Giustina Vuolo, more importantly known as Jojo, Mom, Nana, and Auntie, was born in Everett MA, and resided in Malden for nearly the last 70 years. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on March 21, 2022, at the age of 93. Wife of the late Stephen “Stevie” Pasquale Vuolo, and the sister to her late siblings, Joe, Mary, Franky, and Billy. She leaves behind a large family; Maria and Craig Maser of Mashpee, Lisa and Joseph LaMonica of Saugus, Stephanie Vuolo and Gerald Perna of Alton Bay, NH, Joseph Favreau and the late Lorene Favreau of Billerica, Mary and John Felts of Woburn, and Annette and John Ruplis of Everett. She was the proud grandmother of Big Steve, Rainie, Baby Stephanie, Joseph “JoJo”, Little Stephen, Michael, Nikolas, Andrea, Jacqueline, and John. She leaves her great grandchildren Isabella, Sophia, Leah, Tessa, Matthew, Anastasia, Micheal, Leah, and Anthony. Jojo also leaves behind her loving sister-in-laws Laurie Vetrano of Wakefield, and Theresa Vetrano of Bedford. She was dedicated to her late husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She considered them her greatest accomplishment and the gems of her life.
Jojo worked hard her entire life to provide for her family. When she was still a child, she left school to care for her mother and siblings. She worked for Pope John High School for 35 years, and was awarded the St. Joseph’s Award for her hard work and dedication to the students. She was known for her spunky attitude, colorful language, and always making sure the students who couldn’t afford lunch left full.
Jojo was a lifetime animal rights activist, always trying to help the animals in the neighborhood, save the ones she heard were being abused (even if it meant kidnapping them), and donating to animal charities.
To say that she was a special person would be an understatement. Jojo left a lasting impression on anyone's heart that met her. Jojo never minced words, but truly tried to help every person she loved. Her family was her life, and she will be so greatly missed by anyone who knew her.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 28th at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church (Malden). We ask that in lieu of flowers, everyone please make donations to the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts.