Mildred T. (Macinanti) Tortorella

May 23, 2015

Mildred T. (Macinanti) Tortorella

MILDRED T. (MACINANTI) TORTORELLA – of Woburn, on May 23rd. Beloved wife of the late Louis P. Tortorella, Sr. and daughter of the late Antonio and Esther (Fedeli) Macinanti. Devoted mother of the late Louis P. Tortorella, Jr. of NH, the late Frank A. Tortorella of Woburn, Mildred Tortorella and her spouse Gina S. Soldano of Everett, Mary Ann Tortorella of Woburn, the late Tina Anderson of Haverhill, and Jean L. Tortorella and her husband Moe Viveros of Wilmington. Loving sister of Jean Abreu, Louis, Richard, and Raymond Macinanti, and the late Mary Mancuso, Vienna DeSalvo, Anthony Macinanti, Mimma Maurer Bavuso, Viola Kray, and Angelo Macinanti. She is survived by 7 of 8 loving grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 28th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493 or the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts, Donation Processing Center, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

OBITUARY:

Mildred T. “Millie” (Macinanti) Tortorella, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the Mass General Hospital late Saturday evening after a brief illness. The beloved wife of the late Louis P. Tortorella, she was eighty-seven years young.

One of eleven children, Millie was the daughter of the late Antonio and Esther (Fedeli) Macinanti. Raised in the South End of Woburn, Millie learned early the value of hard work and determination. She attended Woburn Schools and graduated with the Class of 1946. Throughout her high school years Millie worked at selling blueberries by the quart, which she had picked, washed and then sold.

Following high school Millie entered the working world. While out dancing one evening she was introduced Louie Tortorella. Well, but a year later they were married and for over the next forty years made their home in North Woburn, where they raised their six children. After the children were all in school, Millie began working with her sister Jean as a seamstress at her sister’s shop Gee-Kan. She later began working at Medical Parameters, where she, with all her hard work, rose to the position of Supervisor where she retired from.

Family is what Millie’s life was all about. Her children and husband were her world. Right up until her last years, all family holidays and celebrations were held at home. Millie would begin preparation weeks in advance for the holidays, making delicious Italian dishes and other foods and getting the house ready for whatever the celebration, and on that day she was able to enjoy the day and most importantly her family.

Millie’s compassion, kindness and unconditional love that she shared with her family and all those who had the great pleasure of knowing Millie, will share in the loving and lasting legacy.

In addition to her parents, Millie was sadly predeceased by her husband, Louis; her children, Louis P. Tortorella, Jr., Frank A. Tortorella, and Tina Anderson; her siblings, Mary Mancuso, Vienna DeSalvo, Anthony Macinanti, Mimma Maurer Bavuso, Viola Kray, and Angelo Macinanti; and her grandson.

She is lovingly survived by her daughters, Mildred Tortorella and her spouse Gina S. Soldano of Everett, Mary Ann Tortorella of Woburn, and Jean L. Tortorella and her husband Moe Viveros of Wilmington; her sister, Jean Abreu; her brothers, Louis, Richard, and Raymond Macinanti; 7 of 8 loving grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 28th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493 or the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts, Donation Processing Center, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

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  1. Dear Millie and Jeannie,

    I so sorry for your recent loss. Your mom was a very generous person who went out of her way and spruced up my wedding dress by hand adding beads, sequins and appliques making me feel like a princess.

    I am truly grateful and blessed to have met her. May she rest in peace and reunite in heaven with all her family.

    Much love to you both and may god bless you
    Regina Borden

  2. dear Millie ,Jeanne and Mary Ann
    how much we have always love your Mother, our sweet
    auntie Millie. she was always so loving and a lot of fun.
    she loved to laugh and always made you feel so special.
    we will miss her and love her with all our hearts!!!!!!!!!
    she loved you all with all of her being.!!!!!!! our hearts our broken for you as is ours.

    our love to you always,

    cousins Frankie and (Ellie) Elfreda Tortorella

  3. Morgan and I love you, we have missed you dearly and always will, we will continue the laughs for you.

    Love,
    Jennifer and Morgan

  4. Millie,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mom. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Please know you are surrounded by love.

    With love Carolyn

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