Death notice 02-16-2022 | Revere Diary
Richard A. Baillie
Mass Highway Department Supervisor.
November 24, 1968 – February 7, 2022
Richard A. Baillie of Derry, NH, formerly of Revere, died Feb. 7 at the age of 53.
Richard was a supervisor for the Massachusetts State Highway Department.
Born in Malden on November 24, 1968 to David Baillie and Arijana (Holjvo) of Revere, he was the cherished father of Rachel Baillie of Medford and Rebecca Baillie of Lynn, dear brother of David Earl Baillie of Lowell and also survived by his former wife, Shannon Baillie and countless friends and colleagues.
A memorial visitation will be held at Paul Buonfiglio & Son-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Sunday, February 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s name to Dana Farber Cancer Research at danafarber.jimmyfund.org. For the guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
John “Jackie” Blake
HRH graduate, class of 1959 and retired from the US government. Department of Housing and Urban Development
John “Jackie” G. Blake, 85, of Revere died on February 9, 2022, from complications from Covid-19.
Jackie was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1955 and Boston College, Class of 1959. After college, John proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his naval service, he worked for the US government in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was an avid Red Sox fan and for many years he and his brother, Paul, were Patriot season ticket holders. Jackie was a member of the Brockton Ski Club and enjoyed golfing with her friends. Jackie will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him.
Born in Peabody on February 2, 1937 to the late John C. and Ruth M. (Carlin) Blake, he was the dear brother of Paul Blake and his wife, Roberta of Canton and of the late James and Richard Blake; cherished uncle of Paula Doucette of Portland, ME, Susan Lazarus of Nantucket and John Blake and his wife, Kelly of Canton; beloved great-uncle of Blake Lazarus Roscoe and her husband, Chris of Austin TX, Riley Blake, Colin Blake and Ethan Doucette.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere and interment has taken place at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151. For guestbook please visit www. buonfiglio.com.
HRH graduate, class of 1970, administrative clerk at Kohl’s in Saugus
A funeral mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Revere on February 15 for Roberta M. (Russo) Fountain, who passed away on Wednesday February 9 at Melrose Hospital – Wakefield in Melrose surrounded by the loving presence of her family after a long illness. She was 69 years old.
Roberta was a lifelong resident of Revere, raised and educated in Revere and a proud graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1970.
Roberta married her husband, Henry R. Fountain and remained in Revere where they raised their family. Roberta has always been a mother first, she made sure to take care of her children and provide them with a loving home. She also worked for several years in administration for PCF in Revere, a division of the Boston Globe.
She enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College and North Shore Community College and earned a degree in data entry. Roberta then worked for Kohl’s Department Store in Saugus, where she was currently employed for 18 years.
About 10 years ago, Roberta and her family moved to Wakefield, where she was living at the time of her death. On May 1, 2019, Roberta lost her love, Henry, after 39 years of marriage. She continued to do what she always did best, be a selfless mother and take care of her family. She was blessed to be a grandmother and great-grandmother. Roberta was struck by tragedy by the loss of her daughter, Amanda M. Green, who was 39 and died on April 3, 2021, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. It was certainly devastating for the whole family, but Roberta continued to do her best to be there to support her whole family. Roberta was actively working as her health declined and continued with her daily routine and scratched her lottery tickets in hopes of winning and sharing her winnings with who but her family.
Roberta passed away peacefully and was welcomed into heaven by the embrace of her loving husband and daughter.
She was the beloved wife of the late Henry R. Fountain, devoted and loving mother of Andrea M. Clark of Danvers, J. Henry Fountain and his wife, Kim of Danvers, Justin A. Fountain and his wife, Stacey of Revere, Neal H. Fountain and his wife, Gina of Danvers, Alec H. Fountain of Wakefield and the late Amanda M. Green and her surviving husband, Joseph of Revere. She was the precious Nana of Emily Green of Revere, Christopher, Charles and Luke Fountain of Danvers, five other grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; dear sister of Elizabeth Visco and her husband, Joseph of Lynnfield and Nancy Lengo of Peabody and her late companion, Kevin J. Heavy. She also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Vertuccio and Smith’s staff are very honored to have helped the family with the funeral arrangements. For
online condolences, please visit www. vertuccioandsmith.com.
