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Theresa A. “Tessie” Petti, 92,

Theresa A. “Tessie” Petti, 92, of Milford, MA, passed away on January 26th. She was the devoted wife of Anthony “Tony” Petti. Tessie and Tony were married for nearly 73 years, demonstrating an extraordinary partnership and profound love throughout their union. Together, they were a pillar of strength and unrelenting love for their entire family.

Born and raised in Milford, Tessie was one of eight siblings and the daughter of the late Charles B. and Teresa (Ferrante) Tomaso. She and her siblings maintained a unique closeness throughout their lives, raising their children together and permeating a lifelong bond between the many nieces and nephews. Tessie was the ultimate caretaker, listener, and friend. Her limitless capacity for love and empathy could bring a smile to anyone’s face. She took on the problems of her loved ones as if they were her own, undoubtedly able to ease your troubles with her effortless humor and quick wit. Even in her final hours Tessie maintained her spitfire personality, making jokes and bringing immense joy to those around her.

To her five children, Tessie was the center of their lives. She was the kind of mother every child deserved. Hosting Sunday dinners, holidays and family gatherings, she filled her children with a lifetime of warm meals and memories. In times when she had nothing to give them but love, she gave it all. Throughout her children’s adult lives, Tessie continued to provide stability and comfort. Whether on the phone for their daily chats or at the kitchen table for a regular visit, Tessie always had time to sit and talk.

Her nurturing and caring spirit extended to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she adored. She had a special way of making them each feel remarkable in their own right. Tessie loved staying connected to her family and hearing about their accomplishments. In her later years, she became an avid user of social media and actively contributed to the family group chat. Her messages of love and encouragement will be sorely missed.

Tessie’s selflessness offered an easeful presence that will remain unmatched. She loved cooking for her family, listening to music and getting lost in a good book. Above all else, she loved her husband, Tony. Her love for him was all-consuming. She held true to her vows of for better or worse, navigating the challenges of growing old together and remaining steadfast by his side as they endured life’s worst hardships. Tessie and Tony’s love story will forever be an indelible memory of strength and commitment. Her impact on him and the lives of those that love her will be everlasting.

Tessie is survived by her husband Tony and four daughters, Teresa M. Petti of Beverly Hills, CA, Sandra A. Funk of Uxbridge, MA, Maryellen Mellen and her husband Ronnie  Mellen of Mendon, MA, Laurie Petti and her partner Brian Levey of Mendon, MA, her grandchildren Jade Loop and her husband Tomer DeVito of  Beverly Hills, CA, Leah Steeves and her partner Ian Sheffield of Newport, RI, Sesha Loop of Los Angeles, CA, Anthony Arcudi and his wife Katie Arcudi of Mendon, MA, Michael Petti of Milford, MA, Brianna Arcudi and her fiancé Ben Grundy of Natick, MA, and Jordan Petti and his partner Courtney Fisher of Worcester, MA, her great grandchildren Liv, Tyler and Sage DeVito of Beverly Hills, CA, Sayer Sheffield of Newport, RI, and Eva Arcudi of Mendon, MA. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Nancy (Petti) Nogueira of Milford, MA, and her many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her only son Anthony “Tony” Petti Jr., whom she missed tremendously in the 12 years since his passing, her son-in-law Robert “Bob” Funk, her son-in-law Robert Loop, her brothers Biagio, Frank, Alfred, and Charles Tomaso, and her sisters Marie Saccardo, Josephine Kane, and Sarah Grillo.

Calling hours will be held from 9AM to12PM (noon) on Friday, February 2, 2024, followed by a funeral home service at the Consigli Ruggiero funeral home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA. The burial will take place at Sacred Heart cemetery in Milford, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.


