Mary A. Recupero, 89, of Bristol

Mary A. Recupero, 89, of Bristol


Mary A. RecuperoMrs. Mary A. (Anania) Recupero, age 89, of 1248 Hope St., Bristol, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Miriam Hospital, Providence.  She was the wife of the late Anthony Recupero, her husband of 55 years, who died in 2001.

Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Leonarda (Digati) Anania.  Mary was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School, Bristol, Class of 1942, and then attended the former Edgewood Business School. Mary was a secretary and later the Supervisor of Personnel Properties for the U.S. Navy Base in Newport for 42 years, retiring in 1988.

Mary was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bristol, and loved to read, travel around the world with her late husband and spending time with her precious family.

She is survived by a son, Anthony J. “Rick” Recupero of Bristol; a daughter, Andrea M. Hochstrasser (Charles) of Hope Valley; six grandchildren, Jenifer J. Hochstrasser (Rob Martin), Lauren E. Librandi (Steven), Josh A. Recupero (Tina), Amy C., Alissa L. and Kerri L. Recupero; and two great-grandchildren, Kyla and Kenzi Librandi.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine A. Florenzano. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, NE Chapter, 10 Speen St., 2nd floor, Framingham, MA  01701 or online at  For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to