Esther V. Nettelbladt, 85 -- FITCHBURG -- Esther V. (Antonio) Nettelbladt, 85, of Fitchburg, died July 1, 2013 in the Health Alliance Leominster Hospital. Esther was born in Fitchburg, on March 12, 1928, a daughter of the late Adam and Bella Antonio and has lived here for all of her life. She was a waitress at the former Rendezvous Restaurant in Fitchburg for several years and prior to that had worked at the former Fitchburg Yarn. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Leominster. -- Her husband of 57 years Richard T. Nettelbladt died on Friday, July 12, 2013. She leaves two sons, Richard Nettelbladt II and Steve Nettelbladt both of Fitchburg; two daughters, Gail Marella and Carol Brown both of Fitchburg; 8 grandchildren, Michael Nettelbladt, Kristina Zanin, Julianne Marella, Steve Marella, Richard Nettelbladt III, Katelyn Marella, Rachel Marella and James Brown II; 5 great-grandchildren, Mia, Anthony, Brooke, Sophia and Isabella; a brother, Christo Antonio of Princeton and several nephews and nieces. Besides her husband she is predeceased by 2 brothers, James Antonio and Charles Antonio and 3 sisters, Mary Safos, Agnes Kenyon and Georgia Ward. NETTELBLADT -- A funeral service for Esther and her husband will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 12:30 PM in the Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.