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CARDELLO, Louis William of Braintree, formerly of Everett (the Village), was called to rest on Sunday, the 25th of March 2018, surrounded by his family. He was 92 years young. He joins his parents William and Josephine Cardello, sister Mary Galluccio and her husband John and brother Carmen, all of Everett, his brother-in-law Clarence “CC” Belew of Melrose, and his beloved niece and nephews, Lorraine Lariviere and Robert and Andrew Galluccio. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret (O’Rourke), daughter Joanne Cardello and her husband Michael Assortato, son William and his wife Carol (Loud), and adored grand-daughters Lisa and Kelly Cardello, all of Braintree. He also leaves behind by his sister Helen Belew of Melrose, sister-in-law Louise ”Dolly” Cardello of Everett, sister-in-law Mary (O’Rourke) Leo and her husband Anthony of Braintree, brother-in-law Francis O’Rourke of Boston, and many loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Louie was a devoted and loving husband, father and grand-father. He prided himself on being able to provide for his family and was fortunate to have the ability to work up until he was 86 years old. He enjoyed a long career at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind where he was the Director of Industries for the Blind. He then went on to work at Building 19 where he enjoyed meeting new people every day. He was blessed with the camaraderie of fellow employees and frequent visitors wherever he worked.
Louie was very charitable man and kept many charities close to his heart. He was also charitable in giving of himself to his county as soon as he was old enough to join the Navy and was a proud World War II veteran. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, #1462 of Braintree.
Louie enjoyed many activities in his life but his favorite activity was spending time with his family. He was an avid sports fan, especially the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Everett High Crimson Tide. In his youth, he excelled at playing football and was granted a college football scholarship though he later decided to pursue other adventures instead. Louie greatly enjoyed listening to country music. He was fond of soaking up the winter sun in Florida and was happy to make wonderful “snowbird” friends there in his later years.
He will be forever missed and cherished by his family and all who have loved him. He leaves them with many treasured memories to hold onto.
Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA until 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, So. Braintree Sq. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visting hours will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph MA 02368.


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