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Mary (Vetrano) Piantedosi

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Of Winchester and formerly of Boca Raton, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 15, 2022. Born September 9, 1927, she was raised in Everett where she met her husband of 69 years, the late John Piantedosi.

They were the devoted and proud parents of 6 children, Mary Ellen Margosian and her late husband Fred of Lexington and Chatham, John and Eileen Piantedosi of Bedford and Chatham, William Piantedosi of West Palm Beach, FL, Carol and Frank O’Brien of West Roxbury, Diane Piantedosi of Winchester, Joseph S. Piantedosi of Winchester and Laconia, NH and 9 grandchildren: Sarah (Jake), Victoria, John, Aris, Julia, Gregory, David, Rachel, and Joseph.

With 6 children, a very big yard, and a vast array of family pets, the entire neighborhood seemed to gather at the Piantedosi home. And Mary loved it. There was always a ball game in the backyard, grandparents in the kitchen helping to prepare dinner, and a beautifully set table where the family ate together every night.

Mary and John were great partners in marriage and in life. When John started golfing in his 40s, Mary knew that it was better to join him in his newly-found passion than to become a “golf widow.” They became avid golfers and were members of Nashawtuc CC, Winchester CC and Broken Sound CC, FL, collecting wonderful life-long friendships along the way.

Renowned for her hospitality, cooking, golfing and walking, all in the same order, she was always open to new experiences. She was also a passionate skier until she recognized she was at an age where it was probably best to hang up her skis for safer sports. Mary loved to move. She walked the Boston marathon in her 60’s with 2 of her daughters, proudly finishing in 6 hours. Her love of walking never subsided. She believed it was the perfect exercise. Mary was a gifted and skilled gardener. Inherited from her father, she had a vast knowledge of plants, trees, flowers and vegetables. Her neighbors appreciated and admired her gardens, which were bursting with flowers and color. There was even that one summer she tended to the marijuana plants her sons had planted in the backyard, not knowing what they were, but happy her kids were taking an interest in gardening, until a scene in the back yard between one son and the gardener, who did know what they were!

She had a fabulous sense of style for interior decorating, fashion and entertaining.

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