Angelina A (Cresta) Papapietro

May 18, 1926 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 93)


Angelina A. Papapietro, life-long resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 5th at the age of 93.

Angelina was born in Boston on May 18,1926 to Vincenzo and Maria (DiVirgilio) Cresta.

Beloved wife of the late Benny Papapietro.

Devoted mother of Leonard Papapietro and his wife Sarah of Tennessee, Angela Guerrini of Revere, John Papapietro and his wife Katie of California, Joseph Papapietro and his wife Lisa of Arizona, Donna Papapietro and her husband Dan Ayer of Weston, David Papapietro of East Boston and the late Robert Papapietro and his surviving wife Julie of Sandwich.

Dear sister of Antoinetta Ferreira and the late Jerry and Jean Cresta and a dear friend to many.

Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will honor Angelina's life by gathering on Wednesday October 9th at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston from 9:30AM to 11:30AM before leaving in funeral procession to St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church 59 Ashley St., East Boston for a 12(NOON) funeral mass in celebration of Angelina's life. Services will conclude with Angelina being laid to rest with her beloved husband Benny in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA.

Before starting a family, Angelina worked as an assistant buyer for RH Whites in Boston. In later years, she worked as a traffic supervisor for the City of Boston where she was known to many children as the friendly face crossing them safely to school. She retired from Haymarket Bank where she was employed as a document researcher for several years and continued to keep busy.

She was a past member of the Golden Age Club where she enjoyed friendship and community with “the ladies at the club.” She was a member of the walking club at the YMCA where she also took art lessons. Angelina’s love of reading brought her to the library often and she and her dear friend Marie, frequently attended lectures  in Boston. Growing up during the Glen Miller Era, Angelina loved to dance and was often the first one on the floor to jitter bug at a party. She never refused a trip to see the foliage up North and was ever curious to explore new places.

Angelina will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She will be remembered for her kindness, quiet strength and humble wisdom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carmelites of Boston, 61 Mont Pleasant Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119.

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October 9, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
October 9, 2019

12:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

October 9, 2019

1:15 PM
Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149


Carmelites of Boston
61 Mount Pleasant Ave., Roxbury MA 02119
Tel: 1-617-442-1411

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