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“Such a great monarch and amazing woman that was so deeply loved by all who knew her!! I will miss you Lena. I will never forget my childhood with you...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Scott Pepe - Wakefield, MA

“It was a pleasure working for Nina and getting to know her, she was a very feisty lady who pulled no punches when she had an opinion, she was much...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Heather Levy - Las Vegas, NV

“So sorry for your family and loss of your momShe was a great aunt ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: John Diperri - Wakefield, MA

“Nonni we will miss you dearly. Love you nonni. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jennifer Boccelli - FL

“Nonnie. I will miss you more than you know. Alexa too. Visit me when Papa does. I love you. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Janelle Milligan - Wakefield


Ann Marie Boccelli (Nina) age 93, formerly longtime resident of Wakefield, died Friday, September 28 at her residence in East Falmouth surrounded by her family and her loving caregiver Fatima.

Born in Wakefield on July 24, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elvira (Presutti) DiTonno and survived by one sister, Janet Ditonno and husband Possie Sabanty of Wakefield and predeceased by her brother Frank Ditonno and sister Vienna Pepe.

Nina was the beloved wife of the late Frank P. Boccelli, the mother of Frank N. Boccelli and his wife Jean of Las Vegas, NV, Michael S. Boccelli and his wife Laura of Hampton, NH, Joseph A. Boccelli and his wife Janet of No. Reading, Eva Roberto of Wakefield, and Patricia Egan and partner Robert Hyman of Wakefield. She is also survived by her 11 loving grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Nina was raised and educated in Wakefield, was known as a hard and loyal worker. She worked at Copley Shoe Company during her younger days and retired from Marshalls Distribution Center. Enjoyed dancing, playing cards with family and friends, baking, keeping a tidy home and known as the Dear Abby of the neighborhood. Her favorite love was spending summers on Cape Cod and wintering in Clearwater, FL with her husband and family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral from McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Tuesday, October 2nd at 9am. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield at 10am. Interment Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 1st from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, hospice donations may be made to Amedisys, Inc., Attn: Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.