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CARDINALE, Peter D. Lifelong 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, and Christopher. 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. Face coverings are required and social distancing practices encouraged. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2021.
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February 16, 2021
To Peter’s children and Grandchildren. Thank you for sharing your Papa and Nana with all of us to protect East Boston. How many meetings through the years did we share our opinions and differences but always beginning and ending with a Hug . Because PaPa was always kind, always with a smile, and always caring for Jeffries Point and all of East Boston. PaPa is another Beacon shinning in Heaven, our new Star right there with Nana. I hope you will always talk to them, in some way I hope each of you keeps their Spirits alive, with your Family Traditions....May God Bless Each and Every One of You, he often spoke of you with such love ❤ a d he was so Proud of you. Always be Proud of Papa and Nana..
With love and Gratitude,
Fran Ippolito Riley
Francesca Ippolito Riley
February 15, 2021
So sorry and sad to hear about the passing of your father. Our deepest condolences. He was such a nice person. He will be greatly missed.
Mark and Linda Burke
February 12, 2021
Mr. Cardinale,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

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Mike Casey
February 11, 2021
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February 11, 2021
So sorry to hear of cousin Peter's passing. A truly remarkable gentleman in every way, he will most definitely missed.
Rosemarie (Romano) London
February 11, 2021
Uncle Peter will greatly be missed . Love to my cousins
Pam Cardinale
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