Margaret A. (Cataleta) DiRusso

May 9, 1935 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 82)

Leominster - Margaret A. (Cataleta) DiRusso, 82, of Leominster, died Thursday, February 1, 2018,  surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her daughter, after an illness.  She was born May 9, 1935, in Leominster, daughter of the late Antonio and Irene (Belliveau) Cataleta.  She was a graduate of Leominster High School, Class of 1953, and was a member of St. Anna's Parish.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 57 years, Louis DiRusso, of Leominster, two sons; Jeffrey DiRusso and his wife Deb of Pelham, NH, David DiRusso of Gardner, MA, four daughters; Julie DiRusso, Margaret Burns and her husband Bobby, Christina DiRusso and Katharine Cronin and her husband Dan, all of Leominster, one brother; Paul Cataleta of California, and three sisters; Janet Monahan of Sudbury, MA, Marilyn Dolan and her husband John, of  Leominster, MA and Sister Mary I.C.O.P. , a Dominican Nun, from West Springfield, MA. along with six grandchildren; Ross Caputi, Max Caputi, Alex Burns, Abbey Burns, Samantha Normandin, and Maeve Cronin, one great grandson; Bennett  and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one daughter; Jennifer DiRusso, two brothers; Anthony Cataleta  and Robert Cataleta.

Maggie worked for many years in the Leominster Area but most notably for Victory Supermarkets.  Anyone who knew Maggie was lucky but if you were loved by her you were even luckier.  She was, among many things, the most loving, caring, generous and compassionate woman.  She was eternally devoted to her children, but her grandchildren and great grandchild held a very special place in her heart.  Her life's purpose was doting on them.  She was an amazing Italian cook and loved bringing family and friends together with food.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, beautiful flowers, the beach, being with her sisters and spoiling her family at Christmas.  She spent countless hours watching musicals, old movies and listening to her favorite music.

Maggie's Funeral will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, from Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., in St. Anna's Church, 199 Lancaster St., Leominster.  Burial will follow in St. Leo's Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held Friday, February 9th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home..

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