OBITUARY: Leo L. Pistorino, 94

WILMINGTON, MA — Leo L. Pistorino, of Wilmington, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 15, 2018 at the age of 94.

Leo was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1942. After high school, Leo proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII from 1942-1945. After returning from WWII, he went back to school and received his degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose from 1956-1992 and the past 26 years in Wilmington. Leo worked as a Hydro Mechanical Engineer for Raytheon for 40 years before his retirement at the age of 66. He was a member of the Raytheon 500 Club, where he was one of the original 500 employees. Leo enjoyed building, fixing and repairing clocks and also remodeling his home.

He was the beloved husband of the late Anna W. (Abbene) Pistorino for almost 50 years. Loving father of Robert Pistorino & his wife Marie of Hawaii, Richard Pistorino & his wife Karen of W. Yarmouth, William Pistorino & his wife Roxana of Melrose, Anne Marie Giuliano & her husband Richard of Winchester, Mark Pistorino & his wife Lynne of Wakefield, and Donna Amidon & her husband Kevin of Billerica. Caring brother of Paul Pistorino & his wife Eleanor of Melrose and the late Yolanda Capone, Olympia Caparella, Emma Cote and Anthony Pistorino. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 5-8PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10AM. Interment with military honors in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leo’s memory to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Gately Funeral Home.)

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