Mrs. Luanne (Nardella) Barile

  • Born: December 3, 1952
  • Died: May 3, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

An Elegant, Classy, Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother

Luanne (Nardella) Barile of Stoneham peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 after her courageous hard fought 42 year battle with lymphoma.

Everyone that knew Luanne, loved her. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and always has a smile on her face. Luanne is one of the happiest people you will know.

Raised in Somerville, she is the loyal daughter of Anna (Montagna) "Mamie" Nardella and her late husband Louis. Luanne is city born and city bred. We are often reminded of that and from time to time when we would see her Somerville "south paw" come out. She always speaks her mind and will tell you the truth whether you like it or not. She has a way with words and she speaks from the heart. She is class.

In 1972 she met the love of her life Ralph A. Barile. Together they began a journey that most people envy. That journey started like most, with dates, phone calls and laughs. However, in 1973 at age 21 Luanne was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Devastated, Luanne made many attempts to stop dating Ralph. She did not want to put him through the pain and suffering that she was about to endure. Little did she know just how much Ralph cared for her. It was the beginning of an amazing path filled with devotion and dedication to each other. He stayed with her, right by her side, and they fought together. Through many radiation treatments, tests, doctors and prayers, Luanne beat the Lymphoma and was in remission. Not knowing what the future held, they married each other on September 21, 1975. They moved to Woburn, bought their house and raised 2 beautiful boys. Her "boys", as she called them, were her world. Ralph was born in 1977 and Kevin in 1979. She attended all of their soccer games, swim meets, track meets, wrestling matches, boy scouts, school plays, etc. etc. The list goes on and on. She always let her "boys" know how proud she was of them.

On December 20th, 1993, Luanne and Ralph achieved one of their many dreams and purchased what is now known as the Barile Family Funeral Home in Stoneham.. Again they faced the unknown. They were devoted to each other and determined to make it work. They eventually made the decision to relocate and reside at the funeral home in Stoneham, making it their new home, their new journey, together as one. Luanne and Ralph became very involved in the community. They were constantly attending functions, fundraisers or whatever they could to help give back to a community that embraced them. Luanne and Ralph were members of Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, the Appian Club and several local groups in both Stoneham and Reading to help anyone, anywhere help was needed. In 2003, they purchased the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home in Reading. The towns of Stoneham and Reading welcomed them with open arms. Everyone knew Luanne. Her smile is electrifying. She is elegant.

On February 8th, 2017, Luanne and Ralph started another journey, one that would be the hardest and toughest journey they would ever endure. Luanne was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma. This was devastating to all of her family. However, Luanne fought this head on with courage, strength, class, and elegance. She wanted to fight this for her "boys" and her grandchildren. The unfortunate thing is that cancer does not have any compassion for family. It doesn't have any feelings for the person trying to fight it. It doesn't have feelings for your age, your life, your well being, your courage, your strength, your drive. It is lifeless. Luanne is full of love. She is full of strength. She is full compassion. She is full of life. Sadly, on May 3rd, 2017, Luanne finished her fight. Luanne passed away the same way she lived her life, with elegance, dignity, class and love. She is a lady.

We are sad that she is gone, but we know she is at peace. She is where she wanted to be. She always said " I have gotten 42 extra years. I got married, raised my "boys", had grandchildren, and built an empire." May you rest in eternal peace Luanne. It is our turn to sing over you.

Luanne is the beloved, devoted and beautiful bride of Ralph A. Barile. She is the devoted loving mother and best friend of her "boys" Ralph A. Barile Jr. and his wife Jillian and Kevin M. Barile and his wife Meg. Luanne is the cherished "mimi/grammy" of Ralph, III, Brenna, Michael, Reese and Regan. She is the dear sister of Rosalie Evangelista and her husband Fernando, Marylou Donlan and her husband John and the late Cosmo Nardella and his surviving wife Janet. Luanne is the loyal daughter of Anna (Montagna) "Mamie" Nardella and her late husband Louis. She is the caring sister in law of Michele Sweet, Beverly Dubiski, Karen Barile, Rozann Barile and the late Michael Barile. Luanne is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories of Luanne on Thursday, May 11th from 1-8pm at her residence, The Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Luanne's Eternal Life will be held on Friday, May 12th at 11am in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH. Luanne's services will conclude with burial at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

Please consider making donations in memory of Luanne to an organization that was dear to her heart, Cure SMA, 925 Busse Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I went to St Joseph High School with Luanne, and I remember her as very friendly, kind and helpful. I am so sorry for your loss, and hope you will find comfort in each other as you loving remember Luanne.

