Ida L. (Cardinale)
Minichiello, 99, loving wife of the late Angelo Minichiello,
died Monday November 8, 2010 in the Masconomet Healthcare
Center, Topsfield following her brief illness.
Born in Lynn
November 27, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and
Theresa (Orsini) Cardinale both of Fondi, Italy. She was raised
in Swampscott, a graduate of public schools and the Burdett
College of Lynn. Married 1940 in Ipswich, the Minichiellos made
their home in Georgia for a couple of years then Bradenton,
Florida for the next fifty or more years. For several years she
hosted a television cooking program in Florida and ran a kennel,
raising cocker spaniels. In retirement the Minichiellos enjoyed
traveling the country in their Airstream . She will be
remembered by all as a terrific cook.
She is survived
by a sister, Inez Orsini of Ipswich and many nephews and nieces.
She was the sister of the late Frank, Dominic and Louis
Cardinale, all formerly of Swampscott and Josephine Orsini
formerly of Ipswich.
A Funeral Mass
will be celebrated Friday 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church,
Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery,
Ipswich. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN