Gilda Peruzzi


Gilda (Biagioni) Peruzzi died peacefully on September 12 at the age of 96. She is survived by her loving daughters Angela (Peruzzi) Cardarelli and Linda (Peruzzi) Zandona; her son-in-laws John Cardarelli and Dan Zandona; three grandchildren, Lindsey Collins and her husband Dan, Kristin Panagiotis and her husband Will, and Danny Zandona and his wife Gina; and three beautiful great-grandchildren, Dominic, age 6, Gianna, age 4, and Alexandra, age 4. She is predeceased by her husband, Albino; her son, Vinnie; and her sister, Teresa.

Gilda grew up in Collefero, Italy, and came to the United States with her husband Albino in 1948. She became a tax accountant for H&R Block for 45 years, and had more than 300 of her own loyal clients. She retired at the age of 89, only due to her failing eyesight. Her family was her first love, and she also had a passion for cooking and created many culinary masterpieces, which we tried to replicate but never succeeded. Her secret ingredient was love.

She will be remembered as a beautiful, loving person who was always willing to help anyone in need. Her family will love her forever. Visiting hours will take place on Tuesday, September 17, from 5pm to 8pm at Boston Cremation at 116 Franklin Street in Quincy, Massachusetts. The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at 10am at Saint John the Baptist Church at 44 School Street in Quincy, Massachusetts, followed by burial at Blue Hill Cemetery. For guestbook please visit bostoncremation.org

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  1. Nick Megaloudis on September 16, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Linda and Angela. Your mom was the sweetest most loving and caring person in the world. Although I only met her once or twice, she left an incredible impact on me. May she Rest In Peace and be with er loved one’s Albino, Vinny and Teresa. God Bless.



  2. John Fay on September 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Angela and Linda-Sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed hanging out with Vinny at your home. Your mom was a blast and made us laugh.



  3. Marlene on September 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    She sounds like she was an amazing, loving, beautiful woman. May she Rest In Peace. May the beautiful memories replace the sadness in your heart. Hugs to you and the family.



  4. Alex Santiago on September 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Sorry for your loss Angela and Linda, Gilda was my Nanny when my father Jose Santiago played with the Red Sox in the 60’s she was a great human being and will never be forgotten by our family. She marked a huge part of mi life growing up. Now she will reunite with her love ones Albino and Vinny in heaven. May she Rest In Peace



  5. Steven Burke on September 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Linda, Angela and the rest of Gilda’s family. Your Mom was a dear woman. And I know how much she was loved by Vinnie and the rest of her family. I’m glad I got a chance to see her during my visit in May. She will still be looking after all of you from above with her sister, your Dad, and Vinnie. May she find eternal peace. Much love to you.



  6. Jeannette Belben on September 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Dear Angela, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was so good to us when we were at U.Mass. I’ll never forget her homemade pasta and smiling face.



  7. Christina Paraskevas on September 28, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great neighbor She was always kind to us and her stories were always so interesting. May she rest in peace .



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