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Cesso, Phyllis M. (Vivolo) of Revere, December 3. Beloved wife of B.Anthony. Devoted mother of Carla
and her husband David, Anthony and his wife Annmarie, and Lisa and her partner, Bryan. Cherished
grandmother of Katherine, Matthew, Michael, Antonio, Nicolo and Gioia. Sister of Leonard Vivolo and
sister in law of Nick Ruggiero. Predeceased by her mother, Anna Vivolo, her sister Joanne Ruggiero, and many brother and sister in laws.
Phyllis grew up in Boston’s North End where she met and married her husband. Together they shared 56
years of marriage and three children, whom she loved dearly. She also adored her six grandchildren who
brought her countless moments of joy. Whether she was attending one of their sporting events, dance
recitals or plays, she was always honored to be there supporting them.
Phyllis loved the North End and especially celebrating St. Anthony’s Feast each year. She was an avid
Boston sports fan and enjoyed watching and routing for all of the teams during each season. She also
loved watching mystery and crime shows with her husband, a retired Boston Police Detective.
Above all, Phyllis was known for her culinary skills. She could be found awake at midnight cooking a
meal or baking desserts for her family. Cooking was her true passion, and she could talk for hours about
all kinds of different recipes!
She was employed by the City of Revere as a crossing guard, and then as a teacher’s aide for many
years. She still told stories about all of the children she remembered teaching, and truly loved caring for
and educating them.
Phyllis was enthusiastic about being active. She went to the gym where she partook in many classes and
loved walking Revere Beach with her late dear friend, Dottie. She was a member of the St.
Mary’s Women’s Club, where she met many wonderful friends, whom she always spoke so fondly about.
Everything Phyllis did, she did for her family. She was selfless, giving, trustworthy, caring and graceful
and her classy presence will certainly be missed.
She also leaves behind many adored nieces and nephews, with whom she loved celebrating all the
special moments in their lives, as well as her many close friends.
Services for Phyllis will be held at Buonfiglio Funeral Home 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151 on Sunday, December 10, 2023 2-6PM, and again Monday 9 -10:30. Followed by mass at Saint Mary's of The Assumption Parish 670 Washington Street, Revere, MA 02151 at 11:00AM. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Phyllis's memory to copsforkidswithcancer.org, or can be mailed to Cops For Kids With Cancer, Inc. PO Box 850956 Braintree, MA 02185.