Obituaries 04-20-2022

Hazel Smith

G.E. Retiree

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Hazel R. (Brown) Smith, 97, who died in the peace and presence of her loving family, at her home on Saturday, April 16. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. following the visitation. Interment will be private.

Hazel was born and raised in Everett, one of three children of her late parents, Chester Brown, Sr. and Hazel M. (Wetmore) Brown. Hazel was educated in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1942. Hazel began to work at John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston as a Secretary.

On June 13, 1948, Hazel married her beloved husband, Richard J. Smith. The couple remained in Everett and, at that time, Hazel stepped away from the workforce to raise her two daughters. She was a devoted and dedicated mother and wife who took great pride in her home and how she raised her girls.

When the girls were grown, she returned to the workplace and took a secretarial position at General Electric from where she retired after 15 years of service.

Hazel enjoyed going to Wonderland Racetrack and dining out at restaurants. Above all, she cherished her time being surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of 28 years to the late Richard J. Smith; the loving mother of Deborah J. Smith of Peabody and Christine A. Smith and her companion, John Martin of Quincy;  the cherished grandmother of Melissa A. Quarleno of Peabody and Lisa M. Cronin and her husband, Jeremy of Boxford; adored great grandmother of Mackennzie, Seamusa and Logan and the dear sister of the late Chester Brown, Jr. and Richard Brown. She is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law, John M. Quarleno of Wakefield and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimension, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.    

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit

Rosalie DeRosa

Active at Revere and Everett Senior Centers and in the Community

Rosalie DeRosa of Revere passed away on April 11 at the age of 92.

Rosalie was born and raised in East Boston before moving to Revere in 1975. Her career kept her busy working for several insurance companies throughout the Boston area. Rosalie was heavily involved in her community, whether it be working the polls on Election Day, helping fellow seniors at the Revere and Everett senior centers, or advocating for free senior parking at the municipal lot. Rosalie was an active parishioner at St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Revere. She loved traveling and spending time with family and friends.

The daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Ferlito) DeRosa, she was the cherished sister of Margaret DiGiacomandrea and her husband,Tito of Revere; adored aunt of Deborah Bowen and her husband, John of New York and Sandra Preston and her husband, Kevin of Ashland; cherished great-aunt of Rachel Bowen and her boyfriend, Casey Marvell of New York and Olivia Preston of Ashland. She is also lovingly survived by many dear friends and extended family.

 A visitation will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere today, Wednesday, April 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 670 Washington Ave, Revere at 12 Noon. Entombment to follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Rosalie’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guestbook, please visit

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