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Frank “Francesco” Chirco

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Of Revere.  Died on Thursday, July 20th surrounded by the love & care of his family at his home, following a long illness. He was 88 years old. Frank was native of Marsala Sicily, Italy. Was raised & educated in Marsala and at the age of 19 years old he journeyed to America, then returned and married his beautiful wife Angela, on June 3, 1957 returning to the U.S. and then settled in East Boston. He & his wife happily began their family together, having three children. Frank worked as a meat cutter for all his working career and retired at Kayem Foods where he spent the latter part of his career. Frank was a devoted husband, loving father, and a man of great faith. He was very active at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in East Boston and later Sacred Heart Church after Our Lady of Mt. Carmel closed. Frank was an avid fan of soccer, he always watched the games, and especially if Italy was playing. He was also a sports fan and he loved the Boston Bruins. Family was always the most important to Frank, he cherished all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He is the beloved husband of 66 years to Angela Chirco of Revere. Loving father of Liberante “Libby” Chirco & wife JoAnn of Burlington, Vincenza “Enza” Palumbo and husband John of Auburn, NH & the late son Gaspare Chirco. Cherished Nonno of Jennifer Rigby & husband Christopher of Chelmsford, Lauren Soares & husband David of Pepperell, and Michael Palumbo & wife Shaunna of Concord, NH. Adored great nonno of Jack, Liam, & Logan. Dear brother of Josephine Tumbiolo & husband Gaspare of Revere. He is also Lovingly survived by all of his brothers & sister in laws in both the United States & Italy and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.
Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, July 25th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. His funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, July 26th followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to All Care VNA, Hospice & Home Care 210 Market St, Lynn, MA 01901.

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