Of East Boston
Mary (Vieira) Olivolo of East Boston passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14 at 90 years of age. The loving daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (McGowan) Vieira, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Olivolo, dear sister of the late Jane A. Vieira and Matthew Vieira and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A private celebration will be held to honor Mary’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham MA 02452. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.
Loving and Dedicated Father, Boston City Hall Retiree and Former Tugboat Captain
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours today, Wednesday, June 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere for Peter W. Millerick, 74, who died on Tuesday, June 21, at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m. Interment and Military Honors will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Peter was a lifelong resident of Jeffries Point in East Boston. He was educated in the Assumption Church Parochial School and was a graduate of Boston English High School, Class of 1965.
Peter possessed a deep passion for being on the harbor along with his brothers and the Islands. Shortly after graduation, Peter enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country from 1967 until 1971. When he returned home, Peter began his working career for Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a Tugboat operator aboard the “Bethlehem One.. Peter thoroughly enjoyed this job especially, being on Boston Harbor. He worked there for approximately 10 years, until the closing of the Boston Shipyard. Peter then worked at Boston Fuel Pier for several years, before taking a position at the M.W.R.A., pump station in East Boston, for over 10 years, before his final position at Boston City Hall as a First-Class Steam Engineer.
Peter was first and foremost a loving and dedicated father to his two children. He helped instill the value of education to his children and the idea of being happy in what you do. Peter was also a man who was fiercely independent, highly intelligent and had an appreciation for art. He was often spotted riding his bicycle around East Boston as well as in Boston. He was very innovative in many ways, perhaps it was Peter who came up with the bicycle concept in the city, by having a second bicycle that he would leave in the city and when he would take the train into Boston, he would get his bicycle at the particular T Station and go about his business.
Peter enjoyed traveling, learning new things and appreciating the natural beauty of the city and city living. His charismatic nature, and witty sense of humor are just a couple of things that made him unique.
The loving and proud father of Thea Perez and her husband Michael of Newton and Peter D. Millerick of East Boston, he was the cherished grandfather of Maverick Perez and Tallulah Perez, both of Newton; the dear brother of Gerard E. Millerick and his wife, Deborah of East Boston and the late Martin J. Millerick, Lorraine T. Nazzaro, Edward A. Millerick and Richard J. Millerick. He was the son of the late Edward C. Millerick and Imelda (Almond) Millerick and is survived by his former wife, Dorothea G. “Gerry” (Saulnier) Millerick of Plymouth. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and lifelong friends. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere.