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PEZZA, Lorraine (Konat) 82, of St. Patricks Manor, Framingham, formerly of Longmeadow, W. Barnstable, and Wilbraham, and Allentown, PA, died peacefully in her sleep on November 22, 2013, after a long illness. Beloved wife of Michael A. Pezza for more than 59 years. Devoted mother of Michael A. Pezza, Jr., and his wife Joanne Keating of Waban; Jeffrey S. Pezza and his wife Barbara of Warrenton, VA; Barbara Pezza Brown and her husband Stuart of Framingham, and Judith Pezza Rasetti and her husband Fabrizio of Salt Lake City, Utah. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Claire, and Michael Pezza; Whitney, James, and Hannah Pezza; Evan, Nicholas, Theodore, and Sarah Brown; and Nicholas, Andrew, and Lydia Rasetti. Daughter of the late Henry A. Konat, Sr., and the late Lillian Meyers (Patterson), and cherished sister of Carol Ficarotta and her husband Raymond of Morrisville, PA, and Henry A. Konat, Jr., and his late wife Barbara (Tackett), of Madison, VA. Fond sister-in-law of the late Margaret Picoulas (Pezza) and her late husband William, and Frances Brazina (Pezza) and her late husband William. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Lorraine loved to cook, entertain, read, and knit. She left this world as she lived her life: quietly, peacefully, and gracefully. Visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 29, from 4 pm until 8 pm at George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (Rt.16), WELLESLEY. Funeral Mass on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Patricks Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, preceded by a visiting hour at 9 a.m. in the chapel at St. Patricks. Those who wish may make donations in Lorraines memory to the Gomez-Isla Lab, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, c/o Shawn Fitzgibbons, Mass General Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, or online https://secure.massgeneral.org/lorraine-konat-pezza. For directions and online guestbook, gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 24, 2013
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