OBITUARY: Marie E. (Squarzoni) Ritucci, 74

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Marie E. (Squarzoni) Ritucci, age 74, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2022.

Marie was born in East Boston, MA, on April 2, 1947; she was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Squarzoni. Marie lived in East Boston as a young girl before moving to Everett where she was raised and educated. Marie graduated from Everett High School with the Class of 1965.

Following graduation, Marie went to work as an operator for the Telephone Company before taking a position in the claims department at the Hartford Insurance Company. Marie enjoyed her job at the insurance company; she liked helping her customers and got along well with her co-workers. Marie was a dedicated and well- respected employee for many years before she retired.

Marie married the “love of her life” Domenic Ritucci on June 18, 1972; the couple truly loved and supported each other and were best of friends. Marie and Dom moved to Wilmington in 1975 where they raised their two sons Phillip and Stephen. Marie was a very dedicated wife and mother; she created a loving home for her family, she was an amazing cook and she enjoyed the time they spent together. In later years, Marie was thrilled to welcome her daughter-in-law Tracey to the family and was overjoyed when she became a “grandma” to her grandson Domenic; she enjoyed taking care of him as a baby and just adored watching him grow. Marie’s family was always her priority and she would do anything for them.

In her spare time, Marie enjoyed reading, traveling, her Sunday afternoons boating with family and friends, and spending time with those she loved. Marie was very kind, caring, and friendly towards everyone she met. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by those who loved her.

Marie was the beloved wife of Domenic Ritucci of Wilmington, devoted mother of Phillip Ritucci and his wife Tracey of Billerica and Stephen Ritucci of Wilmington. Loving “Grandma” of Domenic Ritucci, dear sister of Joseph Squarzoni, special cousin of Nancy Caccialino and Ilda Grella, aunt of Matthew Squarzoni, Gina Squarzoni and Brian Ritucci. Marie is also survived by her brother-in-law Joseph Ritucci as well as many dear friends and neighbors.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, April 5th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 4th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Marie’s memory to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

Marie E. Ritucci

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