Obituary: Anne M. Pistorio of Boston’s North End

Anne M. Pistorio, the loving daughter of the late James and Helen Pistorio passed away peacefully on October 30th. Anne, a long time resident of Boston’s North End was raised in Mattapan and Jamaica Plain. She was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament High School and later went on to have a long career in financial and accounting management. Anne enjoyed spending time with her friends and family in Boston, on Cape Cod and in her travels abroad.

As an advocate for the North End, Anne contributed countless hours to maintaining and enhancing the community in which she lived. Anne was very involved with the North End Waterfront Residents Association and was co-chair of the Parks and Open Space Committee, and she acted as an advocate to City Hall on behalf of her neighborhood. Anne was a member of Friends of the North End Parks and worked on beautification projects in the neighborhood and on the Greenway. Anne’s interest in the history of the North End, and her countless research tasks, led to her being viewed as a respected neighborhood researcher and historian.

Anne is survived by her adopted son, Anthony McGill, brother, James Pistorio, Jr and his wife Lois of Dennis, MA and sisters Noreen Devine and her husband Hugh of Cohasset, Frances Ferro and her husband Louis of Sudbury and Judith Pistorio and her husband Stephen Yankum of Lincoln and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss her greatly.

A funeral Mass in celebration of Anne’s life will take place at St. Joseph’s Church on Wm. Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, Wednesday, November 5th at 10AM.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Anne’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at or Massachusetts General Hospital Fund, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1300, Boston, MA 02114 or at

5 Replies to “Obituary: Anne M. Pistorio of Boston’s North End

  1. Oh~~~ I’m so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing! We should only have thousands more just like Anne! We were very lucky to have such a devoted resident in Our North End! Most North Enders have no knowledge of the hard work and countless hours that Anne Pistorio gave to our Community! Anne was very soft spoken but had forceful works and knowledge on her subject going for her. Anne researched everything~~worked many hours to get to the very bottom of her subject. Countless meetings, landlady responsibilities, and even neighborhood volunteer acts of kindness took up her precious time!
    Anne Pistorio will be greatly missed in our neighborhood and in our hearts! Rest-in-Peace Anne and Thank You for being “OUR NEIGHBOR+!

  2. Leave it to you Anne, to pass on ~~at the same time as our former Mayor of Boston~~~I’m sure you will feed him with an earful of “How To Run a Perfect City” on the Other Side! May God Bless Your Soul!

  3. I can’t not begin to tell you what a great loss Anne is to our community. Anne was what I consider.
    a true blue dedicated advocate to the No. End. Anne poured her life & all her energy into the.
    No. End. JANET GILARDI covered all the bases when she spoke about Anne. I will miss her.
    terribly. May God Bless her family & may she rest in peace.

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