Obituaries 09-30-2021

Claude Randall Thompson

Of Revere

Claude Randall “Randy” Thompson of Revere passed away unexpectedly on September 26 at the age of 74. 

Randy, who proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, was born in Bay Minette, AL on February 4, 1947 to the late Mark and Mattimaye (Howell). He was the beloved husband of the late BeverlyAnn “Bev” (Wilhelm) Thompson, devoted father of David Bosell of Clinton, Allan Bosell of Revere, Serena Harrison of Oklahoma and the late Randy Thompson, Roy Bosell, and Kristen Thompson; cherished Papa and grandfather of 14 and adored great grandfather of six and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  He was the dear brother of the late James, George, Sheila, Sharon, Cynthia, Wayne, and Larry. 

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Sunday, October 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. Prayer Service in the Funeral Home.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Randy’s name to a non-profit of your choosing that aides veterans. For guest book, please visit 

BeverlyAnn Thompson

Her Journey on This Earth Touched so Many

BeverlyAnn “Bev” (Wilhelm) Thompson of Revere passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 22 at the age of 73. 

The beloved wife of Claude Randall Thompson, she was the devoted mother of David Bosell of Clinton, Allan Bosell of Revere, Serena Harrison of Oklahoma and the late Randy Thompson, Roy Bosell, and Kristen Thompson; dear sister of Richard Williams of Lynn and the late Roger Williams and Suzanne Alderman. 

Her journey on this Earth touched so many: Bev was a cherished Nina and grandmother of 14, adored great grandmother of six and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in her honor to continue he

Julie Frongillo Kupski

She Will Always Be Remembered for Her Big Open Heart

Julie Frongillo Kupski of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully at home on September 23 surrounded by her cherished family and friends. 

Julie was the beloved daughter of the late Lt. John Frongillo, BFD and Adeline Frongillo of East Boston and Revere.  She leaves behind her daughter, Gina and her husband, Paul Battles of Cataumet , her sister, Josephine Coppola and her late husband, John Coppola of Topsfield, her brother, John Frongillo Jr. and sister-in-law, Ellen Frongillo of Saugus and she was the sister of the late Carmella Crosbie and her late husband, Francis Crosbie of Salem.  She also leaves behind many adoring nieces and nephews, as well as her lifelong close and dear friends who were instrumental in taking care of her in the final days of a long illness.  Julie was the former wife of Robert Torres ( Kupski) and mother of Robert Torres and granddaughters, Zoe and Annalise. 

Julie was a heart centered person who loved talking to all kinds of people. She showed her love by cooking and feeding all those who entered into her orbit. She was known for the largest meatballs in town and home-made eggplant! Julie loved her precious dog babies and enjoyed decorating in bright, bold colors to match her colorful personality. 

Aside from being a devoted mother, Julie really enjoyed serving her regulars at the China Roma Restaurant in Revere and loved the family that she created there. She even fixed up her niece Lisa with her husband Pat and they’ve gone on to have a family of their own. 

Julie loved bringing people together and entertaining in her colorful apartment. Julie will always be remembered for her big open heart and always lending a comforting ear to anybody who needed to talk.  

On behalf of Julie, her family would like to thank the Care Dimensions staff and Global Health Aides for the quality of care they administered to Juli in her final hours.  The family also wants to thank the Beth Israel Hospital for their many years of care. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere on Tuesday, October 5 at 11 a.m. (Everyone to meet directly at church).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Private Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135 or at  For guest book please visit

Norma Brown

Past Member of the Revere Women’s Club, Eastern Star out of Melrose and Daughter of the Nile in Wakefield

Norma (Hawley) Brown of East Wakefield, NH, formerly of Revere, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 85. 

Norma was a past member of the Revere Women’s Club, Eastern Star out of Melrose and Daughter of the Nile in Wakefield. 

Born in Chelsea on April 5, 1936 to the late Norman and Hazel (Moody) Hawley, she was the beloved wife of the late David Brown, devoted mother of Pamela Majewski and her husband, John of East Hampton, CT, the late Linda Freeman of East Wakefield, NH and the late David N. Brown and his wife, Joana of Escondido, CA; dear sister of George Hawley and his late wife, Theresa of Billerica; cherished grandmother of Amy Roman and her husband, Jason, Stephanie Faris and her husband, Jeffrey, Adam Brown and his wife, Monica, Thomas Brown and his wife, Leigh and Sean Freeman and adored great grandmother of Brooklyn and Lena Roman and Lucas Brown.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere today, Thursday, September 30 from 5 to 8: p.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A Prayer service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home.  Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s name to the MSPCA-Angell, Att. Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 or at   For guest book please visit

Robert “Ducky” Nolan

April 18, 1953 – September 22, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Robert “Ducky” Nolan who passed away suddenly after a swift and unrelenting illness on Wednesday, September 22.  He was 68 years of age. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the youngest of five children of Thomas J., Sr. and Mary F. (Cronin) Nolan.  He grew up on Library Street and Broadway, Chelsea and attended local schools.  He was a member and co-captain of the Chelsea High School Football team, played quarterback and was a member of the high school track and basketball teams as well.  He also played basketball for the YMHA in Chelsea for several years.  He graduated from Chelsea High School with the class of ’72.  

He worked for nearly 20 years at Northwest Airlines and retired from the mechanic shop after the airline merged with Delta Airlines. 

He was married to Kathleen (Ostler) on September 13, 1991 and the couple recently marked 30 years of true love and devotion.

Ducky was member of the Sagamore Club and a former member of the Cary Square Assoc. in Chelsea. In his lifetime, he was an all-around Boston sports fan and enjoyed skiing, playing tennis and golf.  

In addition to his parents, “Ducky” was also predeceased by his sister, Rosemary Nolan and his brothers: Former Mayor of Chelsea, Thomas J. Nolan, Jr. and John “Jack” Nolan. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen M. (Ostler) Nolan of Saugus.  He was the beloved brother of Regina Nolan of Milton and brother-in-law of Linda Nolan of Revere and Charlotte “Cam” Nolan of Newburyport,  Patricia and Vince McCarthy of Nashua, NH, Charles and Karen Ostler of Boynton Beach, FL, Donna and Joseph Czerwinski of Malden, Maureen and Allan Tamasiunas of Farmington, NH, Aileen and Steven Charles of Altoona, PA, Lauretta and John Russo of Winter Park, FL and the late Warren, Kevin and Matthew Ostler; cherished uncle of Christopher Nolan, his wife, Elizabeth and their children: Emily, Evan, Patrick and Christopher Nolan, Jr., all of Milton, Mary Kathryn (Nolan) Corazzini, her husband, Tom and their children: Charles “Chip-Bob” and Colton Corazzini, all of Georgetown.  He was the Cherished Godfather of Melissa Russo and the best loved uncle to many of his Ostler family nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, extended family and friends.  

His Funeral was held from the Welsh Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 28 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church. Services concluded with committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

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