Anthony M. ‘Tony’ Maraschiello

March 6, 2017

Anthony M. ‘Tony’ Maraschiello
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

ANTHONY M. “TONY” MARASCHIELLO – of Woburn, Monday, March 6th at ninety-two years of age. Beloved husband of the late Mary J. (Caizzi) Maraschiello. Proud father of Anthony V. Maraschiello, his wife Heidi of Woburn. Cherished brother of the late Domenic, Salvatore and Carmella Maraschiello. Proud grandfather of Annie (Maraschiello) Spagnolo, her husband Ryan of Woburn. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, March 9th at Noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from 10 -11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Tony’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143.

OBITUARY:

Anthony M. ‘Tony’ Maraschiello, passed away peacefully at the Winchester Hospital on Monday, March 6th after a brief illness. The beloved husband of the late Mary J. (Caizzi) Maraschiello, he was ninety-two years of age.

Born in the North End of Boston, Tony was one of four siblings born to the late Vito and Maria (Totola) Maraschiello. A hard worker all his life, Tony began by selling newspapers around Boston at age seven. After graduating high school during World War 2, he enlisted in the United States Military as a member of the 808th Field Artillery Battalion Army Calvary under General George Patton. During his time he fought and survived D-Day. After returning home from serving his country overseas, in 1947 Tony met his wonderful wife of fifty-two years Mary. Tony and Mary moved to Woburn in 1957 where they would raise their family and live for the rest of their life. Shortly after their marriage, Tony enrolled to become a Metropolitan District Commission Police Officer with a Master’s degree in criminal justice. During his years on the force, Tony served on the Search and Rescue team, the Motorcycle Unit and finally in the Marine Division patrolling Boston Harbor and the Outer Islands. Tony retired from the force in 1989. A deeply religious man, Tony was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church and St. Charles Church in Woburn. In addition, he was also a CCD teacher, a lecturer and a Eucharistic Minister who visited many shut-ins through the years. A life time member of St. Anthony’s Club in Boston, Tony “In the Yard” loved the yearly feasts and never missed one. In addition to the St. Anthony’s club, Tony was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW, American Legion Post and the Woburn Lodge of Elks. Known for his big smile, one of Tony’s greatest joys in his later years was going to his son Anthony’s office every day for lunch. Sadly, in addition to his wife Mary and his parents Vito and Maria, is predeceased by his brothers Domenic, Salvatore and his sister Carmella. Tony is lovingly survived by his son Anthony V. Maraschiello, his wife Heidi of Woburn. Proud ‘Papa’ of Annie (Maraschiello) Spagnolo, her husband Ryan of Woburn. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at Noon on Thursday, March 9th. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, from 10:00-11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Tony’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143.

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  1. My deepest sympathies for the loss of Anthony. May Psalms 34:18 be of comfort to you at this time.

  2. On behalf of the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences for your loss….our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends during this time of sadness.

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