Lillian Rose Mericantante

September 14, 1918February 29, 2012

Lillian Rose Palladino Mericantante Born in Boston, MA Sept. 14th, 1918, Lillian was the first child of Joseph and Mary Palladino, Sr. who were the owners of the Latin Quarter Night Club on Winchester St., Boston, MA, entertaining such greats as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Jimmy Durante and Tony Bennett. Growing up in an equestrian family, whose horses participated in the Kentucky Derby, Lillian became an accomplished rider of horses in her youth. She later taught her friends how to ride. In the 4th grade, she met John Mericantante Jr. who was to become the love of her life and later married him at the Parker House in Boston, MA. The couple had their first child and moved to Medford, MA. As the family continued to grow, they moved to Winchester, MA where they remained for 37 years while Mr. Mericantante became an executive with Ford Motor Co. where he worked for 40 years. She enjoyed playing on the Ladies Bocce Team at the Medford Boat Club, and was an avid tennis fan. They later retired to Fort Lauderdale, FL and finally to Boca Raton, FL where Lillian and John created life-long friendships at LaFontana condominium. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and her personal assistant, Nadesha, who all loved her very much. She loved her children more than life itself.

Lillian is predeceased by her husband of 48 yrs, John J, Mericantante Jr. She is survived by her daughter Diane LaMarca and fiancé Jeff Model of Boca Raton, FL; Her son, Fr. John J. Mericantante III – Pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pahokee, FL; Daughter Dr. Debra Anzalone and Husband Dr. Fanancy Anzalone of Lighthouse Point, FL; Daughter Lillian (Candy) Simeone and Tanya Shenk of Merrimack, NH; Grandchildren: Guy and Dawn LaMarca of Milton, GA; The Hon. Charles “Chip” and Eileen LaMarca of Lighthouse Point, FL; Tiffany Anzalone of Washington, DC; Tracy Anzalone of Lighthouse Point, FL; Michael Simeone and fiancé Olivia LaHue of Merrimack, NH; and she was predeceased by Grandson Jonathon Simeone of Merrimack, NH; Her Great Grandchildren: Sophia Lillian and Isabella Grace LaMarca of Milton, GA. Her sister Ann Gabaree of North Reading, MA; and predeceased by her brothers Joseph Palladino, Jr. and William Palladino, her parents Joseph and Mary Palladino, Sr. and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Lillian’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1200 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL, 33476. Visitation will be 12-1pm on Saturday, March 3rd followed by a celebratory mass at 1pm at St. Mary’s of Pahokee, FL. Entombment will be 12 noon Sunday, March 4th at Boca Raton Cemetery and Mausoleum 451 SW 4th Ave Boca Raton FL, 33432. Arrangements entrusted to Babione Funeral Home, 561-395-8787 or please visit for more information and to sign the guest book.



  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 3, 2012
  • Graveside Service Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lillian Rose Mericantante

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March 5, 2012

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. At times like these words are so hard to say, but I am sure she is with our Lord. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlotte Burrie, Pompano BEach

Deb Anzalone

March 3, 2012

Mom, there are no words to express my love for you! You will remain in my heart forever, my soul mate, my best friend, my heroine! 143

March 3, 2012

Dear Chip and Family,

Your grandmother's light will continue to shine down on all of us from Heaven. She no doubt left an indelible mark of love on Earth while she was here...what a legacy. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time.

Jamie Finizio Bascombe and Tim Bascombe and the Bascombe and Finizio Families

Carol Winterstein

March 3, 2012

Fr. John, I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.


March 2, 2012

So sorry for your loss. I have wept some tears myself. Just wanted all of you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your mom rest in peace.

Kathleen Pegues

March 2, 2012

What a wonderful matriarch to a beautiful and loving family. She will be missed.

Emily Franklin

March 2, 2012

Deepest condolences from my family to yours. She was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to all.

Michelle and Dan Stanczak

March 2, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.

March 2, 2012

Candy, Fr. John, Deb, and Diane
Both your mother and father left a legacy to all of you that will be cherished forever.
She is with Be and Barry now and I am sure they are celebrating. Be loved
both of them as if they were her family and treasured her relationship with your mom and dad throughout her entire life. She loved the times they
spent togeather in Maine which was one of her fondest memories. Her love for your entire family was unconditional.
Fondly, Denise Hurley

Monique (Tarani) Millar

March 2, 2012

Diane, Ft. John, Deb and Candy.. I am so sorry for your loss.. I remember your Mom from the old winchester days.. She was a lovely and kind woman.. May she rest in peace...Thoughts and prayers to you all..Monique (Tarani) Millar