James Sorrento

James Sorrento

Friday, June 15th, 1934 - Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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SORRENTO-James Sorrento, 84, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Jim was born and raised in East Boston, and was an avid baseball and football player at East Boston and English High. James joined the army and was a Korean War Veteran, stationed in Europe. After his military career, he was a Waterfront Director at East Boston Camps in Westford. It was here that James met his wife, Rita.

James was a graduate of Boston State, and worked as an Adjustment Counselor in Boston, a Title 1 Director in Revere, and a teacher at Lynn Public Schools. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, and his favorite pastimes included watching old movies, golfing and dancing. Jim loved to travel, near and far. Above all, Jim valued family, and enjoyed raising his two sons, and later spending time and sharing his knowledge with his grandchildren.

He was the loving father of Dr. Jim Sorrento and his daughter-in-law, Rachael of Rowley, and Mark Sorrento of Winthrop. Jim was adored by his grandchildren, Stephen Moniz and Anthony Sorrento. He was the caring brother of the late Sarah Robinson, Marie Mascis, and late Joseph, Salvatore, Frank, and Charles Sorrento. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will honor James’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE on Tuesday, March 5th from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. and again at 8:30a.m. Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10:00a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’s name to the Neighborhood PACE Program at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center at or to St. Anthony of Padua Restoration Fund, 250 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beechwood Funeral Home
    262 Beach Street
    REVERE, MA 02151
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Anthony's Church, Revere
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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Theresa Traniello

Posted at 09:44pm
Dear Rita, I am just reading about James passing tonight in the Revere Journal. We are shocked and are so sorry to hear of his passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Tony and Theresa Traniello


Posted at 05:42pm
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time
with sympathy - The East Boston High School Class of 1954 reunion committee


Posted at 05:42pm
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time
with sympathy - The East Boston High School Class of 1954 reunion committee

The Koch Family

Posted at 06:25am
Our thoughts and condolences are with you during this time.
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Posted at 06:30pm
Dr Sorrento and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. I hope you find comfort in all the good memories.

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