Of Wayland, passed away peacefully early Friday morning December 13th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family in his home at the age of 87.
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Born on June 22, 1932 in Waltham; son of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Terrasi) Attardo, Louis was raised in Waltham and has been a Wayland resident for the past 55 years.
A graduate of Saint Charles High School; Louis started his career in the banking industry at the age of 18 at the former Newton Waltham Savings Bank. He served in many different capacities for the bank. Over the years and many mergers later Louis retired as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer from Bank of America at the age of 65. After a brief retirement Louis went to work for his son-in-law at Kennedy & Company Garden Center, where he enjoyed his daily interactions with many of the customers.
Louis served proudly with the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.
Family was the central focus of his life; he loved family gatherings, spending time mushrooming with his brothers and most especially his nights out dancing with his wife.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Beatrice Joy (Sterling) Attardo in June of 2018.
Loving father of LuAnne Chester of North Reading; Louis S. Attardo of Wayland, Rose Marie Attardo of Wayland, Suzanne Waldron of Framingham, Kathryn Hayward and her husband Steven Hayward of Wayland and Phyllis Kennedy and her husband Michael Kennedy of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Megan Joy Chester, Matthew A. Chester, Kathryn E. Jones, Robert L. Waldron, Courtney M. Waldron, Michael T. Kennedy, Jessica R. Hayward, Samantha L. Hayward and Margaret R. Kennedy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Dear brother of the late Madeline Randolph, Rose Olivo, Francis, Joseph, and Anthony Attardo.
Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services in celebration of Louis' Life from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM, on Thursday morning Dec. 19th at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow with United States Army Military Honors at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday Dec. 18th from 4 - 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, 20 Exchange Street, Waltham, MA 02453