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Lena I.(Falzarano) Buttiglieri

Lena I. (Falzarano) Buttiglieri

Lena I. (Falzarano) Buttiglieri

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, July 8th, in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Lena I. (Falzarano) Buttiglieri, who died Tuesday, July 2nd at Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Danvers, Following a long Illness.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.  in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of padua Church, Revere at 12 noon, followed by interment in Puritan lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.  Born in Boston, she was a native of Chelsea, attending school in Chelsea and living there until moving to Revere, briefly and then in 1955 moving to Beverly. Most of her life was spent as a devoted spouse and mother.   She was an accomplished seamstress and worked in that industry throughout her working career.  She was the wife of the late, Frank R. Buttiglieri, Jr., who died January of 1982.  She is the cherished mother of, Theresa M. Buttiglieri of Beverly and Frank R. Buttiglieri , III and his wife Patricia of Beverly Farms.  She is the dear sister of Joanne Dobson of Oakland, CA, Regina Falzarano of West Peabody and the Late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarano, Louise Faretra,  Rose Ciampolillo, and Marie “Chickie” Faretra.  She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren, Deborah Lennon and her husband Patrick of Feeding Hills, MA and Frank R. Buttiglieri, IV of Beverly Farms.  Also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.  The Falzarano family of Chelsea are best remembered, associated with “Rita’s Flower SHoppe” of Broadway, Chelsea for over 50 years.  Lena’s mother, Rita (Terino) Falzarano was the founder and designer.  Rita’s only son, the late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarano and his wife late wife Phyllis, took over the business and continued until the early1990’s.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be mad to: St. Jude’s Children’s Resaerch Hopsital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142


Visiting Hours

Monday, July 8th, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 12 Noon in St. Anthony of Padua Church (Revere)


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park



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  1. Linda Babin
    Jul 9 2013

    I was so very sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. I know my Dad cherished the years they had together…she made him very happy.

    With sincere condolences,
    Linda & Gene

  2. Nancy Amorin
    Jul 7 2013

    Dear Theresa and Frank
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Lee was a lovely woman and we had the pleasure of having her part of our family for so many years.

    With our fondest memories.

    The family of Chester Strong

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