SIGNORE, Isabelle V. (DeFilippo). In Newton Centre on June 2, 2018. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Augustine M. “Gus” Signore. Loving mother of Mario A. Signore and his wife Alice of Needham and the late Augustine M. Signore Jr. and his surviving wife Elizabeth Signore of West Roxbury. Adored grandmother of Jennifer Signore and her husband Andrew Venis of Dedham, MA , Mario A Signore Jr. of Newton, MA , Adrianna Cardace and her husband Christopher of Somerville, MA , Janeen Signore of West Roxbury, MA, Danielle Signore and her husband Nathaniel Kowaleski of Portland, OR, Nicholle Signore of Portland, OR, and cherished great grandmother of Loretta and Thelonius Kowaleski-Signore. Predeceased by her beloved brothers and sisters Michelina DiBartolomeo, Michael DeFilippo, John DeFilippo and Amelia Pignatelli. Isabelle is also survived by her longtime, cherished companion and caregiver Patience Kinshabe as well as her many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was by her husband Gus’s side as owner of the Brookline Ice and Coal Co, working for many years lending her invaluable assistance wherever and whenever needed, enjoying her staff and the loyal clientele. Her greatest pride and joy was raising her family. She was a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Her family was the highlight of her life.
Funeral from the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Thursday morning at 11:00 followed by a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Newton Centre at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham. Please omit flowers, donations in memory of Isabelle made to the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143 would be appreciated.