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Rita Vecellio, 97

October 03, 2018


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rita (Fulginiti) Vecellio, 97, of North Adams, Mass., died Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at North Adams Commons.



She was born in North Adams, Mass., on March 4, 1921, daughter of Joseph and Marianna (Jammalo) Fulginiti. She attended local schools. Rita worked at Gale Shoe Co. and Wall-Streeter Shoe Co. and was last employed by North Adams State College for about nine years until her retirement in 1980.



She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Rita enjoyed knitting, reading and puzzles, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.



She was the widow of Domenick Vecellio, who died on April 18, 1994.  They were married on June 1, 1946, in St. Anthony of Padua Church.



Survivors include her three grandchildren, Gregory Vecellio of North Adams, Chelsea Vecellio of Burlington, Vt., and Jeffrey Vecellio of North Adams; her daughter-in-law, Nancy of North Adams; her son-in-law, Joseph DeLuca, of Goffstown, N.H.; her brother, Anthony Fulginiti of Melrose, Mass.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.  



She was predeceased by her son, Dominick Vecellio, on February 1, 2002; and her daughter, Mariann DeLuca, on July 3, 2013. Three brothers and two sisters are also deceased, including Mary Fulginiti, Angela Plati; Augustine, George and Nicholas Fulginiti.



Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Rita Vecellio will be celebrated Monday, October 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.  



A calling hour at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., will be Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in care of the funeral home.




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