Maffeo, Jeremiah

February 21st, 2011

Jeremiah L. “Jerry” Maffeo age 89, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a lengthy illness.

Born in Revere, MA, on January 2, 1922, Jerry was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Scuppettuoloo) Maffeo. Jerry grew up in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. Jerry enlisted in the United States Navy on June 30, 1942, during World War II, he served on several Naval Vessels including the USS Cincinnati and was honorably discharged on September 24, 1945.

Prior to retiring, Jerry was employed as a Supervisor for the Jasco Aluminum Company for many years.

Jerry married the love of his life Esther Dahlstrom and the couple moved to Wilmington in the early 1960’s. Jerry idolized Esther and the couple was inseparable, they shared many wonderful times together with their family and friends, Esther passed in 1999 and Jerry was never the same, he missed her terribly.

Jerry was very devoted to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for those he loved.

Jerry was a member of the Wilmington Senior Center where he had many friends, the Sons of Italy Lodge, and an active communicant at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington.

He enjoyed his morning meetings at McDonald’s with his friends to discuss what was going on in town or chatting about sports.

Jerry will be remembered as a quiet man, very kind and friendly, just a great guy who will be missed by his family and friends.

Jerry was the beloved husband of the late Esther L. (Dahlstrom) Maffeo, father of Richard Atkinson & his wife Mary Lou of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Janice DesLauriers of Plaistow, NH, and Marjorie O’Brien of Melrose, Jerry is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Maffeo and is the last of seven siblings.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jerry’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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  1. Tracie Beauregard says:

    I will remember Mr. Maffeo as always taking me and my mom (ginny drohan) to childrens hospital when i was sick.Never letting us pay for anything he would buy us breakfast just to see me smile! What a great man.He had seen my family through some tough times living across the street for all my childhood i would wave or visit jerry, and Esther and would have a snack with them or they both would babysit me when my mom had to go and visit my grandmother in the hospital.I will miss him very much but know he is happy beside his love, Esther.

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