Windham, NH — Mary L. (Addonizio) Gagliardi, 96, of Windham, N.H., died Wednesday, August 14, at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. Mary was born and educated in Chelsea, Mass., and was the daughter of the late Felici (Qutuguo) and Generoso Addonizio. She worked at White Hen Pantry in Winthrop, Mass., and later at Capri Pizza in Windham. Mary was a faithful parishioner at St. Matthew’s Parish for nearly 40 years, and a regular volunteer at Shepherd’s Pantry in Windham, where every Monday morning, she greeted new and returning clients with her broad smile. She was a wonderful cook and baker, specializing in Italian dishes that she learned from her mother. For many years she walked 2 or 3 miles a day, stopping to talk with neighbors along the way. She adored being with young people. The family sends heartfelt thanks to Mary’s devoted neighbors and friends whose generous assistance enabled her to remain in her home in her later years.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph. Mary is survived by her sons, Joseph and his wife, Susan, of Holliston, Mass., and Richard and his wife, Ruth, of Mill Spring, N.C.; and by her grandson, Matthew Gagliardi and his wife, Julie, and great-granddaughter, Emma Gagliardi of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and also by close family friends, Betty and Jim Epperson of Londonderry, N.H., Lindsey and John Robbie of Windham, Stephanie Wilder of Waltham, Mass., and Daniel and Patricia Wilder of Cambridge, Mass.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Wednesday, August 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, N.H. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 22, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Parish in Windham. Burial will follow in Cemetery on the Plain, Windham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be sent to Shepherd’s Pantry, 1 Church St., Windham, NH 03087. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.douglasandjohnson.com.