Obituaries 04-14-2021

Frank Delespro

Of East Boston

Frank R. Delespro of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 7 at the age of 97. 

The beloved husband of the late Maria (Forti) Delespro, he was the devoted father of Irene Navarro and her husband, Michael of Saugus, cherished grandfather of Michael and Frank Navarro and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honored Frank’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston on Sunday April 11 and again on Monday morning, April 12 before leaving in funeral procession to St. Anthony’s Church Revere St., Revere for a mass in celebration of Frank’s life. Services concluded with Frank being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Maria, at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. May they rest in peace. To leave an online condolence please visit

Norma Davis

She Had an Unbreakable Faith and Devotion to God and Her Life Purpose Was Giving Back to Those in Need

Norma (Sasso) Davis, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 10 at the age of 89.

Born in Revere on November 8, 1931 to the late Peter and Sophie (DeMatteis), she was the beloved wife of the late Richard Davis, devoted mother of Elaine Moschella of Revere, Stephen Davis and his wife, Denise of Ohio and Nancy Maniscalco and her husband, John of Revere. She was the cherished grandmother of nine, adored great grandmother of four, dear sister of Robert Sasso, Edward Sasso, and Elaine Marino, all of Revere, and was preceded in death by Lucy Savastano, Thelma Manz, and Jean Sasso. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Norma had a passion for cooking since a very young age and was her happiest when serving her famous recipes to her family and friends. In addition to cooking, some of Norma’s pleasures included traveling, playing scrabble and cards with friends, watching Jeopardy, volunteering at the historical society, and playing in a bocce league. Norma took pride in making everyone feel welcome in her home. She adored caring for not only her own grandchildren, but many of their friends who adopted her as their grandmother as well. Norma had an unbreakable faith and devotion to God. Giving back to those in need was Norma’s life purpose. Her generosity is well known by anyone who has met her and she held a special place in her heart for the many foundations she contributed to.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, April 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. We ask that you make your visit brief to allow others to pay their respects. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere on Thursday at 10 a.m. (Everyone meet directly at church). Masks and social distancing are required at church and the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norma’s name to the Reid Landry Garrant Foundation, RLG Foundation in care of Paula Garrant, 20 Berry St, Unit 2110, North Andover, MA 01845 or at  For guest book please visit

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