Mary J. (DeLuca) Mastrantonio,
died September 10 after a short illness. A long-time Quincy resident, she was born to Angelo and Margaret (Gubitose) DeLuca in Yatesville, Pennsylvania, on June 14, 1923. She was the beloved wife of the late James V. Mastrantonio.
A graduate of Quincy High School and Fisher Business College, she worked as legal secretary in a Boston law firm and retired as a stenographer for the City of Quincy Planning Department.
She was a member of St. John’s Junior League and served on the board of the Quincy Community Development Block Grant program. She was a library volunteer and belonged to the Ward 4 Association of Quincy.
Mary loved to travel and always had the next trip planned. With her family and friends, she visited Italy, England, Switzerland, France, Bermuda, and Aruba. She also explored the United States, from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, to the open air opera of Santa Fe, to the quirky charm of Key West. She particularly enjoyed accompanying her three grandsons on college scouting trips.
Mary had a lifelong passion for art and was an avid theater-goer, taking in productions in Boston and New York; she especially loved musical theater. An accomplished cook all her life, she provided the Italian specialties for every family gathering: pizzelle, biscotti, and pizza rustica. Her Bolognese sauce, eggplant parmesan, and homemade pasta were favorites. She was a knowledgeable and diehard Red Sox fan. Most of all, Mary loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, whether it was sharing a cup of tea or going on a long weekend getaway with her daughters.
All who knew Mary remember her as a kind, gentle, and generous person.
She was the loving mother of Margaret Rose Fortier and her husband, Richard, of Medford, and Christina M. Mastrantonio, of Fort Lauderdale; loving grandmother of Paul A. Fortier and Christopher J. Fortier, both of Worcester, and Dylan J. Mungal, of Fort Lauderdale. She also leaves her sister, Carole Mahoney, of Braintree, and her brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Marjorie DeLuca, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, September 14 at 10 am. Visiting hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 pm.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be sent to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
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