Manlio "Mal" Nota
July 29, 2011

Manlio "Mal" Nota, of Weymouth, died Friday, July 29 at the Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Weymouth. He was 90. Mr. Nota was the loving husband of the late Irma (Tocci) Nota for over 60 years.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 28, 1920, Mr. Nota was the son of the late Enrico and Trieste (Poli) Nota. He was raised and educated in Italy until the age of 17.

Mr. Nota proudly served in the US NAVY during WWII aboard the USS Monterey, alongside future President Gerald Ford. Later, at a naval reunion, he was fortunate enough to dance with Betty Ford. Mr. Nota was the owner and operator of the Gallery of World Art in Newton Centre for many years. Later he worked at Miller Studios in Quincy. Mr. Nota enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe with his wife.

Mr. Nota is survived by his daughters, Diane Rossi and her husband Sabin of Newton, Denise Menz and her husband Alan of Weymouth and Deidre Nota Tanfoni and her husband Massimo of Siena, Italy. He is also survived by his brother Henry Nota and his wife Germana of Braintree, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Tuesday August 2 at 10am. Followed by a Graveside Service in Braintree Cemetery at 11am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are Monday 4-8pm.

Because of the wonderful care Mr. Nota received, his family requests that memorial donations be made to the Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 125 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA 02188.


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