Obituary: Emma “Mary” (Tarantino) Contardo of the North End

CONTARDO Emma “Mary” (Tarantino), 94, of Boston’s North End, on Monday August 23, 2010. Cherished daughter of the late Antonietta (Tirella) and Luigi Tarantino. Loving wife of the late Anthony Contardo. Beloved mother of Mary Ann and her husband Anthony “Cal” Tordiglione of the North End, Clelia “Claire” and her husband Lee Orlandi of Arlington, Teresa and her husband Andrew Pecci of Somerville, Leonard Contardo and his wife Joanne of Arlington, and Annette and her husband Richard Amicangelo of Holbrook. Loving grandmother of Michelle Kane, Nicole Hoxholli, Dante Tordiglione, Carmen Tordiglione, Anthony Orlandi, Lee Orlandi, Richard and Robert Amicangelo, and Anthony Contardo. Great grandmother of eight. Beloved sister of Concetta “Connie” Tarantino of the North End, and the late Rachel Risoldi, Tony, John, Louis, and George Tarantino, and Helen Muscarella. Mary was a member of the St. Lucy Society and the Third Order of St. Francis. She was also a volunteer of the Damian Club. Funeral from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109 on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 8:45 A.M., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Leonard Church on the corners of Hanover and Prince Streets at 9:45 A.M. Family will be accepting visitors from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mary’s memory to Partners Hospice, 281 Winter Street, Suite 200, Waltham, MA, 02451. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery in Boston, MA. To leave online condolences please visit Boston Harborside Home J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone 617-536-4110.