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Carmelina (Silvestri) Jesoraldo

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Of Revere.  Passed away peacefully on June 29th. She was 93 years of age. Born in Sturno, Avellino, Italy, she is the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Elisa (Torella) Silvestri. She grew up in Italy and was educated there. Following high school, she enrolled in college and obtained her bachelor’s degree. She came to the United States in 1954 settling in Revere. She was a devoted wife and mother and also worked outside the home as a nurse’s aide. She spent several years working at the former Woodlawn Manor Nursing Home in Everett and also at other facilities in Malden. Her greatest joy was being with her family, and she thoroughly enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She is the beloved wife of the late Philip C. Jesoraldo, who passed away on December 3, 2021. Loving mother of Retired Revere Fire Captain Vincent A. Jesoraldo and his wife Diane of Rowley, Beatrice “Bea” Testa and her husband Steven of Hollis, NH and Philip Jesoraldo and his loving companion Lisa Grillo of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Christine Jesoraldo, Michael Jesoraldo, Jamie Sullivan and her husband Ralph, Danielle Norris and her husband Robert, Jenna Testa-Smith and her husband Eli Smith and Ashley Grillo. Adored great grandmother of Giovanni Sullivan, Dominic Sullivan, Victoria Norris & Valentina Carmelina Norris. She is survived by her sister, Cleofina Silvestri and brother, Antonio Silvestri, both in Italy and predeceased by her sister, Tina Silvestri. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere on Thursday, July 6th. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, followed by entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett. Please OMIT flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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