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“Leo always had time for the kids of the neighborhood (there were hundreds!), whether through the Scouting program, or simply sharing his vast...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Coughlan, Jr. - Lawrence, MA

“Hi Donna,So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Please know my thoughts are with you! ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Trish Cerra - Friend

“Mr. Pistorino was a good neighbor and a good man. Many fond memories of Leo, Ann, and the entire Pistorino clan from many years ago. Leo and Ann...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Daniel Coughlan - Melrose, MA

“You will never be forgotten uncle Leo. Especially all of the memories, especially of you letting me steer your & uncles Anthony's car. I was less...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: george caparella - West Newbury, MA

“Those pictures that you posted are priceless! My grandmother (Ollie) was always so proud of all of her brothers and their many accomplishments,...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Valerie Turner - Medford, MA

“My whole family loved your dad so much. He had such a big heart i will never forget how good he was to me. He was best friends with my Ma & Dad. I...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Scuderi - Feeding Hills, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Family is everything and Uncle Leo was very loved. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Caparella - Canaan, NH

“We will miss Leo especially around Christmas time when I would make Italian cookies for him. He was a good neighbor and friend. Shirl & Bob. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Shirley& Bob Klodner - Wilmington, MA

“Bill, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Father and the entire family are in our prayers. John and Linda ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: John McNamara - Friend

“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 »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Leo L. Pistorino, of Wilmington, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 15, 2018 at the age of 94. Leo was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1942. After high school, Leo proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII from 1942-1945. After returning from WWII, he went back to school and received his degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose from 1956-1992 and the past 26 years in Wilmington. Leo worked as a Hydro Mechanical Engineer for Raytheon for 40 years before his retirement at the age of 66. He was a member of the Raytheon 500 Club, where he was one of the original 500 employees. Leo enjoyed building, fixing and repairing clocks and also remodeling his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna W. (Abbene) Pistorino for almost 50 years. Loving father of Robert Pistorino & his wife Marie of Hawaii, Richard Pistorino & his wife Karen of W. Yarmouth, William Pistorino & his wife Roxana of Melrose, Anne Marie Giuliano & her husband Richard of Winchester, Mark Pistorino & his wife Lynne of Wakefield, and Donna Amidon & her husband Kevin of Billerica. Caring brother of Paul Pistorino & his wife Eleanor of Melrose and the late Yolanda Capone, Olympia Caparella, Emma Cote and Anthony Pistorino. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 5-8PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10AM. Interment with military honors in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leo's memory to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.