Of Malden, formerly of Everett
Raymond Russell of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on March 26.
The beloved husband of Claire (Windsor), he was the loving father of Raymond Russell and his wife, Tina and the late Douglas Russell, and of his beloved daughters from a prior marriage: Judy Pendleton and her husband, Charles, Doreen Hall and her late husband, John and Elise Toto and her husband, Brian; brother of Margaret and Carol and the late Marilyn, Gladys, Doug and Joe. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Hannah, Elizabeth, Cammie, Aaron, Adam, Jordan, Brittney, Emma, Brian, Leah and a cherished great granddaughter, Lily.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. For more information: 1-877-71- ROCCO or roccofuneralhomes.com.
Vincent Cammarata Sr.
Retired Revere Board of Health chief agent, dedicated to Revere civic activities, politics and community involvement
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, April 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Vincent F. Cammarata, Sr. who passed on Sunday, March 31 with the comfort and presence of his God and his devoted and faithful family surrounding him. He was 95 years old.
Vincent’s funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, on Thursday, April 4 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., Revere at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Born and raised briefly in South Boston, the family migrated to Toscano Avenue, Revere. Little did Vincent realize that he was home for more than 70 years of the rest of his long and full life within the emerging City of Revere.
He graduated from Revere High School in 1942 and, in February of 1944, joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served with honor and dignity (The hallmark of his life) on board the U.S.S. LST 308. On April 15, 1946, he was discharged and released to the abundanza of love that awaited him on Toscano Avenue in Revere. He was discharged at the rank of Ship Fitter-2nd Class and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Medal with one bronze star, American Area Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal and a Commendation by the C.O.
He spoke about his service-time only as of late, perhaps during the last the year of his life. This indeed was another example of the intrinsic humility and dignity that ruled Vincent’s life.
Vincent’s time at Revere’s Board of Health is legendary because of the continued respect that his name invokes. He was brilliant in the management of the countless number of complaints the Board would receive. The late Anna Flynn, Secretary to the Board, of happy remembrance, would often tell of the perfect patience that Vincent would execute in the resolution of the daily drama and problems. His time as a senior code enforcement inspector for the Revere Board of Health spanned over 18 years.
His life was dedicated to civic activities, politics and community involvement. He served as a member of the Revere Park Commission and was on the fund-raising committee for the former Revere Hospital. His life included a term as a Revere School Committeeman from 1960 to 1963. He served a 15-year term with the Revere Conservation Committee, retiring two years ago at the age of 93. Vincent gave to the city of Revere, a 45-year span of service and unparalleled dedication in the field of political and community service.
He was also a very active member of St. Mary’ s Holy Name Society. He maintained a membership as the senior member of the Revere Knights of Columbus #179 for over 40 years. His family were among the founders and builders of the first St. Mary’s, which was then called St. Lucy’s Church. Through the expertise and comradery, with his cousin, Vincent “Sonny” Cammarata, they were able to establish a committee to create and organize the new St. Lucy’s Chapel.
Again, the Cammarata family was instrumental in the establishment of the Pietrapezzia Lodge OSIA, Lodge 491. Pietrapezzia is a village located off the coast of Italy on the island of Sicily from where the Cammarata family immigrated to America.
On July 10, 2004, the love of Vinny’s life, his wife, Lucy M. (Ribaudo), passed unexpectedly. The loss was great to the entire family, but especially to Vinny.
The devoted father of Dr. Salvatore L. Cammarata and his wife, Barbara A. of Lynnfield, John V. Cammarata of Revere, Rosemary S. Pisani and her husband, Paul F. of Lynnfield and Vincent F. Cammarata, Jr. and his wife, Grail of Fairport, N.Y., he was the dear brother of the late Theresa L. Cammarata and Rocco J. Cammarata and his late wife, Antonetta; cherished grandfather to Jason V. Cammarata and his wife, Liz, Paul F. Pisani, Jr. and his wife, Catherine, Erich J. Cammarata, Damian V. Pisani and his wife, Lisa, Anthony P. Pisani and his girlfriend, Vanessa Molle, Sarah E. Cammarata and her boyfriend, Chris Lewis, Tessabella M. Cammarata and Zoe E. Cammarata and beloved great-grandfather, “Pano” to Olivia, Anthony and Gia Pisani. He is also lovingly survived by a proud family of nieces, nephews and cousins. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Gerald Stiles, Jr.
Gerald W. Stiles, Jr. of Malden died on March 23.
The beloved husband of Lorraine (Napolitano), he was the loving father of Stephen C. Stiles and his fiancée, Deborah; beloved son of the late Gerald Sr. and Maxine Stiles and loving brother of Heather, Norma, Kim, Kendall, Kevin, Kathy and the late Karl. He is also survived by his one beloved granddaughter, Vivienne Rose Stiles as well as by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information: 1-877-71- ROCCO or roccofuneralhomes.com.