Mercadante Funeral Home
Call UsMercadante Funeral Home & Chapel
370 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
"Committed everyday to caring" is not just a tag line on a logo, but something all of us feels is true. The time of a funeral is one where family and friends are sensitive; the funeral home provides a place of solace and caring. We strive to care for the people that express their trust in us, as we would want to be cared for, with compassion, dignity, and most of all honesty. At Mercadante we feel it is our responsibility to:
- Provide the public with information about funerals, including prices, and about the functions, services and responsibilities of funeral directors.
- Afford a continuing opportunity to all persons to discuss or arrange funerals in advance.
- Make funerals available in a wide range of price categories to meet the needs of all segments of the community, and affirmatively extend to everyone the right of inspecting and freely considering all of them.
- Respect all faiths, creeds and customs, and to give full effect to the role of the clergy.
Through a network of colleagues, we can aid families with the return of a loved one no matter where in this state, this country, and even the world that death may occur. The very first thing you will want to do is contact us at 508-754-0486 or toll free at 1-800-854-0486. We will immediately go to work to care for the deceased and help you arrange funeral services.
We are proud to say that we serve the entire community, no matter what the financial means. It is our belief that a person should be treated with dignity and respect no matter their financial position.
Mallozzi, III, Anthony
April 29, 1950 - March 8, 2014
Anthony Joseph Mallozzi, III, 63, of Westborough, formerly of Northborough and Worcester was a dedicated friend to all. He suffered a massive heart attack and passed away Saturday, March 8th with the family he cherished gathered by his side.
Anthony, one of three children, of the late Anthony J. Mallozzi, Jr. and Anne E. (DiGregorio) Mallozzi, was born and grew up in Worcester, MA. He graduated class of 1968 from St. Johns High School in Shrewsbury. He then earned his degree from St. Anselm College in 1972. As an exceptional student, he accepted an opportunity to study abroad and attained a degree from the University of Moscow. Upon his return Anthony continued to gain knowledge by earning his MBA from Clark University. Anthony met the love of his life, Joanne Marie Duddy, summering in Green Harbor, MA. Later they married in 1977 and settled in Northborough to raise their family before relocating to Westborough; sharing a total of 36 years happily married.
Upon Anthonys fathers untimely death, he joined the family business, Mallozzi Insurance Agency. Anthony, Joanne and son, Tony, subsequently founded Anthony Joseph Real Estate which they continue to own and operate today.
Anthony is survived by his devoted and close knit family; his wife Joanne Marie; children, Karalyn Mallozzi-Manzelli and her husband Erik of Wilmington, MA, twins Kimberly M. Mallozzi of South Boston, MA and Anthony J. Mallozzi, IV and his fiancée Katelyn Filippetti of Shrewsbury, MA; a sister, Katheryn A. Reebe and her husband George of Millis, MA and brother, James J. Mallozzi and his wife Maureen of Avon, CT; the apple of his eye and granddaughter, Stella M. Manzelli; Several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Anthony was a member of St Rose of Lima Church, the Benedictine Friary Association at St. Anselm College, and the Pope John Council Knights of Columbus. He was involved in the Alumni Associations of St. John High School, Clark University and St. Anselm College. Anthony also served as a Trustee at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was a former coach of the Northborough Baseball Association. He had a strong presence in local, state and national politics and was a proud member of the Republican National Committee.
Anthony provided motivation, inspiration and support to all who met him. He was a family man first and foremost; cherishing the time he shared with his wife, devoted children and his new granddaughter, Stella. He lived a joyous and accomplished life.
Calling hours for Anthony are on Thursday, March 13th from 4 pm to 8 pm, in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Worcester. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 14th at 10:00 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St. (Please go directly to church) Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery. All are welcome to celebrate and honor Anthonys life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UMass Memorial Foundation, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury Mass 01545 or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, Mass.
Palmieri, Sophie M.
June 19, 1916 - March 7, 2014
Sophie M. (Conti) Palmieri,97, of Worcester died peacefully Friday March 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family in the Shrewsbury Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years Stephen A. Palmieri Sr. in 2008. Sophie leaves her loving family; three sons. Stephen A. Palmieri Jr. and his wife Eleanor of Grafton, Robert Palmieri of Worcester, and Worcester City Councilor Philip P. Palmieri and his wife Maria of Worcester. Sophie was the loving and doting Grandmother to Stephen, Cheryl, Elise and Alexandra, and Great Grandmother to Alyssa, Madison,and Matthew, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother James Conti, and two sisters, Phyllis Carino, and Mary Marzo.
Sophie was born in Worcester daughter of the late Charles and Josephine (Marchese) Conti and lived here all her life. While being the traditional Italian Mother that she was while raising her family with her husband she worked as a Seamstress for the Steven Sportswear Company for many years. Sophie was a lovely lady with a large extended family that she was dedicated to. She was a devout Catholic and practiced her faith everyday by the way she lived and cared about people. She instilled her faith and strong work ethic and importance of a good education to her sons and all of her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Sophie loved being part of the Worcester community and especially her East Side Shrewsbury Street neighborhood. She helped her husband many years ago when the boys were young at the Joe Dimaggio Little League.Sophie instilled in her family to always be respectful to others. She was a life time member of the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St Ann and its Golden years Club. She was also a member of the Beato Angelo Womens Society. Sophie loved to cook, and enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy with her friends.However her most treasured times were those spent with her family! She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The family would also like to thank the entire staff of the Shrewsbury Nursing Home for their kindness and compassion shown to Sophie and her family.
