Northwood, NH and Haverhill, MA — Dolores (Colleto) Musso of Ridge Road passed away on July 24, 2013, at home. Born on July 25, 1930, and raised in Haverhill, Mass., she was the daughter of Antonio and Evangeline (Fisette) Colleto. She attended Haverhill schools and earned her GED while raising five children.
She worked as a winder at Western Electric, short order cook at Downy Flake Donut Shop, cashier at Larry’s Clam Bar, head cashier at IGA, care-giver, babysitter and second mom to many neighborhood kids. The most important job, which she lovingly embraced, was being mom and dad to her five children. She loved to play canasta, swim, garden, cook and care for her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, needlework, canning, and bowling. She was the widow of Corporal Mario Musso who died in 1963 and was predeceased by a sister, Stella Pews. Family members include five children, Evangeline Musso-Ferrara of Newton, Cecelia Hart and fiancé, David LaFleche, of Fremont, Joseph Musso and wife, Rhonda, of Danville, Elizabeth Pontacoloni and husband, Tulio, of Northwood, and Daniel Musso of Brentwood; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Antonio Colleto and wife, Roberta, of Bradford, Mass.; sister-in-law, Janet Colleto, and sister, Theresa Zingale, both of Haverhill, Mass.; an uncle, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life will be held at Sawyer’s Banquet Hall in Plaistow on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, The Slusser Center, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301 or online at www.crvna.org. To sign an online guest book, log on to www.purdyfuneralservice.com.