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Columbia M. AKA “Lola M.” (Petrillo) LaRosa

In Revere, formerly of East Boston at 92 years, July 6th following a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore L. “Sal” LaRosa. Cherished mother of James R. LaRosa of Rockland, formerly of Hull & the late Lorraine M. Tedeschi. Devoted “Nonnie” to James S. LaRosa, USMC & his wife Melissa of Rockland, MA & Laura L. LaRosa of Hull, MA. Dear sister to Lena Ferrari of East Boston & Norwell & the late Grace Staffieri & the late Joseph, Palmarino, Henry, Gaetano & Genaro LaRosa. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Services & entombment at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden will be held privately. Due to the ongoing pandemic & mandates issued, a Celebration of Life/Memorial Funeral Mass will be scheduled and announced on social media and the Funeral Home’s website (www.vertuccioandsmith.com).

For over 40 years, the LaRosa family owned and operated LaRosa Bakery of Jeffries Point, East Boston & “My Donut” at Brown Circle, Revere until the early nineties. Lola worked alongside her devoted husband “Sal” until the bakery closed in 1995. She was a member of the Revere Patriots Club for over 35 years.


Funeral Services & Entombment will be private. Future Services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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  1. Lorraine Butler
    Jul 8 2020

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is Now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all In my prays always remember the good times you had with her

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