FRAMINGHAM, MA - Mario Sannicandro, 93, a lifelong resident of Framingham, died early Sunday, February 12, 2017 at St. Patrick's Manor. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Molinaro) Sannicandro who died in 2004. Born in Framingham, he was a son of the late Antonio and Rose (Zurlo) Sannicandro and graduated from Framingham High School in 1941. Mr. Sannicandro served with the Army's 35th Tank Battalion during World War II and his unit saw extensive action across Europe including the liberation of Flossenburg concentration camp. An article detailing his war experience was published in the MetroWest Daily News in March 2016. Returning from the war, Mr. Sannicandro opened his grocery store on Waverly Street in Framingham which he operated until his retirement in 1990. Along with his wife, he enjoyed Ballroom Dancing with the Silver Grays in Framingham Centre. Mr. Sannicandro was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and loved following all sports.
He is survived by his children: Mario Sannicandro & wife Susan of Natick, John Sannicandro & his wife Anne of Fitzwilliam, NH, Thomas Sannicandro & wife Mary Anne of Ashland, and Kathleen Konrad & husband Marc of Gales Ferry, CT; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late: Michael Sannicandro, Anthony Sannicandro and Ernest Sannicandro.
Visiting hours are Friday, Feb. 17th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 18th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, Waverly St., Rte. 135, Framingham. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Instead of flowers, kindly consider memorial gifts in Mario's name to: The Michael Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. 01748. For more information, please visit www.boylebrothers.com