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Anthony "Sid" Malvarosa

August 11, 1939August 29, 2019

Anthony “Sid” I. Malvarosa, of Boston’s North End passed away after an accidental fall on vacation.

Sid was born in the North End on August 11, 1939, the son of the late Stanley and Dora (Romano) Malvarosa. He married Helen (Borofsky) Malvarosa on July 8, 1962 and has been a lifelong resident of the North End and recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

Sid graduated from Brighton High School in 1957 and joined the Army National Guard.

He enjoyed playing softball, candlepin bowling, and watching all types of sports clubs. Sid adored traveling and spending time with the family, especially in Aruba. He was also fond of the casinos.

After his service with the National Guard, Sid joined the family business, S.Malvarosa and Sons Florist, North End working there many years before opening a coffee shop on Fleet St. While operating the coffee shop, Sid worked in various industries before purchasing the Boston Hardware Co on Fleet St. which is still run by the family. While Sid’s wife took care of the day to day operations of the hardware store, he worked for the Suffolk Superior Court as a Court Officer for many years before happily retiring.

Besides his wife Helen, Sid leaves behind two daughters, Cheryl Faro and her husband Matthew of Wilmington and Debra DiCenso and her husband Frank of Andover. Cherished grandfather of Danielle Bacon and her husband William, Arianna Faro, Alyssa Faro, Nicholas, and Anthony DiCenso; great-grandfather of Karina Bacon. Dear brother of the late Nancy Crisostamo, Stanley Malvarosa, Thomas Malvarosa, Tomasina Esposito. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 4pm to 8pm in the Waterman-Langone Funeral Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston. Parking attendants will be at the front door. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10am in St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston. To join procession to church, please be at funeral home by 9am. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 9, 2019


Anthony "Sid" Malvarosa

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Danielle Pasquale

September 10, 2019

Helen, I am so sorry about Sid. I will always remember his smile and the good times we used to have at Wonderland with you guys, Fi and Smeeky, Jim and Rose, having dinner and betting on the dogs. Sid was always so fun to be around.

Lisa Peraino

September 9, 2019

Uncle Sid.. he was one of my favorite people on my father's side. He was always a fun person to be around, with a great big smile and an even bigger heart you will be sadly missed by all that knew you, love your niece Lisa Peraino

robert santoro

September 8, 2019

sid you were the best always ready for good time i will miss your laugh and our friend ship i will miss seeing you or running into to you on fleet st if one st in the north end had a mayor it was you sid malvarosa my friend. god bless may you walk in eternal guidance
of the lord.

Sally Radomski

September 7, 2019

Stan and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to the Malvarosa Family. We met Sid many years ago and would run into him through the years

Kendra Scaz

September 7, 2019

Sid will always be remembered as one of the Aruba Palm Beach Playa Linda icons. His infectious smile and laugh welcomed us back every year, it was like coming home.
We will always remember Sid with smiles and laughter as we are forever grateful for wonderful times shared with friends that became family.
Sid will be greatly missed but his presence will always be with us in great memories.
Sid, we know you are providing laughs and giving hugs in heaven!
God bless,
Kendra & Derek

John/Chubby Peraino

September 6, 2019

Fort Dix New Jersey 1959

John/Chubby Peraino

September 6, 2019

Sid and I were very close in our younger day's.,tho as time went by we started our Families and became Dads. We kind of lost touch But will always remember the Fun Times we had.
Cruisin in the Olds thinking we were Bad, and even in the Guards some good times we had.
He was someone I looked up to and Loved being Around, So Cheerful and Happy All of the Time. Sorry to see you go,My Cousin My Friend we shall meet again Someday in the End...With Deepest Sympathy..Chubby..

Susan and Paul Blair

September 5, 2019

So sorry for your loss Cheryl. I know how close you where to your dad and am sure the memories of him will live in your heart forever.

Aline Zorian-albertini

September 5, 2019

Karina 4th birthday and Sid and Helen bought Karina a Mercedes To be just like papa driving Mercedes. The joy in his face and jokes and his beautiful flower arrangement and listening to his funny stories. You knew how much he loved his family by the pride in his words and smile talking about his family. .God bless him

Grace Rugnetta

September 5, 2019

I am so saddened at the loss of my dear friend Sid Malvarosa. I have so many great memories growing up in the North End with Sid. He was a Fleet St Icon and I am truly going to miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Malvarosa family.