Posted by Bernadette Arboleda (Bradley) - Reading, MA - classmate   September 28, 2017

To Ralph, Ralph Jr, Kevin and family, I'm so very sorry to hear this news of Luanne's passing. I remember her well as Kevin and I would study for our Exams. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you find peace and comfort in all of the wonderful memories. Respectfully, Jimmy Riley

Posted by Jimmy Riley - Boston, MA - Friend   June 16, 2017


Our deepest sympathies to the Barile family, who - over the years - has taken such good care of our family (DeRosa, Caswell, Pina). Reading about Luanne, it is clear that her strength, compassion, dignity, and loving devotion are present in everything that you all do in service to others. Hers is an inspiring legacy. As you have held our family in your hearts when we have lost loved ones, we hold you in ours now.

Posted by Laura Walker - Charlotte, NC - Family Friend   May 15, 2017

My deepest sympathy to you, Ralph, Ralph Jr., Kevin and family. I feel so badly that I was not able to attend the wake and funeral for Luanne. I hope and pray that you are consoled by the love and memories you hold in your hearts. A smile that no longer lights our world, lights eternity.

Posted by Jay MacDonald - Hanover, MA - Family Friend   May 14, 2017


My condolences to Ralph and family for your loss of Luanne. May you find solace and peace in the memories you hold in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by LouAnn Angelo Bramante - Bedford, NH - Acquaintance   May 13, 2017


she is now resting in peace may god be with her husband and family

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   May 12, 2017

Dear Ralph,

I am so sorry you lost your wonderful wife. I remember you saying such loving things about her when we met planning my sister Kathy's services. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers...
Lynn Mulligan Wilcox

Posted by Lynn Mulligan-Wilcox - Clinton, MA - Acquaintance   May 12, 2017

Luanne was the most beautiful woman I have ever met! Inside and out. She brightened up a room instantly. She will be missed dearly. There should be more people like her in this world... It would be a much better place. Someone has just gained a precious treasure! God Bless!

Posted by Susan Butts - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 11, 2017

So sorry for your Loss. May Luanne Rest in That Eternal Peace. Sincerely David Keefe Feeley

Posted by David Feeley - Cambridge, MA - Friend   May 11, 2017


My sincerest condolences on your loss of a wonderful person. I went to St. Joseph's High School with Luanne. She was a wonderful person who I shared a lot of laughs with. Remember, as long as Luanne is kept in your memories, she will always be with you.

Posted by Mary Curran Forgione - Tewksbury, MA, MA - Classmate   May 11, 2017

Sincere condolences to Ralph and the Barile family. Luanne was always so nice to our family. Always with the brightest smile and happy spirit. It's a big loss.

Posted by Carol Croswell    May 10, 2017


My condolences to Family and Friends.

Posted by Jacqui Thomas - Stoneham, MA - Acquaintance   May 10, 2017


Ralph and the "Boys" We are saddened to hear of the passing of your cherished and loved wife and mother, Luanne. Please accept our heartbreaking yet ever sincere condolences..

~ Michael, Nancy and Steven Frechette ~

Posted by Nancy Frechette - Medford, MA - Acquaintance   May 10, 2017


Our deepest condolences to Ralph and Family for your great loss of Luanne.
Luanne was truly a special person and friend. We will miss Luanne very much.

Posted by Frances & Joe Encalada - Medford, MA - Family Friend   May 10, 2017

We were so sad to hear of Luanne's passing, as St. Timothy said she fought the good fight, she finished the race. She is certainly a hero and inspiration to her children and grandchildren who will remember her faith, hope, dignity and class. We will miss you and your friendship. Ralph you are the example of what a husband should be to their wife!

Posted by Sam & Lori Fulginiti - Old Saybrook, CT - Friend   May 09, 2017

I miss you my dear cousin and will hold you in my heart forever..i love you

Posted by Elaine Mead - Tewksbury, MA - Family   May 09, 2017

My condolences to the Barille and Nardella families. I was so sorry to hear about Louann.

Posted by Christine (Dischino) Leavitt - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   May 09, 2017

Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the passing of your wife / Mom and best friend. She will be in my prayers. PS: you took care of my Dad, Mario Binda in April 2007

Posted by Steven Binda - Lacey, WA - Friend   May 09, 2017

We will always remember Luanne's genuine kindness and warmth and will never forget the light she shone during a most difficult time in our lives. She certainly was an instrument of peace and comfort. God bless the family with courage and faith, always cherishing the many wonderful memories! she always did!

Posted by Joe & Donna DiPersio - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 09, 2017


My love & deepest condolences Luanne was such a light she will be missed

Posted by Judey Cunha - Medford, MA - Friend   May 09, 2017

Our sincere condolences to Barile family with the passing of there beloved wife and mother, may she rest in the hands of GOD! forever.

Posted by Paul & Janice Servideo - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 09, 2017

Our deepest Condolences to the Barile Family

Posted by Maria & Joe Balurdi    May 08, 2017

Dear Barile Family, I wanted to offer my sincere sympathies on the loss of your lovely wife and mother. I met her twice the first time when her cousin Elaine and I came in for a visit to introduce my business. Thoughts and prayers will be with you all this week.

