Beniamino Martignetti

December 24, 2015

Beniamino Martignetti

Beniamino Martignetti, 87 year of age, of Medford, born in Montefalcione, Italy, Thursday December 24th. Surrounded by his Loving Family, Beloved husband of Elena (Iantosca), Devoted father of Michelina Mawn and her husband, J. Lawrence of Medford, Alessandro Martignetti and his wife Kelly of Topsfield, Carmine Martignetti of Medford, Anthony Martignetti of Medford, Rosemarie Hayes and her husband Roscoe of Austria, Beniamino Martignetti, Jr. and his wife Maria of Chelmsford, and Paul Martignetti of Boston. Cherished grandfather of Maya, Kayla and Cianna Martignetti, Benjamin and James Mawn, and Beniamino Martignetti III. Loving brother of Antonio Martignetti and his wife Adelaide of Revere, Emanuella Martignetti and her late husband Ferdinando of Montreal, Lucia Musto and her late husband Biagio of Montreal, Suor Andonetta Martignetti of Rome, Italy, the late Ferdinando Martignetti and his wife Angela of NY, the late Felice Martignetti and his wife Palmina of Italy, the late Alessandro Martignetti and his wife Antonietta of Italy. Dear Brother in-law of Flora Fina and her husband Gaetano of Medford, Suor Angela Iantosca of Italy, Maria Musto and her husband Giacomo of Italy, Ugo Iantosca and his wife Ortenzia, and the late Joseph Iantosca of Braintree. Also survived by many loving Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, December 31st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 118 High Street, Medford at 10a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Wednesday, December 30th, 4 to 8 p.m.

OBITUARY:

Beniamino Martignetti of Medford, Founder and President of Martignetti Enterprises, Inc. of Woburn and Amesbury, MA, died on Thursday, December 24 surrounded by his loving family. He was 87 years old.

Born in 1928, Mr. Martignetti emigrated from the town of Montefalcione, Italy in 1956 and established what was once one of the largest non-union masonry companies in Greater Boston. Mr. Martignetti employed several hundred employees over the years, many from his hometown in Italy. He was always willing to give people an opportunity to prove themselves.

Mr. Martignetti was an extremely generous man. The generosity he expressed with his time and money matched his generosity of spirit. In addition to sponsoring many children and adult sports teams, he sponsored a little league team in West Medford since the early 1970’s. He also generously supported many Catholic churches and his children’s schools. Mr. Martignetti established the annual Martignetti Family Charity Bocce Tournament, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities including St. Jude’s Children Hospital, The Jimmy Fund, the Joey Fund and McLean Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Unit in honor of his wife.

He was a man of great faith, integrity, hard work and determination. He highly valued family, traditions and the freedom and peace we enjoy in America. He passed on these values to his devoted children and grandchildren, all of who dearly loved, appreciated and respected him. Throughout his life, he was always proud of his Italian heritage but he was just as proud to be an American.

As difficult as his passing has been, his family finds solace in knowing that he is now resting in peace with family and friends who have passed before him. Mr. Martignetti is survived by his beloved wife Elena (Iantosca), his children Michelina Mawn and her husband, J. Lawrence of Medford, Alessandro Martignetti and his wife Kelly of Topsfield, Carmine Martignetti of Medford, Anthony Martignetti of Medford, Rosemarie Hayes and her husband Roscoe of Austria, Beniamino Martignetti, Jr. and his wife Maria of Chelmsford, and Paul Martignetti of Boston. Cherished grandfather of Maya, Kayla and Cianna Martignetti, Benjamin and James Mawn, and Beniamino Martignetti III. Loving brother of Antonio Martignetti and his wife Adelaide of Revere, Emanuella Martignetti and her late husband Ferdinando of Montreal, Lucia Musto and her late husband Biagio of Montreal, Suor Andonetta Martignetti of Rome, Italy, the late Ferdinando Martignetti and his wife Angela of NY, the late Felice Martignetti and his wife Palmina of Italy, the late Alessandro Martignetti and his wife Antonietta of Italy. Dear Brother in-law of Flora Fina and her husband Gaetano of Medford, Suor Angela Iantosca of Italy, Maria Musto and her husband Giacomo of Italy, Ugo Iantosca and his wife Ortenzia, and the late Joseph Iantosca of Braintree. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, December 31st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 118 High Street, Medford at 10a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Wednesday, December 30th, 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Leonard’s Church (Building Fund), 320 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113.

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  1. To the Martignetti Family,
    Our thoughts , & prayers.
    Bene was the foundation of strength to all those whom he touched in their lives. He is also the foundation , and builder of our house,along with Carmine, Bene Jr. ,and the rest of the Martignetti Family.
    His sprit is forever in our Family’s hearts.
    Our home is eternally blessed with the love of the Martignetti family.

  2. To the family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. God’s words at 1 Corinthians 15:26 says The last enemy death, is brought to nothing. God hates death. He has a yearning to end it. ( Isaiah 25:8) May God’s words bring some comfort to you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Beni will always be in our thoughts , and prayers. He was the foundation of the Marignetti Famliy , and the foundation of the home of which the Martinetti Family built for us. Thank you Beni ,our house is forever in your loving spirit.
    Our thoughts & prayers ,
    the Patnaude Family

  4. We are so very sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Beni. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Wayne and Lee-Ellen

    (Wayne Newton Construction)

  5. From Elaine J. Windham, NH
    To Dearest Lina and the Martignetti Family: We are all blessed for Mr. Martignetti’s life. I have such great respect for him and his accomplishments. Mr. Martignetti is the embodiment of the American Dream, and what millions of people strive for. He came here and with his beautiful wife Elena raised a wonderful family, created a successful business, and was generous and helpful to many others. I have known him for 40 years, and he was always kind and had a smile for me. His life will continue to live on in his family and the many others who knew and loved him. He will be missed by many, but he will live forever in our hearts. May the wings of angels bring him into the eternal, loving presence of God. May God’s love bless and comfort his family, and all of us who mourn.

  6. Our deepest condolences to the Martignetti family for the loss of such a wonderful man. You are all in our hearts and prayers. From your family in Montreal, Antonio & Assunta Fina, Mariannina, Teresa and Erma and their respective families.

  7. To the entire Martignetti Family, my prayers are with you. A wonderful neighbor and friend who was always kind to our family. With Prayers for all
    Margarette Masotta

  8. Please accept our heart felt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
    Mr.Martignetti was a very special man who will live on in our wonderful treasured memories. He had a very special impact on all that knew him and he will be greatly missed.
    We know that words can not fill your broken hearts, but we hope that memories of happier times help you to get through these difficult times. He will always be remembered as a beautiful spirited family man.
    All of our prayers, love and support to the Martignetti family.
    Love,
    Joe, Martha, Joseph, James, Matthew, Leigh and Stefanie Gallo

  9. Lina,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. Please know you and the entire Martignetti family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your friends,
    Sharron and Paul

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