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Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone

Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone
  • January 5, 1936 - March 20, 2017
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“Paula....We are SO sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I had JUST talked to Al about her...I so enjoyed her and wished we weren't so far away. Our...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Lynne Fraser - Medway, MA

“Barbara was 7 and I was 6 years old in the second grade at St. Joseph's School in the West End, we both lived on Poplar Street and became friends and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Carolyn Joltki - Winthrop, MA

“We are truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person filled with life, laughter and love. She will be greatly...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Joseph Anne Marie ( niece) Connolly - MA

“It is with a heavy heart that I express my sincere condolences for the loss of Barbara. I had become very close to her and cared for her very much....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jacki Cervone - Medford, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 20, 2017. She was 81 years of age. Barbara was born in Boston, was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Girls High in Boston which is the oldest girls high school in the United States. Mrs. Martone was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had worked at New England Telephone Company as a switch board operator for several years. She lived in Revere and Melrose for several years before settling in Wakefield. Barbara loved to cook, feed her family, the Red Sox, playing cards and Italian music. Mrs. Martone also loved taking trips to South Yarmouth on Cape Cod. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Martone. Loving mother of Patricia Zingariello & Gerry of Wakefield, Robert Martone of Malden, Lisa Paine & Robert of Lynnfield, Paula Penta & Edward of Middleton, Robin Flanagan & Joe Frisolone of South Easton and the late Linda Martone. Proud grandmother of Nina, Carla, Santa, Christopher, Allie, Matthew, Brian, Steven, Brianna, Leah, Peter & Julia. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00AM followed by entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.