Frances A. ‘Fritzie’ (Dasaro) Letterie

November 19, 2015

Frances A. ‘Fritzie’ (Dasaro) Letterie

FRANCES A. “FRITZIE” (DASARO) LETTERIE – of Woburn, Thursday, November 19th. Beloved wife of the late Patsy J. Letterie. Devoted mother of Lois Cianci and her husband Edward of NH, Linda Farese and her husband Vincent of Milford, James Letterie and his longtime companion Cheryl Bagley of Woburn, and Michael Letterie and his longtime companion Carol Phelan of Reading. Dear sister of Frank Dasaro and his wife Roseanne of Everett, Cal Bertolino and her late husband Joseph, Flora Silvestro and her husband John all of North Reading, Mary Schepis and her husband Joseph of NC and the late Ignatius Dasaro, Charles Dasaro, Anna Montalbano, and Josephine Galluccio. Cherished grandmother of James and Matthew Cianci, Francesca Yohn and her husband Garth, Sabino Farese, Vincent Farese and his wife Lisa, Krista Wallace and her husband John, and James Farese and his fiancé Heather Pironti. Loving great grandmother of Nathan and Nicholas Yohn and Ellie Wallace. Also survived by her special niece Carol Galluccio as well as many many more nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Remembrances may be made in Frances name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N Main St, Natick, MA 01760 , or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215

OBITUARY:

Frances A. “Fritzie” (Dasaro) Letterie passed away November 19th at Palm Beach Medical Center in Florida after a brief illness. The beloved wife of the late Patsy J. Letterie, she was ninety four years old.

Born in New York City, Fritzie , was one of nine children of the late Michael and Flora (Fauci) Dasaro. They moved to Everett when the children were young and there they were raised and educated. Fritzie graduated from Everett High School with the Class of 1939.

Shortly after high school Fritzie married her long time sweetheart Patsy Letterie, to whom she was devoted to for over the next 58 years. They nestled into Woburn after they were married and they brought four devoted children into the world, two daughters and two sons.

Fritzie was a stay at home Mom and very interested in all their activities being educational, sporting and social. As the children grew and wedding bells rang, the family began to grow. Grandchildren began arriving and Fritzie was thrilled. Again she took an active role with them, enjoying time, making Halloween costumes, outfits, dresses, coats and jackets. When her children were small she did the same for them, always ready, willing and more than happy to sit at her sewing machine and swiftly turn pieces of material into very fashionable outfits and costumes.

Being an outside enthusiast, Fritzie and Patsy decided to join in the “winter fun” in Florida, which they managed to do for well over twenty five years. Fritzie continued going south for the winter after Patsy passed away, as they had established a wonderful group of friends whom they enjoyed so many wonderful times.

While in Florida, golf was the game! They joined the PGA National Country Club in Palm Beach and played almost every day. Fritzie had maintained her membership, right up to this year and was recognized at the Country Club as the “Oldest Golfing Member!” This position she held near and dear to her heart.

A woman of great enthusiasm, she had a wonderful love of family and friends. Very kind, gentle and a quick sense of humor, she lived life to the fullest and easily shared it with all those fortunate enough to know her.

In addition to her parents and husband Patsy, Fritzie was also predeceased by her siblings Ignatius Dasaro, Charles Dasaro, Anna Montalbano, Josephine Galluccio and brother in law Joseph Bertolino.

Fritzie is lovingly survived by her children Lois Cianci and her husband Edward of NH, Linda Farese and her husband Vincent of Milford, James Letterie and his longtime companion Cheryl Bagley of Woburn, and Michael Letterie and his longtime companion Carol Phelan of Reading, sister of Frank Dasaro and his wife Roseanne of Everett, Cal Bertolino, Flora Silvestro and her husband John all of North Reading, Mary Schepis and her husband Joseph of NC, her grandchildren, James and Matthew Cianci, Francesca Yohn and her husband Garth, Sabino Farese, Vincent Farese and his wife Lisa, Krista Wallace and her husband John, and James Farese and his fiancé Heather Pironti, her great grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Yohn and Ellie Wallace, also survived by her special niece Carol Galluccio as well as many ,many more nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Remembrances may be made in Frances name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N Main St, Natick, MA 01760 , or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215

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  1. We were so saddened to hear of Fritzie’s passing. How does one put into words the loss of such a wonderful friend who brought so much happiness into so many lives. You will be missed. Our condolences to all her family. Love Eleanor & Tiggey

  2. All of our prayers to Frizie’s family. She was such a joy and will be missed dearly. Love, Ann Gonsalves and Annie Farley (Tofuri)

  3. Vin lisa and the entire Farese family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May god help you through this difficult time.
    Love
    Jay and Tara Mullen (white)

  4. Fritzie,
    You were the best neighbor,so many great memories from Green Street. I will always remember your laugh, and your love for sewing. We still have the clown costume!

    Rest in peace.
    Love you,
    Betsy Torrice Donaghey

  5. To my dearest friend you meant the world to me. You will always be in my heart. Memories of you puts a smile on my face.
    I’ll always be your Florida daughter.

    Love,
    Julie

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