Annarita Petrosillo-McNeeley, of Everett and formerly of Somerville, passed away suddenly at home on June 14, 2023, she was 53.
Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Luigia (DeSanctis) and Orazio Petrosillo. Mother of Jordano O’Keefe, Giovanni O’Keefe, Santino Pagliccia, Destiny Pagliccia and the late Destiny Rose Pagliccia. Cherished Nonna of Jeidan Jordanny O’Keefe. She was the wife of Peter McNeeley of North Andover. Dear sister of Girolomo Petrosillo of Winchester, Rosa Rinaldi and her husband Aldo of Rome, Italy, Cindy Petrosillo of Woburn, Marina Baldasaro of Medford, Ada Tauro of Revere, Maria Petrosillo of Medford, Elizabeth Petrosillo of Gardner and the late Carolina “Carla” Tauro. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Annarita lived in Somerville for most of her childhood and made Everett her permanent home. She loved her big family dearly and adored her five children. She loved to cook and sing,and was great at both. Her heart was big and her generosity even bigger. She will be greatly missed.
Relatives and friends invited to Calling Hours in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Thursday evening, June 22nd from 5:00PM to 7:00PM with Family Remembrances being shared at 6:30PM.
A Funeral Procession will be held Friday morning, June 23rd at 10:00AM followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden at 11:00AM. Once again relatives and friends invited to attend.
Please click on link below to donate to Annarita’s GoFundMe page: