Mary A. (Marsella) Golato


Mary A. (Marsella) Golato, 89, passed away Tuesday October 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Golato for 66 years.

She was a daughter of the late Charles and Maria (Catuto) Marsella. Mrs. Golato graduated from Costin’s Beauty Academy and worked at home for Tiffany Wigs. A life dedicated to her family, her greatest enjoyment was haircut day for her thirteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting blankets for her family, traveling with her husband, making frequent casino trips, bowling, playing cards and Bocci. Sundays were her special family day and she epitomized Italian family traditions and customs. Mary was the happiest when surrounded by her family when playing cards in between meal courses.

She is survived by her children, Nicholas C. Golato, Louis M. Golato and his wife Barbara, Donna M. Golato and Doddie A. McShane; brothers Steve and Richard Marsella, sister Carmella Foster; thirteen grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Anthony Marsella

Visitation will be held Saturday October 6, 2018 from 9-10:30 a.m. with a service to follow at 10:30 in Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, 3445 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. For information and condolences, please visit


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