Rita V.'s Story
Rita V. DiFranza, 84, a longtime Middleton resident, died July 4, 2017, at Care One in Lexington.
Born in Everett on August 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Ravenisi) Lucarelli.
She was raised and educated in Everett.
In retirement, Mrs. DiFranza enjoyed living in Hilton Head, S.C. for many years.
She leaves her children, Michele Occhiuti and her husband, Frank of Reading, Michael DiFranza and his wife, Debbie of Hopkinton, Janine Webster and her husband, David of England, and Denise Bettencourt and her husband, Chip of Leominster; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her former husband, Michele DiFranza of Middleton.
As requested, funeral services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  July 12, 2017