Marlborough – George A. Baldelli, 89, a lifelong Marlborough resident, died at Marlborough Hospital June 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of the late Elio and Rose (LaBossiere) Baldelli and the husband of the late Antoinette J. (Mantha) Baldelli, who died Feb. 18, 2018.
George graduated Marlborough Vocational High School in 1946 and was married to Antoinette in 1950. In 1988, he retired from Bay State Abrasives where he had been employed in quality control.
While in high school, he built Baldelli’s Greenhouse in Marlborough, which he owned and operated with his late wife for 66 years. He was highly respected in the business community for his strong work ethic, a trait that he passed along to his children.
George loved and appreciated the beauty of nature, flowers, and a freshly mowed lawn. He was a devoted family man who loved babies and children of all ages. He valued the opportunity to work with his hands, always building, repairing, and puttering around the house. He and Antoinette attended daily Mass together and enjoyed hosting many family gatherings.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Anthony Baldelli of Palmetto, Fla. and Thomas Baldelli and his wife Coleen of Marlborough; his daughters, Kathleen Richov and her husband Craig of Westborough and Christine Mulvey and her husband Joseph of Marlborough; his brothers, Robert Baldelli of Northborough and Joseph Baldelli of New Hampshire; his sisters, Pauline Cavicchi, Norma Scerra and Carol Swift, all of Marlborough; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Stephen Baldelli and the brother of the late Carl and Paul Baldelli and Gloria Guminak.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.