Published in the November 6, 2015 edition
MELROSE — Antonio Constantino, 90, passed away at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst in Melrose on Nov. 2.
Antonio was born in Belmont on Jan. 10, 1925 to the late Dominic and Maria (Parisi) Constantino. He was raised in Belmont, graduated from Belmont High School, Class of 1942 and then entered the service. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Army during World War II.
After his discharge from the Army he worked as a technical mechanic, first at MIT and then for the research company Nuclear Metals for over 30 years.
Mr. Constantino has been a resident of Melrose for the past 61 years, was a longtime member of St. Mary Church, a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.
In his early years he enjoyed playing baseball for the American Legion in Belmont, he was an avid Patriots fan and a former season ticket holder and loved working outside or puttering around his home in Melrose.
But most of all he cherished the times spent with his family.
Antonio was the beloved husband of 61 years to Celia A. (Umano) Constantino. He was the devoted father of Deacon A.J. Constantino and his wife Betty of Revere, Mary A. Hill and her husband Robert of Woodbridge, Conn., Paul D. Constantino of Providence, R.I. and David M. Constantino of Palm Harbor, Fla. He was the loving grandfather of Julianne Constantino, Justin Hill, Alexandra Hill and Christine Hill. He was the caring brother of Salvatore Constantino of Woburn. He is the also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose at 10:30 a.m.
Interment with military honors at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose MA 02176. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com.