Anna Mastroianni was born Arianna Santina Cantafio in Nicastro, Italy on November 1, 1929. She passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020.
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Daughter of the late Giovanni and Rosiana (Fragale) Cantafio; Anna immigrated to the United States in 1947, where she met Albert F. Mastroianni. They married on February 8, 1948 and shared 57 years together in Newton, MA until his passing in 2005.
Anna is survived by her devoted & loving daughter Angela Mastroianni Clark and partner Edward J. Murphy, of Natick, grandson Albert J. Clark and partner Diane Bastianelli of Waltham, grandson Brian J. Clark and wife Neva of Chandler, AZ, grandson Jeffrey R. Clark and wife Kelly of Newton, and great-grandchildren Ariana, Ava, Brennan and Connor. She is also survived by a sister, Alba Alexis of Canada.
Anna was predeceased by her husband Albert, son Vincent, daughter Roseann Javurek, sisters Maria Cammilletti and Dora Saladino of Italy, brothers Egidio and Adriano Cantafio of Italy and brother Vincent Cantafio of New York. She leaves a sister in Law, Emma Olsen of New Hampshire. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Anna was an active member of Corpus Christi St. Bernard’s Parish Community in Newton where she was a eucharistic minister and intrical part of the bereavement ministry; serving many families over the years through the loss of a loved one. She was also a member of the Sodality of Our Lady, the Marian Movement of Priests, and the Third Order of Mary. Anna was devoted to her faith and volunteered her time for many charitable causes, such as making rosary beads for the Family Rosary.
Anna’s family is grateful to the wonderful staff at the MaristHill Nursing Home in Waltham for their loving care of Anna.
For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, and for those who wish to pay their respects to Anna and her family can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal, State and local guidelines during Visiting Hours on Friday December 18 from 4-7 p.m. in Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, Waltham.
Following the Archdiocese of Boston guidelines, family & friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Anna's life and remember the love she shared with those she touched at a Funeral Mass on Saturday December 19 at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church, 1523 Washington Street, Newton. Her burial will be held private for her family at Newton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Anna’s name to the MaristHill Nursing Home, St. Bernard’s Church, or a favorite charity.