Posted by Richard Payeur - Lawrence, MA   May 08, 2017

Dear Ralph, Ralph Jr., Kevin and Family
I am so saddened to hear of Luanne's passing. She was a beautiful person and your obituary described her perfectly. I remember her way back when she was dating Ralph. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May her memory be eternal and may God grant your family comfort at this most difficult time. Love and God Bless You. Adrianne Faggas

Posted by Adrianne Faggas - Watertown, MA - Friend   May 08, 2017


My condolences to all of the Barile family. Rest easy Luanne....

Posted by Mike Flynn - Mayhew Funeral Homes, Meredith, NH - Moultonborough, NH - Friend   May 08, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the Barile family. I sincerely hope the care and concern that you have shown to so many families, including my own, is felt by you at this difficult time.

Posted by Beverly DeVirgilio - Lynnfield, MA   May 08, 2017



Posted by david j solimine sr - lynn, MA - Family Friend   May 08, 2017


Dear Ralph and Family sorry to hear about the loss of Luanne, please accept my deepest condolences.

Posted by John Guarino - Saugus, MA - Friend   May 08, 2017


To the Barile Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Luanne, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard C Nadworny & Richard C Nadworny Jr.
Nadworny Funeral Home Lynn

Posted by Richard Nadworny Jr - Lynn, MA - Friend   May 08, 2017


Dear Ralph and family... I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved wife, Luanne. I'm now living in Florida and will not be able to attend the services, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Ken Dunn - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Friend   May 08, 2017

The Barile family has been a comfort to my family during the loss of many of our loved ones. Luanne was always warm, caring and presented with such a lovely smile. Ralph, "her boys" and her grandchildren will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. She raised a wonderful family...Susan Mullen

Posted by Susan Mullen - Stoneham, MA - Teacher   May 07, 2017

Dear Ralph and family. I just learned of Luanne's passing and Jack and are so very sad for all of you. I did not know her for a long time, but everytime we saw her, she was kind and sweet and had the most beautiful smile. She was a gem and such a wonderful woman. We will keep you all in our prayers. Words cannot express our sadness.

Posted by Lillie Bernardq - stoneham, MA - Friend   May 07, 2017

Ralph, Kevin & Ralph Jr.,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife and mother. She was everything you describe and more, we are sure. Your family has assisted us during some of our saddest moments at the loss of our family members. May you find peace knowing she is at peace and know we are thinking of you all.

Posted by Tom & Diane Mayo & Family - Stoneham, MA - Acquaintance   May 07, 2017

I never met Luanne that she didn't have a smile and time to say hello. Our prayers are with you all

Posted by Betty Smith - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 07, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the Barile family. You are all such a wonderful part of our Stoneham
community and your loss is ours as well. May you find peace in the knowledge she is with God and
no longer suffering illness and pain. She will watch over you all from her heavenly home. May all
of the good years and family memories comfort you at this time.

Posted by Betty and Bob Svendsen - Stoneham, MA - Acquaintance   May 07, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. You have handled many of my family's arrangements over the years and have always been so compassionate and kind. Peace be with you.

Posted by Caryl Haley - Groveland, MA - Acquaintance   May 07, 2017


So sorry for your loss... Luann was a beautiful lady..
Dolly & Gus Filosi

Posted by Dolly & Gus Filosi - Fort Myers, FL - Family Friend   May 07, 2017

To say I am sorry is such an understatement! My deepest sympathy at this time and my hope that you will find comfort in her Eternal Peace....a bit easier said than done but it is what will sustain you.....and that lifetime of memories. All our love.

Posted by Patricia A. Kilty - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 07, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to Ralph and family on the passing of Luanne. Please know that she and your family have touched the hearts of many and that we are all saddened by your loss.

Posted by Donna Weiss - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 07, 2017

She was warm and genuine and just so caring.. A wonderful woman with a big heart. You will be missed.

Posted by Chris and Gerry McCarthy - Burlington, MA - friend   May 07, 2017

So sorry for your loss.
What a beautiful obituary.
God Bless you all.

Posted by Ann Marie Thistle - Stoneham, MA - Teacher   May 07, 2017

It was a pleasure knowing you Luanne, you will be missed.

Posted by Bob Hayes - Reading, MA - Friend   May 07, 2017

My prays for and sympathy for the Barile Familty. Luann was the salt of the earth. Rest in eternal Peace Luann.

Posted by Rita Maffeo Manuel - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   May 07, 2017

Rozann, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Mary Campbell - Brockton, MA - Friend   May 07, 2017

God Bless your beautiful mom. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories and hold them tight in your hearts

Posted by Kathy and Skip Fales - Friend   May 07, 2017


Such an elegant lady with a warm smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Donna Hornsby - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   May 07, 2017

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