Mary F. (Torino) Castronova

October 16, 2020

Mary F. (Torino) Castronova

Mary F. (Torino) Castronova.-  of Woburn, October 16th at sixty three years of age.  Beloved wife of Edward J. Castronova.  Cherished mother of Edward R. Castronova, his wife Katrina of RI and Joseph J. Castronovo of FL.  Dear sister of  Robert Torino, his wife Annabelle of Somerville, Dominic Torino, his wife Connie of Stoneham, Frankie Torino, his wife Judy of Medford and the late Ralph and John Torino and his wife Marjorie. Devoted long time sister in law of the late Irma DeJoie and her husband Bill DeJoie of Norton.   Also lovingly survived by her dear nieces, nephews and friends.  Presently arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.

Mary F. (Torino) Castranova passed away at the Lahey Clinic, Friday, October 16th after a brief illness.  The beloved wife of Edward J. “Ed” Castronova she was sixty three years of age.  

Born in Sioux City , Iowa, Mary was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Gomes) Torino.  Being the only daughter amongst five brothers, Mary was always ready for anything!

The family left Iowa and moved east to Somerville, MA where they continued raising their family.  After High School, Mary secured herself a position at Polaroid Company in Waltham.  While there, she met a gentleman, Ed Castronova.  Their courtship began there, they married, and have travelled over the next forty years, having made their home in Woburn.

They brought two sons into the world and had been very active in their schooling and other adventures that they encountered!  

Mary loved to cook and she was excellent at it.  Following Polaroid Mary held down “Chef” positions at several restaurants As Good As it Gets in Wilmington, Ninety – Nine in Woburn,  and had also cooked for the Kiawana’s organization  for their dinner meetings.

Both she and Ed enjoyed travelling over the years.    Places like the Bahama’s, Florida, Bermuda and Cruises, Mary loved being in the sun, on the water or on a cruise line, it was all encompassing and they loved it!

Entertaining family and friends on holidays or leisure time was always exciting for Mary.  She had energy abounding, food was her passion, and there was nothing nicer that sitting down with her friends and family and enjoying a delectable meal cooked from scratch.

 Mary and Ed had a wonderful group of friends that at different times getting together they would play whist for hours on end; and when they knew the “stripers were running” they would gather the fishing poles and head to Plum Island or Hampton Beach and make a few catches of fish.  Then return home for a wonderful fish dinner!

A very energetic, fun loving woman, Mary lived each day to the fullest,  sharing a wonderful love of family, and a  true passion of food, which was always of comfort to family and friends throughout her life.  

Sadly, Mary was predeceased by her parents and siblingsRalph, John and his wife Margaret Torino.

Mary is lovingly survived by her beloved husband of forty years,Edward J. Castronova.  Cherished mother of Edward R. Castronova, his wife Katrina of RI and Joseph J. Castronovo of FL.  Dear sister of  Robert Torino, his wife Annabelle of Somerville, Dominic Torino, his wife Connie of Stoneham, Frankie Torino, his wife Judy of Medford. Devoted long time sister in law of the late Irma DeJoie and her husband Bill DeJoie of Norton.   Also lovingly survived by her dear nieces, nephews and friends.

Remembrances may be made to honor Mary to the American Cancer Society, 38Chauncy Street, Boston, 02111.

 

Presently arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.

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  1. Will miss you Auntie Mary. I have so many fond memories of us laughing so hard at amusement parks, spending Christmas Eve’s together, and your and Uncle Eddie’s pool parties with family and friends and always ALWAYS a ton of food!! Rest In Peace. Love, Cheryl

  2. Truly upsetting and will miss you Mary. Thankyou for all you have done for me, joe, danielle and all of us. Especially your delicious prime rib visits, cooking at my 1st wedding, and all your welcoming laughs and I will always hear you saying maaaaaaa. love you maaa! So sorry for your loss to my 2 best friends and your family xoxo To ED and Ed!!

  3. Auntie Mary I’m going to miss you very much!! To me to my 1st Pats game all the way to my 1st apartment!! Lot of fun times with the family get togethers!!
    RIP…you are pain free now

    Love you

  4. Jan and Doug Leach

    Our sincerest condolences. I met Mary as a chef at the ‘99’, she coached my sons soccer team, and cooked tirelessly for the Woburn Kiwanis. You will be missed ❤️

  5. Casandra Lentine Federico

    I will always remember the delicious breakfast you would cook and the great memories with family around the table on Christmas mornings. Rest In Peace Auntie Mary, you are loved and missed.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to my Uncle Eddie and my cousins Joseph and Edward. I love you all.

    Love,
    Casandra & Dominic

  6. Irene and Joe Simas

    We are shocked and sad to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a hard worker and a great cook. She was always respectful. Mary will be missed.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Margarette Masotta

    I am deeply sorry that Mary left us at such a young age. Our relationship was always pleasant. I will miss her at as good as it gets. It has been awhile since she was there but she always took the time to say hello. REST IN PEACE. You deserve it. Love Margarette Masotta

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