August 27, 1938 - June 12, 2021

Bernadette D. “Drena” (DeOrio) James – of Revere, passed away June 12, 2021 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Wilfred T. James. Cherished mother of Deborah Abreu and her husband Fernando and the late Ronald James. Adored grandmother of Jonathan Abreu. Drena is also survived by many friends and extended family members. She worked in retail fashion for many years with her own boutiques in Malden and Boston as well as working for Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere on Tuesday, June 15th at 10 AM. Please report directly to church. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery to follow. For guestbook, please visit

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