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Mary E. (Blanchette) Tomasello

Mary E. (Blanchette) Tomasello
  • October 4, 1932 - December 30, 2017
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“To the Tomasello Family,I would like to express my belated condolences to Susan, Jackie, Tommy and Mr. Tomasello. We were neighbors in Waltham years...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Regina-Marie Gross - MA

“John, Susan, Jack and Tom, I am so very sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary meant so much to me and she was a beautiful...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Margaret Cullen - Acton, MA

“joseph and rita and family want to offer our condolences to tom and family and will remember his mom in our prayers ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: joseph leblanc - waltham, MA

“To the entire Tomasello Family. So sorry for your loss, Mary was a huge part of my growing up, even later in life, when I saw her, she always...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Timothy kelly - Marlborough, MA

“John,Susan,Jack,Tom My heart goes out to you all.Mary was a wonderful and wiseWoman.I will miss talking to her at visits to My parents house,She was...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Doyle - Waltham, MA

“Mary is one of the most beautiful women I have ever met. I learned so much from her over the years. Mary's wisdom, wit and love always wrapped...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Barry - Marlborough, MA

“Susan and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories. They will give you some peace and joy ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Harriet Grant - Weymouth, MA

“John and family. So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. The photo tribute is great, and now I know several of the pictures from my mom's (Marie...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Daigle - Portland, OR

“Dear Susan, Your mom's smile and grace will stay with me...I'm sure she will live on in the hearts and minds of your beautiful family. I'm sorry as I...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: April S. - Cambridge, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary years ago at R.R. Donnelley. We kept in touch for a long time after we both left RRD. She was an...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne Levya - Walpole, MA

My beautiful sister.  Rest in peace.  Love, your  baby brother.
11 of 16 | Posted by: Ronnie Blanchette

“Susan and Family. Your Mom was the best. She always made me feel like part of her family when at neighborhood gatherings, weddings, etc. I know you...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Betsy & Bob Matson - Arlington, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was a great lady. My mom maureen brady and mary were life long friends. They enjoyed playing tennis back in the day...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Doyle - NORTH EASTHAM, MA

“John and family. You've been our neighbors since we moved to Cedarwood in 1986. In a way, it's the end of an era for us. We'll miss seeing Mary...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Beverly Shea - Waltham, MA

“To the Tomasello & Blanchette family's I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Pat ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia McCabe Hardy - NY

“Uncle John & family, So sorry to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. My thoughts & prayers to you all. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Colleen Mccabe Richland - VT


Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. (Blanchette) Tomasello, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 85.

Mary was born in Dorchester on October 4, 1932, a daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (McMahon) Blanchette. As a child her family moved to Belmont where she was a graduate of the local high school. After that Mary attended Burdett College in Boston and after raising her children went to work as an executive secretary for RR Donnelley Company in Waltham and later after their move to Bedford. She retired when she was 72.

Following her 1953 marriage in Saint Luke's Church, Belmont to Cambridge native John A. Tomasello the couple moved to Waltham where they became lifelong residents.

John and Mary enjoyed seasonal trips to Ogunquit, Maine where walks along the Marginal Way were always on the itinerary. Mary was a self-taught piano player and was a terrific cook and baker. Her trademark apple pie will long be remembered as a family favorite.

In addition to her husband of sixty four years, John, Sr., she leaves her children, Susan J. Patuto (Carmen) of Acton, John A. Tomasello, Jr. of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Thomas E. Tomasello (Consuelo), of Westford; her grandchildren, Christopher Patuto, Thomas Patuto (Emily Kolpa), Brian Patuto (Amelia Thomas), Mark Patuto (Sarah), Justin Hamilton (Davina Burrell), Amber Hamilton (Pat Fuller), Brianna Tomasello, Lauren Blinsinger, Laura Fandino and Nicolas Fandino; her brothers, Eugene Blanchette (Ann) of South Yarmouth, Bernard Blanchette (Virginia) of Waltham and Ronald Blanchette (Carol) of Burlington; her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph 'Dodie' Tomasello (Linda) and Claire McCabe (John), all of Florida; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was also a sister of the late Philip, Paul, Robert and Edmund Blanchette.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH, from 5 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on SATURDAY morning before leaving in procession to Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10a.m. Burial will be private.