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“Skippy & Family,Sorry to hear about your Mom. I'm sure of many great memories. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult times.Stay SafeDavid...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: David Fogg - North Andover, MA


2 of 30 | Posted by: David Fogg - North Andover, MA

“Joe, Patty, Skippy and Chris,We were so saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. She was wonderful woman who always welcomed you in her house...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Gayle and Donnie Sullivan - MA

“Dear Skippy,Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your mother. She will always live in your heart and spirit...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: William and Jean Nardone - MA

“Skip, Deb & all family,Im so sorry to hear of your moms passing, she was a hoot! First time I met her, I went home SO FULL! So long ago, but never...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Marie & Gary Marcolina - MA

“Dear Skip and Debbie,We were so sorry to hear from the Goldman's about the passing of your mother. Please know our sympathies and thoughts are with...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Jane and Marc Jasmin

“Skip and Deb we are so sorry for your loss. So sorry we cannot pat our respect in person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your mom Rest In...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Pamela Roche - Acton, MA - Friend

“I send my most sincere condolences to all the Salvo family. I only met your mother once when I visited her home on Willow Street with Joe. Joe had...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Jerry LaPointe - Calais, ME

“Dearest Joe and family. We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. The beautiful words you shared about your mom spoke volumes of how dedicated,...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth and Nick Toritto - Naples, FL

“Dear Aunt Angie, So many years of fun times together, so many stories shared. They can never be replaced. You have always been close in my...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Debora Dillon - Bloomsburg, PA

“With sadness and sorrow... ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: patricia davenport - Weston, MA

“Skip, what an amazing Mom. So sad to hear the news but like you said she is with so many people she has been missing for so long. She is up there in...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: John Gagnon - HOLLISTON, MA

“So sorry Skip and Deb. Do you know how much my boys adore you. We are all grieving for you at this time ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Loretta Stack - Waltham, MA

“Joey, Patty, Skippy, and Christopher...I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful mom. She was always so welcoming whenever you visited...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Debbie McGann - Waltham, MA

“Auntie, I already miss you so much, I have so many great memories of you that I will hold onto forever. I know you are with my mother now and all of...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Annette & Juliana Lavery - MA

“Patty, Joe, Skippy and Chris: So sorry for your loss. Angie was a wonderful and caring person. My prayers are with you all at this sad time. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Harry & Barbara Hinckley-Alcorn - MA

“May Angie rest in peace. I have wonderful memories of her and they will remain in my heart. My sincerest condolences to her family. ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Laurie McQuaid-Allain - MA

“Dear Joe,Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May she have eternal peace and may God console you on your great...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Shirley & Angelo Pagliuca - MA

“To Salvo Family, Bob and I are so sad to hear of ur Mom passing. May all ur memories of all the good times stay in ur heart forever. She will...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Bob & Mary Ann McGovern - Waltham, MA

“Angie I will miss seeing you for our hair appointments and all the wonderful talks and the great advice you gave me . It was a great blessing to...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Laurieann Dangelo - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of your mother. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Joanne Dangelo - Watertown, MA

“Mom,You will never be far from my thoughts or my heart.Love you alwaysYour daughterPatty ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Patty Hinckley-Kilmain - MA

“Rest peacefully ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: O'Reilly Family - Waltham, MA

“Dear Joe, Patty, Skippy & Chris,I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I guess I can say been there done that as I just lost my mother who was...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Paul Douglas - Waltham

“Life goes on but never quite the same. I will miss you my dearest friend. Rest in peace Angie. Till we meet again. Joe, Patty, Skippy and...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Ormond - Waltham, MA

“I am sorry to hear of Angies passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“Skippy,Debbie & FamilySo sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May you all find comfort knowing she is amongst the angels smiling down on...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Toni Dow - WEST SUMNER, ME

“Joey, Patty, Skippy and Chris:I am so sorry to hear of Angie's passing. She was such a wonderful, caring, loving and generous person, as well as the...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Margie Clifford - Mashpee, MA

“Salvo Family, She was a wonderful person who I knew as a child and an adult . She was very good friends with my parents . My mom and her were a lot...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Pauline Lampros - Waltham, MA

“Dear the Salvo Family,Our deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless all of you and may...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Danny Cormier - Sudbury, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Angelina Rita "Angie" (Alesse) Salvo, of Waltham, died Friday, April 24, 2020 at Wingate at Weston. She was 92.

She was the wife of the late Harry A. Salvo.

