Obituary: Anthony “Sid” I. Malvarosa of Boston’s North End

Anthony “Sid” I. Malvarosa, of Boston’s North End passed away after an accidental fall on vacation.

Sid was born in the North End on August 11, 1939, the son of the late Stanley and Dora (Romano) Malvarosa. He married Helen (Borofsky) Malvarosa on July 8, 1962 and has been a lifelong resident of the North End and recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

Sid graduated from Brighton High School in 1957 and joined the Army National Guard.

He enjoyed playing softball, candlepin bowling, and watching all types of sports clubs. Sid adored traveling and spending time with the family, especially in Aruba. He was also fond of the casinos.

After his service with the National Guard, Sid joined the family business, S.Malvarosa and Sons Florist, North End working there many years before opening a coffee shop on Fleet St. While operating the coffee shop, Sid worked in various industries before purchasing the Boston Hardware Co. on Fleet St. which is still run by the family. While Sid’s wife took care of the day to day operations of the hardware store, he worked for the Suffolk Superior Court as a Court Officer for many years before happily retiring.

Besides his wife Helen, Sid leaves behind two daughters, Cheryl Faro and her husband Matthew of Wilmington and Debra DiCenso and her husband Frank of Andover. Cherished grandfather of Danielle Bacon and her husband William, Arianna Faro, Alyssa Faro, Nicholas, and Anthony DiCenso; great-grandfather of Karina Bacon. Dear brother of the late Nancy Crisostamo, Stanley Malvarosa, Thomas Malvarosa, Tomasina Esposito. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 4pm to 8pm in the Waterman-Langone Funeral Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston. Parking attendants will be at the front door.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10am in St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston. To join procession to church, please be at funeral home by 9am. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit:

One Reply to “Obituary: Anthony “Sid” I. Malvarosa of Boston’s North End

  1. So sad to hear this; Sid was my neighbor across the street (at the hardware store) for almost 18 years, and always so pleasant and fun. Condolences to you, Helen and all the family. ~

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