

60 Year Revere Resident, formerly of Chelsea

Phyllis M. (Reid) Antonelli of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at her Revere home following a long illness on May 22. She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and came to Revere in 1953. Her beloved husband, Rocco J. Antonelli died in September of 2009.

She was the cherished mother of: Rosemarie Antonelli and her long time companion, Retired Revere Firefighter Anthony J. “Tony” Cappoccia of Revere and the late Anthony J. Antonelli; dear mother in law to: Kathleen (Horgan) Antonelli of Everett; cherished grandmother of Revere Patrolman

Douglas Zingali and his wife, Vivianna of Salem, Toni Antonelli-Alterio and her husband, Paul Alterio of Malden, Whitney and Alanna Antonelli, both of Everett; dear sister of Harold Reid and his wife, Diane of Saugus, John Reid and his wife, Joan of Waltham, Joseph Reid and his late wife, Mary of Chelsea and the late Lillian G. Tirro and Robert Reid. She is also lovingly survived by her four great grandchildren: Douglas Zingalli Jr., Daniel R. Zingalli, Anthony Alterio and Ava Cozzolino; her brother in law, Angelo “Bob” Tirro of Peabody and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Inc. of Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 70 Walnut St., Ste. 301, Wellesley, MA 02481. For more information, visit:

Anna ‘Anna Banana’ Sasser

Homemaker of Revere, formerly of Everett

Anna M. “Anna Banana” (Santilli) Sasser of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on Thursday, May 23 at Hammersmith House in Saugus following a long illness. She was 79 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, she attended Everett schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1952. In 1954 she married Edwin L. “Roy” Sasser and the couple moved to Revere. “Roy” died in June of 1999.

“Anna Banana” as she was affectionately known to her family, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was the devoted mother to: Derek V. Sasser and his wife, Nina of Revere, Donna L. D’Addario and her husband, Albert of Saugus, Linda A. Sabina and her husband, John of Danvers, Sandra M. Sasser of Revere and Lisa J. Fitzpatrick and her husband, Steven of Glenburn, Maine. She was the dear sister to: Arthur Santilli and his wife, Katherine “Kitty” of Havertown, PA and the late Pasquale and Robert Santilli. She is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: “Heaps of Hope,” 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. For more information, visit:

Paul Francis Howard

Of Everett

Paul Francis Howard of Everett died on May 20.

He was the beloved husband of Tais Howard of Everett; devoted father of John Alvaro Costa Howard and his wife, Mariana of Falls Church, VA; dear brother of Rev. John W. Howard SJ, Maj. Gen. Robert T. Howard and his wife, Ciretta and William S. Howard and his wife, Diane; cherished grandfather of Julia and Luke Howard; adored uncle of Laura, Kimberly and Charise.

Funeral and Visitation was at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, May 24 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea.   Services concluded with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Marshall Caccavaro

Of Everett

Marshall Caccavaro of Everett, formerly of Watertown, died on May 17.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Bordinaro); father of Ricky of Florida, Joe of Revere, Linda of Belmont, Laura of Belmont and Jeff; step-father of Dean Rocco; brother of the late Mary and Lou and is also survived by three grandchildren, one nephew and many friends.

His Funeral was held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, May 23. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Marshall’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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