Dean Antonucci
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  • Massachusetts General Hospital Pancreatic Foundation
    165 Cambridge St. Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02114

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“So very sorry for your loss. memories of Mark and Dean in high school 1979 and at the Petto house with Michael, Donna and Julie, during the good old...Read More »
1 of 110 | Posted by: debra wolf - melrose, MA

“Oh NO, Sandy JUST told me,. How heartbreaking. Dean was such a great guy. When he opened the business he greeted everybody with such hearty "...Read More »
2 of 110 | Posted by: Kim McDonald - East Sandwich, MA

“Marcy, I was looking for a picture of my mom just a minute ago and ran across this. I'm so so sorry for your loss. I had no idea that this had...Read More »
3 of 110 | Posted by: Jim Blades - Gainesville, VA

“Dear Antonucci Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dean was one of the kindest caring man when it came to community and the people of the community....Read More »
4 of 110 | Posted by: Ramona Levoy

“My deepest sympathy to you Marcy on the loss of your best friend of 27 years and to your children 's shortened time with their dad. I am so sorry to...Read More »
5 of 110 | Posted by: anne face micciche - melrose, MA

“Dear Elaine, I was so saddened to hear of your son's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan ...Read More »
6 of 110 | Posted by: Susan (Wentzell) Garrant - NH

“Marcy and family, words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. ”
7 of 110 | Posted by: Scott & Jennifer Macdonald Ottawa

“Dear Marcy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Dean was much too young. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Eileen (Colomey) Jareo ”
8 of 110 | Posted by: Eileen (Colomey) Jareo - MA

“my thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss.Dean was a great person to have met and he sure was very genuine person and will...Read More »
9 of 110 | Posted by: norberto ramos - worcester, MA

“Dear Marcy, Nicole, Joseph, Corin, Michael and A.J., Our heartfelt sympathies are with all of you . We feel fortunate to have spent time with Dean...Read More »
10 of 110 | Posted by: Gregg and Laura Kelley - MA

“Marcy and Family, thinking of you during this difficult time of loss, may time and your great memories of Dean help to bring some comfort and peace...Read More »
11 of 110 | Posted by: Colleen McCaleb - Melrose, MA

“Dear Marcy and Family I haven't known you long however it did not take long to see how much this Family means to each other as a whole and as...Read More »
12 of 110 | Posted by: Doreen GIll - Chelmsford, MA

“My heart breaks for Dean and his family. May God watch over you and help you through this terrible time. ”
13 of 110 | Posted by: Jessica - North Reading

“Thinking of you all with sympathy and good memories at this very difficult time. Rick,Julie Joel and Michael Askenase ”
14 of 110 | Posted by: Juliet Askenase - North Reading, MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My your strength and the love of hour family help you through this difficult time. I never had...Read More »
15 of 110 | Posted by: Susan Burke - Andover, MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My your strength and the love of hour family help you through this difficult time. I never had...Read More »
16 of 110 | Posted by: Susan Burke - Andover, MA

“So shocked and saddened when hearing of Dean's passing, Marcy and family my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts...Read More »
17 of 110 | Posted by: Karen McManus - Sandown, NH

“Dear Marcy, Joe and the rest of the Antonucci family, I'm so sorry to hear about Dean. He was a great father, friend and the type of person that...Read More »
18 of 110 | Posted by: Rick Shaw - North Reading, MA

“Dean, will be deeply missed by all who knew him. I was their at the funeral home standing in line when an emergency call from work came in. I missed...Read More »
19 of 110 | Posted by: Steven Shorty Corliss - Reading, MA

“To Marcy And Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought goes out to you and your family in your time of need, and to let your...Read More »
20 of 110 | Posted by: Patty - woburn, MA

“Marcy and Family, We are truly saddened to hear of your loss, you are in our toughts and prayers. The Carbone's ...Read More »
21 of 110 | Posted by: John & Suzanne Carbone - MA

“May Dean's family find peace at this difficult time, special memories that will ease the sadness and the warmth of family to support everyone in good...Read More »
22 of 110 | Posted by: Gus and Susan Malaab - Melrose, MA

“Marcy and Family, There are no words to express how heartfelt sorry we are for you Marcy for the loss of your husband Dean and for all of your...Read More »
23 of 110 | Posted by: Norm Brown - North Reading, MA

