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Marie R. (Spallone) Cavallaro

Funeral Services and Interment were held privately for Marie Rose Teresa Cavallaro, of Revere, who passed away peacefully in her home on February 9th at the age of 102.

Marie was born in Revere, Massachusetts, where she spent most of her childhood.  After high school, she met and married her husband Patrick Cavallaro from Lawrence, Massachusetts.  They lived in Massachusetts and Connecticut with their young children and eventually settled in New Jersey to raise their family. Throughout her life, Marie was involved in her community participating in numerous organizations in Massachusetts and New Jersey.  As a young woman, she served as Secretary for the Republican Party of New Jersey.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Marie remained active in her later years in the Boston area and never let the Boston weather get in her way.  She thoroughly enjoyed her Taiichi and yoga classes sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital and was an avid Mahjong player.  Marie also served as Vice-president of the Golden Age Club of East Boston and was a member of the Anna Defranzo Club of East Boston.  She was also involved with the VFW Auxiliary of Revere and the Red Hats.

She is the beloved wife of the late Patrick Cavallaro. Devoted mother of Patricia Ann Nardone and her husband Leo Nardone and the late Roger Lee Cavallaro & mother-in-law of Doreen Saulnier. Cherished grandmother of five granddaughters, five step-granddaughters and fifteen great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Mildred Spallone, Michael, Anthony and Raymond Spallone. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Marie was a Grandmother, Mama and friend to many.  She was a gregarious woman who shared her decades of life experiences, wisdom, sense of humor and strength from her deep faith with everyone she met. Marie’s family is grateful to the many people who provided support and care for her including the hospice team from Care Dimensions, the home health care teams from Right at Home, Metropolitan Home Health, and Mystic Valley Elder Services.  Their compassion and determination to provide care for Marie in her home during the pandemic was exemplary.  Additionally, the family thanks the Mass General team for decades of superb health care and services that provided Marie the ability to live a long and full life.  A special thank you to Megan for her incredible commitment to Marie and to Branka and Jake, their daughter Sara, and son David for their unwavering support, care, and love for Marie.

In lieu of flowers, Marie requested donations be sent to the ALS Association – Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton Street, Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062 (www.als.org) in memory of her son Roger.


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  1. Geri Margareci
    Feb 24 2021

    Marie will always be remembered for her wonderful personality and her consistent social life, as a Chapterette. Our chapter of Savvy Hatters always enjoyed her company and she was very much loved by every chapterette. She shared our adventures with so much enthusiasm. She was very happy and proud, as a Red Hatter. She was given a Title in our Chapter, as the ‘ Duchess of Wonder ‘ for all the many reasons that she was admired. She was always fashionably dressed in her purple regalia and beautiful red hats. She joined us to live, love and laugh! The Savvy Hatters will always miss her.

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