North Andover, formerly of Haverhill and Lawrence — Vito A. Paolino, 87, of North Andover, formerly of Haverhill and Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover. He was born in Lawrence, and was the son of the late Augustino and Carmella (Giarrusso) Paolino.
Mr. Paolino was raised and educated in Lawrence. He was a veteran of WWII, and proudly served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Marines. He was one of many service men who left high school to serve his country, and later received his diploma in 1999.
He worked as a foreman for the City of Lawrence Parks Department. He was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, and was a former member of the Holy Name Society. A dedicated Red Sox and Patriots fan, he enjoyed bowling for many years. He loved spending time in the White Mountains and Foxwoods, but most important to him was the time spent with his family.
Mr. Paolino is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary (Nicosia) Paolino of North Andover; a daughter, Linda Barbett and her husband, Richard, of Goffstown, N.H.; a son, Gary Paolino and his wife, Joanne, of Methuen; grandchildren, Jennifer Abel and her husband, Nathan, of Amesbury, Janet Barbett and her fiancé, Adam Terrell of Lowell, Melissa Paolino of Methuen, and Jeffrey Paolino of Lowell; great-grandchildren, Serene, Brian, Michael, and Kane; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved brothers and sisters.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St. Methuen. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Friday, August 2, at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions, or to offer condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.