James F. Page, Sr., 84
James F. Page, Sr., died on Thursday, January 3rd, at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, of Chelsea, following a 9-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mr. Page was just 28 days shy of his 85th birthday.
Born & raised & educated in Revere, “Jimmy” lived almost his entire life in Revere. He was an alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere, Class of 1952, a 1956 alumnus of Boston College and an alumnus of N.E. School of Law. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, from December of 1956 thru July of 1963, earning the rank of Commander. During his term of service, he was a member of U.S. Naval Intelligence as a team member of “The Frogmen,” the prelude to the “Navy Seals.” He returned to school shortly after being discharged from the Navy to a two-year stint with Boston State College, earning himself a master’s degree. He then began a working career with the Department of the Treasury from 1978 thru 2003, retiring as area manager. Concurrently, he became immersed in the field of local politics and was successful as an elected member of the Revere School Committee from 1980-1982. As a licensed realtor, he opened an office at his Revere residence for about five years. A proud Catholic, he served as an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish Community & the former Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Beachmont. He was also a long-time member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus, #179.
He was the beloved husband of 46 years to the late Helen G. “Tootie” (Snow) Page, who passed on December 19th, 2009. He is the cherished father of Cynthia A. “Cindy” Page, Suzanne M. “Suzy” Kioussis & her late husband, Jorgo, all of Revere, James F. Page, Jr. & his wife, Kimberley of Lynn & Dorothy M. Morgan & her husband, Michael of Revere. He is the adored grandfather to Christina L. Page of Revere, Laura M. Cudoni of Woburn, Samantha P., Nicholas F., Jacqueline M. & James H. Kioussis, all of Revere, Joshua H., Matthew J., Jessica E. Page, all of Lynn, Michael J. & Catherine S. Morgan, both of Revere. He is also the dear brother to Edward G. Page, III of Revere & the late Dorothy Hanlon. He is also lovingly survived by his faithful friend, Susan Armoian of Wilmington & his 2 great-grandchildren, Noah V. Page & Luigi Maringello & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.
Service Information: Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, January 7th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 8th, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., CHELSEA at 11 a.m. Interment will follow immediately at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne scheduled for 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Patient Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.