Alberta J. Zichella of Winthrop passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on December 4, 2020. She was 84 years old. Born in Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Jeanette (Fava) and Anthony DeDeo. She grew up in East Boston and in the summers she would spend time on the family farm in Revere. A devote Catholic, she said the rosary every morning and would attend mass regularly. She treasured her childhood on the farm in Revere and loved her Sunday shopping trips. She was a volunteer at the Winthrop Senior Center and a member of the St. John the Evangelist Church Choir.
She was the loving mother of Rosalind Coleman and her husband Stephen of Marblehead, Jeannine Zichella of Revere, Mark Zichella and his wife Elizabeth of East Boston and Matthew Zichella and his wife Carol of Amesbury. Cherished grandmother of Colin Coleman, Christina Griffith and her husband Jake, Hayley Coleman, Samuel Zichella, Carly Zichella, Benjamin Zichella and the late Christopher Coleman. Great grandmother of McKenzie, Declan and Alice. Former wife of the late Samuel Zichella.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Clinic at www.joslin.org or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
*Attendees must wear masks and maintain social distancing in the church and at the cemetery*
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