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LOWELL, MA - Carmela "Mala" Tarallo, 101, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at Wingate at Belvidere.
She was born in Lowell on January 12, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Alfonse Tarallo and the late Sinfarosa (Terrana) Tarallo. She was raised and educated in the Dracut and Lowell areas, and was a longtime Lowell resident for most of her long life.
She was a longtime communicant of the former St. Peter's Church. She worked as a stitcher, and later a supervisor throughout Lowell working within the garment and textile industry.
Mala was a great cook and will be remembered for the wonderful meals she prepared for many parades and Italian Club functions over the years. She enjoyed playing bingo, and traveling, especially to Foxwoods, and Atlantic City.
She is survived by her beloved sister, Johanna "Jenny" Tarallo of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was also the sister of the late Santa Saldi, the late Rosario Tarallo, and the late Dominick Tarallo.
You are invited to her calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m., and her funeral service at 11 a.m., on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland St., Lowell, MA, 978-458-6816. A procession will follow for burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. Please visit www.mcdonoughfuneralhome.com to send the family a condolence.
Published on February 5, 2018
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