Marion E. (Fortunato) Visconti of Medford, age 103, died on Friday, January 10. A lifelong Medford resident, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Linda (Arato) Fortunato. Marion was the co-owner and operator of MEV's store in Medford. She loved cooking for her family, cheering on the Red Sox, and playing BINGO, and could be seen driving around Medford in her PT Cruiser with the license plate "MEV." Marion was a member of MHS Class of 1934 and so proud to be a “fortunate” member of the Fortunato family.
“Good things come in small packages.” She was a petite woman (only 4’10 at her best) but was strong and pretty great. Whether Marion, MEV, Mom, or Nana, she was impactful and will be missed. Marion was a great Nana who loved cooking her Italian specialties for holidays with plenty of leftovers for everyone to take home, going to the kids’ games and meets whenever she could, and traveling to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun (she never made it to Encore).
Marion was the beloved wife of the late Robert Visconti, and the devoted mother of Roberta "Bobbi" Cardello (Joseph), Janet Bohlin, and the late Joyce E. Hornbacher. She was the loving grandmother of Joseph Curnane, the late Robert Curnane, Corinne McDonald (Mike), Kathy Parkinson (Jerry), Joseph Cardello (Michelle), Roberta Kemper, Denise Grossi (Michael), Cynthia Abbott (Jeff), and Robert Bohlin (Melissa). Marion was the loving great grandmother of Joseph, Robert, Kevin, Krystal, Robby, Brendon, Maddie, Sarah, Zoe, The Late Augustus, Isabella, Christopher, Jennie, Jamie, Brett, Jack, Lauren, Ben, Jake, Reed, Kayla, Kaitlyn and Alexa, and the great great grandmother of Matthew and Coco. She was the dear sister of the late Francis, Paul, Arthur, George, C. Joseph "Junie," John and Billy Fortunato, and the late Eleanor Flanagan, and is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford, on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with family at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford from 9 through 11 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
The family Kindly requests that in Lieu of flowers donations be made to a scholarship fund in memory of Marion’s great grandson, the Augustus Cardello scholarship fund c/o Cardello family 40 Compo Beach Rd. Westport CT 06880 and tax-deductible donations can be made to Staples tuition Grants in Augustus Cardello’s name at the same address.