“Marcy, thoughts and prayers to you, your kids and your extended families. It is never easy to lose a love one so my prayers go out to each and...Read More »
24 of 110 | Posted by: Kenneth Wells - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Marcy: We are very sorry to hear of Dean's passing. We will remember him with fond memories. Our condolences to you & your family during this...Read More »
25 of 110 | Posted by: John Beaton - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Marcy and family -- I would like to express my deepest sympathy. I have known and worked with Dean for over 20 years. Dean was a wonderful man...Read More »
26 of 110 | Posted by: Tom Pilleri - Wakefield , MA

“I REMEMBER THIS BIG HANDSOME GUY FROM YEARS AGO WHEN I WOULD STOP AT N.E. BEVERAGE....WOW....WHAT A LOSS FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS...Read More »
27 of 110 | Posted by: BILLY RALPH WEEDEN - MA

“A sweet Man and true gentle giant. Hansom version of Shrek. I'll miss you Deano! All my love and prayers for Marcie and The Kids Dickie M. ”
28 of 110 | Posted by: Dickie Morris - S. Boston, Ma, MA

“My sincere sympathy to Marcy, Nicole and family, a great guy and a great loss. I always looked forward to my weekly "hard time" with Dean at the...Read More »
29 of 110 | Posted by: Al Sylvia - North Reading, MA

“Marcy and family - our hearfelt sympathy to you all at the loss of Dean. gone far too soon. We are truly sorry for your loss and the difficult...Read More »
30 of 110 | Posted by: Carla Wells - saugus, MA

“To Dean's Family, On behalf of the Petto's, Michael, Julie and myself I want to express our deepest sympathy. My brother Michael, grew up with...Read More »
31 of 110 | Posted by: Donna (Petto) Moreschi - Everett, MA

“My deepest sympathy for Marcy and the Antonucci family. Growing up together in Melrose, I will always remember the easy going, fun loving Deano. I...Read More »
32 of 110 | Posted by: Gerry Shay - Marshfield, MA

“My deepest condolences on your loss. I was saddened to hear of his passing as I was when I learned Alan had passed as well. I remember them both...Read More »
33 of 110 | Posted by: James Phillips - Winthrop, MA

“Marcy and family, we are so saddened by Dean's passing. Life is spooky. It had been some time since we had seen him and then last Saturday night he...Read More »
34 of 110 | Posted by: Michael and Judy Murphy - MA

“Dear Antonucci Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your are all in our hearts and prays. Love to you all, The Holtsberg Family ”
35 of 110 | Posted by: Holtsberg Family - North Reading, MA

“Marcy and family, I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have many wonderful memories that will...Read More »
36 of 110 | Posted by: Donna Rowe - Saugus/Melrose, MA

“Dear Marcy , nicole , joe,corine,michael and AJ , We are deeply saddened by Deans passing . He was a wonderful , son , brother , husband , father ,...Read More »
37 of 110 | Posted by: brenda,patrick,jennifer and courtney mcdonough - MA

“Though you've lost someone so special, and your sorrowis so deep, May you find true consolation in the memories you keep...Dean will live on in your...Read More »
38 of 110 | Posted by: Steve Parr - Medford, MA - friend

“Marci, Nicole, Joe, Corin, Mike and AJ. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. ~Michael ”
39 of 110 | Posted by: Michael MacEachern

“Marci and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope our thoughts and prayers will help you through this difficult time. The Cole...Read More »
40 of 110 | Posted by: Denise Cole - North Reading, MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take one moment at a time, do what you need to do for yourselves and one another...Read More »
41 of 110 | Posted by: Paul , Donna (Bruno) Martell and Family - MA

“Marcy, Cole, Joe and Andrea, Corin, Mikey & AJ, Our hearts are broken and we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Dean, always a great friend to so...Read More »
42 of 110 | Posted by: The Ventura Family - MA

“Dean was hilarious. Every time I ever saw him in the store he had something funny to say (because he knew I was up to no good!). Every time I was...Read More »
43 of 110 | Posted by: Marylou Marsden - North Reading, MA

“Marcy, Nicole, Joe, Corin, Mike, and A.J, Our deepest sympathy to you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers. The MacEacherns ”
44 of 110 | Posted by: Bruce MacEachern - Ottawa, Can

“Always kind and a generous man.Dean will truly be missed by the North Reading community and all who knew him.Our thoughts and prayers to Marcy and...Read More »
45 of 110 | Posted by: Gerry Letendre - N.Reading, MA

