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Dolores M. (Ventola) Paturzo

Dolores M. (Ventola) Paturzo

Dolores M. (Ventola) Paturzo

Memorial Services will be announced at a later time for Dolores M. (Ventola) Paturzo, who died on Monday, December 9th, 2013 following a valiant battle with lung cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston, at 70 years.  Born & raised in Boston’s North End, she was an alumna of the former Julie Billiart Catholic Central High School of the North End, Class of 1961.  At school, “Dee” was known as a champion swimmer.  “Dee” left the North End over 50 years ago when she moved to Revere.  She worked for the Revere Police Department as a call-taker & coordinator for over 18 years, retiring in 2005.  She enjoyed cooking & baking for family & friends; loved knitting, crocheting & ceramics, & also taught an evening class for crafts at Revere High School.  “Dee” was the wife of the late, Thomas A. Paturzo, who died in November of 1997.  She is the devoted mother of Tracey A. Paturzo & her boyfriend Michael Matarazzo of Revere.  She is the cherished sister of: Angela Capone & her late husband Charles of Somerville, James Ventola & his wife Laurel Thorne of Ocala, Florida, Christine “Chris” Welch & her husband Allan Welch of Saugus, & Nicholas “Nick” Ventola & his wife Julie Ventola of Revere.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.  She was the daughter of the late, James & Lucy (Calococci) Ventola.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114, or online at: giving.massgeneral.org.  Other condolences may be left to Dolores’ online guestbook at www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Memorial Services

Will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114, or online at: giving.massgeneral.org.  Other condolences may be left to Dolores’ online guestbook at www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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  1. Lucy Giorgio-Pirkey
    Dec 19 2013

    Tracy,
    What can I possibly write that could ever explain the beauty of your mother? She was one of the last of gracious northenders who had one foot in the present and thankfully one foot connected to the sweet memories of my childhood in the Northend. We shared many stories and food over the years , laughed while she sewed outfits for my children, and cried when the bygone years slipped from us too quickly along with those we loved. I will miss Dee’s honesty, coming over for coffee, and talking about the days when people , like her especially, were just nicer, more hospitable and loving. I will miss my friend and Tracey- please know- she loved you more than anything on this Earth.
    Love Lucy

  2. Artie and Cindy
    Dec 18 2013

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dee was always great to sit and talk with and cared so much for you, Tracey. Our hearts ache for you. Our deepest sympathy.
    Love you,
    Artie and Cindy

  3. Dr. M Daya
    Dec 17 2013

    Tracey,

    Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. Our thoughts are with you.

    Dr. Daya and Veronica Moore.

  4. Barbara, John & Chris Kimmerle
    Dec 14 2013

    The best neighbor I ever had. Within days of moving in I felt welcome and I felt like we had known each other for a long time. Our shared love of crafts gave us common ground and the person she was made me love. her. Our deepest condolences. I am sure she is now at pece.

  5. Carla DellaCroce
    Dec 14 2013

    My love and deepest sympathy to all of you. You’re never far from my thoughts.

    Carla

  6. Lori Leydon
    Dec 13 2013

    So sorry for your loss, Tracey. Love ya!!

  7. Laurie and Michael Buonopane
    Dec 12 2013

    She left a lot of sad hearts behind. She was a fun, caring person. She always told it like it was and I loved that about her. I have fond memories. My mom has lost her best friend!

    Rest in peace Dolores ❤️

  8. Charlene Moccio
    Dec 12 2013

    Chris, mom and I wanted to say we are sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

  9. Charlene Moccio
    Dec 12 2013

    Chris and family, mom and I are so sorry for your loss. I know this will be a difficult time. Mom and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Charlene Moccio
    Dec 12 2013

    Chris, I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers while you go through this very difficult time.

  11. Maryann Ciardi / Charles Pesce
    Dec 12 2013

    I can’t believe she is gone. She was such a strong person inside and out doing for others way before doing things for herself. Meeting and working with her was one of the better things that entered our lives. She will be greatly missed and will forever stay in my heart as well as Charlie’s. Tracey you were the love of her life and our prayers go out to you.

    Dee we love and miss you. XO

  12. Mary & Richard Ragno
    Dec 12 2013

    Sorry for your loss. Jim We’ve been friends for nearly 40+ years and only recently re-connevted but loosing a loved one is never, ever easy. May you sister rest in peace.

  13. Elizabeth Sims
    Dec 12 2013

    Tracey – my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time – Elizabeth

  14. Robyn & Mark Bigelow
    Dec 12 2013

    Tracey and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Robyn and Mark

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