Obituaries 07-10-2024

Michael Vito Lombardo

Co-founder and CEO of GlideFast Consulting, an Elite ServiceNow Partner

Michael Vito Lombardo, 37, of Topsfield, sadly passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. He faced the disease with incredible strength, courage and dignity.

Michael was born on January 31, 1987, in Malden to Lorraine and Jason Lombardo.  He was raised in Everett.  More of a student of life than the classroom, Michael received his GED and subsequently completed the YearUp program.  After YearUp, Mike began his career as a help desk analyst and rose to become a system administrator at a large hospital in Boston where he successfully led their implementation of ServiceNow.  This pivotal moment ignited Mike’s love for ServiceNow.  He eagerly consumed and learned everything he could about the platform, shaping his vision for the future. Michael went on to become the co-founder and CEO of GlideFast Consulting, an Elite ServiceNow Partner. Under his leadership, the organization grew into an international company with over 600 employees. Michael deeply cared about each person that works for GlideFast and their families, feeling a profound responsibility to help them become the best versions of themselves. He was dedicated to their success, always striving to support their growth, happiness, and well-being.

His immense career successes were surpassed only by the beautiful family he and his wife, Jessica created together.  Michael and Jessica grew up on the same street and were friends since their pre-teen years.  Their friendship eventually grew to true love, one that was built on trust, support, and lots of laughter.  Michael and Jessica have two incredible children together, Sophia (11) and Olivia (7).  Both of Michael’s daughters have inherited Michael’s infectious smile that brightens every room they walk into, an unwavering love for their family, and a silly disposition that allows them to find humor and joy in any situation.

In addition to his career and family, Mike was a dedicated philanthropist. He served on the board of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which aids cancer patients and families who are facing financial insecurity.  Michael was also a staunch supporter of YearUp, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing professional development opportunities to young adults.  Additionally, Michael answered the call to anyone who needed support, assistance, or help– it truly brought him joy to give to others. 

Michael is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Jessica; his loving children, Sophia and Olivia; his proud mother and father, Lorraine and Jason Lombardo; his late step-dad, Neil Shapiro; his mother-in-law, Luann Butera; his father-in-law, Big Artie Gadman; his grandmother, Grace Silva; Jess’ grandparents, Tom and Barbara Butera; his sister, Andrena Lombardo Silva and her husband, Kenny Silva; his brother-in-law and best friend, Artie Gadman; his Godmother, Maryann Maniscalco, and her partner, Greg Buccini; his aunts and uncles: Joe and Claire Silva, Dennis and Dawn Silva; his cousins: Gina Maniscalco, DJ Silva, Doug Silva, Eric Silva and late Joey Silva; his many nieces and nephews: Julia Silva, Francesca Silva, Lily Gadman, John Silva and Arthur Gadman, and countless friends. 

Visitation for Michael will be held on Friday, July 12 from 4 to 8 p.m, at Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere.  A Funeral Mass for Michael will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at Saint Anthony’s Parish, 250 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery 302 Elm Street, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Lombardo Legacy Fund- Joe Andruzzi Foundation

Frances Connolly

Long Time Everett Educator and Title One Director

Frances M. “Fran” Connolly of Everett entered eternal rest on Sunday, June 30 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after being in failing health.  She was 73 years old.

Born in Everett, Fran was a lifelong resident. She was a teacher in the Everett Public Schools system for many years and retired as the Director of Title One.  She worked in the school system for nearly forty years.

Fran was the daughter of the late Irving and Mary (Dolan) McPhee; the beloved wife of Paul F. Connolly for over 49 years; the dear and devoted mother of Shawn P. Connolly and his wife, Anna of Chicago and Lauren Santos and her husband, Luis of Everett; the dear sister of Robert McPhee of Everett and the loving grandmother of Finn Connolly and Viviana Connolly.

Relatives and friends attended Fran’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St.  (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Monday, July 8.   Her funeral was held from the funeral home on Tuesday, July 9 with a Funeral Mass following in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett and burial at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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