Obituaries 11-06-2019 – Revere Journal
Founding Director of former St. Anthonys Marching Band, First Deacon Appointed at St. Anthonys Church and 20-Year MGH Radiation Oncology Volunteer
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, Nov. 1 in St. Anthony of Padua Church for William S. Terranova who passed peacefully on Oct. 29, just two days after celebrating his 104th birthday with his family.
He was laid to rest in the Community Mausoleum in Holy Cross with Full Military Honors being rendered and he is now reunited with his dear wife, Pauline (Procopio) Terranova who passed on May 8, 2016.
Born and raised in Brighton, he attended Boston College High School. He came to live in Revere in 1943 when he married Pauline (Procopio).
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served honorably during World War II and retired from the Armed Forces with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Bill had a long career working as a Milk Delivery Man for H.P. Hood & Sons in Charlestown where he enjoyed obtaining new routes and instructing new workers as to their duties and responsibilities. In the early sixties, he made a career change and became a lead salesman for Armstrong Flooring and Installation, a career that spanned over 20 years.
Bill was most active in the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Community and had a lifelong commitment to the parish even into his early 100s. As a young man, in 1943, he joined the parish and served on many clubs, organizations and subsequent prayer groups. He was the first Deacon to be appointed t....