June 27, 1921 - April 16, 2021

Josephine (Piazza) Amara of Revere, formerly of the West End, passed away on Friday, April 16, at the age of 99. She was the devoted wife of the late Frank Amara; she is the loving mother of Dominic and his wife Virginia of Revere, and Anthony (Tony) and his wife Kathleen of Lynn. She leaves behind her grandchildren Stacy Amara and her partner Roderick Redman of Clarksville, MD, Nikki Amara Myers and her husband Richard of Needham, Ryan Amara and his wife Jenna of Tewksbury and Renee Carvalho and her husband Dennis of Cary, NC, and five great-grandchildren. She was the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine Piazza, and the eldest sister of Mary Kessler and her husband Joseph of Braintree along with the late Helen, Paul, and Sebastiano “Jimmy” Piazza. Visiting hours are being held on Thursday, April 22nd from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA. followed by a prayer service at 12:30 pm. We ask that you keep your visit brief to allow others to enter the funeral home. Masks are required when entering the funeral home. Services will conclude with Interment at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA. Family and friends are kindly invited. Josephine was the sole proprietor of Josephine’s Cleansers, a dry cleaning and tailoring shop in Woodlawn, Everett. She loved spending time with her family, playing bingo, baking cookies, and making pasta. Her unwavering desire for independence kept her driving and taking the bus into Boston well into her late 80s. She also lived on her own until three years ago. As the matriarch of the Amara Family, she will be wholeheartedly missed – her presence, her love, her stubbornness, and her spunk. Rest in Eternal Peace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Renal (Kidney) Medicine in Boston or Chelsea Jewish Lifecare -165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150 – Attn: Joanne Thomas.

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