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Eleanor V. Picardi

Private services were held at the Vertuccio & Smith Horne for Funerals, 773 Broadway (rte107), Revere for Eleanor V. Picardi, who diedPicardi, Eleanor on Sunday, May 1st, at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere, following a lengthy illness. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born & raised in East Boston, Eleanor lived there until moving to Revere in 1958 with her Parents & her five brothers & one sister. She attended East Boston schools & was a 1947 alumna of Girls’ Trade School of Boston. Although early in her working career, she held several jobs, her primary vocation in life was to care for her beloved family. She cared for both Parents and her three of her brothers. She became the Matriarch of Family when her dear Mother died in March of 1962. Eleanor was always, pleasant, smiling, going about her household chores with a beautiful energy for life. Her sister Rose M. Picardi, survives her most mournfully. The two of them had become “best friends” and confidants.

She was the daughter of tee late Ralph & Ernestine “Esther” (Dell’Orfano) Picardi and the cherished and devoted sister to, Rose M. Picardi, & Ralph J. Picardi both of Revere, Gerald E. Picardi of Avon, Mass. & the late Michael R., Anthony J. & Nunzio J. Picardi. She is also lovingly survived by her surrogate daughter & her family, Mary Ann Cifuni & her husband, Gennaro J. Cifuni of Revere. Several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, also survive her.

Remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

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