Anthony “Chubby” Sardo
Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli
Anthony “Chubby” Sardo, of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
Born in the North End, he was the son of Charles Sardo and Rosina (Mama Rosie) Cammarata.
He moved to Revere and married his high school sweetheart, Nina Marchinko, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. They had four children, Nick and his wife, Kim, of Gloucester, Roseann and her husband, Robert Errico, of Boxford, Nina and her husband, Sam Edo, of Boxford, and the late Charles J. Sardo.
Mr. Sardo also leaves two sisters, RoRo Cattoggio and her husband, Joseph, of Revere, Connie Tagliamonte and her husband, Vincent, of Melrose, and a brother-in-law, Randy Stott, of Revere. He was also the brother of the late Philip (Chick) Sardo, Charlie Sardo, Jimmy Sardo, Domenic Sardo, Joseph Sardo, and LuLu Stott.
He also leaves six grandchildren, Anthony, Nikola, Christopher, Alexandra, Isabella, and Leonardo and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sardo was the founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli, established in 1974. The business is currently owned and operated by the Sardo family. He was also the owner of My Cousin’s Place Tavern in Cambridge and Sardo’s Beauty Salon in Malden.
Mr. Sardo was a court officer at Suffolk Superior Court for 27 years and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Mr. Sardo was known for his famous Fourth of July parties on Haith Street in Revere, where he lived for more than 60 years. He was a member of the ITAM Club in Revere for many years.
“Chubby” was a loving and adventurous man who enjoyed traveling with his wife to many destinations around the world. He took part in many activities during his travels.
He was also noted for his winemaking abilities and sharing it with his family, whom he loved dearly. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Assumption, Revere. Funeral arrangements are by Vazza Beechwood Funeral Home in Revere.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Care Dimensions (Kaplan House), 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.
Richard ‘Richie’ Sevier
“Life – it’s a beautiful thing” was his reality!
Richard D. “Richie” Sevier of Wilmington died on Sunday, June 21 after a courageous battle with several serious health issues.
Richie was born in 1941 in West Medford to Thomas Sevier and Lucille Govoni Sevier. Richie was an only child who lost both of his parents at a young age. He was making his way in the world alone, by the age of 16. This gave Richie the fighting spirit that kept him strong and resilient until the very end. Richie’s deepest desire was to spend as much time as possible with his loved-ones, and after being diagnosed with terminal illness, he followed all precautions to stay around for as long as possible.
From 1960 to 1966 Richie served in the US army. After that he worked his entire life, until he was finally advised by his doctors to focus on his health.
Richie owned and ran several businesses, including “Newtowne Foodmart,” in Charlestown, and “Movies and More” in Woburn. He also worked in varied and diverse jobs over his lifetime. He was a florist, a bartender, a pharmacy tech, and he worked in a funeral home. His final career path led him to selling pools and hot tubs. This was a natural fit, as he had maintained the most perfect pool in Woburn, for many years, thus earning the name, “Papa Hot Tub.”
Richie was an avid Patriot’s fan who looked forward to watching games with his wife, Barbara during football season. He loved to play cards, go hunting and fishing and read interesting non-fiction, especially history books. Richie loved his time in the sun and enjoyed many tropical vacations with his family in Aruba. Perhaps his greatest passion was flying and he piloted small aircraft in his early years, also encouraging younger family members to share his interest.
Richie was a devoted father. His parenting style was to support his children in making their own decisions, regardless of whether he agreed with their choices or not. He was short on judgment and big on forgiveness. He allowed his children the freedom to become their unique selves and he loved them all unconditionally. This love never stopped and most recently came in the form of him using a Walkie-Talkie to communicate with his youngest daughter when he couldn’t be by her side. His fatherly love also extended to the many cousins, friends and neighborhood children who enjoyed spending time at Richie’s home.
In addition, Richie was a consummate host. He loved people and he loved a party. All were welcome. Richie had a magnetic personality that drew others to him. His voice was unmistakable with a radio-quality depth and generous laugh. Richie loved finding ways to help others and went to great lengths to get the best deals for those he helped.
He was an awesome dancer who enjoyed doo-wop, The Beach Boys and Neil Diamond, but was also known to cut-the-rug too with his grand daughters, singing along to “…apple bottom jeans…” This attraction even manifests itself in his connection with animals. He had no shortage of furry friends.
Richie will always be remembered for the intellectual curiosity he displayed, his fighting spirit, which included a strong belief in self-determination and not blaming others for one’s circumstances. He accepted responsibility for his choices and made the most of life’s ups and downs. Each day was a new chance to see the wonder of life and experience the power of special relationships. Every conversation with Richie included his reality…”It’s a beautiful thing.”
Richie was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Rodrigues) Sevier; devoted father of Kirk R. Sevier and his wife, Shannon Gately-Sevier of Woburn, Nicole M. Cossette and her husband, Timothy of New Hampshire, Alicia M. Faulkner of New Mexico, Rachel N. Faulkner of Dorchester, Megan R. Faulkner of Wilmington, and the late Michael R. Sevier and Michelle Sevier-Lanni; cherished grandfather of Joey, Kristin, Joseph, Tori, Kassie, Shayne, Alex, Bella, and Luke.
He will also be missed by so many friends and family members whose hearts he touched during the many chapters of his storied life, including his former wife, Patti (Peters) Sevier and her large extended family.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn today, Thursday, June 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Military Honors will be rendered in the Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Richie’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
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