Obituary: Mary V. (Giardini) Pagliuca of Medford and formerly Boston’s North End

Mary V. (Giardini) Pagliuca of Medford and formerly of Boston’s North End on January 12, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Carmela “Millie” (DePascale) Cesario and John Giardini. Loving wife of the late Alfred “Freddie” Pagliuca. Adored mother of Paula Bruno and her husband Frank of Winchester, Jodie Pagliuca of the North End, and Christine Pagliuca of South Boston. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Bruno and his wife Jennifer of Billerica and Samantha Bruno of Winchester; great-grandmother of Nina Bruno of Billerica. Dear sister of the late Joanne Ballard and Rose Marie “Bunny” Blazo and her surviving husband Joseph Blazo Sr. of the North End. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 8:30am to 9:45am in St. Leonard Church, corner of Hanover and Prince St., North End with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the church at 9:45am. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.