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Dante W. Tramonte Veteran
August 24, 2022


Dante W. Tramonte, age 93, of Revere, formerly of Medford, passed away on August 24, 2022. Born in Medford, he was the son of the late Michael and Vincenza Frances (Buontempo) Tramonte.

Dante was raised and educated in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. Known as “Coach” in high school, he was very active and served as captain of several varsity sports teams and was a member of many clubs and organizations including, track, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, chorus, the camera club, painting and decorating. His father also taught him how to play the clarinet and saxophone.

During and after high school, Dante was employed as a painter. He subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in combat in Korea. He was honorably discharged and awarded with two bronze stars and a Purple Heart decoration. Upon discharge, he returned to the Medford and Revere area, where he worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement.

In his spare time, Dante enjoyed walking Revere Beach, watching “The Three Stooges”, going to the horse track at Suffolk Downs, and was very good at playing blackjack and craps. He always looked forward to getting together for weekend lunches with his family and loved all of the Boston sports teams and had season tickets to the Red Sox, although he was a New York Yankees fan. A “snowbird” for 20 years, he traveled between Revere, MA and Cape Canaveral, Florida every 6 months to continuously enjoy warm weather. He was also an opera buff, and enjoyed listening to Pavarotti, Caruso and the Three Tenors. He particularly liked the “Carmen”, “Pagliacci” and “Aida” operas.

A “people-person”, Dante loved to flirt with his waitresses and nurses. He found pleasure in handing out two-dollar bills to family, friends and random strangers as a greeting and as a special wish for good luck.

Dante was the dear brother of Mary Gianino, Julia Gianino and the late John Tramonte, Antonio Tramonte, Dr. Michael R. Tramonte and his surviving wife Josephine of Woburn. He was the dear uncle of Michael F. Tramonte of Melrose, Michelle Vitanzo and her husband John of NJ, the great-uncle of Logan and Elle Vitanzo, and is further lovingly survived by many other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for Visiting Hours at the Costello Funeral Home, 177 Washington St., Winchester, on Monday, August 29 from 6-8PM and again on Tuesday at 9AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington St., Winchester, at 10AM. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dante’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans

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Costello Funeral Home
177 Washington Street
Winchester, MA 01890