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Fernando A. BaldelliMarch 12, 1919 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 98)
Fernando A. ‘Nando’ Baldelli, 98, a lifelong resident of Southborough and the last of his generation, died peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017 after a fall.
He was the husband of the late Irene (Bertonassi) Baldelli who died July 14th, 2006.
Born in Southborough, he was the son of the late Eugene and Filomena (Serflini) Baldelli.
Nando graduated Worcester Trade School as an auto mechanic in 1937, and was a veteran in the US Army serving in WWII. Nando was employed by the former Gannon Motors of Westborough for 45 years, ending his career there as the service manager. Nando was an avid gardener and had a greenhouse and a huge garden in his backyard up until 3 years ago. In addition to giving his vegetables away, he would can many of them and make gravy with the tomatoes. He also took great pride in his Blue 1937 Chevy truck. However, Nando’s greatest joy was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Richard Baldelli and his wife Lorraine of Cummaquid; Wayne Baldelli and his wife, Colleen of Northborough; 4 grandchildren, Stephen Baldelli and his wife Jenny of Houston,TX, Tara Baldelli and her fiancé Angel Sanchez who lived with and cared for Nando, the last 2 years; Seth Baldelli and his fiancé Jill Ettori; Brad Baldelli and his wife Karina; and great grandson Beau Baldelli.
He was pre-deceased by his siblings, Henry 'Andy' Baldelli, Gena Monfalcone and Elizabeth Crosby
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 19, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 10:30 AM at St Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to St. Matthew Church, 105 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772
To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit morrisfuneralparlor.com