Obituaries 02-25-2021

Lauretta Noe
Telephone company retiree, worked in Winthrop City Hall Accounting Office

Lauretta T. Noe of Winthrop passed away at the Newton Wellesley Hospital on February 2021. She was 80 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Alice (Cataldo) and Louis Lanzi, she was a long-time resident of Winthrop. She worked for the telephone company for many years before working in the accounting office for the Town of Winthrop. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

She was the devoted wife of the late Santo Noe and the dear sister of Joan Griffin and her late husband Walter, the late Paul Lanzi and his wife, Cathy, the late Rosemarie Massa and her husband, Robert, the late Louis Lanzi and his late wife, Barbara and Joseph Lanzi and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, February 26 from 10 to 12 noon followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 12 noon. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

*Attendees must observe social distancing and wear masks in the funeral home and at the cemetery*

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Louis DiBenedetto
Late proprietor of Lou’s Donuts Shop in Orient Heights

Louis DiBenedetto, 90, of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, February 8.

Louis was the late proprietor of Lou’s Donuts Shop in Orient Heights East Boston, and Affiliate of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. Louis served his Country during the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps.  

The cherished son of the late Ralph and Maria (Vassallo) DiBenedetto, he was the beloved husband of the late Giuditta “Judy” (Polcari) DiBenedetto; loving father of Louis DiBenedetto and his wife, Joyce, Peter DiBenedetto, Tommy DiBenedetto and his wife, Patty, Robert DiBenedetto and his companion, Kristen Irving and Maria DiBenedetto; adored grandfather of Jared, Christian, Brittany, Mary, Tommy, Elizabeth and Tiana and dear brother of the late Vincent and Clara DiBenedetto. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Louis’ name to New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St. Unit 2601 Boston, MA 02108.  For online guest book, please visit

Alice D’Almeida Petrucci
July 20, 1928 — February 20, 2021

Alice Daniel D’Almeida Petrucci, formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully at age 92 on February 20 in Bellevue, WA of advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

A natural extrovert, Alice had a big personality and a mega-watt smile.  She was vivacious, curious, adventurous, and funny.  She also was a loving, loyal, and dedicated wife, daughter, sister, and mother, as well as a fun and engaged grandmother of eleven.

The daughter of Remedio and Laura Guerra D’Almeida, Alice was raised in Pawtucket RI and graduated from St. Xavier Academy and the University of Rhode Island.  At age 19, she met her future husband, Dr. Joseph Vincent

Petrucci, to whom she was happily married for 67 years until his passing in 2018.  Together they had four children, whom they raised in Winthrop and Lexington, MA, and created a warm and welcoming home where they hosted many lively gatherings of extended family and friends.

When their children were young, Alice helped manage Joe’s burgeoning optometry practice and was involved in local civic activities as an elected member of the Winthrop School Building Committee and Town Hall.  After

their children were grown, she worked as a professional in the travel and telecommunications industries.

Always energetic and intrepid, Alice became an avid sailor, skier, and traveler in middle age.  Sailing out of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, she skippered a Snipe racing boat, aptly christened the “May Day,” in regattas from Boston Harbor to Oklahoma with her next-door neighbor as crew.  While the only all-female team never won a race, they had a wonderful time.

Alice also became an accomplished skier, proudly serving as a member of the National Ski Patrol.  And she traveled to six continents, reveling in meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

In the early 2000s, Alice and Joe moved west to be closer to family.  She and Joe were involved in their grandchildren’s lives and activities up and down the west coast, from Los Angeles to Silicon Valley to Lake Tahoe to Seattle.  Whether a sporting event, an art show, a “grandparents’ day,” or a graduation, Alice and Joe participated with enthusiasm and love.  In Los Angeles, Alice became a sought-after docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Autry Museum of the West.  A born performer with a beautiful voice, she also sang with the Los Angeles Ebell Chorale.  And she made new friends of all ages wherever she went. 

