Michael J. Cardarelli

February 21, 2008

Michael J. Cardarelli
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

MICHAEL J. CARDARELLI – in Woburn, unexpectedly,at home, Thursday, February 21st. Beloved husband of the late Pauline E. (DelSignore) Cardarelli. Devoted father of Beatrice Bernstein and her husband Bruce of Duxbury. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, February 27th at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held prior to the Service from 10 a.m. to 12. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Michael J. Cardarelli passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, February 21st. The beloved husband of the late Pauline E. (DelSignore) Cardarelli, he was ninety-two years of age.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Ricci) Cardarelli He grew up in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Following high school Mr. Cardarelli joined the United States Army, were he served during WWII. He was a surgical technician while serving in Normandy. During his service time in the Army, he met his late wife, Pauline DelSignore, who was serving as a registered nurse during the war years.

Following the war, he returned home and married Pauline with whom he spent the next 59 years. They had moved to Woburn shortly after their marriage and here they remained. A very strong and incredibly energetic man he had worked within the computer and electronic fields as a quality control supervisor and retired at the age of 70. Following his retirement he continued working part time. His yard and gardens where places he thoroughly enjoyed cultivating and manicuring. From zinnias and gladiolas to rose and lilac bushes, the grounds surrounding his home he was most proud of Mr. Cardarelli thoroughly enjoyed his family and together they traveled to the Cape in the summertime, where they shared family outings. Along with his sister and brothers they gathered at the Pioneer Village and Houghton Pond areas where they all played games, swam and enjoy each others company. Mr. Cardarelli had the wonderful good fortune of excellent health throughout his lifetime. He religiously took vitamins, paid great attention to the food pyramid and ate nutritiously, which he felt added to his longevity. Even during this wintertime, Mr. Cardarelli could be seen shoveling his driveway and a pathway to his front door.

In addition to his beloved wife Pauline, who passed away two years ago, he was also pre-deceased by his five brothers and one sister.

He is most lovingly survived by his daughter, Beatrice Bernstein and her husband Bruce of Duxbury and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, February 27th at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held prior to the Service from 10 a.m. to 12. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing – he always had a smile and a wave. Carol McEleney (next door neighbor)

  2. Dear Beatrice and Bruce
    I wish to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of
    your father.I remember him
    giving me a ride in a jeep when
    he came home from the war.
    I was about 8 years old.he was the last of a generation of
    Cardarelli`s that were truly
    remarkable human beings.You
    probably don`t remember me but my father Gino always considered
    himself a brother to your father
    and his brothers.
    Sincerely,
    John Cardarelli and wife Sue

  3. Dear Bea and Bruce,
    We are thinking of you and sending lots of love and hugs your way as you mourn the loss of your father and celebrate his passing to the next life. We wish you peace in the knowledge that you will be together with him again. We love you,
    Daena and Phoebe Bock

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