Obituaries

Gaetano Salvatore Biondo “Guy”

November 1st, 2012

Gaetano Salvatore Biondo, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, died suddenly on November 1, 2012, at the Winchester Hospital. He was 68 years old.

“Guy” as he was known to his family and friends, was born on July 8, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the cherished son of the late Joseph and Vincenza (Tarantino) Biondo. Guy was raised and educated in Somerville. Following High School, Guy proudly served his country in the Army National Guard.

In 1966, Guy married his “sweetheart” Mary L. Rego. The couple raised their family in Somerville before moving to Wilmington 27 years ago, where they shared many great times together. Guy loved his family, he was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, and a loving “Papa”. Guy cherished the time he spent with his family, traveling, teaching them to play sports, and sharing his passion for playing games.

Prior to retiring, Guy worked as a Machinist for General Electric in Lynn for over 30 years. He was a talented and loyal employee and a great co-worker.

Guy was an active member of the Wilmington Senior Center where he played cards, went on trips, and took part in their many activities. He was also a long-time member of the Tewksbury Lodge of Elks and the Wilmington Knights of Columbus. After retiring, Guy spent his winters in Boynton Beach, Florida where he enjoyed outdoor activities and cruising with friends and family.

Guy will be fondly remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and a man with a big heart. With a pension to make the ones around him smile and laugh, Guy was a great friend to many. His love for card games brought out his competitive side, but he also loved to sit around the table sharing stories.

Guy was the beloved husband of the late Mary L. (Rego) Biondo, he was the devoted father of Lisa (Biondo) Bova of Montpelier, VT, and Michael Biondo and his wife Maureen of Wilmington, loving grandfather of Brooke, Brandon, & Brett Bova and Jonathan & Michael Biondo, cherished brother of Angela Maraia and her late husband Albert of Saugus, Robert Biondo and his wife Lorraine of Saugus, Janice Nassise and her husband Phil of Easton, Joseph Biondo and his wife Judy of Billerica, Diane Martorano of Everett, and the late Andrew Biondo, brother-in-law of Winifred Keating of Somerville. Guy is also survived by his dear friend Kathy LaVita of Peabody as well as his many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, November 4th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Gaetano’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

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4 Entries in Guest Book for “Gaetano Salvatore Biondo “Guy””

  1. Janet, Gary and Jonathan says:

    Our love and prayers are with the Biondo family at this most trying time. May you experience the peace of the Lord in your hearts as you remember your beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather and Uncle.

    Love, The Purkeys
    Janet (Talarico), Gary and Jonathan
    xoxo

  2. Jayne Parsons says:

    I pray for comfort for all of us who are so broken hearted.

  3. Angela Maraia says:

    I will mis my brother Guy until the day that God takes me. I loved him so much. My heart is broken into pieces. I pray for all of us who are broken hearted. Guy was cherished by so many people. He loved life and enjoyed his family and was very generous. He cared for everybody and loved all of his family and friends. Love your sister Angela

  4. nephew--chris says:

    I will miss you Uncle and all the good times we shared together-Card Games will never be the same without you for sure-(R.IP).

    Nephew Chris

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