A funeral mass was offered Oct. 6 at St. Ann’s RC Church, Hoboken, for Michelina “Madeline” Saulino. She passed away Oct. 2. A lifelong resident of Hoboken, Madeline (affectionately called “Babe” by her family) was well known for her fiery spirit and genuine gusto for life. Madeline was born in her parent’s tenement apartment located at 76 Jefferson Street on Jan. 24, 1928 to Michela (Buonfiglio) and Francesco D’Amelio. She worked as a bookkeeper for Saulino Plumbing, her family’s business. Madeline was predeceased by the love of her life, Patrick “Pat the Plumber” Saulino; her brothers Salvatore, Joseph and Anthony D’Amelio and her sisters Teresa Caprio and Concetta Lizza. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Mrs. Linda Tiscornia and beloved son-in-law Louis, her loving son, Patrick Saulino, M.D. and daughter-in-law Nancy; her grandchildren, the Honorable Jude-Anthony Tiscornia and wife Catherine Healy Tiscornia, Esq., Michcella Rose Tiscornia, Joseph, Patrick and Frances Saulino; and two great granddaughters, Anna Michelina and Catherine Marie Tiscornia.
To know Madeline was to love her. Her door was always open and she greeted everyone with a charming smile and an affectionate, warm embrace. She loved to cook and, if given the chance, would have fed the whole world. A devoted parishioner of St. Ann’s Church, Madeline was a cornerstone member of the Saint Ann’s Guild. She served as Guild President and worked as the Chairwoman of several Card Parties and the famous Zeppole Booth. She volunteered at the Saint Ann’s Feast for more than 50 years.
Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.