Obituary of Josephine Tintle
Josephine M. Tintle, a retired Administrative Assistant at Burlington High School passed away after a brief illness at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Wednesday morning, May 10, 2005. She was 73 years old. Mrs. Tintle was born in Cambridge, the daughter of Italian immigrants, the late Joseph and Elizabeth Valente. She grew up and was educated in Belmont.
Mrs. Tintle and her husband Richard moved to Burlington in 1959. She had worked at a local real estate office for a number of years prior to accepting a position at Burlington High School. After 24 years she retired as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice Principal. She loved working at the high school. Her quiet demeanor and concern for the students as well as the staff made her a well-liked member of the faculty.
Mrs. Tintle did not sit idle in her retirement years. She was a volunteer at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center for a number of years. She also volunteered her time to read to children at a preschool in town. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. There are not many who can say that they still get together with their friends from elementary school. She enjoyed the lunches at Panera Bread, the card games, as well as the many other activities and interests she shared with her friends and family. Her family was the most important part of her life. She retired in 1991 to take care of her husband, Richard. She was extremely proud of her children, Steven and Doreen. She treasured being apart of her grandchildren’s lives. She loved going to her grandchildren’s many activities whether it be basketball, swimming, soccer, dance recitals, and the many other special events and occasions in their lives. She took great joy in doing simple things like playing games or cards with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.
Mrs. Tintle is the beloved wife of the late Richard Tintle. She is the loving mother of Doreen Kieffer of Sudbury and Steven Tintle & his wife Deborah of Burlington. She is the sister of the late Nancy Todino, Louis Valente, Rose Terrio, and Lena Page. Loving grandmother of Justin, Ryan, & Brendan Kieffer of Sudbury and Kristin, Kara, & David Tintle of Burlington.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt., 128 Woburn side) on Friday, May 12 from 9 – 11 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials in Josephine’s name may be made to the Burlington High School Scholarship Program, 123 Cambridge St., Burlington, MA 01803. For directions & obituary see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net & www.saintmargaretschurch.net