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Marie (Mastrangelo) Recchia

A Graveside Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 10th for Marie (Mastrangelo) Recchia, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 3rd after being taken to Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, she was stricken at home.

Born & raised in Boston, she attended East Boston schools & was a 1950 alumna of Fitton Catholic Girl’s High of East Boston. She was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Junior Secretarial College. All of her working career was spent as an executive medical assistant, she was proficient as a Medical Secretary & managed the office completely & perfectly. She also served as a clerk & counter person, in her in-law’s long-time family business, “Day Square Tailors” in Day Square of East Boston. And as time happened, following the deaths of her in-laws, the business was sold. However, as a wife, mother, sister & grandmother, her reputation is legendary. She thoroughly beamed with her family’s roles. She had a busy social life as well, enjoying the theatre & the Boston Symphony performances. She was a long-time member of the Winthrop Ladies’ Bowling League & was their Treasurer for many years. She was also an active member of the Winthrop Ladies’ Lodge- Daughters of Italy & especially enjoyed the sponsored trips, they offered. “The Red Hats Society” was another of her interests, lending an excellent venue to meet new & exciting personalities & an opportunity to dress to the “nines”. Although, her death was most unexpected, her family is somewhat consoled with the peace & ease, God, called her home. She was laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery – Belle Isle Section, Winthrop.

She is the beloved wife of the late Richard A. Recchia for 46 years. Devoted mother to Maria Lucia Recchia & her husband Todd Watts of New Brunswick, Canada & Vincent M. Recchia & his wife, Stephanie & adoring grandmother to Lorenzo M. Recchia, all of Winthrop. Dear sister of Joanne M. Fuller & her husband Brad of Reading & the late Caroline T. Burge, Frances Mauro, Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Albert V. Mastrangelo, Angelo Mastrangelo, Peter Mastrangelo, Jerry Mastrangelo, Rocco & Alfred Scorzello, Michael Scorzello & Joseph Scorzello. She is also lovingly survived by her brother-in-law, George Burge of Danvers & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Funeral Services were Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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  1. MARIE CHASE
    Nov 21 2020

    Maria, Vincent and Family,
    Your Mom was a wonderful woman and will always be in our thoughts and heart. She was so very proud of her family! Sincerest condolences.
    Most respectfully,
    Marie Chase

  2. Joanne quilty
    Nov 20 2020

    I was so saddened to read this today. I knew Marie for many years. Fond memories of our bowling league, functions at sons of Italy, meeting for fun filled dinners at restaurants. She was a dear caring friend who loved her family. Will miss her. My love and hugs to the family. May you rest in peace Marie.

  3. Carole Watts
    Nov 15 2020

    Well miss her I send my love to the family

  4. Danielle Chase
    Nov 15 2020

    Maria and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your moms passing.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers
    Most Sincerely,
    Danielle Chase

  5. Doris Vecchia
    Nov 14 2020

    My sincere condolence to the entire Recchia family.. I bowled with her for many years on Monday night…She always had a smile on her face..She will be missed…Rest in peace Marie.

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