Dorothy (Fiore) Maltacea

June 11, 2016

DOROTHY (FIORE) MALTACEA -in Woburn, June 11th, ninety six years of age. Beloved wife of the late Orlando L. Maltacea. Devoted mother of Patricia Keleher and her husband Lawrence of Woburn, Joseph Maltacea and his wife Carole of Woburn, and Paul Maltacea of Marblehead. Dear sister of Anthony Fiore of Lexington and the late Ralph, Tillie, Mike, Albie, Richard, Joseph and Mildred Fiore. Loving “Nonnie” of Sandra Abban, Michele Bishop, Lisa Diethelm, Karen Quaranto, Jennifer Barry and Luke Maltacea; also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren. All arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Tuesday, June 21st at 10 a.m. Interment is private. Remembrances maybe made in Dorothy’s memory to the Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA.

OBITUARY:

Dorothy (Fiore) Maltacea passed away after a brief illness at the Francis Street Nursing Center June eleventh. The beloved wife of the late Orlando L. Maltacea, she was ninety six years of age.

Born in Somerville, Dotty was the daughter of the late Ralph and Marie (Langone) Fiore. Being one of nine children she was raised and educated in Somerville graduating from Somerville High School with the Class of 1938. She met the love of her life Orlando Fiore, to whom she had shared her life with for over sixty one years. They lived in Cambridge for a bit and fifty ~ seven years ago, made their home right her in Woburn where they remained.

They had raised their three children here of whom they were so proud. As life continued on Dotty later became “Nonnie” to six grandchildren and of late thirteen great grandchildren! Nonnie’s happiest times were the times spent with her family and over the years when it just kept growing, she loved every minute. Punting the football, throwing the baseball, it was all part of her routine with her children and grandchildren, she loved sports and played whenever time allowed!

Throughout her life Dotty was energized! She had more energy as the day would go on and waisted none of it! From the cleaning, to the baking,to the washing of clothes and the washing of floors to going outside and tending to the lawn and keeping all the shrubs trimmed meticulously by scissors, all of this in a days work! When winter came around she was out there with the first snowflake, keeping the walkways and the driveway clear, which she did right up to ninety five years of age.

St. Anthony Parish was her place of worship and she never missed any of the Parish happenings. From the daily and weekly masses to her day to day living as a “Soldier of Christ” her life was full and very blessed.

In addition to her parents and her husband Orlando Dotty was predeceased by her siblings Ralph, Tillie, Mike, Albie, Richard, Joseph and Mildred Fiore.

She is lovingly survived by her children Patricia Keleher and her husband Lawrence of Woburn, Joseph Maltacea and his wife Carole of Woburn, and Paul Maltacea of Marblehead. Dear sister of Anthony Fiore. Loving “Nonnie” of Sandra Abban, Michele Bishop, Lisa Diethelm, Karen Quaranto, Jennifer Barry and Luke Maltacea; also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren. All arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Tuesday, June 21st at 10 a.m. Interment is private. Remembrances maybe made in Dorothy’s memory to the Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA.

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  1. Carol Ring Burkey

    Pat Larry and family

    So sorry to learn of your mothers passing. She lived a long and by all accounts she had a great life and a wonderful family

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