Nunziatino "Tino" Cardarelli

December 9, 1933 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Nunziatino Cardarelli Obituary

Mr. Nunziatino “Tino” Cardarelli, 90, of Chester, MA, passed away on Sunday, January, 14, 2024, at the All American Assisted Living in Enfield, CT where he had resided for the past year.

Tino was born December 9, 1933, in Westfield, MA, the son of Lucio and Virginia Baintilean Cardarelli. He graduated from Chester High School with the class of 1952. Then he attended Lenox Prep, where he graduated in 1953 and then finishing his schooling at Springfield College in 1955.

Tino loved to play baseball. He played in the minor leagues for the Braves and the Cleveland Indians. The U.S. government called him into service and while serving in the Army, he played baseball for them.

Returning to civilian life he worked as a civil engineer for several companies. He kept very busy also working for the town of Chester in many roles. He finished his career as a civil engineer for the state of Massachusetts.

Tino was loved by his family and the many who knew him.  Those left behind to cherish his memory are; his wife, the former Mary Drumm, whom he married in 1961; his two sons: Tino Cardarelli and Glenn Cardarelli and his wife Kay Cardarelli, his three grandchildren: Leigh Hebert and Kelly Cardarelli of Ludlow, MA and Matthew Vreeland of Brandon, VT; his brother: Justin Cardarelli and wife his Mary Anne Cardarelli of Framingham.

 Funeral Services for Mr. Cardarelli will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11AM at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee, with Pastor Jeff Chandler of the Cottage Hill Church of Springfield, presiding. The family will receive friends from 10AM until the time of the service.

Burial will held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Cardarelli’s name to Hilltown Ambulance Service in c/o the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main Street, Lee, MA  01238.  If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures or stories please visit our website at

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January 19, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kelly Funeral Home
3 Main St.
Lee, MA 01238

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Kelly Funeral Home
3 Main St.
Lee, MA 01238

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Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Chester in the Spring.

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