Pioneer female supervisor at South Postal Annex, Boston
Helen V. (Faldetta) Carino of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed in the presence of her God and her family at her home following a long illness on Saturday, November 19. She was 96 years old.
Born in Fall River, Mrs. Carino came to live in East Boston as a little girl and remained there until moving to Everett in 1987. She was an honor roll student for all of her elementary and high school education and was a 1937 graduate of East Boston High School.
After the untimely and traumatic death of her beloved husband, Walter L. Carino on April 9, 1957, Helen was faced with the sole responsibility of raising two very young children. A strong willed and courageous woman who was stately, attractive and fiercely intelligent, she entered the work force in 1955 and began to climb in the totally male populated US Postal Service at the South Postal Annex in Boston. Helen persevered among many obstacles, studying, taking exams and always maintaining a positive demeanor. Her ‘pioneering” stance took hold and she rose in position until the pinnacle was hers and she became the only female supervisor in Area Logististics until that time. She retired in 1986 after almost 30 years of service. Helen was a member of the Everett Garden Club and the Everett Seniors Arts and Crafts Association.
She was the cherished mother of Walter L. Carino, Jr. of Everett and his wife, Dr. Dorothy A. Carino, PhD, LCMHC, PLLC of Brookline, New Hampshire and Debra A. Walker and her husband, George F. Walker of Everett; the adored grandmother to: Tara E. DiFelice and her husband, Steven of West Peabody. She is also survived by her great granddaughter, Laurena M. DiFelice and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She is the last of her family and was the endeared sister to the late John and Frank Faldetta, Mary DiMaio and Emily Sullivan.
Visiting hours will be today, Tuesday, November 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 46 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boton, MA 02241-7005. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com