A community activist known as “Mrs. Revere,” Rose Napolitano, celebrated her 90th birthday with a bench dedication outside the Revere Public Library in her honor on Sunday morning.
She was active in numerous organizations, including, but not limited to: Patriot Club President, veteran’s supporter, Historical Society executive board member, St. Mary’s Women’s Club member, Revere CARES Coalition member, Farmers’ Market member, Senior Center volunteer, bocce team member and Columbus Day parade volunteer. The Jack Satter House resident grew up across the street and taught children how to read in her younger years.
“The City of Revere thanks and honors Rose Napolitano ’The Godmother of Revere’ for her life’s work as an advocate for our citizens” is carved on a bench outside the Revere Public Library.
City Council President Gerry Visconti presented Rose Napolitano with a citation. He added that you always know where you stand with her.
Former State Rep. RoseLee Vincent wished Rose Napolitano a happy 90th birthday.
State Rep. Jeff Turco said Rose Napolitano touched many lives over decades of service.
Her son, Gaetano, helped to organize the event and welcomed guests.
Rose Napolitano, 90, with Councillor-at-Large Daniel Rizzo.
Rose Napolitano with Juan Jaramillo
Rose Napolitano with her neighbor at the Jack Satter House, Pat Melchionno.
Former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo said Rose Napolitano is a loyal friend who always speaks her mind.
Rose Napolitano with family members: sister-in-law Barbara Frizzi, Barbara’s two daughters, Danielle and Debra Frizzi, and Debra Frizzi’s son, Patrick Ross.
Rose Napolitano’s family wished her a happy 90th birthday. Pictured from left to right: First row: her great-grandchildren Samantha Frizzi, Ethan and Lucy Sweeney, Jake Ravesi and Rose Napolitano; second row: her grandson Joseph, her granddaughters, Kristen Sweeney and Judi Ravesi, and her son Gaetano Frizzi; back row: her grandson-in-laws, Jeremy Sweeney and Jon Ravesi, her daughter-in-law, Kimberly Frizzi, and her sons Cono and Joseph Frizzi, her grandson Domenic Frizzi, her granddaughter Amyleigh Frizzi and Amyleigh’s husband, Tim Hannafin.
Pictured from left to right: Seated: City Council President/Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti and Rose Napolitano; middle row: former State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, City Council Vice President/Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto and former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo; back row: State Rep. Jeff Turco, Councillor-at-Large Daniel Rizzo and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe.
City Council Vice President Richard Serino said that Rose Napolitano loves this city and her friends.