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“My beautiful Daddy! I miss you so much. I know you are with Mommy now and also Uncle Luke and Nana.Please watch over all of us. I love you. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa - Waltham, MA - daughter

“To my dear nephew Stephen, and niece Lisa, the loss of your dad, my brother, will be sorely missed. My brother Frank had a dry sense of humor and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Rita Taddeo - Ludlow, MA

“Dear LisaOur deepest condolences.Our hearts go out to You and Your Family .You are in our hearts.Urszula & Family ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Urszula Sliwinski - Watertown, MA

“Uncle Frankie you will be missed .Now you are home with your sweetheart, and may you Rest In Peace!!!!! Stephen and Lisa our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Susan (Taddeo)Murgo - WINDHAM, NH

“Uncle Frank would always greet me with, How are you doing, Marianne . The Marianne was always very drawn out! Such a wonderful man, kind and funny ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mimi Marianne Auger - Hopkinton, MA

“Dear Lisa and Steven. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Uncle Frank was kind, genuine and funny. I hope you both find peace in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Anthony Taddeo - Waltham, MA

“To Frank's Family,So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We lived on Valley View Rd behind your Mom and Dad's home. He was a wonderful man and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Donna and Brian Shaughnessy - FL

“Dear StephenMy name is Sue Furman and I live at the Frances Cabot Lowell Mill where your father lived and I saw him all the time until he got sick...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Furman - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Lisa, my condolences to you on the loss of your father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy Bonang ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve and Maureen: Sorry for your loss. May your father Rest In Peace. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tony and Mim Flecca - Waltham, MA

“Uncle Frankie, you kept everyone laughing with your dry sense of humor, there will definitely be a void in everyone's life with you gone. You will...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Teri and Jim Devine - Ludlow, MA


Waltham – Mr. Frank D. Taddeo, of Waltham, died peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. He was 86.

Frank was born in Newton on January 1, 1933, a son of the late Lucas and Concetta (Giacci) Taddeo, and was a 1951 graduate of Newton High School. After that he joined the United States Army where he served as a combat medic during the Korean War.

On October 11, 1958 he married his sweetheart, Watertown native Evelyn E. Caldaroni, in Saint Patrick's Church. The pair lived in Natick for a time before moving to Watertown where they lived for twenty-five years until a final move in 1996 brought them to Waltham.

Before his retirement he had worked as a furniture salesman for Jordan Marsh for over 27 years. Frank's good sense of humor and affable demeanor and extensive product knowledge suited him perfectly for the job.

He was a longtime member of Nonantum American Legion Post 440 and the Disabled American Veterans in Waltham. Frank's faith sustained him throughout his life. He was a longtime member of Saint Mary's Parish in Waltham and when illness prevented him from attending daily Mass he became a devout follower of Catholic TV where he watched the Mass and prayed the Rosary daily.

Frank had a great sense of humor and busied himself with activities he loved . . . playing chess, especially on holidays with his daughter Lisa . . . dancing on Wednesday's at Mosely's on The Charles and on Friday's at the French Club . . . listening to classical and opera music . . . making homemade wine in his garage . . . and vacations to Poland Springs in Maine or to the home of his ancestors, Italy.

The beloved husband of the late Evelyn E. (Caldaroni) Taddeo, he leaves his children, Stephen F. Taddeo (Maureen) and Lisa E. Taddeo, all of Waltham; his sisters, Anna Piana of Canton, Mary Wise of Hopkinton, Rita Taddeo of Ludlow and Rose Taddeo of Newton and many nieces and nephews.

Frank was also a brother of the late Lucas Taddeo, Yolanda Ferolito, Dora, Alfred and Mario Taddeo.

Family and friends will honor and remember Frank's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, October 23rd from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Church, Waltham or to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston.