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Obituary for Augusto Guilio "Giulio" Ciarlone

Augusto Giulio Ciarlone age, 87

Of East Boston died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 9, 1936, in Roccasicura, Italy, to the late Alfredo and Carolina Ciarlone.

He migrated to Boston in the 1950s and married the love of his life Angela Marie Siraco at St John’s Catholic Church in East Boston on Monday, September 4, 1961.

Giulio was known by his friends as the “Mayor” of Boston’s North End Italian District. From the time he arrived in Boston, Giulio had caught the bug of becoming an entrepreneur, beginning by going door to door sharpening knives. Over the past 60 plus years he owned and operated various businesses in Boston’s North End Italian District including the Il Fornaio Bakery, the Sorrento Restaurant, a Beauty and Barber Supply store named “Julio’s” and “A & J” an Import business selling Coffee Machines and other European Imports. He was a successful businessman giving advice and helping others achieve their goals in life.

You could always find Giulio at his daughter and son-in-law’s Dolce Vita Ristorante in the North End holding court with his friends solving all the world’s problems.

Giulio is survived by his daughter, Caroline (Franco) Graceffa; sister-in-law, Elaine Siraco Briggs; brother-in-law, Dominic Siraco and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Angela Ciarlone; siblings, Italina D’Agostino, Fiorante Ciarlone and Benigno Ciarlone.

Relative and friends are respectfully invited to gather and remember the love and friendship Julio shared during Visiting hours on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brasco & Son Memorial Chapels located, 773 Moody St., WALTHAM. The following day, a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Julio’s life will be held at Sacred Heart Church in WALTHAM at 10:00 a.m. Following the Mass Julio will be honored by friends and neighbors of Boston’s North End Italian District as his funeral procession passes through Hanover Street at 11:30 a.m. Final prayers and entombment will follow in the family mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association.