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Vincenza (Viola) Salvaggio

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Of Revere. Died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 22nd. She was 94 years old. Vincenza was a native of Pietraperzia, Sicily, Italy. Vincenza married her husband, Giuseppe Salvaggio in Pietraperzia on August 12, 1946. They remained in Italy, where they began their family. In 1957, Vincenza made the journey to the United States joining her husband Giuseppe with their two daughters, settling Boston’s North End. They had another daughter 18 years later, all girls, and the family moved to East Boston, then later Hyde Park. In 1993, the family made their last move to West Revere. Vincenza was a devoted housewife and mother. She was the epitome of mother, showing her children what love & family means by her daily actions.

She is the beloved wife of 66 years to the late Giuseppe Salvaggio. The loving mother of Rose Cayton of Palm Coast, FL., Phyllis Palumbo & her late husband Frank Palumbo of Wilmington, & Maria Rosberg & her husband Michael Debye of Burlington. She is the cherished grandmother of 8 loving grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren & 1 great – great grandchild. She has & siblings living & deceased. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

Family & friends were invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, November 29th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere.  A Funeral Mass was celebrated at in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere on Thursday. Entombment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery Sheffield Mausoleum, Everett. Please omit flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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