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Mary E. “Mary T” (Leyden) Travalgia

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Mary E. “Mary T” (Leyden) Travalgia, who died on Sunday, November 10th with her daughter & oldest granddaughter by her side at her granddaughter’s home in Tewksbury, just 3 days after celebrating her 95th Birthday. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Mary was born & raised in Somerville. She was educated in Somerville Public Schools and was an alumna of Somerville High School. Mary was married in 1948 to John F. “Johnny T.” Travalgia and they later moved to Revere where they began to raise their family. Mary was very proud of her “Irish Heritage” & let you know it. She was a fantastic cook and mastered Italian cooking for her husband and family. Her meals were legendary and her family cherished every meal. Mary worked as a waitress at the famous Frank’s Steakhouse for 25 years. Her witty and fiery personality allowed her to love what she did. She made many friends through the years and customers that would always request her because of her dedicated service & personality. Family was paramount in her life, from playing jokes on her siblings to being surrounded by her children & grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and always was ready for a good time with endless laughs. Mary also was an avid Boston Sports fan and loved the Red Sox & Patriots. We also think that the secret to Mary’s long life may have been her nightly glass or two of wine. Her family lost their matriarch but they will always have her in their hearts & minds for the rest of their lives.

She is the devoted wife of 53 years to the late John F. “Johnny T” Travalgia. Loving mother of Anita A. Konick of Tewksbury, William P. “Bibi” Travalgia & wife Stacey of Saugus & the late Theodore W. “Teddy” Travalgia. Cherished grandmother of Trina Travalgia of Tewksbury & her former husband Ret. RPD Lt. Kevin M. Millerick, Anthony J. Travalgia & his wife Haley of N. Andover and Bianca M. Belyea & husband Kevin of Saugus. Dear sister of William P. Leyden of N. Reading & his late wife Ruth and the late Lorraine Bennett, Robert P. Leyden, Helen M. DiFraia, Frances Tassinari, Thomas D. Leyden, Alice Lynch & Catherine Orlando. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, November 14th at 12:15 p.m. in the funeral home


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Rick Thurston
    Nov 13 2019

    My deepest condolences and thoughts.

  2. Mr & Mrs John Mondello
    Nov 10 2019

    Thoughts and prayers

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