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Mary Bergantino

Mary R. Bergantino (Zammito)

Saturday, August 10th, 1929 - Friday, January 29th, 2021
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Mary R. (Zammito) Bergantino

Of Waltham & Manomet, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, January 29, 2021 at the age of 91.

Born on August 10, 1929 in Boston; daughter of the late John and Benedetta (Attardo) Zammito, Mary was raised in Waltham and had been a resident of Waltham for most her life before retiring to the Manomet section of Plymouth. Most recently, she lived at Brigham House Assisted Living in Watertown, MA.

A 1949 graduate of Waltham High School; Mary, first and foremost, was a devoted wife to her late husband and a devoted and loving mother to her four children before working numerous jobs throughout her life.

In addition to caring for her family, Mary had fond memories of working in the Rectory of Sacred Heart Church preparing delicious meals for the priests and guests. Mary also worked as a daycare provider and retired from Keltron Corporation in the Waltham Watch Factory.

Mary had a strong faith in her God; for years she was an active and devoted parishioner of both Sacred Heart Parish in Waltham and Saint Bonaventure Parish in Manomet. She was a member of the Women's Sodality and the Holy Rosary Guild. She was a selfless person always putting others first. Mary loved being around her beloved children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and was the “other mother” to so many.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, reading, all types of jigsaw and crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and bingo, watching game shows, bowling in a league at the Wal-Lex, and most of all she was an amazing cook. Mary was a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox. She truly loved being surrounded by her family at any and all family gatherings.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Moses (Pat) Bergantino and spent twenty-four happy years together until his death on May 8, 1977.

Mary is survived by her devoted and loving children, Joe Bergantino and his wife Joyce of Waltham & Meredith, NH; Kathy Bergantino of Waltham; Joanne LaRosee of Waltham; and Bernadette DeGregoris and her husband John of Newton; her cherished grandchildren Jaclyn Davidson, Joe Bergantino Jr., Marc LaRosee, Dennis LaRosee, and Jonathan DeGregoris; her adoring great grandchildren Joey III, Violet, Nathan, Kyle, Addison, Emmett, Jack, Grant, and Benny; and her dear sister Josephine Galvagno of West Newton. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who loved her dearly.

In addition to her husband, she is reunited in Heaven with her loving parents, and dear siblings Frances O'Brien, Pauline Zammito, John Zammito and Frank Zammito, and her son-in-law Richard LaRosee and other loved ones.

Out of genuine concern for those we love and care deeply about during this difficult time throughout the world and in our community, funeral services to celebrate Mary’s life and remember the love she shared with those she touched, will be private at Sacred Heart Church in Waltham followed by her burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Mary’s Funeral mass will be live streamed and viewable via this link for those who can not be present by going to beginning at 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Mary's memory to the American Heart Association.

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    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 |
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021
    Sacred Heart Church Waltham
    311 River Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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    Reverend Dennis Wheatley OFM
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 |
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021
    Calvary Cemetery Waltham
    250 High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Love Always Tina

Posted at 03:58pm
Aunt Mary, I will always cherish our conversations and visits. You will always be near and dear to my heart ! May you rest in eternal peace!

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Paul H Francis

Posted at 08:26pm
By sheer luck, I took the assignment to bring the Eucharist form St. Bonaventure church to Mary. Francis, and Pauline. It turned out for me to be one of the most rewarding tasks ever to be put upon an individual. We prayed together, and shared many moments together. I really looked forward to seeing them. I brought them the gift of the Lord...they gave to me the love that is Christ from their hearts. Mary supplied me with food for my body...great spaghetti sauce and pasties. Loved all three,
but I knew Mary the longest. I am much better for having shared a small part of her life, and I will continue to pray for her and to her, for her intercession.
Sincerely, Paul Francis

Jeanne Seaquist

Posted at 01:15pm
To her dear family-I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My mother (Marie Vitale and her husband, Al) always had wonderful things to say about your mother, her siblings and her mother. We remember with fond memories the times spent in Manomet with all of you For several years when my kids were small we vacationed at that home and enjoyed watching Benedetta in her garden on those summer days. I can't believe the 'older' clan is almost gone and was totally unaware of their passings. Again my sincere condolences. WE no longer live in Waltham, now in Westwood. My prayers are with all of you.

Jeanne and David Seaquist

Diane M Zammito

Posted at 06:36pm
Can't even get my head around that she's gone. So many memories. Would have given anything to see her one more time. Between $$$ and COVID that just wasn't possible. Will remember and love her all the days of my life! My sweet aunt and godmother. My condolences to her kids and grandkids. Wish I was close enough to give you hugs! Diane Zammito

Carolann D'Eon

Posted at 12:38pm
Dear Joey, Kathy, Joanne, Bernie & Family
My family and I send our heart-felt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother.
I have so many fond memories of Aunt Mary-Lil. She was always there to greet all of us children with a smile on her face at all of the family gatherings. Always so pleasant and so kind, and the perfect peace-maker when there were dozens of children running around, up and down both houses! It was wonderful to grow up in a large and loving family with relatives like Aunt Mary-Lil to always remember and look up to as such a special matriarch of the family.
God Bless You, Aunt Mary-Lil. May you Rest in Peace.
Carolann D'Eon (Vitale) & Family

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