Sophies funeral will be held on Tuesday March 11 from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St.with a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 AM in the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St Ann 24 Mulberry St. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Interment with her Husband will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St Ann Renovation Fund at the address above. To leave a message of condolence or share a special memory of Sophie please visit her Memorial Site at Mercadantefuneral.com
March 15, 1932 - March 4, 2014
Claira (McCarthy) Sutherland, 81, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Autumn Village. Born and raised in Manchester, on the island of Jamaica, she was the daughter of the late Katie Ashley.
Her husband of thirty-three years, Ronald A. Sutherland passed away on May 27, 1999. She leaves behind her son, Glenford Sutherland of Worcester; two step-sons, Lloyd Sutherland of Worcester and Derek Sutherland of Ontario, Canada; a step-daughter Dahlia Sutherland of Arizona; two brothers Ray Stewart of Cherry Valley and Melvin McCarthy of Jamaica; a sister, Gwendolyn Peart of Worcester; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Claira migrated to the United States in 1969 and lived in Worcester, where she formed many close friendships. She loved the Lord and was a member of John Street Baptist Church where she was an Usher and a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen. She worked at Worcester State Hospital and the former Westborough State Hospital for twenty-four years before retiring.
Claira loved gardening and grew a wide variety of roses, her favorite flower. She was a caring, loving and devoted mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Claira was also a very independent woman who knew what she wanted and worked to
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester and again on Monday, March 10th from 10-11 a.m. at John Street Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 in John Street Baptist Church, 43 John St, Worcester, MA. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: John Street Baptist Church, 43 John St, Worcester, MA. 01609. To share your thoughts and memories of Claira, please visit her personal guestbook at: www.mercadantefuneral.com
April 14, 1931 - March 4, 2014
Anthony G. Cerrone,82 of Worcester died peacefully Tuesday March 4, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his devoted wife of 61 years Janet L. (Farrar) Cerrone, a son James A. Cerrone and his wife Elizabeth of Lawton Oklahoma, a daughter Lynn A. Restuccia and her husband John of Worcester. Anthony was the doting grandfather to Jamie, James "Tonyand Katie, also great grandfather to 7 great grandchildren. Anthony is also survived by two sisters; Catherine Lemerise, and Natalie Aspero, as well as a sister in law Anna Cerrone, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson Cpt. Michael Cerrone who was killed in Enduring Freedom in Iraq. Anthony was also predeceased by a brother Albert Cerrone, and sisters, Helen Tyan, and Mary Breault.
Anthony was born in Worcester son of the late Antonio and Teresa (Marcoccio) Cerrone and has lived here all his life. Anthony was a graduate of Worcester Jr. College and attended both Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Anthony worked as an Industrial Engineer for Worcester, Millbury and Grafton Wyman Gordon Company plants for over 35 years before he retired. He was a long time active member of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and enjoyed playing handball. He was also a 50 year member of the YMCA. However his most treasured times were those spent with his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Anthonys funeral will be held on Monday March 10, from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00AM in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 1290 Grafton St. Visiting hours with the family will be held on Sunday from 3:00PM to 6:00PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the VNA Care Network/Hospice 120 Thomas St. Worcester, MA.01608-1280.To leave a message of condolence or share a special memory of Anthony please visit his memorial site at (mercadantefuneral.com)
June 29, 1966 - March 3, 2014
Eleanor Ellie M. Iacovone,47,of Worcester died unexpectedly on Monday March 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Ellie is survived by her devoted husband and soul mate of over 28 years Gaetano Tatalo, her devoted children Giorgio Iacovone and his companion Joana Alvarracin, Gaetano Iacovone, and Maria T. Iacovone. She also leaves her grandson Giorgio Iacovone 111, her brother Philip Iacovone, her sister Donna Therrien and her brother in law Roy Therrien and nieces,nephews, and cousins. Among them her close cousin Dianne Iacovone, and best friend Tina Mastrototaro. She was predeceased by her sister Theresa Iacovone.
Eleanor was born in Worcester daughter of the late Philip and Janet (Rizzuti) Iacovone and lived here all her life. She was a graduate of North High School and Broms Beauty Academy. Ellie worked at several area restaurants but really enjoyed being a home maker for her family. She loved going to the beach, and enjoyed a good day at the Casino! But her most treasured times were those spent with her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Ellies family would like to thank Megan Mooskian a special nurse for taking good care of Ellie and being a special friend.
Eleanors funeral will be held on Tuesday March 11, 2014 from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00AM in the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St Ann 24 Mulberry St. Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 4PM to 7PM on Monday evening. Interment will be in St Johns Cemetery with her mother and sister. The family requests contributions be made to (gofundme.com/7at83w ) To leave a message of Condolence or share a special memory of Ellie please visit her memorial site at (mercadantefuneral.com)
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 508-754-0486 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 508-754-0486 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Mercadante Funeral Home
370 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605