SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 30, 2013

Yvonne Salvaggio


Peabody — Yvonne (Tufo) Salvaggio, of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died January 27.

Beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” Salvaggio; cherished daughter of Maria (Mormile) Tufo and the late, Anthony Tufo; loving mother of Joseph A. Salvaggio and his wife, Erika, Michelle Capurso and her husband, Paul all of Peabody and Maria Salvaggio of Danvers; dear sister of Maria Travaglini and her husband, Joseph of Peabody and the late, Anthony Tufo; cherished grandmother of Anthony Salvaggio, Brittany Casaletto, Alexis, Kristina, and Michael Salvaggio, Bridgette Brennan, Nicolette and Paul Capurso. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Yvonne worked immediately following high school graduation for Shawmut Bank in Boston embarking on a lifelong career path in business management, for which she had a tremendous talent.

For four decades, Yvonne was the accounting backbone for several businesses she and her husband owned and operated, including R&A Automotive of East Boston and Peabody and several real estate development projects. Yvonne founded and managed Sizzlin Hair Design in East Boston where the salon continues to thrive today, over 23 years later.

For several years, Yvonne worked in the business office supporting the Superintendent of Lynnfield Public Schools.

Traveling the world with her husband, family and friends was a tremendous source of happiness for Yvonne who many considered the life of the party. She could dance a mean Twist.

Petite in stature, Yvonne’s determination, fearlessness and strong will were as large as life itself. Raising a beautiful family with her beloved Tony by her side and sharing in the lives of her eight precious grandchildren were by far the greatest joys of Yvonne’s life.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Thursday morning 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St Anthony’s Church, Revere, at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Yvonne’s name to, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, Ma 01923. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com