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Giovanni M. Furia

Giovanni M. Furia
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  Of Revere.  Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway Revere on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Giovanni M. Furia, who passed away on July 24th. He was 86 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born in Catignano, Pescara, Italy, he was the son of Gaetano & Giuseppina (Calandro) Furia. He attended schools in Italy and he soon immigrated to the United States. Only a few years after his arrival, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served the country he now called home, during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged in 1960. He married Rossana (Bartlolacci) and the couple settled in East Boston and began their family. They would soon move to Revere and would remain there for over 50 years. Giovanni was a hard-working man who took great pride in supporting his family. He enjoyed a career spanning over 25 years with Alitalia Airlines as a Passenger Representative. He retired in the early 1990s and enjoyed his retirement spending time with his family. He was known as a generous man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed rolling up his sleeves and working with his hands and he was an all-around “handyman”. He was especially proficient in working on automobiles.

He is the beloved husband of Rossana A. (Bartolacci) Furia of Peterborough, NH. Devoted father of Stephanie R. Keane & her husband George Kevin of Dublin, NH and Andrea Furia-Helms & her husband Louis of Glenn Dale, MD. Dear brother of Elena Furia of Revere and the late Adele Alessandroni, Gennaro Furia, Gabriel Furia & Maria (Furia) Cronin. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association by visiting www.apdaparkinson.org.

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