Lucy E. Ratta
Entrepreneur and avid reader
PEPPERELL -- Lucy E. (Hodder) Ratta, age 95, of Pepperell, MA, formerly of Acton and Belmont, died peacefully on March 19, 2013, in her home.
Beloved wife of the late Frederick L. Ratta. Daughter of the late Walter W. and Margaret L. (Johnston). Hodder of Belmont, MA.
She is survived by a son, Frederick J. Ratta and wife, Pamela of Union Meadows, NH; a son, Jeffrey L. Ratta of Pepperell, MA; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Ratta of Hollis, NH; and a daughter, Judith M. Ratta-Harrington and husband, Eugene Harrington of Londonderry, NH; eight grand-children; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by brothers, George, Jack, Jim, Dick, and sister, Peg Moore.
Never afraid to take on a challenge, Lucy co-partnered with her husband in starting up and running Fred L. Ratta Co. (construction) in Acton, MA, and later Pepperell Auto Parts in Pepperell, MA.
She was an avid reader, delighted in gardening, greatly enjoyed spending time at the "camp" on Trouants Island in Marshfield, MA, and always, always enjoyed a good party.
RATTA -- Lucy E. (Hodder) Ratta, age 95, of Pepperell, MA, formerly of Acton and Belmont, died peacefully on March 19, 2013 in her home. Visiting hours 5 - 8 PM, Tuesday, March 26, at the Hamilton-McGAFFIGAN Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte 113), Pepperell. A Funeral Home Service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM. Burial will follow at the Pepperell Association Cemetery, Park St., Pepperell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lucy to the Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell, MA 01463. Please see www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com