Mrs. Nicolena V. (Mazzoni) Paladino

  • Born: November 11, 1932
  • Died: February 21, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nicolena V. (Mazzoni) Paladino of Stoneham, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her home. She was 84 years of age.

Born on November 11, 1932 in Sant' Archangelo, Italy, Nicolena was the loving daughter of the late Michael and Lauretta (Granfone) Mazzoni. Nicolena was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, niece, cousin and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Nicolena was a dedicated pharmacist for Winchester and Malden Hospital. Her true love was for her family. They were first and foremost in her life.

Nicolena was the beloved wife of Gaetano Paladino. She was the devoted mother of Greg Paladino and his wife Arleen, Guy Paladino and his wife Ellen and Rosemarie Brown and her husband Greg. The cherished "Nonna" of Jack Paladino, Joe Paladino, Sarah Paladino, Emily Paladino, Julia Paladino, and Victoria Brown, Nicolena was the dear sister of the late Angela Rizzo. She was the caring niece of Emma Granfone and the cousin of Dr. Alex Granfone. Nicolena is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Laura Migliore, Robert Rizzo, and Edward Rizzo.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Nicolena's Eternal Life will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 10am in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Saturday, prior to the Mass beginning at 8am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Parking attendants and elevator available. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Nicolena's memory to The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, 1100 Industrial Road #1, San Carlos, CA 94070,

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Condolence & Memory Journal

one of my very best friends, I lived on Foster St. and we saw each other lots..her mother hung hot peppers up to dry, and I touched them and tasted !!!shock...Lena wanted to be a lawyer. I married my school sweetheart, Manny Gomez, who has passed, we have 4 kids.

Posted by Dorothy Bernard Gomez - Everett, MA - friend   July 03, 2018

Dear Guy, Gregory, Guy Jr. and Rose,

I wish we could have been in Stoneham with you all. I only have the warmest and fondest memories of Lena. I still recall the graduation from Mass College of Pharmacy when as a young boy I first met her. I remember the wedding and so many wonderful occasions we shared from picnics in Maynard to christenings, anniversaries and visits to the first pool any of our relatives ever had!

I hope you are all well and assured that Lena is now in a better a place. I am certain you will all be a comfort to one another as you adjust to losing a mother and a wife. You are all in out thoughts and prayers.

When Gilda and I get back to Massachusetts in late April/May, we will want to visit with you.

Love from Gilda and Joe

Posted by Joseph Forte - Weston, MA - Family   February 25, 2017

I have a life-time of wonderful memories with Lena which all started on Argyle Street in Everett....Her sister
Angie (my sister-in-law), Lena and myself shared so many happy times together. There were also so many family gatherings and celebrations with Lena as we raised our children, sent them off to college, celebrated their weddings, and embraced the joy of having Grandchildren....she will be missed. Lena is in Heaven now with the Angels.

Posted by Nancy Rizzo - Lynn - Family Friend   February 23, 2017

Dear Guy,

My deepest sympathies and prayers on the passing of your wife Nicolena.

Posted by Stephen Rotondi - Stoneham, MA   February 23, 2017