Mary Fiumara of Boston’s North End, famous for her “Anthony! Anthony!” part in the original Prince Pasta commercial, passed away at age 88 on Tuesday, February 2nd. The TV classic first aired in 1969 with Anthony Martignetti. Playing Anthony’s mother, Mary Fiumara shouted out a window on Powers Court. The official obituary is shown below with service information.

Mary (Fronduto) Fiumara of Boston’s North End on February 2, 2016. Loving daughter of the late Angelo and Teresa (Coppola) Fronduto. Beloved wife of the late John Fiumara. Loving mother of John Fiumara and his wife Cathy of West Roxbury, and Richard Fiumara and his wife Denise of Saugus. Cherished grandmother of Richard, Kristin and John. Dear sister of Pasquale Fronduto and his wife Elda of N. Quincy and the late Nicolo Fronduto. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, North Square, Boston. Please join the procession to church at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 9 AM. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 4-8 PM in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston. Services will conclude with Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry for your loss. I used to do the same thing to my son Anthony and he would get so mad at me. Loved that commercial.

  2. Sorry for your loss. My mother’s maiden name was Mary Fiumara. Maybe we are related….

    Marianne Accardi Howard

  3. Still today Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day in my home.
    The loss of an era condolences to the family.

  4. She was part of my childhood. I was a bit Italian every time I saw that commercial. She will remain a fond remembrance of my youth and will remain lovingly in my thoughts and heart.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss.
    I still remember those words.
    I was a little kid when I first her those words.
    Rest in peace

  6. I am almost 60 and remember that commercial. When we have spaghetti ……I always say it’s Prince Spaghetti Day RIP Mary and know you were and iconic Italian celebrity.

  7. My name is Anthony and I grew up on Prince Street in Boston until I was five.
    I show the commercial to my students all the time.
    Sorry for your loss.

  8. We were all a little Italian on Wednesdays. I grew up in RI and have lived in FL and now VA but Wednesday is still Prince spaghetti day and always will be. Mary and “Anthony!” are a very fond memory of my youth. RIP, ciao.

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