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FRAMINGHAM – Matilda M. “Tillie” Caradonna, 81, a lifelong resident of Framingham died suddenly on Tuesday May 25, 2021

Born in Framingham she was the daughter of the late Vito S. Sr. & Mary C. (Rappazzo) Caradonna.

Tillie attended Framingham schools and worked in John & Son’s Italian Bakery, as a nurse’s aid at Cushing Hospital, and for many years in housekeeping at Framingham Union Hospital.

Kind and thoughtful, she never missed an opportunity to send a card for any and every occasion. Tillie knew everyone and everyone knew and loved her.

Tillie is survived by her sister, Anne Caradonna of Framingham, her lifelong friend, Jean Wright of Framingham, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Richard J. and Vito Jr.

Family and friends will honor and remember Tillie’s life by celebrating her Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning, June 1 in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley St. Framingham at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Tillie’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105,

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham. For online tributes, or to share a memory with Tilly’s family, kindly visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.