Lifelong resident of Leominster, artist; 82
LEOMINSTER -- Angela L. (Scopelliti) DiRusso, 82 years old, of Leominster, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in the River Terrace Healthcare Center in Lancaster.
She was the beloved mother of five children: a son John D. DiRusso and his wife, Catherine; four daughters, Karen M. Rowland and her husband, Jonathan, Ronna A. Voyiatzis and her husband, Peter, Anne M. Tassos and her husband, Nick, and Pamela A. DiRusso, all of Leominster; along with 10 grandchildren.
She also leaves her longtime companion, Chuck Tredtin of Leominster.
She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, John DiRusso in 1984, and also by three brothers, Frank, Dan and Joseph Scopelliti.
Angela was born July 30, 1930 in Leominster, daughter of Dominic and Angela Scopelliti, and was a lifelong resident. She worked as a legal secretary in Aubuchon Law Office in Fitchburg for 20 years.
She was a member of St. Anna's Church, the St. Anna's Society, and the Leominster Art Association. A creative and talented artist, Angela received awards for her oil paintings. Angela and Chuck were also enthusiastic ballroom dancers.
DiRUSSO -- The funeral will be held from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 with a funeral mass at 11:00 am in St. Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster Street, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6-8 pm in the funeral home. Burial in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a