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Vincella “Dolly” (DiLiegro) Badolato

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, June 12th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 13th in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield at 11:00 a.m. Please meet directly at Church. Entombment immediately to follow at the Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

Dolly Badolato, 92, of Revere, passed away on Tuesday, June 7th at home, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness.  Dolly was born in Somerville and raised in Revere, where she met the love of her life, Gregory Badolato. They were married on September 3, 1949; a marriage that lasted nearly 70 years. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved her family unconditionally and cherished spending time with her 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Dolly loved to cook for her family and friends. Her cookies, pies, and pizzagaina were legendary. Dolly was the true definition of a matriarch; she was the center of her family. Dolly will always be remembered as being  generous, kind, and loving to all.

She is the devoted wife of the late Gregory Badolato. The loving mother of Frank G. Badolato & his companion Jeanette Schneider of Florence, AZ., John M. Badolato, Sr. & his wife Denise M. of Tewksbury, Denise A. Ferrara of Wakefield, Doreen M. Gordon & her husband Matthew of Lynnfield, and the late Deborah M. Badolato. The cherished and proud grandmother of Christopher Badolato, Melissa Civilik & her husband Peter, Kristina Carroll, Diana Miner & her husband Donald, Tiffany Stec & her husband Ryan, Tiana Badolato, Ronald Ferrara, Jr., Risa Ferrara & her husband Robert Brown, Denise Levey & her husband Mitchell, Myla Gordon & her fiancé D.J. Zinetti, Matthew Gordon & his wife Sarah, Kyle Gordon & his wife Whitney, and the late John M. Badolato, Jr., and the late Toni Ann DiNanno. She is the dear sister of Cosmo DiLiegro & his late wife Jane, Martin DiLiegro & his wife Betty, and John T. DiLegro & his wife Donna, all of Revere. Also lovingly survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Visiting Hours

Sunday, June 12th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Monday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield
(Please go directly to Church)


Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden

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  1. Heidi Winn shipley
    Jun 11 2022

    I’m so saddened by Dollys passing. She was always nice to us as kids and my mothered loved her so much.
    She will be remembered every year around the holidays as me and my brothers bake Dollys chocolate cookies .

  2. Bob Capoccia
    Jun 10 2022

    Dolly’s kindness and generosity will never be forgotten or duplicated. She always made me feel welcome at your house as well as countless others. She will be missed by many and so will her baking! God Bless to all.

  3. Peggy Civilik
    Jun 9 2022

    Our condolences to your wonderful family.

  4. Yvonne Houten Lentini
    Jun 9 2022

    Dear Denise and Doreen,
    I always loved your Mom. She made me feel at home any time I was at her house with Debbie. There are no right words. Sending prayers and strength to you and your family. May she RIP.

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