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Leanora (D’Ambrosio) Kretas

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, October 17th in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 12 noon, for Leanora (D’Ambrosio) Kretas, who died in her Lebanon, Maine residence following a brief illness.  Born in East Boston, August 18, 1924, she resided there until moving to Revere in 1963.  She was a 1942 Alumna of East Boston High School.  For many years she worked at Mass Eye and Ear infirmary of Boston as  a clerk, retiring from there in September of 1991.  Prior positions she held were at, Hart Caterers & The Electric Boat Co., of Groton CT.  She was along time member of the Revere Women of the Moose, Lodge # 1272 and The AFLCIO (Caterers Union) Local for Food & Beverages.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA.  She was the widow of the late John M. Kretas.  She is the devoted mother of, George A. Kretas & his wife Maria of Wakefield, MA , Paul R. Kretas & his wife Elaine of North Berwick, Maine and the Late Major John M. Kretas, US Army Special Forces.  She is the dear sister of Phyllis Restiano & her husband Donald “Rusty” of South Berwick, Maine and the late John, Gaetano “Guy” and Ralph D’Ambrosio, Mary Grasso and Philomena D’Ambrosio.  She is the cherished grandmother of George Kretas of Malden, MA, Stephanie Strongosky & her husband Jamie of Stoneham, MA., John M. Kretas of Florida, Laurie Kretas of Chandler Arizona, Amy Kretas & her husband Richard Higgins of Huntington Beach, CA., Matthew Kretas & his wife Melanie of Groton, MA., Tara Ragucci & her husband Louis of Wilmington, MA and Christopher T. Kretas of Manhattan, NY.  She is also lovingly survived by her 12 Great Grandchildren, Sarah, Jacy, Leah, Sullivan, Sarena, Ava, Steele, Natalie, Aiden, Mason, Gavin & Alexandra and many many nieces & nephews.  In lieu of Flowers remembrances may be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 from 10 am to 12 noon

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 12 Noon, Service in the Funeral Home

Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery

In lieu of Flowers remembrances may be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115

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  1. Barbara Trazino
    Oct 17 2012

    Didn’t get to see you much Aunt Ellie but whenever we did visit you and Uncle Johnny you always made me feel welcome. You will be missed by family and friends.

    Barbara Terzakos

  2. The Joyce's
    Oct 17 2012

    Paul, Elaine and entire Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Aunt Ellie will always be remembered for her wounderful laughter, her fantastic cooking and great hospitality. We all loved her and have the fondest memories…she will be missed. Our Prayers are with all of you.
    Carole & Family

  3. Karen E Wilke and family
    Oct 17 2012

    Much love, will miss you Aunt Ellie!

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