Obituaries 09-09-2020

Anna Spada

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Anna D. (DePaula) Spada, 92, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, August 31.

The cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Anastasia) DePaula, she was the beloved wife of the late John B. Spada, loving mother of John A. Spada and his wife, Nancy M. of Peabody and the late Marianne Spada; adored grandmother of Stephen Spada and David Moore and his wife, Miranda and great grandmother of Joshua, caring sister of Carmen DePaula of Florida and the late Josephine Galbo. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will gather in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in our Chapel of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Roslindale.        

In accordance with State and CDC Federal guidelines masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be practiced. For online guest book and directions, please visit

Julie VanValkenberg

Of Revere

Julie (Carnazzo) VanValkenberg of Revere passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 4 at the age of 50. 

Born in Medford on June 13, 1970 to Paul and Nancy (Fitzgerald) Carnazzo of Revere,   Julie is survived by Michael VanValkenberg of Danvers, the father to their beloved children,  Michael  VanValkenberg of Revere and Morgan VanValkenberg of Danvers, dear sister to Paul Carnazzo and his wife, Agata of Revere and adored grandmother of Emily Heres-VanValkenberg.  She is also survived by many dear cousins and friends. 

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, September 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a private Prayer Service for the immediate family. Due to the current spike in Covid-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local officials we are limited to 25 people at a time and social distancing and masks are required.  If you could, please make your visit brief to allow others to attend. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julie’s name to the MSPCA Angel, Att. Development Donation, 350 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130. Private Interment.  For guest book, please visit

John Eldridge

Musician Known for his Great Sense of Humor

John A. Eldridge of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 1.

John loved music and played several instruments.  He was also known for his great sense of humor and loved spending time at the ocean.

He was the beloved father of Julie Villada and her husband, Lucas, Christina Harris and her husband, Scot and Amy Eldridge; former husband of Marianne Eldridge, son of the late Mary E. (Cutcliffe) and Eugene A. Eldridge Sr., brother of Judy Clark, June Dennen, Janet and Edward Eldridge and the late Joyce DeGenio, Eugene Jr, Jacqueline, Charles and Ronald Eldridge and grandfather of Leanne, Scot Jr., Troy, Harmony, Kamari, Aviana and Rafael.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Private interment services will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton on September 10.

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Thomas Serra, Jr.

Worked for Eastern Airlines and Mass Turnpike

Thomas A. Serra, Jr. of St. Andrew Rd., East Boston passed away at the West Roxbury VA on Sept. 2. He was 80 years old.

Born in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Lillian (Quartarone) and Thomas A. Serra, Sr. and a resident of East Boston and Winthrop, he was a graduate of Boston English High School. He went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, reaching the rank of SP4. After his honorable discharge, worked for Eastern Airlines for the fleet services department. He also worked at the Massachusetts Turnpike.

He was a standout football player in the East Boston Sandlot League and became Sandlot Player of the Year, a longtime member of the Winthrop Golf Club and a member of Survivors by the Sea.

The devoted husband of the late Norma (Ramirez), he was the loving father of Nadeen Moretti and her husband, Rich of Medford, Thom Serra and his wife, Kristen of Andover and Natalie Bayersdorfer and her husband, Brad of Winthrop; the dear brother of Marilyn Pacillo of Reading and the late Lorraine Bono and the cherished grandfather of Richie, Mia, Noah, Lily, Ryan and Elyse. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The funeral will be conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Wednesday, September 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Services will conclude with interment with military honors in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans at To sign the online guestbook, go to

Florence “Tootsie” Correia

Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston

Florence “Tootsie” (Catrone) Correia of Stoneham, formerly of EastBoston, passed away on August 30, at the age of 93.

