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Philomena (Spinazzola) Marotta

Family & friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Thursday, December 29th at 11 :00 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. ,Revere, for Philomena (Spinazzola) Marotta, who died after a brief illness at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, December 26th. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Interment is private.

She was a life-long Revere resident & a 1936 alumna of Revere High School. Her’s was a varied & interesting career. During War time (WWII), she was a seamstress in the garment area making servicemens’ uniforms. She was a creative & industrious worker, always, enjoying working with fabric. Her family & friends relied on her to hem a dress, shorten mens’ trousers, “let-out” , “take in” and recreate anything she deemed needy. Her talents would lead her to a very fine job as a seamstress for the once most popular and elegant “French Shoppe”  in Filene’s Boston store. After that segment of her career, she would find a position with Bradlees Dept. Store of Chelsea as Head of Fabrics & Selections. “Philly” would remain there until retirement. As Department head, she was responsible for the creation & installation of the many Mannequin Vignettes throughout the entire department store. While at Bradlees, she maintained a “Sewing School” for the general public. Throughout her long life, her love for the arts & crafts were manifested by the many beautiful artifacts decorating her home.

She is the wife of the late Albert Marotta. She is the cherished mother of Eileen Marotta-Johnson & her husband Arthur of Westerly, R.I., Maria Marotta-Dillon & her husband, Matthew of Derry, NH & the late Phyllis Marotta-Sasso. She is the adored grandmother to Kelly A. Nichols-Moher of Manchester, NH. Dear sister of the late Emma Bellafatto, Mary Woods & Andrew Spinazzola. She is also lovingly survived by many nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.


Funeral Mass

Thursday, December 29th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Will be Private

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

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  1. Harry & Janice McCarthy Tagen
    Dec 28 2016

    Eileen,Maria and family – we were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will always remember something she said to me about sewing, if you are going to do it, do it right. She was truly an amazing woman. She was a great neighbor and a very good friend to my mom. She will definitely be missed by all.

    Love, Harry & Janice

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