Obituaries 10-23-2019

Diane Antonucci

Of Revere

Diane (Delaney) Antonucci of Revere passed away on Friday, Oct. 18 at the age of 68.

The beloved wife of the late Phillip Antonucci, Jr., she was the devoted mother of Kimberly M. Colon of Revere and Phillip D. Antonucci III and his companion, Donna DiVenuti of Revere, loving daughter of the late Herbert Delaney and Ivy (Constance); cherished grandmother of Brianna, Alexandra, Phillip, Michael, Tyler and Kyle and adored great grandmother of Na’leah. She was the dear sister of Gloria Williams and her husband, John of Sanford Maine, Fraiser Delaney of Merrick, Ma and her sister in-law Elaine Antonucci of Revere; loving niece of Stephanie Williams of Sanford, ME and Amy and her husband, Chris Gattoni of Beverly.

A Graveside Service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book, please visit

Blase Paul Gambino

Sept. 24, 1935 – Oct. 6, 2019

Blase Paul Gambino died on Oct. 6.

Originally from East Boston, he has resided at Amherst, MA, Miami, FL, Gloucester, Dorchester and Hyde Park, MA.

He graduated from Boston English High School, served in the U.S. Air Force in Japan during the Korean war, received a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, taught at the University of Miami as an assistant professor and as an adjunct at several colleges in Massachusetts.

He received and administered a number of grants to study gambling, was the author or co- author of 26 articles in academic journals on aspects of gambling, testing and mathematical modeling.

He is survived by his brother, Lawrence F Gambino, sister-in-law, Linda S. Hunt and two nieces, Lindsey and Lauren Hunt. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Pauline Gambino and his brother Joseph Gambino.

Nicholas Pepe

Revere Fire Department Retiree

Nicholas “Gigi” Pepe, Retired RFD, of Peabody, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Oct. 17, 2019 at the age of 75. 

Born in Chelsea on Jan. 13, 1944 to the late Augustus and Theresa (Cataldo), he was the devoted father of Jacqueline Lawler and her husband, Robert of Dracut and Nicholas “Nick” Pepe and his wife, Colleen of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Stephanie and Shauna Mazzie, Chas Ricard and Bianca Pepe; adored brother of Fred Pepe of Revere and the late Dolores Carrasquillo.  

Nick retired from the Revere Fire Department and was a member of the Revere Moose for many years.  Prior to becoming a member of the RFD, Nick was a barber.  During his retirement Nick painted houses. Nick was a man of few words who enjoyed his quiet time as well as spending time with his family and friends.  

He lived with his son and daughter-in-law for many years and enjoyed his weekly “gravy Sundays” at his daughter’s house.  Nick had a love for old cars, race horses, greyhounds, Keno and cigars.  He spent a lot of time puttering around, fixing things and keeping things neat and tidy.

 He also enjoyed his time sitting outside in the warm weather.  Nick defines the saying “creature of habit.” He enjoyed his daily routine which included walking to meet his friends at Dunkin’ Donuts, the mall and stopping by his favorite local corner store to play Keno and scratch tickets.  He was always chasing the dream, but lived a simple humble life, his way with few regrets.  Nick will be sorely missed by his children, grandchildren, relatives and friends. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  Private Interment.  For guest book, please visit

Edith Orlandella

Fabulous Cook Known for her Exceptional Baked Goods

Edith (Fino) Orlandella of Revere died on Oct. 21 at the age of 95. 

Born in Chelsea on March 11, 1924 to the late Joseph Fino and Michelina (DeAngelis), she was the beloved wife of the late Hugo Orlandella, devoted mother of John Orlandella and his wife, Kelly of Naples FL, Stephen Orlandella of Phoenix, AZ, Diane Orlandella of Revere, and the late Leonard Orlandella; cherished grandmother of Kirsten Orlandella of Florida and Alex and Maya Orlandella of Arizona. 

Edith was a devoted wife for over 59 years and a wonderful, loving mother to her four children and three grandchildren.  She had many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. 

Edith was a fabulous cook and was known for her exceptional baked goods.  Everyone loved when she would make them their favorite treats. Her famous apple pies were everyone’s favorite.  We have many fond memories of her laughing and dancing with all her family and friends especially her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

Edith was a bright light in our lives and will be sorely missed. 

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 noon.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 500 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

George John Bakos Jr.

Of Winthrop

George John Bakos Jr. of Winthrop, formerly Lynn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 21, 2019 Loving son of the late George J. Sr. and Aphrodite (Chrisafideis) Bakos. Beloved husband of Amanda (Triant) Bakos. Devoted father of Georgiana Rose “Gia” and Zoe Fotini, both of Winthrop. Cherished brother of John Bakos, Frances Frangos, and the late Christos G. Bakos. Cherished uncle of Stephanie, Brianna and Alexandra Frangos, and Chase, Callie, and Christian Triant. Dear son in law of George and Janet (Fabiano) Triant. Dear brother in law of Thomas Frangos, and Michael and Melissa Triant. Also survived by his many adored aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. George was a member of the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council. He is a former employee for the City of Boston, Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, as well as Wayne Alarm Company. George owned and operated the Occasional Limo Company with his brothers. Nothing was more important to George than his family and faith. George will be sincerely missed by the many who loved him. May he rest in peace. Family and friends will honor George’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128, on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and again on Friday morning at 9:30 before leaving in procession to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street, Lynn, MA 01902 for a funeral service celebrating his life at 11:00 A.M. Services will conclude with George being laid to rest at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. In accordance with the family’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, Boston, MA 02128. For more info please visit MAY GEORGE’S MEMORY BE ETERNAL.

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