Methuen — Lucy M. (DeMartino) LaRosa, 103, formerly of Methuen, died Thursday, May 8, at Mary Immaculate Nursing And Restorative Center in Lawrence.
Lucy was born in Lawrence on March 3, 1911 to the late Gaspare and Angelina (Runza) DeMartino.
She was educated in Lawrence schools and was employed as a stitcher at Mighty Mac Clothing for many years prior to her retirement. Lucy enjoyed sewing dresses for two daughters and was also a wonderful cook, known for her pizza and pitzelle recipes. She also enjoyed gardening, playing cards with friends, and many lunches at the home of her niece, Ann Conte.
The widow of the late Biagio C. LaRosa, Lucy is survived by her two daughters, Diana Campbell of Methuen and her companion, Erick Eleves, and Lucy Paradis of Salem, N.H. and her companion, Joseph Villanucci. Also among Lucy's survivors are her four grandchildren, Nancy Moran and her husband, Gabe, Christina Trefry and her husband, Daniel, Stephanie Barraclough, and Paul Olenick and his wife, Kerri; as well as eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special niece, Ann Conte and sister-in-law, Mary Anzaldi. Lucy was predeceased by her two sisters, Sadie Cataudella and Ann Cataudella; and her brother, Raymond DeMartino.
Lucy's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff and hospice caregivers at Mary Immaculate Nursing Center for the warm and compassionate care given to Lucy during her stay with them.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North Andover. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.
Family and friends may call on Monday, May 12, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA, or to Mary Immaculate Nursing Center, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.