Helen T. (Polizzi) Andriolo

August 25, 2006

HELEN T. (POLIZZI) ANDRIOLO – in Woburn, Friday, August 25th. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Andriolo. Loving mother of RoseMarie Clunk and her husband Ronald of OH, Charles A. Andriolo and his wife Elizabeth (Hogan), of Woburn and Anthony Andriolo of FL. Dear sister of Josephine Mercier of NH and the late Sarah, Rose, Elizabeth, Esther, and Jenny. Loving grandmother of Christen, Janelle, Kelly, Anthony, Holly Andriolo, Myshl Beyer, Michael Clunk, and Heather LeBlanc and great-grandmother of Jason and Ryan. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 29th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 11:30 a.m. Calling hours on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Andriolo’s memory to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Ave.,Stoneham,MA 02180.

OBITUARY:

Helen T. (Polizzi) Andriolo, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away Friday, August 25th at the Bear Hill Nursing Center after a lingering illness, with her family at her side. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Andriolo, Helen was eighty-nine years of age.

Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Annie (Gangi) Polizzi. She was raised in the South End of Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School, Class of 1936.

Following her graduation, Mrs. Andriolo worked at Schrafft’s Candy in Charlestown up until the time of her marriage in 1946. She then moved to the Central Square section of Woburn, where she and her husband were devoted to raising their family.

Mrs. Andriolo was the ultimate cook and baker, preparing Italian specialties for her family and guests along with baking Greek delicacies, for dessert was often the norm. Their home was often the place where everyone would gather, enjoying cookouts in the back yard, wonderful dinners at holiday or birthday celebrations and then for added entertainment, Mr. Andriolo would always play his guitar.

She and her family often enjoyed vacations where they would travel together to New Hampshire, Maine and destinations along the eastern seacoast. In later years, she became very active with the Woburn Senior Center, sharing in the daily events and socializing with all her dear friends.

Mrs. Andriolo had become a member of TOPS over the years and had lost over one hundred pounds, an accomplishment of which she was most proud.

Her family was her pride and joy and the love she had for her grandchildren was most special.

In addition to her parents and husband, Anthony Andriolo, Mrs. Andriolo was predeceased by her sisters, Sarah Scuturio, Rose Xenos, Esther VanWinkle, and Jenny Wentworth.

She is lovingly survived by her children, RoseMarie Clunk and her husband Ronald of Ohio, Charles A. Andriolo and his wife Elizabeth (Hogan), of Woburn and Anthony Andriolo of Florida, her dear sister Josephine Mercier of NH and her loving grandchildren, Christen, Janelle, Kelly, Anthony, Holly Andriolo, Myshl Beyer, Michael Clunk, and Heather LeBlanc and great- grandchildren Jason and Ryan.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 29th at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Andriolo’s memory to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.

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  1. To Charles, Liz, Kelly and family. I am terribly sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. God be with you all.

    -Tim

  2. Dear RoseMarie, Charlie and Anthony,
    The sadness I feel at the loss of your mother is so great, however, I am recalling so many wonderful memories that our families shared for so many years. How lucky we were!
    Nick, John and I extend our deepest and sincerest sympathy.

    Harriet

  3. Mr\Mrs Nicholas Xenos

    We will never forget our wonderful summers in Woburn. We had the best of times with Aunt Helen and Uncle Tony and all our cousins. Yes Harriet, we do have so many fond memories. God bless you Aunt Helen, I know you do have a special place in heaven.

    Nicky

  4. Dear RoseMarie, Charlie and Anthony,
    The sadness I feel at the loss of your mother is so great, however, I am recalling so many wonderful memories that our families shared for so many years. How lucky we were!
    Nick, John and I extend our deepest and sincerest sympathy.

    Harriet

  5. Dear RoseMarie, Charlie and Anthony,
    The sadness I feel at the loss of your mother is so great, however, I am recalling so many wonderful memories that our families shared for so many years. How lucky we were!
    Nick, John and I extend our deepest and sincerest sympathy.

    Harriet

  6. Nancy
    My heart goes out to all of you. I loved her so much, so I feel your pain. Much love to you all, Nancy

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