Michael L Romano

November 23, 1966December 18, 2020

Michael L. Romano, 54, lifelong resident of the North End of Boston, passed away, unexpectedly on Friday, December 18, 2020. Michael is the devoted father of Mikayla Romano and Antonio Romano. He is the beloved son of Louis and Joanne (Giuggio) Romano of Stoneham. Michael is the loving grandson of the late Michael and Marie Giuggio, and the late Leo and Lena Romano. He is the great nephew of the late Carmen Giannato and his wife Angelina. He is the loving nephew of the late Janis Wozniak and her surviving husband Anthony, Michele Vozzella and her husband Charles and Ralph Giannato and his wife Charlotte. Michael is the loving cousin of Anthony Wozniak and Danielle Wozniak, Michael Vozzella and his wife Stefania, Jenna DeCicco and her husband Matt, Tiffany Giannato Deberardinis and Sandra Giannato. Michael is survived by his special companion Elizabeth Vitello and her daughter Juliana. Michael is also survived by his former wife, the mother of his two children, Roseann Matarazzo Romano and many dear friends. Michael was a loving and devoted father to his children and loved spending time with his children and family. He worked for Mass DOT, as an Incident Response Operator (IRO), since 1991. He was the Vice President of the Sulmona Club and a member of the Madonna Della Cava Society of the North End. He loved going to Disney World, Cape Cod, Maine and New Hampshire. He enjoyed golfing at Maplewood Country Club in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. He was an avid Yankees, Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved his alone time with a good newspaper or puzzle and enjoyed playing gin with “The Boys.” He loved wearing his shorts in all weather conditions and was obsessed with the Minions. Due to the current situation and in consideration for everyone’s health and safety, funeral services and burial are private. There are no visiting hours. There will be a memorial mass at St. Leonard Church in the North End in the future. In his memory, please consider a contribution to one of the North End Feast Society’s. J.S. Waterman-Langone Chapel, 580 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109 has been entrusted with his arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit


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Amy Solomon

January 17, 2021

Dear Joanne and Louie,

We are so sad to hear of Michael's passing. Recalling our first family home on Hull Street we think of your family with fondness always. I remember Michael looking so happy with Mikayla when she was a young child. He was always very friendly to us and it was one of the things that made 59 Hull feel like a real home.

You are in our hearts at this time.

Sending love,
Amy and Todd

Joan O’Neill

January 5, 2021

I have only know Michael a short time as I was his nurse at MEEI, but the minute I met him, I knew he would be one of my favorites. Come to find out we had friends in common and loved to talk about the feasts and how much fun the North End was even if you were a mick like me. Over the short time I knew him you could tell he would do anything for his family and friends. He will be missed greatly by “his favorite nurse”. To the Romano Family, especially Elizabeth who came with him to all his appointments, my heart aches for you and I pray for your family to find some kind of peace in his passing.

Marilyn Travers

December 26, 2020

Joanne and Louie,
My heart is heavy for you both, Mikayla, Antonio and all of Michaels loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you every day during this most difficult time.
RIP Michael.
Marilyn Travers
Stoneham, MA

Anthony Schiavone

December 24, 2020

Anthony and I cannot begin to recount all the good times and laughs we have had together down the Cape, at Matty's, at dinner's together, down the club, etc. We will forever miss you. We will watch over Liz. Please watch over us. May you rest in eternal peace our good friend. xoxoxoxo Pina & Anthony Schiavone

Deanna Manganaro

December 23, 2020

Dear Joanne and Louie, words cannot express how saddened and deeply sorry we are to hear about the loss of Michael. I have so many happy memories growing up in the North End with him. The last time Dana and I saw him we were having drinks at Tezmacal Restaurant before our Pope John reunion. We were having so much fun and were so loud the waitress had to tell us to leave. I’m always going to remember the good laughs and times I had with him.
Deanna and Dana Marino

Cheryl Cammarata

December 23, 2020

I am so very sorry.. There were many fun times as kids. We would spend summer days at my cottage w ur family. Remembering swimming in the lake w u an Damien. Those memories r w me forever..ur family are in my prayers.

Jodi Piazza

December 23, 2020

Dearest Louie, Joanne, Michayla & Antonio-
It is with deep sadness that I write to extend my condolences for the loss of your beloved son and father, Michael. Lifelong friendships are the stuff the North End was made of and I am grateful to have had him in that category. We shared may childhood milestones together and it continued into adulthood. We were blessed to have a circle of friends who were more like siblings. Joanne and Louie, you treated us as your own as part of that lovely tribe of parents who watched over all of us. As you all grieve this tremendous loss, I hope you find comfort knowing how much Michael was loved. xoxo

Jenna Derose

December 22, 2020

May you rest 🙏 in peace , so sorry to here of your passing you will be forever missed , always with a smile , every year at Madonna Della Cava we will miss seeing you,, till we all meet again ❤ RIP Michael 🙏 😢

Virginia (Ginny) & Sister Eileen Innocenti/Harvey

December 22, 2020

My heart is broken over the loss of Michael......We were very good friends and I loved him lots..... My sincere condolences to Mikayla and Antonio......and his parents, Joanne and Luis......I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you all feel. He was just a great guy. I used to call him my second son, Michael.....He was very special to me! I hope you find peace in the arms of your God, Michael! 💔💙🙏

Matteo/Julie Papagno

December 22, 2020

Our deepest sympathy Joanne and Louis on the passing of your son Michael. God Bless you both during this very difficult time of mourning.