THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 Page 5 City dedicates corner of Pearl and Main Streets to Navy veteran By Christopher Roberson T he intersection of Pearl Street and Main Street was recently renamed in memory of U.S. Navy Seaman First Class Joseph Cardello. “Today is a testament to this favorite son of Everett,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria during the August 4 ceremony. “He will always be an American hero.” DeMaria said Cardello was born at 21 Pearl St. in September 1926 and was one of four children. Cardello then went on to graduate from Everett High School in 1944. “Almost immediately upon graduation, he joined the United States Navy,” said DeMaria. Cardello served his country in World War II and was honorably discharged in June 1946. During his time in the Navy, Cardello received the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. After returning home to Everett, Cardello went to work for the family business, Cardello’s Oil Delivery Company. In addition to delivering oil during the day, Cardello took night classes in health sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1953, Cardello met his future wife Catherine at a wedding where he was an usher and she was a bridesmaid. “That must have been a fun wedding,” said DeMaria. After they were married, the Cardellos moved to Belmont Street, where they raised their three sons, Robert, Richard and Paul. Cardello took a job as a public health inspector for the city, a position he would maintain for 34 years. In 1956, he was elected to represent Ward 5 on the Common Council. During his three In addition to hosting a memorial golf tournament for 15 years, Robert said, one of his family’s greatest accomplishments was establishing a scholarship in his father’s name at Everett High School. “The scholarship at Everett High is tremendous; we’ve been there for about 25 years now,” said Robert, adding that the value of the scholarship has grown to $176,000. “It’s a good thing.” Veterans Commissioner Jeanne Cristiano Mayor Carlo DeMaria Robert Cardello, the son of Navy Seaman First Class Joseph Cardello, delivered his remarks during the ceremony held on August 4 to dedicate the intersection of Pearl Street and Main Street in his father’s name. (Photos Courtesy of the City of Everett) terms, Cardello served alongside other Everett greats, including George Keverian, Arthur Zackular, Francis Pelosi, Jeremiah Falvey and Henry Vetrano. Cardello passed away in July 1994 at the age of 67. His son Robert said he had been eyeing the intersection Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio fi led legislation with the City Council to have the intersection of Pearl Street and Main Street renamed in memory of Joseph Cardello. of Pearl and Main Streets for a few years. “It’s been a special spot since dad was born down the street,” he said. Robert said he also spent time working with Michael Mangan, the City Council’s legislative aide, to research his father’s service on the Common Council. “Me and Mike went through a lot of register books to fi nd out information about dad,” he said. AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Summer Season?!! Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) AC SPECIAL Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2012 HONDA PILOT EXL 2010 CADILLAC ESCALADE Loaded, One Owner, Sunroof, Back-up Camera, Warranty, Only 101K Miles! TRADES WELCOME! $15,900 Financing Available! Premium Package, Loaded, Warranty, Looks, 170K Highway Miles, Runs & Drives Great! TRADES WELCOME! $13,900 (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 Easy 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com Vehicle! We Pay Cash For Your

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