Mrs. Paolina (Carpenito) Papa

  • Born: February 2, 1929
  • Died: May 9, 2021
  • Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

A Loving Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend

Paolina (Carpentio) Papa, of Malden, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 9, 2021. She was 92 years of age.

Born ini Santa Paolina, Avellino Italy, Paolina was the daughter of the late Antonio and Antonietta (Leone) Carpenito.

Paolina is the beloved wife of Antonio Papa. She is the devoted mother of Frank J. Papa and his wife Phyllis, Jennifer Aufiero and her husband Antonio and Maria Wheaton and her husband Thomas. Loving grandmother of Michael and Nicolas Papa, Victoria Aufiero, Rachael Wheaton and Leah Wheaton. Dear sister of the late Maria Carpenito and the late Michelina Carpentio.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Friday May 14th, 2021 in the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM from 8:30 am to 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Paolina's Eternal Life in Immaculate Conception Church 600 Pleasant St. Malden at 10 am. Interment will be Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Paolina to the Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you and your family at this time. May your wonderful memories comfort you now and in the future.

Posted by Betsy D'Alelio - Friend   May 16, 2021

My beloved mother, there's not enough words to voice what you have meant for our family, relatives near or far,neighbors ,passers by, each and everyone received in turn your smile, your greetings, your devoted friendship that was enjoyed with a cup of coffee meanwhile sewing or repairing a garment with your God
given talent during the visit. Your strength , your know how, your creative imagination ,the peace maker, the rock of our family, you and dad built a wonderful life ,you both instilled in us hard working ethics which you witnessed our successes you taught us well,and we hope we made you proud. You also have been gifted with five beautiful grandchildren reach a mature age and observe how this generation much much different then yours navigate tru their chosen path. Each and everyone of them brought you joy ,pleasure to spend time with there was never a language barrier they don't speak Italian,you didn't speak English it was never an issue in our family everyone understood. Pure miracle., Mamma I pray for peace, you have joined your loved ones and wish you a celebration of unity. Be our Angel, our shining star in our daily lives...until we meet again.Your loving daughter Jennifer and family.

Posted by Jennifer Aufiero - Reading, MA - Family   May 12, 2021


Our thoughts and prayer's are with all the family and friends in this time of Loss, Paolina was a wonderful neighbor we had many great talks over the fence, I could go on and on about the caring , wonderful, nurturing, family first Kind of woman she was , but all who knew her know that about her.. our deepest heartfelt sympathy with loving memories ... The Kelley's Bernice,Scott,David,Kyle, and Jenna

Posted by Bernice Kelley - Malden - Neighbor   May 12, 2021


My beautiful mother in law that I have known since 1970 was like a second mother! We shared numerous holidays together with huge dinners and homemade vino. You were a big part of our lives and I am so glad that we got to enjoy many happy moments together We will treasure all the wisdom and fond memories you gave us and your grandchildren. No one could ever replace you! You will be forever in our T'amo sempre, la tua Felicia

Posted by Felicia Papa - Chester, NH - Family   May 11, 2021

Dear Papa Family ~ Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Paolina was an amazing woman. It was all about family for her. She welcomed my own family when we moved to Malden and treated us just like her own. Our children have wonderful memories of her cooking, the back yard, the grapevine and when they were old enough to crawl up the stairs, Paolina, was always at the top with open arms and picked them up and feed them...even if they didn't need it. She was a love and so very devoted to her family. In sympathy and friendship Jane, Bill, Marissa and Derek Lewis

Posted by Jane Brenner - Westford, MA   May 11, 2021

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