Retired Revere Fire Department Deputy Chief
Vincent A. Jim” Steriti, 94, died August 31 at his home in Nahant surrounded by his loving family.
The husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Oliver) Steriti, he was born in Revere, March 14, 1926, the son of the late Albert and Theresa (DiGianni) Steriti.
Raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, he moved to Nahant in 1973.
He was a US Army Veteran of World War II serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as an airplane armorer in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with the 39th Fighter Squadron. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post in Nahant, a member of the Mottolo VFW Post 4524 in Revere and a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Nahant.
Jim served as a Deputy Chief in the Revere Fire Department. He retired in 1977 after 26 years of service to the City of Revere.
He is survived by two sons, Edward Steriti, a Revere Firefighter, and his wife, Antonia of Nahant and Dr. John Steriti and his wife, Kristen of Lynn; four daughters: Dianne Skreslet-Doucette and her husband, Donald of Peabody, Linda Cataldo and her husband, Robert of Wakefield, Carol Steriti and her partner, Richard Sek of Revere and Judy Steriti and her partner, Kevin Bailey of Nahant. He leaves a companion, Joan Buccini of Revere. He was “Grumpy” to his 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was the brother of Nora Moccia of Lynnfield, Rosemarie Maloney and her husband, Bill of Peabody and the late Angelo Steriti, Father Edward Steriti OCSO, and Eleanor Misci.
Jim’s funeral will be private The family prefers donations in lieu of flowers to support, St. Joseph’s Abbey, 167 North Spencer Road, Spencer, Massachusetts 01562. Guestbook at www.solimine.com