Jennie J. (Macri) Salamone

February 18, 2021

Jennie J. (Macri) Salamone
U.S. Veteran

US Army

WWII

Jennie J. (Macri) Salamone – of Woburn, formerly of Burlington and Medford, February 18th, at the age of ninety-seven. Beloved wife of the late Anthony A. Salamone. Cherished mother of Joanne McNamee, her husband David of Woburn, Louise Lott, her husband Lester of SC, Stella Moore, her husband Richard of Tewksbury and Carol Sanborn of NH. Proud grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren and last surviving of twelve siblings. Relatives and friends are invited to Jennie’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, February 23rd at 10 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. All other services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. 

Jennie J. (Macri) Salamone passed away amongst her beloved family, early Thursday morning February 18th, 2021.  The wife of late Anthony A. Salamone, she was ninety-seven years of age.

Jennie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Francis (Allosso) who immigrated from Italy to Medford, MA.  Jennie is the last of the Macri family – thirteen children; one brother and eleven sisters!

Jennie was educated in the Medford School System, having graduating from Medford High School with the Class of 1941.  The Macri’s all grew up on their family farm in Medford.  The raised all sorts of fruits, vegetables, chickens and eggs; and in their pushcart, would go around the neighborhood and beyond, selling their goods.

Following high school, Jennie secured herself a job at the Navy Yard in Charlestown.  There she learned the fine art of welding.  It was also there that she met the man she would marry,  Anthony. He and a friend were walking by Jennie in the Navy Yard while she was intensely working on a project.  The sparks started flying and Anthony noticed some sparks rested on her clothing and he swiftly picked her up, dipping her into a barrel of water!  All sparks went out, except for the one between them! 

They married a short time later, both having enlisted in the United States Army. Jennie served her country proudly during World War II and went from Pvt. to  Sgt. during the war. She served during the Pacific Theatre.   Jennie and Anthony  journeyed close to forty years together, bringing four lovely daughters into the world, whom they cherished. Sadly, Anthony passed away at the age sixty one. 

Having been a stay at home Mom till that time, Jennie re- entered the working world, with lots of energy.  Not only did she have a job during the day at the registry, but then another in the evening for the Postal Service.

Holidays were always very special times of the year and Jennie loved to do all the Italian cooking , not just at holiday time but throughout the years, she was the best cook around!  She also taught her daughters, how her mother taught her, the fine art of Italian cooking.  There were no written down recipes, all just according to how it looked, smelled, felt and finally tasted!

Being with her grandchildren was always a wonderful place to be!  Jennie always remained quite active with her grandchildren, playing with dolls, a basketball or hockey stick and attending their parties, sporting events, graduations, weddings, you name it, Jennie didn’t miss it!

All throughout Jennie’s life she had a wonderful belief in her God, and all through the years was a daily participant at Mass.  Her faith, love and determination,  had provided her the strength to carry on, all thru the years  as not only a daughter , but as a sister, wife, mother, grandmother,  and friend for over ninety seven years.  A life well-lived, she will be missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jennie’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, February 23rd at 10 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. All other services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Jennie’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, February 23rd at 10 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. All other services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. 

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  1. I am so thankful I was able to visit with her this past Fall. She was still sharp as ever and with a great sense of humor as she related tales of her youth (and my mother’s). The family will be in our prayers.

  2. Joanne, Louise, Stella and Carol, I know she had a full, long life, but nothing prepares you for losing your mom. Thinking of all of you and sending lots of love and support in the days and weeks ahead. Her services were beautiful. She would have been proud!💞

  3. Cheryl Piwarunas

    Aunt Jenny will be missed dearly. Her smile could light up the room, she always made each of us feel so special. I want to thank my cousins, especially Joanne, for taking such good care of her and keeping her with her family, at home. I know how difficult that can be. God bless you all and may you find comfort in all your happy memories.
    Love you all, cousin Cheryl Langone Piwarunas

  4. Sara Arrington Hawkins

    Joanne, thank you for being such a good caretaker for Aunt Jenny. Stella, Carol, and Louise, you guys really all showed your love. Aunt Jenny was so much fun. We had good times together and great memories. She will be sorely missed. May God comfort your hearts!

  5. Shirley Arrington

    What a lady! To know her was to love her.We will never forget Aunt Jennie and know She is entertaining the angels while sending her love to her girls and family.

  6. Joanne and Family,

    May peace which come from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and the days ahead.
    Our sympathy and warmest thoughts ae with you now and always.

    Love,

    Zack, Debbie and Elizabeth Terzakis

  7. To Joanne, Louise, Stella & Carol. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
    RIP Aunt Jenny

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