Obituaries 11-25-2020

Michael Angelo Cardinale, Jr.

Master Electrician

Michael Angelo Cardinale, Jr.,74, of Hudson, formerly of East Boston, passed away Wednesday, November 18 surrounded by his family after fighting a long battle against Mesothelioma. 

Michael was born in Boston, the son of the late, Michael A. and Florence (Morello) Cardinale, Sr.  He graduated in 1964 from Boston Trade High School, where he studied electrical wiring.  Michael became a master electrician in 1972 and founded Cardinale Electric Co. in 1973, a business he shared with his son, Michael Anthony since 2003.  Michael also served as the Wiring Inspector for the Town of Hudson for over 25 years.  All who knew Michael will miss him dearly.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Donna (McDonald) Cardinale and he was the loving father to: LisaMarie Scimemi and her husband, Salvatore of Saugus, JoleenRenee and her husband, Matthew Kaestner of Shrewsbury and Michael Cardinale and his wife, Alexandra of Leominster; adored “Papa” to his grandchildren: Rena Lucia and Michael Angelo Cardinale of Leominster; his brother, Nicholas Cardinale of Marlborough and by several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  Michael was predeceased by his sister, Mary Ann Cardinale-Parziale.  

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, November 23 at St. Michael Parish, Hudson followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery, Hudson.

Thomas Donovan

Orient Heights Yacht Club Vice Commander

Thomas J. Donovan of Winthrop passed away on November 18. 

Thomas loved dogs. He was a past member of the VFW and the Vice Commander of the Orient Heights Yacht Club. Thomas was also a veteran of the United States Navy.  

He was the devoted husband of Mary P. (Cohan) Donovan, loving father of Ian Donovan, Christine Noel, Kara Kelley and Erin Kehoe; cherished grandfather of Mark, Emily, Julia, Nora, Spencer, Kylie and Dannika. 

Family and friends will honor Thomas’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights East Boston on Friday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a memorial service celebrating his life.  All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required to be worn and social distancing measures are encouraged. For more information, please visit

John “Bubba” DiGirolamo

Of East Boston

John “Bubba” A. DiGirolamo of East Boston passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 17 at the age of 63. 

He was the loving long-time fiance of Mary Bagarella, devoted father of Rene, Ashley and Christopher Bagarella, dear brother of Maria Day and her husband, Richard and Joseph DiGirolamo; adored grandfather of Kailee Bright, Salvatore LaBella, Avianna Raposo and Leah Bagarella and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, all services will be held privately for the immediate family. John will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For more information please visit

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