Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 SBA approves Massachusetts disaster declaration Assistance will be given to state businesses/ nonprofi ts impacted by COVID-19 F RAMINGHAM – The BakerPolito Administration announced on Thursday that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will off er low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Massachusetts small businesses suff ering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Following a request received from Governor Charlie Baker on March 17, 2020, the disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of Massachusetts and the contiguous counties in neighboring states. Small businesses, private nonprofi t organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 since January 31, 2020, might qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet fi nancial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the fi nancial impact of COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private nonprofi t organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA off ers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments aff ordable, up to a maximum of 30 years, and they are available to entities without the fi nancial ability to off set the adverse impact without hardship. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who have trouble hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 18, 2020. On March 16, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund, and the administration remains in ongoing discussions across state government and with federal partners to determine what resources can be made available to small businesses and nonprofits as they contend with the negative eff ects of this public health emergency. The administration will continue to update the public on further developments and individuals are encouraged to consult both the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for the most up-to-date information. The latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is always available at mass.gov/ COVID19. RIGHT BY YOU RIGHT BY YOU BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Of Revere on March 13, 2020 at the age of 68. Frances was born in Cambridge on September 13, 1951 to the late Antonio Ferrera and Theresa Ferrera-Osoling. Survived by her longtime companion William Botelho of 42 years. Cherished mother of Michael DiPlatzi and his fi ancé Justine Drinkwater. Adored grandmother of Mikayla and Justin DiPlatzi. Dear sister of Millie Lodin of Franklin, and Patricia Buontempo and her husband Albert of Revere. Beloved aunt of Anthony Buontempo. Frances truly will be missed by all who knew her. Private Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. If you would like to express your condolences please visit our guest book. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfi eld, MA 02102. Marie “Palmie” (Belmonte) Mottola OBITUARIES Frances (Ferrera) DiPlatzi loving nieces and nephews. Marie was a local hairdresser on Beach St. for many years. She enjoyed her volunteer work with the Rosseti Senior Center where many friendships were formed. Marie had a strong faith and would recite the rosary daily. Her famous line was “You Other One”. Palmie will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at 12:00pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Carl J. Porfido 83, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on March 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of Jean (Surette) Porfi do. Son of the late Giacomo and Margaret (Fucillo) Porfi do. Loving father of Michael Porfi do of Saugus and the late Karen Porfi do. Dear brother of the late Mary Porfido, Mildred Del Fraino, Edith Voto and Frank Porfi do. Carl loved his family as well as for music. Carl was an outstanding drummer who was taught by one of the most respected drummers in music George Stone. Amy Hanton JOE BONO owner of THE BERRY TAVERN, AL DENTE, BENEVENTO’S, AND BENCOTTO OVER 20 YEARS OF BANKING WITH EVERETT BANK “I can be myself and they can be themselves. Regular people doing business the right way.” VISIT US TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN DO RIGHT BY YOUR BUSINES S 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 | 61 7 . 38 7 . 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 | 78 1 . 7 7 6 . 4444 Member FDIC Member SIF EVERETTBANK . COM Lifelong resident of Revere passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on March 13, 2020 at the age of 91. Born in Revere on September 8, 1928 to the late Joseph and Anna Belmonte (Caruso). Beloved wife of the late Angelo “Sonny”. Devoted mother of Jean Mottola of Lynn formerly of Revere, Ernest “Ernie” Mottola and his wife Donna of Seabrook NH, and Joseph Mottola and his wife Andrea of Revere. Cherished grandmother of 8 and adoring great grandmother of 5. Dear sister of Deacon Joseph Belmonte and his wife Barbara of Peabody, and the late Angela Carnavale. Also survived by many Peacefully of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at the Salem Hospital surrounded by her loving family on March 16. Loving daughter of the late George and Maria Hanton (Spada). Wife of Orlando Solis. Loving mother of Alec Gonzalez. Dear sister of Michelle Varano and her husband Nick. Adored granddaughter of the late Louis and Margaret Spada. Fond aunt of Nico and Marina Varano.

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