Obituaries 07-29-2020

Denise Barthel

Now with God and his Angels Peacefully in Heaven.

Our beloved Denise Barthel passed away on Monday, July 20, at 4:30 p.m.  She is now with God and his angels peacefully in Heaven.

Denise was a devoted mother to Nicole Barthel, a sister to both Joseph and Robert and an adored daughter to her mother, Lorraine Capozzi, her father, Joseph Barthel and his wife, Jane. Denise is also survived by her cherished grandchild, Nicholas Lagrassa.

Denise was an amazing, loving, kind, caring, considerate beautiful soul that God so graciously blessed us with. She will be missed and loved always.

Family and friends were respectfully invited to take a moment of silence, for Denise, on Monday. July 27 at 10 a.m, to join in prayer and gratitude. Funeral services will be private in respect to the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA. Denise loved and cherished animals and her one wish was to do all that she could to save and care for them.

Arrangements by Twomey, LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, Newburyport. To offer online condolences please visit 

William Gulla

Avid Sports Fan

William “Billy” Gulla, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away suddenly on July 21, at the age of 52.

Born in Revere on April 5, 1968 to Linda (Tempesta) Gulla and the late Joseph Gulla, he is survived by his beloved life partner of 23 years, Marisa Birritteri. He was the devoted father of twin daughters, Jayla and Gianna Gulla and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was an avid sports fan who never missed a game, especially if it was his Boston teams. He truly will be missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere (Everyone to meet directly at church). Due to COVID19 requirements, masks are mandated once entering the church and capacity limits are in effect. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For guest book please visit

David Norman-Powell

The True Essence of a Father Figure

David Norman Powell, known to many as either Dave, Uncle Dave, Uncle David or Dad; and known to one as Husband, died on July 15 and with his wife by his side, he peacefully returned home.

David was born in Boston on Sept. 22, 1957 to the late Samuel and late Mamie Powell, the fifth of eight beloved children. He enjoyed playing the drums, art, speaking phrases in several different languages and making great first impressions. Affectionately, he always had a loving embarrassing story about his family. No matter who you were to him; brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, sons and daughter, no one is without a story.

David attended Boston Trade and Boston University. He worked for GE as a Machinist in the Jet Engine Division & Millennium Pharmaceuticals as the Laboratories Facilities Manager. It was during this time that he met his wife, Maria Luz Powell. Together they were members of the Catholic church, Immaculate Conception Parish Community, in Revere. David was more than an uncle to some; he was the true essence of a father-figure. With all the love he could give, he made sure his family knew he loved them by either simply saying “I love you,” calling, just stopping by to say “hello,” having a heart to heart conversation about life, telling you “I am so proud of you” or by just being available.

He sang his children’s praises at every opportunity. He appreciated family gatherings and meeting new friends. He had a passion for working on both minor and major household projects. Indeed, he was the man with every tool in the toolbox. David’s hobbies included architecture, art, language, design, wood working, photography, cinematography and laughter.

David now joins both his parents, his brothers: Lynn Eric Powell, Jethro (Jeff) Powell and sister, Ruby Powell. David leaves to cherish his legacy: his wife, Maria Luz Powell, his children: Edward C. Harris, John M. Powell, and Diana M. Powell. To celebrate his life, he leaves his mother-in-law, Lucia Hanao, his sisters: Mary Tillman and her husband, Ronald, Daphne Massey and her husband, Alonzo, his brother: S. Phillip Powell  and his wife, Phyllis, his sister, Ginnette Powell and his sister-in-law, Amparo Henao. He leaves his Goddaughter, Nicole Massey, his lifelong brother (cousin) Bill Alston, and dear niece, Xaviera Cox, several aunts, uncles, cousins and over 60 nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and close friends.

David will be remembered by all from the memories he gave us, the moments we’ve shared, and the impact of his love.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Roslindale.  For guest book please visit

Frances Fisher

Of Revere

Frances T. (Elliott) Fisher of Revere died on July 21 at 90 years of age.

The beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Fisher, she was the cherished mother of Robert Fisher and David Fisher, both of Billerica, Keith Fisher of Revere and the late Kevin, Arthur and Gail Fisher, adored grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 13.

Due to the ongoing restrictions with COVID-19, all services will be held privately and under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. At the family’s request and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fran’s memory to Mass Eye and Ear at The Foundation of the MEEI, Inc., 243 Charles Street, Development Office, Boston, MA 02114 or via For guest book, please visit

Arthur Romano

Will Be Sorely Missed by All Who Knew Him

Arthur Romano of Revere died on July 22 at the age of 70.

 Born in Everett on Sept. 22, 1949 to Edith (DiOrio) Romano and the late Arthur Romano, he was the cherished brother of Donna LeBlanc and her husband, Ed of Revere. adored uncle of Samantha LeBlanc of Colorado, Anastasia LeBlanc, Arrielle LeBlanc-Pagan and her husband, Luis, all of Revere and their children, Soveida, Vita, and Lui. He is also survived by his dear cousins, George Romano and his wife, Linda of Peabody and by many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. He was the beloved godfather to Joe Romano and Joe Prezioso.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home Revere.  Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For guest book please visit

Anna Noviello

A Beautiful Soul In and Out

Anna (Coviello) Noviello of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 11. 

Forever a kid at heart, Anna’s passion in life was to be a wife and soulmate to her husband, Paul, a mother and best friend to her son, Luigi and her love of family. Anna was a beautiful soul in and out. She loved her “Bling” and “Shimmer” and her smile lit up a room. Anna exemplified class and her electric and glowing personality always left an indelible impression on those she came in contact with. Anna loved life. She was always the life of the party and enjoyed planning elaborate functions no matter the size. Her hobbies included traveling, shopping and thrill seeking.

Unfortunately this beacon of light was taken away from us far too soon. Her faith in God was endless. Her glowing image will be forever frozen in time. 

The beloved wife of Paul Noviello, she was the loving mother of Luigi, cherished daughter of Prisco and Rosaria Coviello, loving sister of Maria Provenzano and her husband, Jay of Norwell and Antonietta O’Toole and her husband, Lawrence of Walpole, dearest daughter in law to Luigi and Dorothy Noviello and sister in law to Freddie Noviello and his wife, Erica of Windham, NH. Anna is also survived by seven loving nieces and nephews; Michela, L.J., Isabella, Dominick, Enzo, Isabella and Gianna.

In accordance with the restrictions on congregations and gatherings due to COVID-19, all services were held privately for the immediate family only. In accordance with the family’s wishes, floral arrangements are respectfully omitted. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit 

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