Concetta (Pinciaro) Franciosa, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2022, in her East Walpole, Massachusetts home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Italy, on September 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Crocifissa (Franciosa) Pinciaro. She spent her early years in Pettorano before immigrating to the United States of America with her family, entering the country through Ellis Island. After making their home for a short period of time in Boston's North End neighborhood, the family traveled up the east coast, making their home in Pittsfield, Maine, where Concetta was raised alongside her older sister, Mary, and younger brother, Cesidio.
Concetta married her beloved husband, Enrico Franciosa, on August 4, 1949. Together, the young couple made their home in East Walpole, Massachusetts, where Concetta took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her four children. As a devoted wife and mother, Concetta's family always came first, using her skills to provide whatever they may have needed over the years. She spent countless hours cultivating her vegetable garden in the backyard, using her harvest to cook a wonderful meal for her family to enjoy. As a talented seamstress, she embraced her sewing skills to make clothing for her children and decorations for her home.
While home life kept her busy, Concetta also enjoyed a full social calendar. She was a long-time member of the Sons of Italy and enjoyed playing bocce at the Italian American Club in Walpole or bowling with her friends in local leagues. After a long week, Concetta looked forward to an evening of dinner and dancing with her husband, Enrico, and their close friends. Most of all, Concetta loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Beloved wife of seventy-three years to Enrico Franciosa.
Loving mother of Joseph V. Franciosa and his wife, Deborah, of East Walpole, Anthony E. Franciosa and his wife, Martha, of Blackstone, the late Enrico Franciosa, Jr., and the late Lucy-Ann Franciosa Walach.
Cherished grandmother of Joseph Franciosa, Jr., Timothy Franciosa, Maria Franciosa and her wife Samantha, and Anna Franciosa Martin and her husband, Andrew; and great grandmother of Marco, Evelyn, and Vincent Franciosa.
Sister of Cesidio Pinciaro and his late wife, Julia, of Norwood, and the late Mary Federico and her late husband, Frank.
Sister-in-law of John Franciosa and his wife, Rita, of Easton, the late Frank Franciosa and his late wife, Carmel, and the late Joseph Susi, Sr. and his surviving wife, Elia of Milton.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Concetta's Life Celebration on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 3 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Friday, December 23, 2022, at 9:30 AM, prior to Concetta's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 176 Washington Street, East Walpole at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Concetta's name may be made to the Lucy-Ann Franciosa Walach Memorial Scholarship, c/o the Walpole Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 58, East Walpole, MA 02032 or at https://www.walpolescholarshipfoundation.org/