In memory of
YOLANDA M. (BALZI) FERRARO
FERRARO, Yolanda M. "Viola" (Balzi) Long-time Revere Resident At 88 years, formerly of Revere in Kingman, AZ, Feb. 8, after a lengthy illness. "Viola" was born in Boston & able to attend school only to the eighth grade. At that time, she began working at a clothing manufacturing company, sewing in sleeves & collars. She met Thomas Ferraro in 1948. They married in 1950 and had 66 loving years of marriage. They shared many good years at their summer cottage with their family and friends on Mousam Lake in Acton, ME. Her legacy is of a loving, caring & giving person; always taking care of others' needs. Viola is the cherished wife to Thomas A. Ferraro, Jr. and cherished mother of Susan M. (Crews) and her husband Robert of Kingman, AZ & Michael T. Ferraro & his wife Sandy of Somerville. Adored grandmother of Michelle Bowes & her husband Christopher of Revere, Kristen Rogers of Haverhill, Mallory M. Ferraro of Somerville & Madison L. Ferraro of Manchester, NH. Dear sister of Adele Sestito of Taunton, Anna Gangemi & her husband Peter of Sandwich, Louis Balzi & wife Nina of Sagamore Beach, MA & the late Phyllis Smeglin, Olga Lynch, Ida Piatelli, Jennie Dundon, Richard "Archie" Balzi, Josephine Karas, Margaret Alward & Doris Balzi. She is also lovingly survived by her two great-grandchildren, Austin Nichols-Phibbs & Lillian C. Bowes. Family & friends are invited to a visitation from 12 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 19 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107) REVERE, followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 1:30 P.M. Parking is available left of the Funeral Home. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the RSM Boston Charitable Foundation, 80 City Square, Boston, MA 02129. Please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
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