Of Saugus. Formerly of East Boston, age 86, died on Thursday, December 29th. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Politano with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.
Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs. Politano was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonetta (Indelicato) Suarez. She was a former customer service representative for Aetna/ Cigna Insurance for over twenty years. A resident of Saugus for 55 years, Mercedes enjoyed cooking and crocheting.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Politano is survived by her daughter, Diane (Politano) Carpenter of Georgetown; grandson, Kenneth Carpenter and his wife Stacey; two great granddaughters, Mercedes and Julianna; sister, Camille Casarano of Danvers. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Kenneth Carpenter and sister, Dolores Cardinale.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mercedes memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.