Mary J. (Fasano) Gulino

  • Born: October 21, 1927
  • Died: March 23, 2020
  • Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

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Melrose, MA 02176

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mary J. Gulino, at 92 years of age passed away in the quiet hours of Monday morning, March 23, 2020. She was born October 21, 1927 in Boston, MA to the late Josephine (Carpiniello) and Michael Fasano. Mary along with her two siblings, Gerry and Dora were raised in East Boston and Mary graduated from the Girls High School of Boston, MA in 1944. Following her high school graduation, Mary worked at the Sears Roebuck in Boston doing administrative work. She met her husband Salvatore (Sonny) Gulino and they married in 1955. Mary and Sonny lived in Medford with their three children, Lynne, Joseph, and Gene before moving to Melrose where they raised their children. As a family they spent summers making memories in Lunenburg on the lake, and later in Magnolia at the beach. Mary was employed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during the 1980s and 1990s where she was Assistant Director in the Office of Campaign Systems. In her role at MIT, Mary was influential to the success of teaching competence in the then newest computer systems such as the Macintosh. Her success and expertise even earned her the department nickname of "Chief Macintosh Trainer." Mary was widowed by the passing of Sonny after 41 years of marriage and she maintained her dedication to the love of her life for the rest of her days. Mary enjoyed spending her winters down in Pompano Beach, Fl where she made numerous lifelong friends. She enjoyed golfing, sitting out by the pool and watching the boats pass along the intracoastal, going out for dinner, and most importantly, having everyone over for a cup of coffee. Her condo was considered the "Dunkin Donuts" of the complex. Mary loved to entertain with her specialty homemade lasagna or eggplant parm, and regularly hosted her friends and family wherever she was. She extended this to her beach house in Magnolia where she created a tradition of hosting family parties every summer. A family tradition that will continue in her honor. Mary was predeceased by her parents, brother Gerry, and husband Sonny. She was a loving sister to Dora who survives her. She is survived by her three children Lynne Thomas and her husband Michael, Joseph Gulino and his wife Cathy, and Gene Gulino. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren Kurt Thomas and partner Paige, Justin Thomas, and Michael Thomas, Mary and Grace Gulino, and Matthew Gulino and his wife Alejandra, Erica Gulino and her fiancé Justin, and by her one great-grandchild, Enzo Montgomery Ouimet. Due to the current advisory placed in the State of Massachusetts, the funeral will be private. There will be a memorial mass for Mary held at a later date that will be scheduled and announced once the advisory is lifted. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's honor can be made to The Paley Foundation. Dr. Paley is a doctor that has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children through limb correction surgery and advanced medical technologies. Mary's grandchild, Grace, was one of the many children that has benefitted from Dr. Paley's expertise and Grace's quality of life was greatly improved by it. Mary always considered his work for Grace a miracle. Website: Mailing Address: PO Box 751, Jupiter Florida, 33468.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our hearts and daily prayers are with Marys wonderful family at this most difficult and trying time. May all your precious memories bring you peace and comfort knowing you were at her side each and every moment. God Bless, Love, Dick and Barbara Shea

Posted by Dick and Barbara Shea - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   April 09, 2020

Dear Gulino Family,
We loved your mom,and she always welcomed us and made us all feel part of the family. Mary-a beautiful smart woman with a warm smile. We will cherish and remember her presence, especially on her deck in Magnolia. Love,thoughts and prayers to all.
Stacey,Shawn,Jenny and Joey

Posted by Shan and Stacey Tully - Waltham, MA - Family Friend   March 29, 2020

Dear Joe, Cathy, Gene and Lynn,

I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Mary has always had a special spot in my heart. She loved her family and enjoyed being together. We have many wonderful memories of the families through the years and are truly blessed to have each other. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that she is now with the love of her life. My deepest sympathy.


Posted by Nancy Gondek - South Glastonbury, CT - Family   March 27, 2020

I was fortunate to meet Mary at Ericas baby shower. What a warm, funny and sweet person. May God have her in His glory. I know she will be my little Enzo's guardian angel.

Posted by Wanda Amador - Plantation, FL - Family Friend   March 27, 2020

Gene and Joe,

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of time spent at the house while in Jr. High and High School. Both your mom and dad were terrific people who always treated me kindly.


Posted by Terry Knight - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   March 27, 2020

Auntie Mary, you will always have a special place in my heart, you were a very special woman to me and a lot of people, love you and gonna miss you, love Charlene , hugs, you are an angel

Posted by Charlene Murray - Chelsea, MA - Family   March 26, 2020

Coastal Winds South will miss your sweet spirit and the love you showed everyone!!

Posted by Steve & Cindy Costerison - Pompano Beach, FL - Neighbor   March 26, 2020

Mary was a wonderful friend to my mom and for that I will always smile as I think of her. Their adventures together were always worth hearing about.

Posted by Barb Geiser - Wooster, OH - Friend   March 26, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Steve & Linda Gould

Posted by Steve Gould - Melrose, MA - Friend   March 26, 2020

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