Obituary: Henry D. Baldelli, 100

Henry D. Baldelli [of Southborough], 100, passed away peacefully December 31, 2014 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehablitation Center in Westborough.

His loving wife of 63 years, Lena (Bertonassi) Baldelli, passed away in 2001. Henry leaves his daughters Pauline Carlson and Kathy Rivolla and her husband Sherman, his brother Fernando “Nando” Baldelli, his grandchildren Robert Maguire and his wife Amy, Kristyn Carlson, Dawn Fontaine and her husband Fred, Jill Rivolla, Shawn Maguire and his wife Jan, Tina Roney and her husband Chris and Craig Stanley and his wife Maura, 13 great-grandchildren who will all miss their beloved “Babou”, his sisters-in-law Rita Bertonassi, Dorothy Angelico, Thelma Bertonassi, Sylvia Moro and Margaret Bariolo and her husband George and many nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his daughter Irene Maguire and her husband Edward, his son-in-law Richard Carlson, and sisters Betty Crosby and Gina Monfalcone.

He was born October 20, 1914 in Southborough and was a life-long resident in town. For more than 45 years he worked at Deerfoot Farms (Hygrade) as a foreman and then at Worcester Boneless Beef. During his retirement years he drove buses for Gulbankian Bus Co. in Southborough.

Known by many as “Uncle Andy”, he was always there with a helping hand or a ride if anyone needed one. On a summer day he was happiest on his tractor or tending to the beautiful gardens behind his home. Henry and his family shared decades of memories at Mayflower Beach in Dennis on Cape Cod where his family owned a cottage.

He took joy in life’s simpler things; family gatherings at his home in Southborough, making homemade pasta and bringing it to family and friends, and above all else caring for and spending time with his beloved wife Lena.

CALLING HOURS & FUNERAL MASS All are invited to gather with Henry’s family and friends Tuesday January 6th from 3pm-7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday January 7th at 11:00am at St. Matthew’s Church 105 Southville Rd. Southborough, MA 01772. He will then be laid to rest with his wife Lena at Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Henry’s family requests that you honor him with donations to The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter 315 Norwood Park South Norwood, MA 02062 or online at

(Obituary via Roney Funeral Home)

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