Alphonsina Ada Torcoletti, 89


Southborough – Alphonsina Ada “Sina” (Gasparoni) Torcoletti, 89, a lifelong resident of Southborough, died peacefully Saturday Aug. 6, 2011 with her family by her side.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 68 years, Candido “Torc” Torcoletti; two daughters, Nadia Egan and her husband John of Worcester and Nina Torcoletti of Berkeley, Calif.; two sons, Steven Torcoletti and his wife Heidi of Missoula, Mt. and Paul Torcoletti and his wife Mary Roz of Dallas; four beloved grandchildren, Bill and Tom Egan and Dylan and LeighTorcoletti; her brother, Ostellio Gasparoni and his wife Lorraine; many nieces and nephews; and countless lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cesira and Ermete Gasparoni; her sister, Maria Berte; and her brothers, Julio and Charlie.

Born Nov. 4, 1921, in San Costanzo, Italy, she arrived in America as an infant in 1922. Her family settled in Southborough and she had resided on Latisquama Road for the majority of her life. She was a 1938 graduate of Peters High School.

Mrs. Torcoletti, along with her sister, Maria, worked as a secretary for Dr. Timothy Stone for 30 years and she was a fixture at the Southborough polls for 60 years.

She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing at home, in high school musicals, church services and various senior singing groups. She had an unshakable belief in Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother, and was a faithful parishioner and volunteer of St. Anne Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and her meatballs and sauce will be often imitated, but never quite replicated.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to family and friends who have looked out for and assisted both Mrs. Torcoletti and her husband over the past several years. As her health declined in recent weeks, the family all took great comfort knowing that she was cared for by a very loving and compassionate circle of people.

Calling hours will be held Thursday Aug. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, Southborough. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Anne Church Friday Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m., followed by internment at Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in Mrs. Torcoletti's memory be made to the Church of St. Anne Endowment Fund, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough, MA 01772 or the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd., Southborough, MA 01772.

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