Obituaries 05-01-2024

Jean Pietrantonio

Head of Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Chelsea

Jean M. (Woodford) Pietrantonio, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and beloved pets on Friday, April 26, at age 66.

Jean was born in Boston on April 25, 1958, one of two children of the late Gordon and Ruth M. (Doucette) Woodford. Raised in Everett, she graduated from Everett High School, serving proudly as the enthusiastic captain of the cheerleading team.

In 1980, she quite literally bumped into her future husband, Tom Pietrantonio and they married in 1983 establishing their home in Everett to raise two daughters.

With selfless determination, Jean worked her way from receptionist to the head of Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Chelsea, all while looking her best in her trademark stilettos. She was a reliable, hard-working woman who excelled at always putting her colleagues first. She was a natural and strong caretaker whose passionate support and genuine kindness touched all those around her.

In her free time, Jean loved shopping, especially hunting for bargains for her grandchildren. She lived for that week in August when her family would embark on their annual family vacation, always sure to be charged for their luggage exceeding the weight limit stuffed to the brim with months worth of outfits for herself and the kids that she gleefully purchased in the months leading up to takeoff.

She loved the warmth of the sun on her skin when under a palm tree near the ocean, or relaxing by the backyard pool with her grandchildren.

Most of all, if family was involved, Jeanwas at her happiest and most fulfilled. Her devotion to family especially her mother, served as the backbone that others relied upon.

She shared her love effortlessly with her cats and dogs, Toby and Gia, whose presence was felt by her side through the very end.

Always dressed for the occasion and looking beautiful, Jean had an eye for style and knew what she wanted. Full of life, Jean’s spirit lifted those around her up and her positive energy served as inspiration for her children and grandchildren. The joy in her heart, her fierce strength, and her tender care for others will remain as hallmarks of her life and serve as an example for all. She will be deeply and sorely missed, but always lovingly remembered. May she rest in eternal, loving peace.

Jean was the beloved wife of Thomas Pietrantonio with whom she shared 41 years of marriage; devoted mother of Danielle Pietrantonio and Heather Pietrantonio of Everett; cherished Nana of Addison and Avery MacDonald and Austin Lattanzi; dear sister of Wayne G. Woodford and his wife, Irene of Hampden, ME.; loving sister-in-law of William Pietrantonio and his wife, Joan, Joan Amari, Gail Washington and her husband, Greg, Paul Pietrantonio and his wife, Ann Marie and Peter Pietrantonio and his wife, Marlene. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends honored Jean’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, April 30 and will at the funeral home again today, Wednesday, May 1 for her Funeral Service to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Gifts in Jean’s memory may be made to ​Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970 or online at

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Ida Giordano

A Beautiful Woman Inside and Out

Ida I. (Sciarappa) Giordano of Everett entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 27, 2024.  She was 90 years old. 

Born in Everett, Ida was a lifelong resident of the city she called home.  She worked in the cafeteria at the Parlin Jr. High School before becoming a clerk in the Malden District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was truly a beautiful woman inside and out.  

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Giordano and Pasquale Romeo and the dear daughter of the late Alberto and Maria (Russo) Sciarappa; dear and devoted mother of Robert F. Giordano, Jr. of Everett and the Hon. Frances Giordano Siciliano and her husband, Joseph of N. Reading; loving Nonnie of Alexa and Nicholas Siciliano; devoted sister of Gloria Orcione and the late Domenic, James, Angelo and Albert Sciarappa, Fred Shepherd, Rose D’Andrea, Frances Deschenes, Jeanette Tortorella, Lena DiGiando, Helen Perelli, Carmella Farro and Florence Vetrano;   Ida is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  

Relatives and friends attended Ida’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Tuesday, April 30 and her funeral will be from the funeral home today, Wednesday May 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ida’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 320 Nevada St., Ste. 201, Newton, MA 02460 would be sincerely appreciated. The family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the care partners at Artis Senior Living and the All Care Hospice team for the special care they showed Ida.

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George Walker

US Postal Service Retiree

Family and friends attended a visitation on Tuesday, April 30, in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Georg e F. Walker, who passed away peacefully with family at his home on Wednesday, April 24th following a long battle with lung disease. He was 72 years old. A Funeral Mass was celebrated following the visitation in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere and interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

George was born in Boston and raised in East Boston’s Eagle Hill neighborhood, one of four children. He was educated in his parish school, Sacred Heart Grammar School, where he also served as an “altar boy.” He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1968.

George continued to further his education by attending Boston State College and Salem State College. George was a “Friend of Bill W” and he worked as a substance abuse counselor at the Meridian House in East Boston. George cared deeply and remained connected to the recovery community. He sponsored and helped many attain their own sobriety.

He married his love, Debra (Carino) on October 11, 1997, and they lived in Everett. He began a career for the United States Postal Service in 1982. His career spanned 26 years retiring as a supervisor due to his failing health. George was revered at the Postal Service by many of his colleagues.

In his spare time, he had a great fascination and appreciation for all types of collectibles. He had a vast knowledge of many unique objects that interested him over the years.

He will be forever remembered as an intelligent, humble, and dedicated man to his family first, his friends from Bill W. and colleagues.

He was the beloved husband of Debra A. (Carino) Walker of 27 years of Everett, the loving stepfather of Tara E. DiFelice and her husband, Steven of W. Peabody; cherished grandfather of Lauren M. DiFelice; the treasured son of the late Mark T. Walker and M. Virginia (Hanlon) Walker and the dear brother of Frederick P. Walker of Billerica, Ginny Walker- Loughmiller of Squantum and John A. Walker of Medford. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.        

The staff at Vertuccio Smith & Vazza are most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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