Alice is survived by her four children – Laura Petrucci (James Carlson) of Incline Village ,NV; Joseph Petrucci (Carol Hausmann) of Mercer Island, WA; Linda Geiger (Dan Geiger) of Los Altos CA; and Lisa Petrucci (Keith Mullin) of Truckee CA – as well as grandchildren Julia, Robby, and Madeleine Carroll; Andrew and Caley Petrucci; Matthew, Emily, and Nate Geiger; and Amelia, Sawyer, and Tyler Mullin.  Alice also is survived by her beloved brother and sister, Alfred D’Almeida of Pawtucket, RI and Helena Matthews of Pittsfield, MA, and by many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the pandemic.  In lieu of flowers, please extend extra love to your family and community during this challenging time.

Jaqueline Nunes
Wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend

Jacqueline C. “Jackie” (D’Angelo) Nunes, 77, of Winthrop, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a long illness on February 18.

She was the beloved wife of Walter E. Nunes, the love of her life; they were together for 64 years and married for 57 years. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Grifoni) D’Angelo, she attended schools in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1961. She was employed as a clerk for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue for 17 years. 

She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and loved spending time with and nurturing her family. She also enjoyed scratch tickets, soap operas and afternoon tea with her friends after Days of Our Lives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons: Walter and his wife, Patricia Nunes of Tewksbury, Michael D. and his wife, Patti Nunes of Winthrop and Richard Nunes of Revere, two daughters: Kathryn and her husband, Michael DeBenedictis of Wakefield and Kristine and her husband, Christopher Randall of Walpole; three sisters: Janice and her husband, Frank Wainwright of Florida, Peggy D’Angelo of Brookline and Maryann and Richard Bancroft of Peabody, one brother Frank D’Angelo of East Boston, ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Bonita Tino.

A visiting hour was held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Tuesday, February 23 followed by funeral services in the funeral home. Interment followed in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her memory can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 844-TALKPFF or online at

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Linda Amato Visconti
She loved Joe Biden, and happily, lived to see him elected President of U.S.

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Linda (Kopperdahl) Amato Visconti announces that on February 12 she died peacefully in her sleep following a four year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

The eldest of Sam and Mary Visconti’s four daughters, Linda was born on July 27, 1943 in the North End of Boston. The daughter of a career Army man, she and her family were privileged to travel the world, and lived in Kyoto Japan, Munich Germany, and Verona Italy.

She lived in the San Francisco area most of her life, working for several major accountancy firms. Following her husband Roy’s death and her retirement, she returned to the Boston area. She resided in Winthrop, where she enjoyed get togethers with her family, crocheting, reading, and watching MSNBC, The View, and Anderson Cooper. 

Although she never had children of her own, Linda was the beloved “Auntie L” of her nieces Kirstin Pennington (South Carolina) Casey Lalonde (Washington) Robin Eccles and Gina Murray (Massachusetts), and Christina Murray (New Hampshire). She had a great niece Ana Eccles (Massachusetts) and great nephew Kaiden Lalonde (Washington) who were the apples of her eye.

Linda loved Joe Biden, and we are glad she lived to see him elected President of the United States.

She is survived by her sisters: Rosalind Bryant (South Carolina), Valerie Amato (Washington) and Theresa Visconti (Massachusetts). Theresa and her companion, Michael Farren lovingly devoted much of their lives to her care for the past four years.

If you would like to honor Linda’s memory, please consider a donation to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. The family would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Barnes of Mass. General Hospital and all the supporting staff who did everything possible to save her life. We are grateful for the tender care provided by the nursing staff, especially Kathy Blais. We appreciate your commitment to delivering the best care in the world to cancer patients.

We cannot say for certain what awaited her on the other side; but we can only hope that somewhere over the rainbow, Linda is basking in the Italian sun, drifting down the canals of Venice while a handsome gondolier croons love songs to her. Ciao, Bella! Te amo.

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