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Rosemarie J. (Coroniti) Smaldone

Private Funeral Services & private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held privately for Rosemarie J. (Coroniti) Smaldone, who passed on Friday, May 8th at Eastpointe Nursing Care Center of Chelsea, following a lengthy illness & complications resulting from the coronavirus.

Mrs. Smaldone was the daughter of Sam and Rose Coroniti. She was born & raised in East Boston and she attended East Boston schools and was a 1949 alumna of East Boston High School. Mrs. Smaldone came to live in Revere in 1967. Her working career was centered upon the Revere School System, where she served as a cafeteria worker for over 20 years. However, first & foremost, her role as a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter & sister was number one in her life fullfilling obligations & joys. She & her late husband, Arthur H. Smaldone, Sr., who passed on December 8, 2013, enjoyed over 60 years together traveling & active in the lives of their children & grandchildren. In their travels, they made several trips to Italy, England, Hawaii, Nashville & Branson, Missouri. She was an ardent fan of country music. Her children are most grateful in prayer, for their parents 20 years as “snow birds”, spending their time in Hallandale Beach, Florida and in the summers between their home in Revere & time at Lake Winnisquam. Rosemarie also was a longtime member at the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Sons of Italy Lodge in East Boston, formerly based out of Trenton St., East Boston. The East Boston Lodge was known for its holiday dance celebrations, picnics & bowling leagues, especially in the 1950s thru 1978.

She is the cherished mother of Arthur H. Smaldone, Jr. & his wife, Carol Ann of Revere, Barbara A. Mauro & her husband, John T. of Revere and Denise P. Dotolo & her husband, Steven A. of West Peabody. She is the devoted grandmother to Lauren R. Smaldone & her wife Courtney Smaldone, Carla A. DiPesa & her husband Christopher, all of Revere, John A. Mauro & his fiancée, Alyce Barry of Austin, Texas, Victoria R. Mauro of Natick, Nikolas S. Dotolo of Nashville, TN and Gabrielle E. Dotolo of West Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by her two (2) great-grandchildren, Jax Arthur DiPesa and Olivia Jean DiPesa. She was the dear sister of the late, Frances H. Procacini & Angela Coroniti & sister-in-law of Lorraine Denaro of Rowley, Loretta Bruno of Malden & the late Mary Carlough. Many faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive her.


Immediate Funeral Services were Private. A future Celebration of Life/Memorial Funeral Mass will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either of two charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN. 38105-9959 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014.


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  1. connie
    May 17 2020

    Barbara,
    I am so sorry for your loss your mom is a great women, we had a lot of fun working together at Wendy’s
    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, again I am so sorry. she is happy now with dad.

  2. GAIL SMALDONE
    May 11 2020

    Arthur, Barbara, Denise, Carla, Lauren and family,

    Our deepest thoughts, love, prayers and sympathy are sent to you today. Our hearts ache to not be able to share this difficult time with all of you, and hopefully this Virus will leave us alone soon. Please know, although we can’t be there physically, we are there spiritually. Your mom was also so kind, and we remember her fondly for her beautiful smile, and sweetness. May she be at peace, and may you find peace in knowing she is now “home” with your dad and grandfather. She lives on in your hearts, and is now wherever you go. Love you,
    Gail and John (Bunny) S.

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