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LaMonica, Maria A.

Maria A. (Russo) LaMonica, a resident of Dedham, and formerly of Milton for many years, died Friday, January 4, 2013, the day before her 74th birthday, at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale. Maria was born January 5th, 1939 in Palermo, Italy, the only daughter of Francesco and Giseppa (Falzonne) Russo.  At the age of seventeen she immigrated to the United States and earned her Associates Degree from a secretarial school.  Maria worked for the Boston Company for ten years and for Grant Thornton CPA’s of Boston for ten years until her retirement in 2004.  She was also a member of the Norwood Chapter of the Sons of Italy.  Maria was the wife of the late Filippo LaMonica and is survived by her two daughters, Josephine A. LaMonica, and her husband Christopher Falvey, of Dedham, and Gabriella C. LaMonica of Newton; her son, Rocco F., and his wife Trista LaMonica of Pepperell; her two brothers, Frank Russo and Philip Russo, both of Dedham; and her six grandchildren, Nichole LaMonica, Olivia Lacey, Isabella Lacey, Liam Lacey, Rocco LaMonica, and Ava LaMonica.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, January 8th, from 4 to 6 PM, followed by her funeral service at 6 o ‘clock at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Family & friends will gather at the church for  a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, at 10 O’clock at St. Anne’s Church, 82 West Milton Street, Readville.  Private interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.   In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Deborah Telles-Palladino
    January 5th, 2013 | 11:15 pm

    Dear Maria: You may be gone from trhis earth but your spirit lives on. I have such fond memories of our earliest days togther, going back to 1981 working at The Phoenix Companies. You helped me so much in those early days. I remember when you went to Italy one year, you asked if I wanted anything. I gave you some money and asked you to bring back a gold bracelet. (I know that must sound awful to people reading this.) I still love that bracelet to this very day and wear it often. I’m so glad I have this as a personal memento. I know your last years have been difficult for you and your family, but know that you were loved by many. Now you can see your late husband (and my late husband) and I will see you sometime in the future.

    Maria, you will be missed by many.
    With love, Deborah Telles-Palladino

  2. Helen F Gould
    January 7th, 2013 | 8:59 am

    I was so sorry to read of Maria’s death. She was a lovely woman and we enjoyed visits together when the girls were younger. I also would often see your mother in Boston and we had lunch once or twice. I know you will miss her.
    I am so sorry for your loss and I am sorry I cannot attend the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely Helen Gould -Dedham and Hull

  3. Paul N.James
    January 7th, 2013 | 3:08 pm

    Having recently lost my mother I know this can be a most difficult time. My deepest and sincerest condolences to Maria’s family and I wish you all better and brighter days ahead.

    With sympathy,

    Paul James

  4. Greg and Kathi Peterson
    January 7th, 2013 | 9:13 pm

    We will always remember what a kind and gentle person you were. You have a beautiful, loving family that will miss your beautiful smile and wonderful cooking! we know you are in a better place now, reunited with your husband and parents.

  5. Massimo Ferracini
    January 8th, 2013 | 6:00 pm

    Ciao Zia,
    sono Massimo ti ricorderò’ sempre nelle mie preghiere.
    Spero incontrerai presto la Mamma Maria che tanto ti ha voluto bene e tu lo sai.
    Un abbraccio affettuoso a tutti Voi e vi raggiungano, le nostre più sentite condoglianze, da noi tutti qui in Italia.
    Massimo , Olga , Giancarlo e Famiglie

  6. Frost Family
    January 8th, 2013 | 6:23 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Maria! She was truely a kind and wonderful person who touched the heart of all in the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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