Rose F. Peratta BLUFFTON, SC Rose F.(Demarini) Peratta, long-time resident of Ashland, MA, died here on Tuesday, Dec. 22. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Peratta was born in Framingham, MA, the daughter of the late Louis D. and Aurelia A. (Corsiglia) Demarini. She was one of seven children and the last surviving member of the family that owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store for three generations at the corner of Henry Street and Union Avenue in Framingham. She graduated with honors from Framingham High School in 1929 and was employed for several years by the former Simon Furniture Co. Framingham After her marriage in 1932 to the late Anthony E. Peratta she moved to Ashland where the couple lived for nearly 75 years. They were believed to have lived longer in Ashland than any other residents when Mr. Peratta died in 2003. Mrs. Peratta was a communicant of St. Cecilias church in Ashland and, after returning to Framingham in 2004, St. Tarcisius Church, Framingham. She was a member of St. Cecilia Ladies Sodality and was known for her crocheting and knitting skills. She moved to Bluffton in October. Survivors include her son, Edmund A. Peratta of Bluffton and Kennebunk, Maine; three grandchildren, William A. Peratta and Dianne L. Flood of Bluffton and Susan E. Peratta of Raymond, Maine; four nephews, Bruce Holmgren of Hopkinton, MA, Robert Rullie of Westborough, MA, Robert Hartnett of Holliston, MA, and Richard Rullie of Florida; seven nieces, Louise Rullie of Framingham, Helen Hartnett of Ashland, Ruth Smith of Mendon, MA, Ann Grelotti of Preston, Conn., and Carol Wolfe, Jeanne Irwin and Louise Ghilani, of Hinsdale, NH. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham. There are no other funeral services planned at this time. A memorial service will be held next spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Tarcisius Church. Arrangements are by Norton Funeral Home, Framingham.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Dec. 27, 2009