OBITUARY

Joseph Pilato

March 15, 1913November 16, 2010

PILATO-Joseph of East Boston on November 16, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Viola (Giannini) Pilato. Loving father of Sandra Celona and her husband F. Joseph of Shrewsbury and Joseph Pilato and Cynthia Crass of Pasadena, CA. Cherished grandfather of Kristin Becker and her husband Peter of Brooklyn, NY, Matthew Celona of Lincoln, MA and Gianna Pilato of Pasadena, CA; great-grandfather of Bodhi and Beatrix Becker. Predeceased by 12 siblings. Funeral from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) EAST BOSTON on Saturday at 10am followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 11am. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 4-8pm. Services will conclude with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Late US Army veteran of WWII.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 19, 2010

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

Memories

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Stacey Bellabarba

November 20, 2010

We loved his songs and his flirtaious ways, he will be so missed. Love Stacey, Steven and Nicole

Joe Carideo

November 18, 2010

Sincerest condolences to Joe and Sandra. I still remember hearing the trombone scales on warm summer nights. I'm sure your Dad will be missed.

Maria and Larry Zolla

November 18, 2010

Remember me as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you shall be
Prepare in time to follow me.

I'll never forget Viola saying these lines ...now she and Joe are finally together again eternally. We feel your loss and share many memories of happy times past.
God bless you all at this time.
Love, Maria and Larry Zolla