Ventresca Elisa (LoStracco) of East Boston passed away peacefully on September 23rd.
Beloved wife of the late Mario Ventresca.
Devoted mother of Joseph and wife Marlene of California, Joanne and husband William J Mahoney Jr of Winthrop.
Dear sister of Alba Ventresca of Italy, Maria Molinaro of Hamilton,Canada and the late Filadora, Amelia, Nunziata and Francesco.
Cherished grandmother of Desmond Mahoney.
Also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Elisa's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston on Wednesday October 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00PM and again on Thursday morning at 8:30AM before leaving in procession to St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church Ashley St., East Boston for a funeral mass celebrating Elisa's life at 10AM. Services will conclude with Elisa being laid to rest with her beloved husband Mario in Woodlawn Cemetery may they rest in peace.
Elisa came to the United States in 1956,with her son Joseph, to join her beloved Mario. They made their home in the Orient Heights section of East Boston. As a long time resident of East Boston ,Elisa enjoyed her garden, sewing and cooking for endless families and friends. She worked as a seamstress for many years, Elisa opened her home to many friends and families and devoted her time to her beloved church St Joseph St Lazarus Parish and cherished Don Orione Shrine. She loved volunteering in the church Choir as well as the Don Orione Shrine in anything that was asked of her. Elisa had a very special way of helping people in need with her kind and warm smile. May God himself hold you in the palm of his hand.