Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Albertelli
Mary Elizabeth Albertelli
January 8, 2024 - Burlington, MA
Mary Elizabeth Albertelli, beloved wife and mother, entered into eternal rest on January 8, 2024, in Burlington, MA, surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Albertelli of Burlington. Loving mother of Sheila Albertelli of Salisbury, Thomas Jr. of Burlington, Rocco “Dan” Albertelli and his wife Susanne of Medford, and Philip Albertelli of Burlington. Loving sister of Theresa Farr and her husband Daryl of Olathe KS, John Spartichino and his wife Terry of Las Vegas, NV, and the late Alfred Spartichino. Loving sister-in-law of the late Ed and Carol McLaughlin and the late Sammy Albertelli.
Mary was born to her parents, Mary "Masie" and Rocco Spartichino, in Boston. She spent her childhood growing up in North Cambridge and attended Cambridge High and Latin School.
An avid music enthusiast, particularly of Elvis Presley, she spent her teenage years immersed in rock and roll dances and skating at roller skating rinks. She worked as one of the first roller-skating carhops at the Big Burger.
It was at the Big Burger where Mary and Thomas Albertelli met and fell in love. The two got married when they were just 17 and began their journey together. Following their marriage, Mary worked at Hyperion in Watertown, where she played a key role in building motherboards for the first Nanotechnologies.
Mary and Thomas continued to grow and build a life together. They relocated to Burlington in 1971 where they built their forever home with their four children.
Taking care of their four children and building a home together became Mary’s top priority, before spending some time on her hobbies. She also managed the books for Thomas's newly established home remodeling business, Alspar Homes Inc., which has thrived as a successful family business since 1972.
Mary enjoyed spending time outside as much as she could tending to her garden, taking care of all of the beautiful flowers, and capturing their essence through her photography.
She also mastered the art of shaping, firing, and painting ceramics. She made beautiful pieces for friends and family members as thoughtful gifts for holidays and birthdays. Her artistic talents extended from painting to the art of cake decorating, where she skillfully crafted beautiful desserts.
Mary was always up for an adventure. She and Thomas had a condo in Lincoln NH
right next to Loon Mountain where they spent their Winters skiing. While Loon was their home mountain, they used their love of skiing to see the state, skiing at all different mountains.
In the summertime, Mary was called to the water. She found solace by the ocean and at the water's edge. She and Tom cherished summertime in Salisbury, discovering nearby beaches, and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the Newburyport waterfront with their daughter. The serene maritime scenery became Mary's go-to location for family get-togethers, where she enjoyed being surrounded by her loved ones and the picturesque beauty of the surroundings.
Mary's legacy lives on through the countless lives she touched - her four children, numerous relatives, nieces, nephews, great-great-nieces, and nephews. Her warm heart, sense of humor, infectious smile, the twinkle in her eye, and unwavering love will be deeply missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known her. Just as the melodies of her favorite songs linger in our hearts, may the echoes of Mary's presence continue to bring joy and warmth to those who recall the music of her life.
Funeral Services will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Thursday, January 18 at Noon. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. – Noon. Services will conclude with burial in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to the MSPCA or St. Judes
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050