Alice (Lattanzio) Spadafora passed away on August 24, 2022 just shy of her 96th birthday.
Born in Everett, Alice met Anthony “Tony” Spadafora Sr. in 1942 and they married in 1945. Alice and Tony were lifelong residents of Malden’s Edgeworth neighborhood where they raised their family. They shared 64 years of marriage before Tony’s passing in 2010. Since then, Alice has remained in the family home in Edgeworth surrounded by family until her passing this week.
Alice will always be known as a strong, loving matriarch of the Spadafora family. She supported her husband Tony throughout his entire career while raising their four sons.
The family grew and Alice had a new role, Nana. She doted on her grandchildren who have fond memories of Nana Alice at the family restaurant, Anthony’s of Malden, at her house in Edgeworth and many summers at their house on Cape Cod. One of the many memories the family will cherish is the annual St. Jude picnic where the Spadafora Family would always come together to raise money for the City of St. Jude. Alice was a big part of this effort selling “scratchies” to help the cause and would always buy a bunch herself to sneak to her grandchildren.
The family continued to grow and Alice became a great-grandmother and just before her passing, a great-great-grandmother. Alice loved going to the casino to play slot machines and watching the Red Sox, win or lose. She was well loved and loved fiercely and will be missed by all who knew her.
Alice was the wife of the late Anthony W. Spadafora Sr., her husband of 64 years before his passing. She was the loving mother of Albert Spadafora and his wife Francine, William Spadafora and his wife Donna, Anthony Spadafora Jr. and his wife Maryrose and the late Neal Spadafora. Alice was the mother-in-law of Linda Spadafora and the sister of the late Mary DeAvilla, Adeline Frisiello and Frank, Anthony and Alfred Lattanzio. Alice was the cherished grandmother of Lori, Kristen, Billy Jr. and his wife Jenn, Craig and his wife Debbi, Alicia, Allison, Albert Jr. and his wife Jen, Gina and her husband Joey, Anthony III, Stefanie and her husband Danny and David and the great-grandmother of Jake, Kasey and her husband Gustavo, Rene and her husband Jason, Paige, Joey, Mariano, Gino, Carmella, Angelo, Justin, Liliana, Guiliana, Brooklynne, Jaxson and Giovanni and the great-great-grandmother of Dakota. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and numerous friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Alice's life will be held at Saint Mary's Church, Herbert Street, Melrose on Friday October 21st, 2022 at 11:30am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Donations in Alice’s memory, may be made to City of St. Jude, 2048 West Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36108-4196.