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Mary J. (O’Hara) Racca

Mary J. (O'Hara) Racca

Mary J. (O’Hara) Racca

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 24th, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Mary J. (O’Hara) Racca, who passed away on Saturday, January 18th, at 75 years, in her home surrounded by her loving family, after a hard fought battle with Lung Cancer since November 2011.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, January 25th at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus, at 10 a.m.  Mary was born and raised in Revere, & she attended Revere schools.  Mary remained in Revere for 63 years until moving to Saugus in 2001.  Mary became an active and proud parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish, where she attended mass regularly.  She is a former employee of Wonderland Race Track.  Mary’s favorite joy in her life was her enormous family that included her children, grandchildren, great grandson, nieces and nephews and her sisters and extended family.  Mary enjoyed traveling with a very special “select group” of friends and family, traveling to destinations around the country and the world.  She was the devoted wife of the Late James S. “Brother” Racca.  She is the loving mother of James F. Racca, Douglas Racca & his wife Deborah A., all of Londonderry, NH and Daniel A. Racca of Manchester, NH.  She is the cherished grandmother of Daniel Racca of Derry, NH , Nicole Lacharite & her husband William of Weare, NH , Joseph Racca of Londonderry, NH , Michael Racca & his wife Alyson of Ayer, MA , Alexandra Racca of Billerica, MA and Stephen Racca of Londonderry, NH.  She is adored by her great-grandson, Timothy Lacharite.  She is the loving sister of Marjorie E. Robertson & her husband James R. of Middleboro, Frances “Phyllis” McLaughlin & her husband Robert F. of Revere and the late: Dorothy Minichino, Helen Botta, & John O’Hara. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews.  Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


Visiting Hours

Friday, January 24th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus.


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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  1. Dean and Marlon
    Jan 24 2014

    We will miss our friend Mary very much.

  2. Kathie McLaughlin
    Jan 21 2014

    Dougie, Deb, Danny, Jimmy and family –

    I have many, many happy memories of “Auntie” Mary! She would immediately light up the room with her presence, and she always had some great stories to tell from her childhood.

    She will be missed immensely. I am so sorry for your pain at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Kathie McLaughlin

  3. Maria Forcina (Peterson)
    Jan 21 2014

    Jimmy, Danny & Doug, I will always remember how wonderful your parents were to me all those years ago. Your mom treated me like one of her own, especially after I lost my own mother. I will never forget all the crazy and fun times at the lake. Your mom was one special lady. I’m sure she is causing quite the uproar in heaven!


  4. Christine and Bobby Nano
    Jan 20 2014

    Doug, Debbie and Family

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Patricia Racca
    Jan 20 2014

    I will miss you dearly (mom), you were a wonderful friend and mother-in-law for the past 25 years.

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