Marie M. Petrucci, 87, East Providence

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Marie (Mattera) Petrucci, 87, passed away December 15, 2013 at the Evergreen Health Center in East Providence, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Born and raised in the Federal Hill section of Providence, she was a daughter of the late Giovanni Giuseppe and Fortuna (Migliaccio) Mattera. She was the wife of the late Emilio Petrucci, Jr. for 67 years; mother of Joanna and Diana Petrucci; sister of Anthony Mattera, and the late Salvatore, John and Gennaro "Jerry" Mattera, Yolanda Pacitto and Filomena Petrucci.

Mrs. Petrucci was a jewelry supervisor for 20 years. She also worked in quality control for the A.T. Cross Co. for 25 years, where she won numerous awards for her Christmas presentations. She fashioned the palm crosses at Easter for St. Martha's Church. She loved life and all of its celebrations, cherished the holidays with family and friends and forever will be in their hearts.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Martha Church, East Providence. Burial took place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Donations in Mrs. Petrucci's memory may be made to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Suite. 201, Pawtucket, R.I., 02860.

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