Philip C. Attardo, age 97

of Braintree

Philip C. Attardo, age 97

Philip C. Attardo, age 97, of Braintree, died peacefully, Thursday, June 15, 2023 at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham, in the comfort of his loving family.

Philip was born in Waltham, to the late Antonio and Assunta (Mula) Attardo. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Northeastern University, Class of 1960. He lived in Braintree for fifty-eight years, previously in Quincy.

Philip was a proud veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 95 in Quincy.

Philip was employed at the former Pneumatic Scale Corporation in Quincy for forty-five years, beginning his career as a machinist and advancing to supervisor and teacher.

He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, working around his home, and gardening. Most of all, he was devoted to his family, actively supporting their activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty-eight years of Marjorie J. (Pitts) Attardo.

Devoted father of Michael A. Attardo and his wife Deborah of Braintree, David P. Attardo and his wife Donna of Cumberland, RI, Daniel P. Attardo and his wife Silvana of Waltham, Mary J. Attardo of Easton, Nancy L. Curtin and her husband William of Arizona, and Julie L. O’Keefe and her husband Paul of Florida.

Loving grandfather of twelve and cherished great grandfather of four.

One of six siblings, he was the dear brother of Catherine A. “Katy” Finocchiaro and her husband Edward of Braintree, and was predeceased by Larry Attardo, Mary Contrino, Salvatore Attardo, and Anna Berardinelli.

Philip is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, June 21, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth, on Thursday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Philip’s memory may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, ATTN: Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.


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  • It was a great day for my family when Uncle Phil and Auntie Margie bought a house right up the street from where we lived. By doing that, we were all blessed with best friends forever and an aunt and uncle who were,and still are ,some of the best people to ever grace this planet. March 13th will never be the same for me… Love you “Don Phillipe”

  • Phil set the tone for our entire neighborhood. If you weren’t sure if it was trash pickup day, just check whether Phil’s barrels were out. If you weren’t sure about the snow forecast, just count the number of shovels Phil had leaning against his garage door. If you were a professional groundskeeper, just keep moving; Phil did all of his own yard work. What a kind man he was, always with a smile and a friendly “Hello, how’s the family?” He’s left a huge hole in our lives, but he’s also left a wonderful legacy through his great kids, his grandkids and their kids. We will always smile when we think of Phil.

  • I have very fond memories of Uncle Phil. He had the best smile. He smiled with his whole face and his warm eyes crinkled. Though he wasn’t technically my Uncle, he always gave me a hug and called me Chrissy. He was a very special person to me!

  • Phil Attardo has always been one of my favorite people. So kind and gentle. I have many wonderful childhood memories of our two families. The world has lost an outstanding human. My deepest sympathies to the Attardo family and all who loved him.

  • Mr. Attardo,
    Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.