Yolanda M. “Viola” (Balzi) Ferraro
Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE followed by the funeral service in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Parking is available left of the funeral home. Interment is private.
Ferraro, Yolanda M. “Viola” (Balzi) at 88 years, formerly of Revere, in Kingman, Az. on Feb. 8th, after a lengthy illness. “Viola” was born in Boston & able to attend school only to the eighth grade. At that time, she began working at a clothing manufacturing Co. sewing in sleeves & collars. She met Thomas Ferraro in 1948. They married in 1950 and had 66 loving years of marriage. They shared many good years at their summer cottage with their family and friends on Mousam lake in Acton, Maine. Her legacy is of a loving, caring & giving person; always taking care of others’ needs.
Viola is the cherished wife of Thomas and the mother of Susan M. (Crews) & her husband Robert of Kingman, AZ & Michael T. Ferraro & his wife Sandy of Somerville, MA. Adored grandmother of Michelle Bowes & her husband Christopher of Revere, Kristen Rogers of Haverhill, Mallory M. Ferraro of Somerville & Madison L. Ferraro of Manchester NH. Dear sister of Adele Sestito of Taunton, Anna Gangemi &her husband Peter of Sandwich, Louis Balzi & wife Nina of Sagamore Beach, MA & the late Phyllis Smeglin, Olga Lynch, Ida Piatelli, Jennie Dundon, Richard “Archie” Balzi, Josephine Karas, Margaret Alward & Doris Balzi. She is also lovingly survived by 2 great-grand children Austin Nichols Phibbs & Lillian C. Bowes.