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Celia “Sally” T. Gaeta

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for gaeta-sallyFunerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Celia “Sally” T. (Trujillo) Gaeta, who died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 17th following a long illness, she was 82 years. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 23rd, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston.

Born, raised & educated in Ft. Worth, TX. In 1958, she married Alessandro L. “Alex” Gaeta. She and her husband moved to East Boston, to begin their life together and raise their family. Sally’s working career was eclectic, due to her many talents. She worked in Sales for many years at various companies, as well as a photographer. She was passionate about her photography and loved how she was able to capture moments of beauty. She was also a Translator for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Sally worked up to her recent hospitalization. She was a sales clerk at the Logan Airport Hilton Hotel’s Gift Shop. Sally loved people and through her work, it allowed her to meet and connect with people. Sally was a former East Boston Brownie & Girl Scout leader for several years.

She is the devoted wife of the late Alessandro L. “Alex” Gaeta. Loving mother of Nanina C. Gaeta – Coletta & husband Edmund J., Jr. of East Boston, Rosemary F. Murray of Revere & her late husband Thomas P. Murray and the late Eugene A. Gaeta, USN. Cherished grandmother of Christopher E. Coletta & wife Mavis of Baltimore, MD, Angela F. Coletta & her husband Rich Acevedo of China, Gabriella D. Coletta of East Boston, Elizabeth A. Gaeta – Sanders & husband Jason of Memphis, TN, Kathryn R. Murray & Rachel C. Murray both of Revere and the late Matthew T. Murray. Adored great grandmother of Gianna, Jason & Alessandro. Beloved sister of the late Arturo, Sabino, Lupe, Raul, Felix, Francisco & Biviano Trujillo, Jr. Dear sister in-law of Martha A. Gaeta of East Boston, Jude Peterson of Maine & Florida & the late Frances, Carmen, Dante & Sonny Gaeta. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews both in Mass & Texas. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, September 23rd at 11:00 am in Sacred Hearts Church, 45 Brooks St. East Boston


Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Celia “Sally” Gaeta to the Massachusetts General Hospital to support the Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden. Donations may be made online at, or checks can be mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

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  1. Donna Bolles
    Sep 21 2016

    Nina so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady.10

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