Antonina was born on February 27, 1958 in Palermo, Italy; she was the cherished daughter of the late Carmelo and Rosaria (LoBuono) Cernigliaro.
Antonina was very religious and loved to read the bible, design jewelry, write poetry, design flower arrangements, cook and was a nurturing mother.
Antonina will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Antonina was the beloved wife of Donald Gale, devoted mother of Daniel Carrasquillo of Nashua and Stephen Carrasquillo of Lowell, cherished daughter of the late Carmelo and Rosaria (LoBuono) Cernigliaro, dear sister of Frank Cernigliaro and his wife Angela of Woburn, Mariella Cannella and her husband Guisseppe of Stoneham and the late Vincenzo Cernigliaro and his wife Maria of Woburn. Antonina is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, as well as her former husband, Antonio Carrasquillo.
Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, January 6th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:30 p.m.
Donations in Antonina’s memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Foundation, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.