Nardone, Michael

January 24th, 2010

Nardone,mikeMichael Nardone, age 79, a long-time Wilmington resident, died peacefully at home on January 24, 2010, with his family at his side.

Born on March 14, 1930, in Woburn, MA, Michael was the dear son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Carrirevo) Nardone. Michael grew up in Woburn and attended Woburn Public Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1946 and was part of the occupation of Japan. He was discharged on February 24, 1948, receiving many commendations for his honorable service to his country.

Prior to retiring in 1990, Michael was the Building Maintenance Manager for the Dolan Jenner Company in Winchester and Lawrence. He also worked for the Woburn Housing Authority and the Wilmington Housing Authority.

In addition to spending time with his family Michael’s hobbies included fishing and race horses. He was the owner of several different standard bred race horses with buggies, traveling to many different states including Maine and Maryland to watch and race his horses.

Michael is survived by his wife of 24 years Sandra (Hale) Nardone of Wilmington, his children Susan DeTeso & her husband Salvatore of Woburn, Michael Nardone & his fiancé Terri Olesen of Tolland, CT, Ellen James of Woburn, Virginia Nardone of Hampton, NH, John Nardone & his wife Robin of Methuen, Josephine Brouillette & her husband Paul of Ipswich, Christine Braese & her husband Daniel of North Andover, James Nardone & his wife Kimberley of Stoneham, and their mother Doris Nardone of Woburn, his step-children Debbie Walsh of Burlington, Jessica Blamy of Wilmington, and Scott Walsh of Cambridge, VT, one of 14 siblings he is survived by two sisters and a brother Camella Godjikian & her husband Richard of Woburn, Rose Murray of California, and Albert Nardone & his wife Margaret of Middleboro, Michael is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and his life long friend Bill Russotto of Burlington.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, January 27th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the Veterans Section of Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.N


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Nardone, Michael”

  1. Stephan Sullivan says:

    Not really sure how to begin to tell how much you meant to me Gramps. I have so many memories whether here at home or off in the car to who knows what state or track. I came home everyday these past six or seven years to you and nana, your funny humor or my too do list or you lighting up when I bring my boys to see you. I miss you so much, my memories with you is a life time in itself. I not sure what to do with out you in my life, you have such a staple in it. Thanks you gramps for all you have done for me you will allways have that special place in my heart. I love you. S.J.
    P.S. Walk in like you own the place it allways works

  2. Leatherneck Honor Society says:

    May Michael be granted eternal rest, and his family everlasting peace.
    God Bless America.

    Ray Moreno, HGC

  3. Brenda Walsh says:

    Mikeee I will always remember your big bear hugs and kisses on the cheek,and whenever I was hungry you were always willing to go for breakfast.You are special to so many peolpe, all of your children,grandchildren and great grandchildren and so many many more but most of all nana, she will be lost without you, love you, your daughter in law Brenda

  4. Jamie Walsh says:

    I am not usually the type to write things but you were such a special person to so many people I cant help but write something.I have so many memories of you over the years I cant even begin to count.
    One that stands out in my mind as it does in every ones is the cookouts you had every summer.Another would be the time S.J. and I were playing catch in front of the garage window and I threw a baseball right through it. I thought you were going to kill me, but you were so calm.Snow blowing your drive way for you and showing me how to shoot your bee bee gun. There are so many memories. I love you Granps. Jamie.

  5. zoe walsh says:

    i’ll always remeber the days where we would all hang out and all have fun. its sad to think that all of those days have come and gone. gramps was part everyones life, but mostly a part of mine. he was a dad to my father and a grampa to me , he was the only grandfather i ever knew, and to think about it makes me cringe because i know that he was the only grandfather that could make me smile the only one who has hugs for everyone. the day that i realized that this was all real it realy made me think that he would never be with us again on this earth, he was a part of my life and hopefuly a part of yours to. to know him feels like a privledge or a fairytale that has never been told i will always miss you grmaps i love you

  6. Alease Higgins says:

    Jimmy, Kimberly and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the wonderful memories of your dad will help you through this difficult time.
    Lots of love,
    Alease, Leo & family

  7. Debbie Walsh says:

    Oh gramps, what can I say… You have been such a wonderful person to so many people. You have touched their lives and made lasting impressions. You will be missed very much by both myself and others. Have a good sleep and hope to see you again some day.
    Love Always,

  8. Daniel P. Farrell says:


    I have very fond memories of you beating me with a rolled up program wanting to know how Native Bear Cat was going to run. I am here for you S.J. & Sandy anytime. 1-508-932-9800 or

    Love Always my friend,

    Danny Farrell

  9. Mark & Janice Persson says:

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of Gramps’ family and many friends during this very difficult time. He was surely loved and will be greatly missed.

  10. jackie moran says:

    Aunt Sandy, Uncle Mike will be missed by us, enjoyed seeing him when we came out East.

  11. jackie moran says:

    We will always remember Uncle Mike , enjoyed seeing Mike every yr when we come back East to visit, Mike will be Missed by us all . THinking of You Sandy and all my cousins . Love you all from all of us in Ohio Love Jackie

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