“Dear Marcy & family We are truly saddened to hear of your tremendous loss... Sincerely The Sweet Family ”
46 of 110 | Posted by: Deborah Faragi Sweet - MA

“Marci and family, With sorrow for your tragic loss, we send our deepest expression of sympathy and condolence. David S. Fox, Esq. & Rose...Read More »
47 of 110 | Posted by: David S. Fox, Esq. - Andover, MA

“To Marcy and Children: Ellen, I and our boys are very deeply saddened to learn about Dean's passing. I will dearly miss our many talks, especially...Read More »
48 of 110 | Posted by: Rich Giannattasio - North Reading, MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Jason and Tiffany ”
49 of 110 | Posted by: Jason and Tiffany (Daigle) Breeden - MA

“Dear Marci and family, We are saddened to hear of Dean's passing. He always had a smile and a kind word. He will be missed. With heart felt...Read More »
50 of 110 | Posted by: Ann Catalano

“Our deepest condolences to Marcy and the family at this grievous time. May the loving memories help guide you through your sorrow. ”
51 of 110 | Posted by: McColley Service Company - John and Jeannie

“Marcy, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss your children have experienced. Our throughts and prayers are with you. Windy and Michael...Read More »
52 of 110 | Posted by: Windy Catino - Boston, MA

“Dean, You will be truly and utterly missed by all those who have had the pleasure of knowing you. Your giant personality and warm, deep chuckle...Read More »
53 of 110 | Posted by: Nick Ventura - Stoneham, MA

“Dear Marcy, I am without words. My heart goes out to you and your 5 beautiful children.. I am so very sorry about Dean. My love always. Michelle~...Read More »
54 of 110 | Posted by: Michelle (Wise) Peabody - Walpole, MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, Hopefully the memories that you have in your heart will help you through though this difficult time, you're in our thoughts...Read More »
55 of 110 | Posted by: Marguerite - Lynngfield, MA

“Marcy and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. 8You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. ”
56 of 110 | Posted by: Kevin and Kathy Kelley - MA

“to The Antonucci Family, my family offers you our most heartfelt sympathies, for your sudden loss. Dean, and you are all in our prayers and thoughts...Read More »
57 of 110 | Posted by: Marie Harrison - Malden, MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, We are saddened by Dean's sudden and tragic passing. A devastating loss for you and a loss for a community that you have...Read More »
58 of 110 | Posted by: Adrienne Senneville and Family - MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, I was very saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. He had a smile for everyone he came in contact with and the ability to...Read More »
59 of 110 | Posted by: George Norton - Boston, MA

“Dear Marcy and family, We are stunned and very sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. Dean made a difference in all of our lives and will be...Read More »
60 of 110 | Posted by: Andy & Tracy Graham - MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dean will be missed so very much by everyone that ever met him. Every time we saw him...Read More »
61 of 110 | Posted by: jodi angelini - north reading, MA

“Dear Marcy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. We are so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. ...Read More »
62 of 110 | Posted by: The McAuley Family - MA

“My family and I are so sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dean was such a great man and a huge part of the...Read More »
63 of 110 | Posted by: The Ryder Family - North Reading, MA

“Dear Marcy, I was so sad to hear about Dean. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Love, Colleen ”
64 of 110 | Posted by: Colleen (Wise) Gavitt - TN

“Hi Marcy, Myself & the SA girls are terribly sorry about your loss and our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you and your family during this...Read More »
65 of 110 | Posted by: Christine Roux - Tewksbury, MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. The Farrelly...Read More »
66 of 110 | Posted by: Geri Farrelly - North Reading, MA

“Dear Marcy and the Antonucci family, from my family to yours we are deeply sorry about Dean's passing.It was a shock to all and we pray you find...Read More »
67 of 110 | Posted by: Dawn Muise - Nashua, NH

“I've known Dean since the sixth grade, and always enjoyed his sense of humor. He always made me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I...Read More »
68 of 110 | Posted by: Lois Wolfe - Melrose, MA

“Dean's passing was a tremendous shock. I will always remember his warm smile and wonderful sense of humor. May the Antonucci family take comfort in...Read More »
69 of 110 | Posted by: Rich Hanna (from the 'old' hardware)

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
70 of 110 | Posted by: Lois Wolfe - Melrose, MA