Rosemarie (Pepper) Addivinola of Everett died on February 9.
Beloved wife of Anthony Addivinola, she was the loving mother of Joseph Hickey and his wife, June, Ronald Hickey and his girlfriend, Lorena, Sandra Hickey, Pamela and her husband, Orazio De Luca and Samantha Addivinola; sister of Betty Pepper, Frankie and his wife, Michelle Pepper, Warren Pepper and the late Leonard Pepper and his wife, Jackie; grandmother of eight children and great-grandmother of one. Rosemarie also leaves to mourn a very close friend, Valérie Sheppard and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service at Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 16 at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
He will be remembered for his generosity, his fun spirit and his huge dimples.
Susan “Suzi” DiFiore, a longtime Revere resident, died Jan. 27 at the age of 98½.
The beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie DiFiore, she was predeceased by all of her siblings including: Nellie Powers, Carl, Christopher (Ruth), Edward (Eleanor) and Herbert (Joanne) and leaves in mourning his sister-in-law, Anna DiFiore and many loving nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Suzi will be remembered for her generosity, fun spirit and huge dimples.
The family would like to thank all of their caregivers at PACE, PARC at Harbor View and Eastpointe Rehabilitation and Care Center. A celebration of his life will be scheduled for later this spring. For the guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Randall Lee Gibson IV
Professional drummer and electrician whose passing leaves a huge hole in many lives
Randall Lee Gibson IV of Revere, 58, died peacefully in his sleep on January 27.
Randall was born in Cambridge on June 22, 1963, the youngest of four children born to the late Helen Elizabeth Robbins and the late Reverend Randall Lee Gibson III. He grew up in Attleboro and Boston, and as a teenager in Boston rock clubs, he began his career as a professional drummer, first with 21-645 and The Flies. Randall went on to record several albums and tour nationally with roots/post-punk band Scruffy the Cat from 1983 to 1990, and continued to work lifelong as a drummer with several Boston-based bands, Eric Martin and the Illyrians, The Stigmatics, The Real Kids and more recently with Hummingbird Syndicate.
Randall married the love of his life, Lorraine Marcella Savickas on February 5, 1994 and they welcomed their darling daughter, Gabrielle Lee in 1995. Randall worked as a Journeyman Electrician for 26 years and was a proud member of Local 103 IBEW from Boston. He was known to friends and family as a talented chef, a skill he honed as a teenager working at HooDoo BBQ in Boston. Randall’s passion for life – his humor, talent, storytelling and generosity – he nurtured all who passed through his door – is a legend among all who knew him. Randall’s fierce devotion to his family, friends and bandmates was his trademark, and his passing leaves a huge void in many lives.
Randall is survived by his wife, Lorraine Savickas Gibson and daughter, Gabrielle Lee Gibson, both of Revere; his siblings: Harlan Lee Gibson II (Claudia Gibson) of Wimberley, TX, Karen Gibson of Half Moon Bay, CA, Jenifer Gibson (Graeme Faulkner) of Perth, Australia and Jonathan Gibson (Edgardo Sanabria-Valentin) of Elizabeth, NJ; sister-in-law, Maureen Savickas; brothers-in-law Glenn Savickas and Steven Savickas; stepmother Doris Savickas and niece/nephews: Tyler Gibson, Jensen Gibson and Nathaniel Gibson.
Family and friends will honor Randall’s life by gathering at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Sunday, February 27 from 2-6 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 5:30 p.m. family request, please OMIT the flowers. . Donations may be made in Randall’s memory to Right Turn Inc. by visiting www.right-turn.org.