Of Revere. Formerly of East Boston, passed away on March 24th, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 78 years old.
Julia was native to Nusco, Province of Avellino, Italy, where she was born to her late parents Antonio and Teresa (DeStefano) Pastore. She came to the United States with her family when she was 15 years old.
Julia was the beloved wife of Sebastiano Riera. They shared 58 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Maria Amalfitano and husband Louis of Wakefield, Teresa Kenney and husband Michael of Lynn, Salvatore Riera and wife Jennifer of Saugus, Lori Raffa and husband Al of Lynnfield, and Tony of Revere. She is the cherished grandmother of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Kayla, John, Marc, Sofia, Madison, Joseph, and Ariana. She is the dear sister of one brother and five sisters and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Julia’s biggest passion in life was her love for her family, whom she cherished. Her greatest joys were cooking and spending time with her entire family.
Family and friends were invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, March 29th, in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. A funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, March 30th followed by a funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Entombment followed at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Julia’s memory to https://glioblastomafoundation.org.