Obituaries 12-27-2016

Gene Anthony ‘Geno’ Vadala

US Postal Service retiree

Gene Anthony ‘Geno” Vadala, a resident of Revere for 49 years, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away after a brief illness at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he was schooled in the North End and settled there with his beloved wife, Marie “Chickie” (Arigo) Vadala, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage and who

passed in September of 2000. The couple left the North End in 1967 and moved to Revere where they

spent the remainder of their lives.

Geno was most proud to have served for 34 years, with the US Postal Service at the GPO of the U.S. Post Office in Post Office Square, Boston, as a letter carrier.

He was the cherished father of Mark J. Vadala of Saugus, Gene Vadala and his wife, Erin of

Rowley, Thomas J. Vadala of Marblehead and Sandra M. Chesna and her husband, John of Revere; the devoted grandfather of Owen Vadala of Rowley and Dominic and Thomas Chesna, both of

Revere; the dear brother of Santa Zagami of Watertown and the late John Vadala. He is also

lovingly survived by his adoring niece, Victoria Zagami of Watertown and cousin, Marie Serino

of Revere. He shared a most tender relationship with his canine companion “Toby”.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.

interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude

Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105-9959. For additional information, please visit

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