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Mary J. Caccavelli
BELLINGHAM MA- Mrs. Mary J. (DiPietro) Caccavelli, 88, of Bellingham MA died Friday (March 30, 2012) at her residence after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Caccavelli, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Caccavelli was born in Bellingham MA, the daughter of the late Domenico and the late Lucia (Volpe) DiPietro.
She attended Bellingham public schools and was a graduate of Bellingham High School, Class of 1942. She was also a graduate of the former Hill College, located in Woonsocket RI, Class of 944. She also furthered her education at Framingham State College, while working as a school teacher.
Mrs. Caccavelli was first employed as a young woman as a school teacher at Holliston High School. She then spent a part of her life as a devoted wife and mother, raising her family. Later, she owned and operated Gowns Galore for over fifteen years, located in Bellingham MA.
Mrs. Caccavelli was a lifelong resident of Bellingham and a longtime communicant of St. Blaise Church where she taught CCD and was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Bellingham and also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Milford Hospital. She volunteered as a teacher at Fatima Shrine in Holliston for many years and also was a volunteer for the Literacy Program at the Milford Public Library. She was also a past member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Mrs. Caccavelli was an avid painter, gardener and loved to work with stained glass.
Mrs. Caccavelli is survived by her 4 Children: Maria, wife of Geoffrey Boyle of Windsor CT, Francis, and his wife Jeanne of Uxbridge MA, Lucia Caccavelli, wife of Richard Pepi of Shrewsbury MA; Dominic, and his wife Carina of Franklin MA; 6 Grandchildren: Lisa Martocchio, Jennifer Kilcomons, Francis, Isabella, Dominic & Roman Caccavelli; also several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Caccavelli was the sister of the late Filomena DiTomaso of Worcester MA, the late Jennie Palladino of Walpole MA, the late Pauline DeBaggis of Franklin MA and the late Orlando DiPietro of Franklin MA.
Her funeral will be held Monday (April 2nd) at 9:30am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA (www.edwardsmemorialfuner alhome.com) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am at St. Blaise Church, 1158 South Main Street, Bellingham MA. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Sunday (April 1st) from 4pm to 7pm.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA and Hospice of Greater Milford, c/o Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect Street, Milford MA 01757 or to Alzheimers Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA 02472.