Marie ‘Chickie’ Faretra
Former Proprietor of “Before & After Ladies’ Apparel” of East Boston
Marie “Chickie” (Falzarano) Faretra died unexpectedly at her East Boston Home on May 5. She was 85 years old.
“Chickie” was born and educated in Chelsea and lived in Revere for many years before moving to East Boston more than 25 years ago.
During her working career, she wore many hats – as a clerk at the “Old Racket Store” in East Boston, as a bar maid in several of the local cafes and finally in ladies’ apparel. She worked as an associate at Tello’s of East Boston before opening her own dress shop “Before & After” of East Boston which she operated for 12 years.
She was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Rita (Terino) Falzarano, founders and operators of Rita‘s Flower Shop in Chelsea for more than 65 years; wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” J. Faretra and the mother of the late Pasquale “Pat” Faretra and John M. Faretra; beloved mother in law of Rita M. Faretra of West Peabody; cherished grandmother of Lisa M. Kieran and her husband, Timothy of Wilmington and Ilia L. Faretra of West Peabody; dear sister of Lena Buttiglieri of Beverly, Joanne Dobson of Oakland, California and Regina Falzarano of West Peabody and the late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarano, Rose Ciampolillo and Louise Faretra and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Antonia, Bella and Lex and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Of Medford, formerly of Winthrop
Nicholas A. Perrotti of Medford, formerly of Winthrop, died on May 1.
He was the beloved husband of Rita (Mancuso) Perrotti; devoted father of Margaret Perrotti of Medford; brother of Delia D’Amico and her husband, Vito of Salem NH. Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Those who prefer may make contributions in his name to St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford MA. 02155. For guestbook and obituary: dellorusso.net