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Irene J. (Cusano)  DellaCamera

Irene J. (Cusano) DellaCamera
  • November 5, 1925 - October 1, 2021
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Dear Karen, Richard, Carrie and family,Our condolences on the passing of Irene. I am Richard and Karen's niece and always remember visiting Waltham...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Bowman - Olympia, WA

“Dear Susan, Karen, Debra and Gail, we are both so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor. We have...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Dan & Cindy DellaCamera - Nashua, NH

“Susan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your fond memories give comfort to you all. Love, Cheryl, George & Family. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: CHERYL & GEORGE MCQUILLAN - NH

“Gail - thinking of you, the kids and your entire family on the passing of your Mom. We offer our condolences and wish her a peaceful onward journey....Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Meena and Murali Kothandaraman - MA

“Susan, Karen, Debra, and Gail.Sending deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers,Love, John and Donna...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Dellacamera - Unionville, CT

“Dear Gail and family,May you find comfort in all your memories. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom.Our best,Jami & Jeffrey Florio ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jami Lawless - Framingham, MA

“Karen and family, So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Patti Allia (friend) ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia Allia - Manomet, MA

“My deepest condolences to Debra, Karen, Susan,Gail and family. I'll always remember mom's quick wit and her wonderful smile. It was a pleasure to...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Elaine Bergeron - The Villages, FL

“Debra, so sorry to hear of your mom´s passing, may she Rest In Peace, Yvonne Muscato ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Yvonne Muscato - Other

“Karen and family, my sincere condolences to you and your entire family.May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace.. Cherish the Memories...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Donna David - WALTHAM - Friend

“We will always cherish our memories of Irene! She lived upstairs from my brother Richard and my favorite sister by marriage Karen and we always...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth and David Walsh - WA

“Karen and family,We are saddened to hear of the passing of our sweet neighbor of 36 years, Irene.She was one of a kind!She was always so nice to us...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Natalie MacDonald - MAYNARD, MA

“Karen and Family,We hope you find comfort in all of the memories you have of such a fine woman, Irene. Our thought are with you.Lisa and MaryAnn ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: LIsa Oslowski - Family Friend

“Dear Gail and family,I'm so sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother's passing. I know the pain all too well. I will keep you all in my thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Jeannie Anoli - Friend

“My words cannot express my feelings for the loss of your mother (Irene) & your father (Al): your parents, mentors, & best friends especially during...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Mercedes Borrell - Marlborough, MA

“We are very sorry of the loss of your Mom.... Your Mom reminding me of my Mom similar personalities... She was a Wonderful Person! Love Margaret...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Margaret Sutherland - MA

“David and I and our Family are so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. May her soul rest in peace and may she be reunited with Al.Lois and David Carme...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Lois and David Carme - FL

“Remembering Irene as the wonderful "sister cousin" to our Mom and their love for each other and family! Our condolences. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Ann Romero - Mashpee, MA

“Thoughts and prayers to the DellaCamera family on the loss of their Mother. May she rest in eternal peace.Marian Carpentino ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Waltham, MA

“I'm fortunate to have so many beautiful memories of the many years I spent with my grandmother. Living downstairs from her allowed me to wake up and...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Carrie Casey - Tyngsboro, MA

“You were the best Mom, always encouraged me, guided me, loved me. My best memory is when my older siblings would go off to school and Dad would put...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Gail Wessell - Maynard, MA

“Irene was the Matriarch of our family and she would tell you so. I will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Waltham, MA - Family

Irene J. (Cusano) DellaCamera, of Waltham, died Friday, October 1, 2021 in Brightview Assisted Living in Arlington. She was 95. Irene lived in her beloved home in Waltham for sixty-six years.

Irene was born on November 5, 1925 in Waltham a daughter of the late Salvatore Cusano and Viola Caramanica. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a 1943 graduate of Waltham High School. She married Albert F. 'Al' DellaCamera on March 4, 1949 in Saint Mary's Church. Al died June 11, 2011.

For many years, Irene worked in various positions with BayBanks. Once retired from BayBanks, never one to be idle, Irene re-entered the workforce and worked five (5) years in Development at The Cambridge School of Weston before fully retiring.

Irene loved life, the people in it and the wonderful memories she made along the way. Family was everything to Irene. Time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren were precious to Irene.

Irene's travels with family and friends to Paradise Island, Newport RI, Stinson and Lovell lakes in NH along with travel excursions with the Waltham Seniors and her bestie, Doreen Farrell all made for an enjoyed and memorable life. Irene and Al enjoyed road trips especially to Hampton Beach NH and Ogunquit ME.
A good book always at hand and a competitive game of checkers kept her mind active.

In addition to her husband Al, she was predeceased by her grandson, Jerid Chiasson and sister, Patricia Galloway.

She leaves her daughters, Susan E. DellaCamera (Charles Papia) of Rumney, New Hampshire, Karen A. Chiasson (Richard) of Waltham, Debra E. DellaCamera (Mark Rogers) of Lincoln and Gail M. Wessell (Chuck Georgiou) of Maynard; her grandchildren, Carrie Casey (Christopher), Taylor and Brogan Wessell, Sophia DellaCamera Rogers, Leigh Chiasson; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Alexandra 'Lexie'; her siblings, Michael Carme (Priscilla) of Waltham, David Carme (Lois) of Florida, Stephen Carme (Lanise), Janet Collins (late Al), both of Arlington; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor and remember Irene's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, October 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Those wishing to view Irene's funeral Mass please visit

Memorials in her name may be made to Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453 or The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135 or

Upcoming Funeral Services

Calvary Cemetery

250 High Street Waltham, MA 02453