Damiano Tony A. Cardillo

October 18, 1921December 28, 2012

Mr. Damiano A. “Tony” Cardillo, age 91, of Lynn, died on Friday Dec. 28, 2012 at Salem Hospital. He was the husband of Mary C. (Leahy) Cardillo, with whom he shared 62 loving years of marriage. Born in Lynn and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Luigi and Consolata (DeStefano) Cardillo. He graduated from the Brickett Elementary School, Lynn English High School Class of 1939, and from Wentworth Institute for machine work and tool making. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. For 20 years he was a tool & die planner at the G.E. Riverworks Plant in Lynn. He later was a section manager, quality control engineer and an incoming inspector at Honeywell for 24 years and retired in 1986. He received a Presidential Award from Honeywell for his charitable works. Tony was a longtime active communicant of Holy Family Church. He was a Eucharistic Minister and served communion at Union Hospital, Salem Hospital and Spaulding Hospital North Shore. A member and past-president of the Holy Family St. Vincent de Paul Society, he was Past-president of the Lynn St. Vincent de Paul Conference and former member of the Archdiocesan Board. He was a Knight of Malta, and a member of Knights of Columbus Valladolid Council #70. He served on the Archdiocesan Marian Commission and was treasurer of the World Apostolic of Fatima. He served on the Board of Directors of the Listening Place, and for 20 years on the Board of Catholic Charities. He was also a former member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and My Brothers Table. In addition to his wife, he leaves a son Anthony J. Cardillo, Sr. and his wife Angela of Peabody, a daughter Marie A. Cardillo of Salem, a sister Mary Pietrantonio of Lynn, two grandchildren Anthony J. Cardillo, Jr. and James D. Cardillo, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Funeral Mass in Holy Family Church, Lynn at 10AM. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom Street, Lynn, MA 01902 or to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Damiano Tony A. Cardillo

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Geri Moran

January 7, 2013

RIP Tony. You are now free of all pain. God has called you home as a reward for the wonderful life you lived. You are with friends and family now...please give Joan, Judy, and Katharine hugs/kisses from me. You raised a wonderful daughter whom I am proud to call sister. She has helped me in so many ways.

January 1, 2013

Just wanted to offer our deepest sympathy for Uncle Tony. He was a sweet man and shared his life with so many. Blessings to Aunt Mary and the family and he will be missed greatly. Love to you. Kathy, Tommy, and Katie

Joe Coombs

December 31, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Alan Carson

December 31, 2012

Marie & family - My condolences on your loss.

Joan Noble

December 31, 2012

My dear Mary: We are very saddened by Tony's passing into his eternal rest. His job on earth is done and he is with our heavenly Father. Tony was truly a follower of Christ and His Word. Tony and you have always been there for our family, and you are in our prayers and God grant you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Love and prayers, Joan B. Noble & Family

December 31, 2012

Angela and Family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you
Jodi & Rich Robertson

Nina Leone

December 30, 2012

Mrs. Cardillo, so sorry for your loss. We are all so greatly blessed to have you and Mr Cardillo a part of our lives and Mr. C will be so greatly miss! He is with God now and he will look over us. We loved him and will miss him.
He will always be in our thoughts and prayers..... Love to you all, Nina Leone, Jocelyne & Victoria Tagher

Florence Capua

December 30, 2012

Peter & I were so sorry to hear about Tony. He will be missed a lot. Peter will miss their talks about the gardens. We will be thinking of you on Wed, as we will be in Florida.

Sharon Hingston Rogero

December 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. For those of us who grew up atop Moon Road, Mr. Cardillo was always an example of the best of the best. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Barbara - Ray Hopper

December 30, 2012

May the good Lord be with you all at this time...