Andover, MA — William F. D’Annolfo, 85, of Andover, formerly of Stoneham, died on Tuesday, August 2 at the Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer Center in Wellesley.
He was born in East Boston on January 18, 1927 and was the son of the late Frederico and Rosina (Rotondo) D’Annolfo.
Mr. D’Annolfo lived all of his school years in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, where he proudly played for their football team. After his honorable discharge as a World War II Army Corporal, he attended Northeastern University and earned a B.S. in Engineering. As the owner of D’Annolfo Associates Contracting Company, he built many homes, apartments and commercial buildings in the Greater Boston area. He was a former member of the Stoneham Elks and later in life enjoyed volunteering at Augustine’s Church in Andover. He also loved cooking Italian food, and attributed his skills to his late mother, Rose.
Mr. D’Annolfo cultivated many life-long relationships and always said that his family meant everything to him. He is survived by his wife Irene L. (Wagner) D’Annolfo of Andover; his two sons, Phillip W. D’Annolfo of Andover and F. Mark D’Annolfo and his wife Marguerite M. of Chestnut Hill; his two grandchildren; Christine and Andrew D’Annolfo; and his “third son” Tom Meuse. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews including Jill Carpenito, Mary Beth McKenna and Fred D’Annolfo. Mr. D’Annolfo was predeceased by his three brothers, Michael, Anthony and Phillip D’Annolfo.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Stoneham on Tuesday. Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery in Stoneham. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, Stoneham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.