March 9, 1938 - June 30, 2019
Spinelli, Genevieve of Revere and formerly of Chelsea passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 30, 2019 at the age of 81. Born on March 9, 1938 in Boston to the late Jerry Cataldo and Frances (Minichiello). Beloved wife of 50 years to Ralph Spinelli. Devoted mother of Robert MacDonald and his wife Silvia of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Olivia. Also survived by her dear friend Marie Walker and her husband Robert of Rockland and many cousins and friends. Genevieve was the owner and instructor of the Genevieve’s Dance Studio in Chelsea for 42 years and will be sorely missed by all her former dance students. Dance meant everything to her. She was taught by Stanley Brown, who was the protégé of Bill Robinson “Mr. Bojangles.” Genevieve was beside herself and truly ecstatic when the Tap Reunion came to Boston in the early 70s. This brought the royalty of tap dancers and mentors in from all around the world with names like Cookie Cook, Gregory Hines, Honi Coles, Brenda Buffalino, Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, and the Great Nicholas Brothers, Fayard & Harold. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00am. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 11:00am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.