“Dear Marcy, I haven't stopped thinking of you and your family since I heard the terrible news. My deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts...Read More »
71 of 110 | Posted by: Leslie(Connelly)Chakalis - MA

“Dear Marcy and Family, We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. The Bedell...Read More »
72 of 110 | Posted by: The Bedell Family - NORTH READING, MA

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Marci and family. Dean will be sadly missed. ”
73 of 110 | Posted by: Bob and Carol Touzet - Salem, NH

“Dean always greeted me with an infectious smile and humor. The North Reading community will surely miss Dean. Our hearts and prayers go out to the...Read More »
74 of 110 | Posted by: The Chrisos family - n reading

“Marcy and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
75 of 110 | Posted by: The Bones Family - North Reading, MA

“My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the Antonucci family, a group of individuals I have known and been around for a long time. Dean gave me my...Read More »
76 of 110 | Posted by: David Griggs - North Reading, MA

“Marcy & Elaine, Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you & your Family during this difficult time. Gladys & Patty (Muse) Deasy ”
77 of 110 | Posted by: Patty (Muse) Deasy - Quincy, MA

“Dear Marcy and the entire Antonucci family, Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to you and your families. As part of your extended family...Read More »
78 of 110 | Posted by: Stephen Milano

“Hi Marcy and Family, I'm so, so sorry for your lost, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Dean personally but, he will always be dear to my...Read More »
79 of 110 | Posted by: Doris Fermin - Lawrence, MA

“Shock, disbelief and sorrow are my thoughts when I heard of Dean's passing. Just played golf with him two weeks ago and as always enjoyed his smiling...Read More »
80 of 110 | Posted by: Mike Sico - Andover, MA - Friend

“Dear Marcy, Our most heartfelt condolences to you and your beautiful family on Dean's passing. Wishing you all Peace, Comfort and Strength through...Read More »
81 of 110 | Posted by: Karen Mallon - BOXFORD, MA

“My heart goes out to the Antonucci family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dean will always be remembered and I'm happy to have had the honor...Read More »
82 of 110 | Posted by: Liz Cantone - North Reading, MA

“To the Antonucci Family, For the 18 years I have lived in North Reading I have been an exclusive customer of Dean’s. Dean made me feel like a...Read More »
83 of 110 | Posted by: George Cangiano - North Reading, MA

“Dearest condolences to the entire Antonucci family. ”
84 of 110 | Posted by: Kodzis Family - Melrose, MA

“Dean and I met in Kindergarten. I enjoyed many years with Dean on many sports teams as young athletes growing up. Dean always had a smile no mater...Read More »
85 of 110 | Posted by: Steve Morris - Chicago, IL

“What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why Dean left...Read More »
86 of 110 | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay - Melrose, MA

“Hi Marcy, The girls and I wants you to know that we share your grief in this time of bereavement with deepest sympathy and condolence. You and...Read More »
87 of 110 | Posted by: Del Barros - Newton, MA

“I was so sad to hear of Dean's passing. So long as those who loved Dean remember him he will never really be gone. ”
88 of 110 | Posted by: Ed Brabant - Dracut, MA - Friend

“Dearest Marcy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim and I both have fond memories of Dean. Please know you are in our thoughts. Trish ”
89 of 110 | Posted by: Trish "Cerra" Bourne - MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. He was a special guy, taken way too soon. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. ”
90 of 110 | Posted by: Siobhan (Colomey) Laurino - Lynn, MA

“To the Antonucci Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this sad time. Jenn Byrne ”
91 of 110 | Posted by: Jenn Byrne - South Boston, MA

“Marcy and Family, I was so sad to hear of Dean's passing. We became friends in sixth grade. I enjoyed his friendship through high school and for...Read More »
92 of 110 | Posted by: Lisa Larcom (Berner) - danvers, MA

“Marcy, Nicole, Joe, Corin, Mike, and A.J. Words cannot express how sad we were when we found out about Dean. I have know Dean for a long time and...Read More »
93 of 110 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - NH

“Marcy, Nicole, Joe, Corin, Mike, and A.J. We are so truly sorry to hear about Dean's passing. His big smile and friendly ways will surely be...Read More »
94 of 110 | Posted by: Jenny Bartlett - North Reading, MA

