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Peter D. Cardinale

March 22, 1924 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 96)

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Peter D. Cardinale, life-long resident and advocate of Jeffries Point, East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Beloved husband of the late Joann (DiStasio) Cardinale.

Devoted father of Joseph Gaeta of East Boston, Peter D. Cardinale and wife, Stella, of East Boston, Craig Cardinale and wife, Michelle, of Saugus, Peter Cardinale and wife, Patty, of California, and the late Louis Cardinale.

Dear brother of Orazio Cardinale of East Boston, and the late Cosmo, Bennedetto, Frank, Joseph, Anna, and Mary.

Cherished grandfather of Louis, Nicholas, Ava, Kellsie, Megan, Christopher, and Joseph Gaeta.

Adored great-grandfather of Vincent, Gianni, Brody, Alessandra, and Brock.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.


Family and friends will honor Peter's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Tuesday, February 16th, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday morning at 9:00 before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, East Boston, for a funeral Mass celebrating his life at 10:30 A.M. Services will conclude with Peter being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Joann, at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, Malden.

Peter was a member of Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association. He was a Navy Veteran who served in World War II. Peter and Joann liked to visit Piers Park and participated in the many activities held there. May they rest in peace.

All services will be held in accordance with phased Covid-19 reopening precautions. Face coverings are required and social distancing practices encouraged. 


February 16, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
February 17, 2021

9:00 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
February 17, 2021

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

Video is available for this event

February 17, 2021

12:15 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

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