Vita L. Ortenzi
1923 - 2021
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Vita Lorraine (Patty) Ortenzi, of East Bridgewater, passed away on March 31, 2021, at the age of 98. Born on February 10, 1923, in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Pearl (Bishop) MacNeill and sister of the late Norma Batti and Ronald MacNeill. Lorraine was a lifelong resident of East Bridgewater, where she was a homemaker. Known simply to most as Nan, or Nanny, her greatest joy was her family. She spent many summers at Campers Haven in Dennisport with her children and grandchildren. Beloved wife of 75 years to the late Alfred "Fred" Ortenzi. Mother of Doug and his wife Cheryl, Dianne Asci and her husband Thomas, grandmother of Meaghan DeCoste and her husband Ryan, Bethany Hall and her husband Mathew, Gregory Asci and his wife Justine and Christine Asci. Great-grandmother of Cole and Lillian DeCoste, Oliver and Willow Hall and Gavin Asci. Adored aunt of many nieces and nephews. Thank you to the nurses at the South Shore VNA and South Shore Hospice for their wonderful care. Also, a very special thank you to her niece, Karin, who has been a devoted caretaker. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in her name can be made to the Magical Moon Foundation, 575 Summer Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 or Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. Because she was such a giving and wonderful person, please do something kind for someone in her memory. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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Published in Journal-News Independent from Apr. 3 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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April 12, 2021
Sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Mrs. Ortenzi. I have no doubt Karin was both loving and attentive and took wonderful care of her. I am so sorry for the loss of your Aunt, Karin. I can see such a resemblance to your Mom when I look at this smiling picture. With sympathy, ( High school friend of Karin, xo, Jacqui H.)
Jacqui Brooks
April 3, 2021
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