Obituaries 12-21-2023

Angelina Acierno

Together With Her Late Husband, She Owned and Operated Luigi’s Grocery in Everett for 45 Years

It is with Great Sadness that the Acierno family announces the passing of Angelina Acierno, 84, of Everett.

Angelina Vittoria Acierno was born to Maria and Domenico Vittoria on November 7, 1939 and raised in Sperone  (AV) Italy. She was one of five children: Mario, Romano, Brigida, Angelina and Francesca.  In February of 1961, she married her late husband, Agostino Acierno and they had four children: Luigi, Franco, Raffaela and Maria. In January 1973 Angelina and her family made their journey to America and settled in Boston to pursue the American dream.

Angelina’s first job was at Converse Rubber Company in Malden. She was proud to be able to work a 40 hour work week that brought home a paycheck in her name. Angelina loved her role as homemaker too. Her passion was cooking and with food she showed her love to so many. Three years later, Angelina and Agostino acquired an Italian grocery store in Everett that they named Luigi’s Grocery. Although Angelina was initially hesitant to leave her friends and colleagues at Converse, she was called to help run the business and she did not stop until a wise age and a pandemic closed the doors 45 years later.  Angelina worked hard every day to run the business, with shop hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Angelina became a widow in 1988 and ran the business for another 32 years. She rose to the occasion as a strong, independent, confident woman and became the best version of herself in order to become successful. Her business was a means to an end, but it became her passion and her social community as well. She loved her family, her customers and the neighborhood.

Angelina is survived by her dear and devoted children: Luigi Acierno and his wife, Maria of Lynnfield, Franco Acierno of Everett, Raffaela Scavone of New Jersey and Maria Acierno of New Hampshire; her loving and cherished grandchildren: Erica Acierno,  Agostino Acierno, James Scavone, Julia Scavone, Alex Scavone, Gianna Bolaccio, and Victoria Bolaccio; and devoted great-grandchildren, Mia Acierno and Cristiano “Joey” Paragona; and her dear brother, Mario Vittoria of Italy and the late Romano Vittoria, Brigida Capellucci, and Francesca Gaglione.

Relatives and friends attended her Funeral Mass in  St. Anthony Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, on Monday, December 18 and Entombment followed at the Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Angelina’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.  Arrangements by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. Everett, 617.387.3120.

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