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Shirley M. (Nardella) Ferrelli

At 86 years, in Saugus, formerly of Revere on December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, following a brief but devastating illness.

Beloved wife of the late John Ferrelli, Sr. Cherished mother of Debra M. Mitrano & her husband Theodore “Teddy” of Saugus & John Ferrelli, Jr. of Everett. Proud grandmother to Alexandria A. Mitrano of Saugus & the late Anthony J. Mitrano & John Paul Ferrelli. Dear sister of Geraldine Crisafulli of New York & her late husband Charles, Amato “Marty” Nardella & his wife Peng of New York, Annmarie Nardella of Saugus & the late Carol Ann Nardella. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend her funeral on Wednesday, December 15th, from the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., SAUGUS at 11:00 a.m., followed with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting Hours will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Parking available in lot left of the funeral home.

All attendees are asked to wear masks while in the funeral home and at church.

Shirley was a Eucharistic Minister for St. Mary’s Parish of Revere & Blessed Sacrament Parish of Saugus.

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


*All attendees are asked to wear masks throughout the services.*

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, December 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden (Community Mausoleum)

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  1. Helen Dinitto
    Dec 15 2021

    Debbie & Family,

    I was saddened to hear about your mom, Shirley. She was an amazing person. I member visiting her often when she lived in Revere. We shared many chats and laughs together. She will always be in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

  2. Marie Newman
    Dec 14 2021

    My heart is so sad. I thought about her often.
    I’m so sorry that I can’t make it. You’re all in my thoughts.

  3. DAngelo & Dunn Family
    Dec 14 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Shirley very well. She was always so nice. Please know your family is in our prayers.
    Gianna Steve Pat & Gianna

  4. John Ferrelli
    Dec 13 2021

    Mom I miss you so much my heart is hurting so hard ,lcant wait to be with you soon , I miss you so very much my life is nothing without you. Love your son john.

  5. Katherine Gallagher
    Dec 13 2021

    I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. May Shirley rest in the sweetest peace.

  6. Joanne Sbrizza
    Dec 13 2021

    My heartfelt sympathy to Mitrano, Ferrelli and Nardella families. Shirley will be missed by so many who loved and respected her. I will miss calling her and hearing her voice. Have so many wonderful memories. May you see the face of God.

  7. Patti Romano
    Dec 13 2021

    My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time, Debby. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support your family.
    Love you,

  8. Jessica Ibbitson
    Dec 13 2021

    Dear Debbie, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  9. Bill Palmerini
    Dec 11 2021

    Debbie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother Shirley. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Dan & Loretta Riordan
    Dec 11 2021

    So sorry for the loss of Shirley. Mother, sister, grandmother ,cousin and all the other family members. Sorry that we can not be there with all of you. Too many miles away. Will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Kathy Tolios
    Dec 11 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  12. Grace Fabiano and Family
    Dec 11 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom, was one of the nicest persons I knew.She was good and kind to everyone, she definitely be missed by all who knew her.She was a friend for many years. I’m so happy we got to spend time together in N.H. We got to share some laughs and it was enjoyable.Love you,Grace

    Dec 11 2021

    Chers cousins
    C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous avons appris le décès de notre cousine Shirley. En ces moments difficiles nous tenions à vous faire part de nos sincères condoléances et nous partageons votre peine.
    De France, nous vous envoyons toute notre affection et beaucoup de Bisous.
    Evelyne et Marcel

  14. Camille (Sanseverino) Pietroforte
    Dec 10 2021

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember your mom & dad from year’s ago. I lived on Pemberton St, but I used to ride my bike pass their house. Everybody knew everyone then. I went to school with your husband. Miss those days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  15. Kathleen Ludwig
    Dec 10 2021

    So sorry to hear of the loss. She was such an amazing, fun woman. I have so many great memories with Shirley.

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