Obituaries 03-14-2024

Alice Mortali

Devoted Wife, Mother and Friend

Alice M. Mortali, a beloved mother and resident of the Revere community, passed away on March 10, 2024.

Born Alice M. Farren on May 25, 1935 in Boston, Alice grew up in Jamaica Plain and Charlestown. Before marrying an Italian American boy from Revere in the late 1950’s, Alice worked a variety of interesting jobs in Boston, including as a key punch operator in the early days of computers. She often reminisced about the fun, carefree days of dancing and partying in the venues of the 1950’s on Revere Beach.

As a young mother and wife, she moved to Vermilion, Ohio in 1959. After decades of missing her large, fun-loving extended family, she returned to Massachusetts in the mid-1980’s and enjoyed a life filled with family, travel, laughter, and the joy of everyday moments. Alice was creative and talented and excelled in knitting and needlework. She made countless beautiful sweaters, hats and scarves for family and friends. She possessed a lively sense of humor and keen intelligence along with being an avid reader. 

Alice was a devoted wife, mother, and friend who filled her home with love and warmth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Mortali, and her parents, Daniel and Rose Farren. Her loving spirit lives on through her children: Frank Mortali and his wife, Nancy of Toledo, OH; Roseann Mortali and her husband, Patrick Fitzgerald of Laguna Niguel, CA; Jill Mortali and her husband, Chad Reed of Hanover, NH; and Fred Mortali and his partner Mandy Mitchell of Mandeville, LA. She was the cherished grandmother of Daniel, Sean and Kevin Mortali, Robert Lee, Devin Reed, and Sydney Mortali, and the adored great-grandmother of Aria, Chiara, Riley, and Theo Mortali. Alice is also survived by two sisters and many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere on Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m (Everyone is to meet directly at the church).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. For those wishing to offer condolences, please visit to sign the guestbook.

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