Obituaries 06-13-2024

James DiMarino

He was the Anchor of his Family

James “Jim” L. DiMarino of Rowley passed away on Tuesday, June 4, surrounded by family and friends. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Bonnie (Belmonte) DiMarino.

Born 74 years ago in Lynn, he was the son of John and Helen DiMarino. He is survived by his brother, John and sister, Helen. He was predeceased by his sister, Katy and brothers, Paul and Joe. Jim is also survived by his precious German Shepherd, Valory who misses him dearly.

 Jim was proud of his service in the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He earned his college degree with the GI Bill. He was employed in the electronic industry and then with the Massachusetts State Sex Offender Registry.  Jim enjoyed photography and fishing.  He was an avid Ham Radio operator and enjoyed talking to his many friends worldwide.  Jim was a Mason since 1977.

Jim and Bonnie were history buffs, participating in the Bicentennial celebration as the defeated British.  Their favorite vacation was touring Gettysburg.  Jim loved the ocean, spending summer weeks on the Maine coast.

Family was important and he was the anchor of the family.  He especially loved his nieces and nephews.   Being a prankster and jokester, he made friends easily.  Jim never outgrew his fascination with Halloween, and he passed that passion on with years of costume parties for his family and friends.

This spring, Jim had a wonderful time planning a surprise birthday party for Bonnie.  Jim and Bonnie had also just celebrated their wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows.  To all who knew Jim, he always ended the conversation with “God Bless.”

Funeral arrangements were by F.S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley.  To light a memorial candle or leave condolences, please visit

Alice M. (Skerry) Cataldo

April 17, 1940 – June 10, 2024

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours Friday, June 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea for Alice Cataldo, who passed away on Monday, June 10th after a recent decline in health. She was 84 years of age.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, June 15th at 9 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 8 So. Common St., Lynn at 10:30 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

On June 10, 2024, the Cataldo family lost their inspirational role model and matriarch, Alice M. Cataldo, at 84 years of age.  Surrounded by family, Alice passed away peacefully.

Born April 17, 1940, Alice was the daughter and shining light of Philip and Angelina (Creilson) Skerry, lifelong residents of Chelsea.  Alice grew up in Chelsea and was a proud graduate of Chelsea High School.  Indeed, it was at Chelsea High that she met the love of her life, Nunzio “Buddy” Cataldo, who she married in 1960.  Just last August of 2023, Alice and Buddy celebrated 63 years of marriage. 

Following graduation from high school, Alice accompanied Buddy to Kansas State University where he played scholarship football for the Wildcats and together started their family. As well, Alice earned an associate’s degree from Middlesex Community College.

First and foremost, Alice prioritized her family, who she led on innumerable epic adventures.  She is survived by her children: Mark Cataldo and his wife, Barbara of Naperville, IL, Beth Hynes and her husband, Kevin of Manhattan Beach, CA, Kim Williams and her husband, Walter of Revere and Carol Bernardini and her husband, Jay of Lynn. She was the cherished grandmother of A.J. Williams, Kathryn Cataldo-Liles and her husband, Ben Liles, Michael Cataldo and his wife, Meghan, Alexandra Mantini and her wife, Amanda, Kyle Bernardin, and Justin and Killian Hynes and adoring great-grandmother of Olivia and Molly Cataldo, Madeline and Corinne Lisle and Santino Nunzio Mantini.

Professionally, Alice served as a bookkeeper for a wide variety of businesses ranging from luxury goods distributors to medical practices.  A woman of many interests, Alice voraciously read her beloved Boston Globe daily, researched and planned worldwide travel adventures over a span of six decades, could expertly handicap any horserace, and routinely got to a pool to swim and lead water aerobics classes.  Known as an Olympic conversationalist and avid reader, Alice was a brilliant thinker whose zeal for going out with friends and family was legendary.

Alice and Buddy loved watching and attending sporting events, especially football — a passion they passed on to their children and grandchildren. Lifelong season ticket holders to the New England Patriots, Alice never missed a home game no matter the weather or time of night and religiously traveled to every Patriots’ Superbowl appearance. A highlight of her life as a fan was being named the 1997 N.E. Patriots Fan of the Year and being awarded a place in the Hall of Fame in Foxboro, MA.

World travelers, Alice and Buddy enjoyed many trips abroad to Italy, France, England, Ireland, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and their home-away-from-home in the winter, Puerto Vallarta, MX.  Also, Alice enjoyed visiting her son, Mark and his family in Chicago and her daughter, Beth and her family in Los Angeles.

Truly, Alice was a force of nature whose life-energy is irreplaceable to her family.  Her legacy of family first, her passionate approach to life, her ready advice, and her unyielding determination to enjoy every day to its fullest will live on in her devoted family.

Should friends desire, contributions in Alice’s name may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. To donate online visit;

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