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Marguerite P. (Ricciardelli) Belgiorno

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, November 23rd, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for Marguerite P. (Ricciardelli) Belgiorno, who passed away in the serene presence of her God & her loving family in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, November 20th after a very brief illness. She was 96 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Marguerite was born in Glens Falls, New York to Antonio & Mary (Fusco) Ricciardelli. Shortly thereafter, the family moved from New York & settled in East Boston. Marguerite was educated in Boston Schools and was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1940. She began a career as a seamstress after graduation working in the garment district for several years, specializing as a “Millner” making hats. On September 6th, 1942 she married the love of her life, Ermanno “Al” Belgiorno. The couple moved to Revere in 1954, where they would raise their family. Marguerite continued to work as a seamstress, her work was her passion. She loved to sew and make creations. While she was raising her family, she continued as a seamstress working from her home. Her client list grew as everyone would seek her out for their tailoring needs. She never let anything go to waste and she would find various uses for all of her materials. Her talents were endless and so were her limits. She could turn a pair of old drapes into a dress, re-wire a lamp, refinish a piece of furniture, upholster a chair or whatever needed to be repaired. Marguerite was also a proud homemaker and excellent cook. Her greatest achievement was her family, it was her biggest love and her favorite place to be was with her family. She surrounded herself with her children and grandchildren all the time. She was an active grandmother, always present at her grandchildren’s sporting events, games, recitals or whatever the occasion. Her love was always present for her family & they demonstrated the same for their beautiful wonderful loving matriarch.

She is the devoted wife of 74 years to the late Ermanno A. “Al” Belgiorno, who passed on Jan. 19, 2017. Loving & proud mother of Paula M. DeSimone & husband Christopher of Pepperell, Stephen P. Belgiorno & wife Taryn of Danvers & Denise C. Belgiorno & fiancé Zino Amato of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Pamela C. Jeffre & husband Daniel of Clearwater, FL, David M. DeSimone & wife Tierney Bianconi of Somerville, Diana M. Belgiorno of Danvers & Leanne R. Belgiorno of Manhattan, NY. Adored great-grandmother of Elias C. & Isaac D. Jeffre of Clearwater, Fl. Dear sister of Robert Ricciardelli & wife Alice of Melrose and the late Joseph, Eugene A. “Al”, Albert, Angelo & Anthony Ricciardelli. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews & wonderful neighbors that became extended family.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 23rd at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Ste 19, Malden, MA 02148.

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  1. David C Popp
    Nov 22 2019

    Paula, Though we never met your Mother, you are testament to what a kind and thoughtful woman she must have been. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  2. Elaine Antonucci
    Nov 22 2019

    Dear Paula, Stephen, Denise & Family: I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I have such fond memories of her coming into McDonald’s with your dad. I loved talking with them and thought what an adorable couple they were. She was a kind and beautiful woman . Know that she is at peace in the arms of the love of her life.

  3. Alice Lipinski Tierney
    Nov 21 2019

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love and prayers , Alice, Justin, Jason Tierney and families.

  4. Bud Moynihan
    Nov 21 2019

    Margie was a beautiful lady. She will be missed by me and numerous other friends. She loved music and I enjoyed singing for her .I can recall words from a song that she liked. The words were
    “You went away and my heart went with you” Every time I sing this song, I’ll be thinking of Margie. May you rest in peace.

  5. Terry St Pierre
    Nov 21 2019

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. My best to Steve, Taryn and the entire family.

    Terryanne St Pierre

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