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Nancy L. (Socci) Barbero

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, December 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE.  A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.  At the request of the family, we ask all attendees wear a face covering while in the funeral home.  Parking is available in lot left of the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Lifelong resident of East Boston, unexpectedly on December 9th, at 91 years. Beloved wife of 66 years to John A. Barbero of East Boston.  Most loving and caring mother of Catherine L. (Barbero) Liberatore & husband Robert R. of Wilmington.  Cherished and adoring grandmother of Anthony J. Liberatore of Boston’s North End.

Mom was born on January 8,1930 in East Boston where she grew up in a loving and close family.  Her parents were the late Stephen Socci and Lucia (LaFratta) Socci.  She was the youngest of 7 children and the dear sister of the late Paul N. Socci, Mary Guarnera/DiVincenzo, Carmen Socci, Austin Socci, Ann C. McNulty and Antonio Socci.  Also lovingly survived by her dear sister-in-law, Gilda Albanese and many beautiful nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Mom and Dad met at the Central Theatre in East Boston when they were teenagers.  She was taken with his black curly hair and usher’s uniform and he, her beauty.  They fell in love and married in 1955, both at the age of 25.  

As a young woman, Mom worked in millinery on Kingston Street in Boston where she made hats for various department stores.  She also enjoyed her time working in the giftwrapping department at R.H. White’s Department Store in Boston.  

In later years Mom was active with the senior program at the East Boston Social Center where she enjoyed gathering with friends, playing bingo, going on an occasional field trip and participating in the various holiday luncheons at Spinelli’s.

Mom and Dad were both so elated the day their grandson, Anthony was born.  Mom absolutely adored and loved him with all her heart, not to mention how proud she was of him.  Her face would light up at the sight of him or the sound of his voice on the phone.

Throughout her life, Mom cherished and enjoyed her time spent with family and friends, sharing in so many beautiful memories with them. It was her love of family and friends, her caring and generous nature and wonderful sense of humor that were contagious.  As a daughter writing this I can only say, my precious angel here on earth has left us, leaving a great emptiness.  May she be at peace and at the heights of heaven with God, joyously reunited with her dear family and friends who have gone before her.  God bless you and rest your soul, Mom.  Until we meet again, I will carry you forever in my heart. 

With all my love always, Cathy.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or MSPCA Office of Development, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-9923.


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

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, December 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 14th at12:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Fr Richard DeVeer
    Dec 13 2021

    Dear Cathy (& Anthony), I enjoyed Nancy so much. I knew I would always get great snacks & coffee at every visit. We would always have visits that were full of laughter. I will be remembering her & both of you
    at Mass here on Cape Cod next weekend.

    Dec 13 2021

    Cathy and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

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