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Irene C. (Campatelli) Maffei

Irene C. (Campatelli) Maffei
  • August 18, 1924 - August 26, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice
    178 Savin St.
    Suite 300
    Malden, MA 02148

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“Dolores, May you find strength in the love of family, the warm embrace of friends, and the wonderful memories of you and your mother together. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Eleanore Lee Grochowska - MA

“Ann Marie, Juliano and beautiful children,The first time I met Irene was in 1980. We were on jury duty for a month. We sat together every day and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Francesca Piccirilli - Boston, MA

“A life well lived. We will always cherish the memories of all of our families celebrations. Rest In Peace Dear AngelAldo, Dolores and Rebecca...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Dolores C Porziella - Hyde Park, MA


4 of 4 | Posted by: Dolores C Porziella - Hyde Park, MA


Irene C. (Campatelli), of Melrose, died peacefully on August 26, 2018 at the age of 94. Irene was born in East Boston on August 18, 1924 to the late Gino and Stella Campatelli. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Irene worked for Royal Globe Insurance for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing word searches in her spare time. Irene was also a devote Catholic and enjoyed watching the Boston Catholic Mass on television. There was nothing more important than family to Irene. She raised her own family in East Boston and later moved to Melrose to take part in raising her grandchildren. She cherished family gatherings and outings. Irene was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas S. Maffei. Loving mother of Dolores Porziella & her husband Giuliano of Melrose, and the late Nicholas R. Maffei. Caring grandmother of Julian Porziella of Malden, Gregory Porziella & his wife Lindsay of Malden, and Vanessa Surette & her husband Christopher of Saugus. Proud great-grandmother of Giuliana & Antonio Surette of Saugus. Visiting Hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston, at 10 AM on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.