Marjorie (Ragucci) Baldassarre

Born: Tue., May 24, 1921
Died: Thu., May 9, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 13, 2019
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., May 14, 2019
Location: St. Anthony Church

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Marjorie (Ragucci) Baldassarre, 97 years, life-long resident of Everett, died May 9, 2019 at Artis Senior Living of Reading, MA. Daughter of the late Alfonso and Virginia Ragucci, she was predeceased by siblings Dr. Antoinette, Charles and Robert Ragucci. She was married for 39 years to the love of her life, Ralph Baldassarre. Marjorie was a graduate of Everett High School and was employed by BayBank and Everett Public Schools.

Marjorie was an active member of her community serving as Trustee of the Parlin Memorial Library, Board Member of the Mystic Valley Elder Services, Treasurer of the Everett Garden Club and one of the founding members of the Village Seniors.

The center of Marjorie’s home was her kitchen. She loved to cook for her family and guests, especially Sunday dinners of pasta gravy and meatballs. Her dining room table was the site of many lively discussions, and much warmth, laughter, and love.

Marjorie was immensely proud of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, and matriarch and she was loved by all, especially her children, Ralph (Cathy) Baldassarre, Dianne (Dennis) Stratton, Linda (Charles) Hannon, Angela (Richard) Jervey, John (Joyce) Baldassarre. Gram will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Christopher (Amy) Hannon, Matthew Baldassarre, Suzanne (John) Poyant, Dr. Lauren Baldassarre (Dr. Marcelo Cassini), Robert (Katie) Ouellette, Benjamin Jervey (Laurie Beyranevand), Justin and Peter Baldassarre and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and dear friends. All have learned through her example to face whatever life brings with dignity and grace. She leaves them with many beautiful memories.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on May 14th at 9 am. A Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are Monday only 4 to 8 pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Complimentary valet parking Monday at Main Street entrance.

The family would like to express their immense gratitude and thanks for the loving care provided by Artis Senior Living of Reading and All Care Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Suite 304, Waltham, MA 02452 with note that donation is for Artis of Reading Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team or All Care Hospice, 210 Market St. Lynn, MA 01901.

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Lori Pelletier
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Dianne..our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother..regardless of their age it is never easy...

Wayne Nancy harsldson
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Sounds like she lived a full life with a loving family for support.
May she Rest In Peace.

Tricia Cowhig
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Linda, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May your many wonderful memories of her bring you and your family comfort.

Gene and Patty Schoenleber
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
Ralph, Cathy and family.....Patty and I were so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. We met her twice and thought she was a very special person. I know you all will miss her.

Warm regards, Gene and Patty Schoenleber

Sandra Boniface Wandell
   Posted Sun May 12, 2019
My mother was a resident of Artis Senior Living. From her first days at Artis, my mother, Vickie, became fast friends with Margie. I was so glad to see that friendship bloom. When I would visit my mother, they would often be together. Margie was a delight, always smiling, happy and cheerful. I felt they found pleasure in each other's company, as did I when I went to visit.
Margie was a positive influence on Vickie encouraging her to participate in activities when my mother sometimes didn't want to. Margie would say "let's try it...what else have we got to do." And, then, off they would go.
They passed away within six days of each other. May their lovely friendship continue and may they both rest in peace with their beloved husbands.

Christine Falzarano
   Posted Sun May 12, 2019
Rest in peace sweet lady. It was a pleasure to serve with you on the Board at Mystic Valley.
You had so much kindness and compassion for others.
God bless you.
Love Christine

David and Valerie Overheul
   Posted Sun May 12, 2019
Dear Ralph and Cathy ; So sorry for your loss , she had a wonderful life and was a devoted mother for you. May she Rest In Peace.

Pam and Bill Jervey
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Pam’s and my birthdays book-ended Mahge’s. We were fortunate to have had several breakfast celebrations together…And celebrations, they were. Mahge herself was a celebration of life and we will dearly miss sharing that with her. We will miss her especially on the 24th and thank Ang for bringing her into our lives.

Maryellen Connors
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Linda, I am so sorry I cannot pay my sincere condolences in person, Doug will explain. We are thinking of you all and know the loving memories of your Mom's life will live on and provide much needed solace! Hang in there and I look forward to seeing you soon. With much love and sincere sympathy, Mln Connors

Allison Preece
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
I was so sad to hear of Marjorie’s passing. In visiting my mother, Margaret in Parker’s Tavern I’d join in on some of the activities. Marjorie was sitting next to me & her lovely granddaughter had just visited. Then we had a painting to colour of a man holding a beer stein. Marjorie & I giggled quite a bit over it. My mother took it rather seriously & ended up with the best picture.
I liked seeing Marjorie on my visits so very much. Always so happy & enjoying life. Giving her best to every activity at Artis.
I will miss your mother very much. I read here also that her friend Vicki passed within days of Marjorie. I’m not sure if it’s the Sandra that I’ve chatted with but if so & even if not I’m so sorry to hear. There is nothing to compare to best friends.

Fran Nutting
   Posted Sat June 01, 2019
Cathy and Ralph, what a long life your beloved Mom lived. It is never easy to loose a parent. Sincere sympathies to you and your family.