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Claire J. (Talamini) Pretto

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Claire J. (Talamini) Pretto FRANKLIN Claire J. (Talamini) Pretto, 78, of Franklin, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Franklin Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Franklin on August 4, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine (Bartolomei) Talamini. Mrs. Pretto was a lifelong resident to Franklin. She enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod and her trips to Foxwoods with her sisters. She also enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid Patriots fan. She is survived by three daughters, Debra Godfroy and her husband Leonard of Bellingham, Karen Szafir and her husband Peter of Franklin and Pamela Gatewood and her husband Stephen Gatewood Sr. of Franklin, four sisters, Sylvia Peloquin, Dot Mucciarone and Marion Melo, all of Franklin and Pauline Pizzanello of Blackstone and a brother, Satch Talamini of Franklin. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Gregory Szafir, Joseph Szafir and his wife Kate, Kristie Maxfield and her husband Tim, Jeremy Pretto and his wife Christine, Shannon Pretto, Stephen Gatewood Jr., Corrie Oakes and her husband Jonathan and Matthew and Sean Gatewood and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Emmie Maxfield and Brooke Gatewood. She was a sister of the late Gloria Mucciarone and Lester, Richard, Walter and Joseph Talamini. Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, January 16 at the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main Street in Franklin. Graveside services will take place privately at St. Marys Cemetery in Franklin at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the , 29 Crafts St. Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458.

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2010
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