Nancy A. Purretta, 82, of Shrewsbury


Nancy A. PurrettaShrewsbury – Nancy A. (Smith) Purretta, 82, of Shrewsbury, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 in St. Vincent Hospital. Her husband, of fifty years, Benjamin F. Purretta predeceased her in 2012.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Purretta of Northborough, her son, James D. Purretta and his wife Lisa M., of Oxford; three grandchildren, Dante, Anthony and Alana Purretta, all of Oxford; a brother Raymond Smith of Millbury, a special niece, Patricia Standring of Worcester and many other family and friends. She is predeceased by her siblings, Earl Smith, Robert Smith and Marjorie Rojcewicz.

She was born in Worcester, a daughter to the late Ernest and Celia Smith.

Mrs. Purretta retired from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue as a Supervisor after many years of service.

She graduated from the former Commerce High School in Worcester and was a Horace Mann scholar. Nancy was a master crossword puzzle aficionado. Later in life, she enjoyed watching “her television shows” and became a football enthusiast. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

The funeral service and burial will be private. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MSPCA-Angell, ATTN: Donations, 350 South Huntington, Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward St., Worcester is directing funeral arrangements.

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