The devoted wife of the late Antonio Correia, she was the loving mother of Janice “Jan” Russo of Stoneham and the late Anthony Correia and his surviving wife, Lourdes of East Boston and Carol Correia; adored grandmother of Dawnmarie Russo; dear sister of Patrick Catrone of Lynn and the late Gloria Moccia, John and Robert Catrone. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere. Interment was at Lindenwood Cemetery in Stoneham.  For online guest book, please visit:

Nancy Ciarlone

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Nancy M. (Nicolo) Ciarlone of Revere passed away peacefully, September 1 at the age of 90.

The beloved daughter of the late Diego and Marianna (Compolo) Nicolo, she was the devoted wife of the late Louis H. “Cheako” Ciarlone, loving mother of Louis Ciarlone, Jr. and his wife, Corazon (Parcon) and Michael Ciarlone and his partner, Linda Sarno, all of Revere; cherished grandmother of Kiana Ciarlone Cameron and Dominique Ciarlone and great-grandmother of Eden Cameron; dear sister of the late Demetrie, James, Joseph, Salvatore and Nicolas Nicolo, Angie D’Amico and Marion Raponi. Nancy is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Due to the current spike in Covid-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Archdiocese of Boston and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the immediate family and under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Ciarlone Scholarship Fund, 410 Park Avenue, Revere, MA 02151.

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David Dedrick, Jr.

Retired Heavy Equipment Truck Driver and Faithful and Loving Family Man

Funeral Services and interment were held privately for David B. Dedrick, Jr. 69, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3 at Boston Medical Center.

Born and raised in Charlestown, the family came to live in Revere in 1962. David was educated within the Revere School System, at St. Dominic Savio High School of Orient Heights, East Boston and was a 1968 graduate of Revere High School.

For the majority of David’s working career, he was a heavy equipment truck driver for several New England trucking firms.

 David was a faithful and loving “Family Man” who thoroughly enjoyed the company and camaraderie of his children and grandchildren.

He was the beloved husband of 39 years of Catherine A. (Pearl) Dedrick and the cherished father to Katie A. Dedrick and her companion, Jeffrey Gaston, Matthew D. Dedrick and his wife, Molly and Alex and Brian D. Dedrick, all of Revere; the dear brother of Helen V. Molbeck and Daniel F. Dedrick, both of East Boston, Donna M. Nam of California, Mary G. Dedrick and her companion,

Rocky Pellucci of Revere and the late Annmarie Corcoran. David is also lovingly survived by two grandchildren, Christena E. Dedrick and Chase Gaston, both of Revere and by several caring nieces and nephews. He was also the devoted son of the late David B. Dedrick, Sr. and the late Helen (Sullivan) Dedrick.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s

Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere is honored and most grateful to have assisted the family in the completion of David’s funeral arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit:

Joseph Pedoto

Loyal and Devout Family Man

Joseph L. “Joe” Pedoto of Saugus passed away unexpectedly on September 3 at the age of 60.

Joe was a loyal friend and a devout family man. He was born and raised in the Highlands of Winthrop, a graduate of Winthrop High School, class of ‘79. He has been employed in the energy industry for 40 years, recently with Perley Burrill Oil Company.

Joe was a car enthusiast who enjoyed reading about the history of Detroit, most notably, the muscle car era. He enjoyed local travel throughout New England and summers on the beach. Joe had a heart of gold and will be missed by all who knew him.

Born in Winthrop on March 18, 1960 to the late John M. Pedoto and Jeanette (Fagone) Pedoto, he was the cherished husband of 32 years to Lois Sacco of Saugus, devoted father of Joseph L. Pedoto II, dear brother of Charles Pedoto and the late John M. Pedoto Jr., adored son in law of Rose Sacco of Revere and the late Nicola Sacco, beloved brother in law of the late Geraldine Sacco of Chelsea and beloved uncle of Kristen (Pedoto) Macchiavelli and her husband, Anthony, Justine (Pedoto) Romanos and her husband, Nicholas, and Jaime Pedoto.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, September 9 at 12 noon. (Everyone to meet directly at church). Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Mass at St. Anthony’s and the interment at Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston MA 02108. Visit their website  NECHV.ORG to specify how you would like your donation to enrich the life of our heroes.  For guest book, please visit

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