Angie leaves her children, Joseph C. Salvo of Mashpee, Patricia J. Hinckley Kilmain of Marstons Mills, Harry A. 'Skippy' Salvo, Jr. (Deborah) of Waltham and Christopher J. Salvo (Tracey) of Waltham and her grandchildren, Meghan Hinckley, Derek, Matthew, Michael, Brittany, Jessica and Olivia Salvo.

One of twelve children born to the late Michelangelo and Antonina (Muloni) Alesse she also leaves her sister, Eleanor Martell and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Alesse.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Raymond Alesse (Rose), Mary Jannetti (Domenic), Rosalie Bonica (John), Sadie Cardillo (Anthony), Lena Green (Henry), Jeanette Taylor (Joseph), Rosario "Sonny" Alesse (Marygail), Lorraine's husband, Carmen Alesse and infants Raymond and Angelina Alesse. She was also predeceased by Eleanor's husband, John Martell.

Angie also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.

Memories of her life provided by her family tell the story of a woman for whom life, love, faith, family and friendships meant everything . . .

"Mom was born in Waltham on January 25, 1928 as a second generation Italian whose parents were born in Argona, Sicily. She lived her life with two loves - first and foremost, family and second, cooking for family and friends.

Mom and her father were very close. Grandpa peddled various types of food out of his truck; meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. Mom started working with Grandpa at the age of eight and whenever she had the opportunity, would travel with him to Boston to purchase the food. Once they returned to Waltham, Grandpa would drive through the streets of Waltham with Mom standing on the mud-flaps and holding on for dear life. At each stop she would bellow out their name - Alesse, Alesse. In 1945 after twenty years of peddling, Grandpa stopped peddling and opened The Alesse Variety Store with Mom working along-side.

In high school Mom was an excellent student. As a senior Mom and some of her friends started the "Frank Sinatra Fan Club". The club motto was "We'd lay down our lives and die for Frankie". One day Mom and her sister Sadie dressed up to the nines wearing a sport coat and bow tie. They packed a lunch and skipped school to watch Frank Sinatra perform in Boston.

One Friday night Mom went dancing at 'Nuttings on the Charles' and met the love of her life, Belmont native and US Army World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Harry A. Salvo.

Nuttings was a dance hall built on the Charles River where Prospect Street crosses the Charles; only one half mile from their final resting places. If you look at the river you can still see the pilings left over from the dance hall. Harry and Angie fell in love and married on February 1, 1948 and settled in Waltham where they remained lifelong residents.

Shortly after their marriage Dad's health started to decline. He fought in the Pacific during the war, traveling from island to island. He contracted Behcets disease, a neurological disorder which ultimately left him blind and partially paralyzed. He would have strokes and end up in the hospital for weeks and sometimes months at a time. Mom would visit him every day. Mom's life would now change and have to focus on taking care of his daily needs.

When we were young, one of our favorite childhood memories was our entire family; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins getting together as a family on a Sunday. Forty to fifty strong we would take over a park, ball field, or a lake and have a grand old time. Occasionally hotdogs and hamburgers were cooking on a grill but most of the time spaghetti and meatballs were the foods of choice.

Because of our Dad's illness and inability to travel, Christmas Eve was always celebrated at the Salvo house. Aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all gathered together for a feast prepared and cooked almost solely by Mom. Because of our Dad's continual decline, all holidays were held at the Salvo residence.

As hard as things could be sometimes, Mom always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. You would always find her in the kitchen cooking and singing with music from the radio. Despite her busy schedule, whenever anyone needed a helping hand, Mom was there to answer the call.

Mom never complained and after forty seven years of taking care of the love of her life, Dad passed away the day after Christmas, 1995. He was 70.

It was a tough life but we remember her telling us that she would never change a thing. They had unconditional love for each other.

Mom's life had been consumed with taking care of her husband, four children and our two-family home. Mom did not have much of a social life during that time. After Dad passed away, it took her about a year to be able to interact in society.

Once she felt comfortable meeting and getting together with friends, she would be a frequent visitor of the Waltham Senior Center. She also enjoyed her bingo twice a week at the American Legion and at Temple Beth Israel. She enjoyed getting together for lunch with her sisters and cousins and thoroughly enjoyed her trips to Cape Cod, Scituate, and Manomet.

The highlight of her life was her trip to Italy in 1995 with her sister Rosalie. They went to Aragona, met their cousins and visited the house Grandpa was born in.

Later in life, Mom had taken a number of falls and after many visits to the hospital and going through rehabilitation, the doctors said that a nursing home was her only option. Mom spent the last three years in Wingate at Weston Nursing Home. In the nursing home they frequently had musical performers and her beautiful voice could be heard throughout the room. She knew the words to every song. Because of her impeccable taste in clothes, her jewelry

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