Janet (Nigro) Maiocco passed away peacefully at the Winchester Hospital Friday April 2nd. She was 98. Born and raised in Somerville, Janet lived most of her life in Winchester.
A devoted wife, mother, aunt and friend Janet cared deeply for her family. A talented artist, Janet was a prolific painter and also enjoyed crocheting. A generous woman who was active in her community, she completed 1500 scarves for the homeless. Janet’s daughter Barbara was a renowned master of Japanese embroidery, an art Janet learned from her daughter and was able to share together with her. Janet also had a keen business sense and offered welcome advice to her late husband, Nick who was the proprietor of the famed European Restaurant in Boston’s North End. Janet enjoyed traveling and looked forward to many trips to Europe and the pacific Islands.
The beloved wife of the late Albert “Nick” Maiocco, Janet was a devoted and loving mother to the late Barbara Tomasone and her surviving husband Anthony of Winchester. She was the dear aunt of Joan and Dusty Cronin of Winchester, Lewis Pedi of Chicago, Patty Nigro of Brighton, Jeanne and Lou McLaughlin of Waltham, James and Marjorie Nigro of Watertown. She was the great-aunt of Nicole and Christopher Cronin, and great-great-aunt of C.J. Janet was the sister of the late John and Rose Nigro and Nick and Bernice Nigro; and sister-in-law of the late Gilda and Mario Pedi, and Carl Maiocco.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit from 10-11:30 AM at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford on Friday, April 9th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Mary Church, 155 Washington Street, Winchester, at Noon. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may honor Janet's memory by making a contribution to St. Mary Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester, MA 01890.