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Obituary: Annette F. (Sutera) Papa of Boston’s North End

Papa, Annette F. (Sutera) – of Boston’s North End, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, passed away on Sunday July 31st, 2016.

Wife of the late Bartolomeo Papa.

Devoted mother of Patricia “Patte” and her companion Vincent Federico, and Joyce Papa and her companion John Visconti, all of Boston.

Cherished and loving grandmother of Justin and Jordyn Amoroso.

Dear sister of Lucy Graffeo of Somerville, Marie Tarantino of Winthrop, Mario Sutera of Boston, Salvatore Sutera of North Reading, Carl Sutera of Boston, and the late Beatrice Catanzaro, Josephine Catanzaro, Catherine Cadigan, Vincent Sutera, Leo Sutera, and Fred Sutera.

Also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Mrs. Papa by gathering in the Sacred Heart Church, Lower Church, (North Square) North End of Boston, on Thursday, August 4th, from 8:30am to 10:30am followed by her funeral mass in the Upper Church of Sacred Heart at 11:00am.

Annette was born in Boston on February 11th, 1935 to the late Carlo and Anna (Maniscalco) Sutera. She was a life long resident in her beloved North End where she raised her family. Annette passed away with her two loving daughters and her family by her bedside, on Sunday evening, in the Massachusetts General Hospital.

In honoring Annette, memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Services will conclude with Mrs. Papa being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm Street in Everett.

9 Replies to “Obituary: Annette F. (Sutera) Papa of Boston’s North End

  1. Patty My thoughts and prayers are with you and you Family at this sad time in your life, I enjoyed talking to your mom and helping her get a fre phone, she was a good Lady.
    Bobby Church

  2. Patty and Joyce, It’s been a long time, but I have never forgotten our time together in the North End. Your mother fed me breakfast every day for years. She was always cheerful and made my early mornings fun. I once met at woman on a dive boat in Hawaii who knew your mother well. As outsiders, who had moved into the NE, we credited your mother for making us feel like family and part of the community. Hope you are well. I wish I could be there to honor Annette but I am living in Arizona now. I will be thinking of you on Thursday.

  3. Patty,Joyce, I have fond memories of your Mom the times she would watch me after school while my mom worked ,all thru the years she always had a big smile and a hug when I would see her,She was a wonderful person,may she rest in peace and always be in your hearts! Kenny DiGiovanni

  4. DEAR PATTE I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER WHAT I REMEMBER ABOUT HER WAS HER HUMMER, SHE ALWAYS MADE ME SMILE. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE IN GOD’S LOVING EMBRACE. ALWAYS FRIENDS

    MARIE AND PAUL DIRIENZO

  5. PATTE SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER, MAY SHE REST IN PEACE IN THE HANDS OF GOD FOR ALL ETERNITY.

  6. So sorry to hear about Annette. When I started at the Paul Revere House –many years ago — Annette and Jimmy welcomed me at the Freedom Trail Coffee Shop with comfort food and coffee. All of the staff who drank coffee were there several times a day to get a cup and catch up on the news in the neighborhood. In the winter I would scoot over without a coat and Annette would give me the “motherly look” and sort of shake her head. Since her coffee shop days I still often ran into Annette in the North End — she always stopped to ask how things were going and we talked about family and of course the North End. To her family , my sincere condolences

    Nina Zannieri

  7. Patte & Joyce. So very sorry to read about your mother’s passing. She was always so friendly towards me! I will always remember the laughs we had when she worked with your uncle Jimmy at his restaurant! Just know that she is not suffering any longer & may God bless her and keep her close to him. May she RIP in Gods arms.

  8. My condolences tp Patte and Annette. Your mom
    was a wonderful lady. I remember her from Jimmy Greene’s diner. So Sorry.

  9. Oh no ….. I was reading and reading and saying to myself ….Annette papa Annette papa , then your moms face came to me ….always loved your mom pattie and Joyce in the real early 70s we were always talking when I lived in 14 north square , then when she started with jimmy I saw her every day, coffee laughing you kids were little then oh she loved you kids, when I lived in bakers alley your uncle junior moved in upstairs right over me we both had apartments looking over the alley and your mom would come out back oh I miss those days in the north end and freefom trail coffee shop and sacred heart church it was so unique then and so cozy
    Always felt safe especially with junior upstairs wish we could go back 30 yrs and freeze the love people always had for each other
    Patty I just asked for you about a month ago all my prayers and best wishes
    Kelley

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