SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 7, 2013

Joseph A. Yebba, 58


Peabody, MA — Joseph A. Yebba of West Peabody, formerly of East Boston, on September 4, 2013, at 58 years of age, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home after a valiant battle with cancer. Joe was lovingly survived by his “rock” of 37 years, Diane (Bolognese) Yebba. Adored father of Chrissy Manley and her husband, Nick, of Peabody and Nicole Yebba and her fiancé, John Bartolo, of Middleton. Cherished son of Helen (DiNush) Yebba of Middleton and her late husband, Anthony “Tony” Yebba. Best friend to his brother, Nick “Nicky” Yebba of Middleton with whom he shared a lifetime of work with as they worked tirelessly to develop a world wide car rental business and real estate business in East Boston. Dear son-in-law to Christine Bolognese and her late husband, Domenic “Bobo” Bolognese; as well as brother-in-law to Donna DeVeau of Revere. Joe lived for his family and always placed them ahead of himself. At the head of his "Most Precious" List was his 2 loving grandchildren, Nick and Audraya Manley, whose time spent with their “Papa” could never be replaced. Joe was also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joe’s life would not be complete without his love of cars and precious time spent traveling the world with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Please partake in a celebration of Joe’s life by attending his funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Monday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Sunday from 1-6 p.m. It was Joe’s “personal” request that donations in his memory be made to The Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation, P.O. Box 698, Hudson, MA 01749. You may visit the foundation on the web at sarcomasteps@yahoo.com or you may make your check payable to JHYSF. Joe’s funeral will conclude with committal services in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Chapel in Everett. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.