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Giuseppe “Joe” “Charlie” Todaro

Giuseppe “Joe” “Charlie” Todaro
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  Of Saugus.  Died peacefully in the loving presence of his family on Thursday, September 15th at his home in Saugus following a brief illness, he was 95 years old.  Giuseppe was a native of Sciacca, Sicily, where he was the oldest of two children of the late Francesco & Grazia (Taormina) Todaro. He left Sicily when he was in his thirties and settled with family in Queens, NY.  He met his lovely wife Lucy (Puleo) through mutual friends in Boston where Lucy resided.  They later married in March of 1966.  They moved to Queens, NY and two years later moved back to East Boston and later settled in Everett.  Giuseppe was a devoted husband, father & loving family man, who was a very hard worker since the age of 14 when his father died, and he had to provide for his mother and sister.   When he moved to Boston, he worked at the South Boston meat market and later worked until 80 years old at Viking Seafood in Malden, where he was a fish packer. He later moved to Saugus to live with his daughter & her family. He liked to garden and enjoyed fixing cars whether his own or family.  The most cherished aspect of his life was family, that is what mattered most to him & gave him the most happiness.

   He is the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Puleo) Todaro of 40 years. The loving father of Graceann Cirame & husband John of Saugus. The cherished Papa of Joseph C. Cirame & Isabella L. Cirame both of Saugus. He is the dear brother of late Rosa Fazio of Italy. Also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews and Susan Viera, friend, and caretaker.

   Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, September 18th in the Vertuccio & Smith home for Funerals, Revere.   A funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Monday followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, in Saugus. Interment in Puritan lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody.

   In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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