“To the Anoucci Family . I have met Dean several times through mutual friends and got to know him a bit and he was always a pleasure to talk with. ...Read More »
95 of 110 | Posted by: Jesse Holler - Wakefield, MA

“So very sad to hear of Dean's passing.... Dean was always, always a positive, "can do" kind of guy. It was just natural for him to own his own...Read More »
96 of 110 | Posted by: Tom Savage & Jackie Savage - MA

“Shocked and saddened to hear of Dean's sudden passing. Saw him quite often at the golf course and have known him for many years. Such a great guy...Read More »
97 of 110 | Posted by: Pam Kearins Sheehy - Andover, MA

“We are so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marcy and family. ”
98 of 110 | Posted by: Alan and Marsha Rich - MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Antonuci family tonight. I knew Dean as one of my son Ricky's friend. Always enjoyed him and the rest of the...Read More »
99 of 110 | Posted by: Jean DeVincent

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Antonucci's at this most difficult time. You are in our prayers. Rest In Peace, Dean. With Love, Kevin,...Read More »
100 of 110 | Posted by: Colleen - North Reading, MA

“Marcy, Nicole, Joe, Corin, Michael & AJ, My sincere and heartfelt sadness to all of you on Dean's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts...Read More »
101 of 110 | Posted by: Elayne Holmes - Dorchester, MA

“I met Dean in 6th grade and all through high school he always treated me with respect and kindness and shared that great big smile. You will be...Read More »
102 of 110 | Posted by: Joanne Giggie Johansson - Woburn, MA

“All the best for Dean's family. I'm very sorry he's far too young for this. ”
103 of 110 | Posted by: Linda Balliro - Cambridge, MA

“What a tremendous loss to our NR community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marcy and the family as well as the Staff at NE Beverage. Rest In...Read More »
104 of 110 | Posted by: Patti Rocco - North Reading, MA

“Our thoughts, prayers and love our with you all. ”
105 of 110 | Posted by: Barry, Deanne, Kelly, Rich & Chip O'Neil - MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Antonucci family. Dean will be missed by everyone who was lucky to know him. He was a incredible man. Love you...Read More »
106 of 110 | Posted by: Tracey Purnell - North Reading, MA

“My love and prayers go out to the entire Antonucci family. Dean you will be missed by so many loved ones. My heart goes out to the entire family. ”
107 of 110 | Posted by: Michael Arsenault - MA

“My heart goes out to the entire Antonucci and extended family. I am thinking of and praying for you all. Love, Jeanne, Rob, Samantha and JT ”
108 of 110 | Posted by: Jeanne Timmons Dyer - Kentfield, CA

“I am so sorry for your loss. He was always making people laugh! If there is anything I can do, name it. My thoughts and prays are with you and the...Read More »
109 of 110 | Posted by: Andrea Hayes - Lawrence, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
110 of 110 | Posted by: John W., John H.Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Dean Antonucci passed away suddenly at Lawrence General Hospital, on November 12, 2012. He was only 50 years of age. Dean was born in Melrose to Elaine (Anderson) Antonucci and the late Alfred J. Antonucci, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1980 and went to Norwich University for 2 years. Dean has been a resident of North Reading for the past 20 years. Mr. Antonucci was the founder and owner of New England Beverage in North Reading for the past 22 years and was the former owner Pro Lanes Bowling in North Reading. Dean was a great husband, father, son and brother who made sure his family always came first. He was a member of the Indian Ridge Golf Club in Andover, enjoyed his trips to the Super Bowls, Aruba and Florida. Mr. Antonucci will always be remembered for his great big smile and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Dean was the beloved husband of 27 years to Marcy (Vieno) Antonucci. Devoted father of Nicole, Joseph, Corin, Michael & AJ. Loving son of Elaine Antonucci & the late Alfred J. Antonucci. Cherished brother of Laura Foster & her husband Rob of FL and the late Alan Antonucci. Loving nephew of Joanne & Howard Johnson, Arthur & Pat Anderson and Lee Caruso all of Melrose. Son-in-law of Harry & Mary Vieno of Melrose. Brother-in-law of John & Barbara Vieno of Reading, Cathy Ginas of Bradford, Donna & Timmy Morrill of Randolph, Harry Vieno of Lynn and Cindy Vieno of Woburn. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and Dean was soon to be a proud grandfather. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Saturday, November 17th, at 9AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose, at 10AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00-800PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Pancreatic Foundation, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.