Guest Book

Dear Mom, We are not sure how to do this without you. Our hearts have truly been shattered. You have taught us that everyday is a blessing, as we know first hand how precious time is. You are missed beyond any imagination. But I do know you will forever be with us, That you will continue to live through us as you are imbedded deeply into our souls. You are and will forever be the rock that holds us up. I love you Mom, thank you for believing in me and encouraging me to always put one foot in front of the other every day, through your deepest pain, you still found the strength to carry me through mine…I know I would not be standing today without your love and strength. And this family will continue to find that strength through each other….because that’s what you have given us, the passion to love deeply and the strength that will forever bind us. Thank you for being the most incredible and amazing mother anyone could ever hope for. I love you♥️♥️Sandra
Sandra Petti Funk


Thinking of you all during this time. Miss you and sending my love. I’ll miss you Auntie Tessie.
Christopher Saccardo


Love You Tessie and will cherish all the memories 😥😥 She was a wonderful Amazing Woman.Always gave 100%to her family and friends 🙏
Tracy & Carmella


2/2/I'm so sorry to hear about Tessie's passing. I just found out today and so sorry I could not be there to say goodbye. As her visiting nurse, she was a joy to visit and so kind, funny and will be sorely missed. I am so sad about her unexpected passing. Tony, my thoughts and love are with you. Try and hold onto the many years of memories the two of you had. To Tessie's children and grandchildren: Hold onto the love she had for each of you.
Lisa C Williams


Dear Sandy and family, deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom. While I didn't know her personally, reading your tribute to her really made me feel like I did. Her love for her family and her spirit really shine through - not just in the words on paper but also in you and how you treat others with respect and compassion every day. She was an amazing woman.
Mark Neil


Sandy - I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. You have many memories of times together. May those bring you comfort.
Brenda Steinberg


Sandra Our hearts are with you What a great lady and legacy. May her memory be a blessing.
Amy & Paul Cohen


Auntie Tessie, I already miss you. You were the nicest and coolest person ever. I miss the visits with you and Uncle Tony , Wayne and Grady. You’re with Tony now. RIP. love you Carol
Carol Tomaso


Dear Terri, sincere condolences on the recent passing of your beloved Mother. All my best to you and your entire family at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
Dave Grillo (Class of 70 MHS)


The obituary is a beautiful tribute to Tessie and the home life she and Tony created for their family. Wishing you all peace and happy memories!
Mary Grundy


The obituary is a beautiful tribute to Tessie and the home life she and Tony created for their family. Wishing you all peace and happy memories!
Mary Grundy


So so sorry.She is the last of the Tomaso Family..Charley was her brother.Now my sister and I are the last two still living.I'm 97 and my sister is 91.. I have many pleasant memories of her growing up.I just spoke to her a few weeks ago.she always endend bye saying "Saying don't forget to call.' I'm sorry that I won't be able to make the service as my sis lives in New mexico Sarah Franchina.Connorthytthet
Sarah Franchina Connor.


To Brianna and Ben my deepest condolences for your entire family. The “she’s a lady” video Brianna posted on Facebook showcased a youthful and bright soul even in her later years. One thing is for sure she was really wonderful given she shaped who Brianna has become! Love you guys and I am so so sorry! Praying this year gets better…love you both!
Kristen Raymond


To Brianna and Ben my deepest condolences for your entire family. The “she’s a lady” video Brianna posted on Facebook showcased a youthful and bright soul even in her later years. One thing is for sure she was really wonderful given she shaped who Brianna has become! Love you guys and I am so so sorry! Praying this year gets better…love you both!
Kristen Raymond


With sympathy to the Petti family for your loss.
Huck


Sandy and entire Family. Sending my deepest condolences. Praying for comfort and peace to flood your souls as you remember all the good things about Teresa's life. Your lives are her legacy.
Charlene DeVinney


I will miss her forever. -Susan
Susan Tomaso McEvoy


Our deepest sympathies for your family's loss.
Tammy and Habib Ghanem


Our deepest condolences. Rest in Peace Mrs. Petti
Jim & Yvonne Romiglio (Highland Pharmacy)


Rest In Paradise You were always so kind to my children when we were Luby Ave neighbors ❤️
Mary Ramaskewich Costa


Rest in peace sweet Theresa. You will be missed by many and remembered by all that knew you. Laurie & Duane Thomas
Laurie Thomas


Toni, Sandy, Terri, Maryellen & Laurie, Tessie was one of the best, most kind loving person that influenced me growing up. Always with a kind word or encouragement. I will miss her laugh. My wife & I extend our deepest sympathy and prayers. Brian & Donna Smith
Brian and Donna (Todd) Smith


Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The family of Joseph Derderian
Debra Young


Our deepest condolences to all of the Petti family.Rest in peace Tessie Lester and Elsie Apcella
Lester and Elsie Apicella


My sincerest condolences
Celeste Scarfi


My deepest condolences to all of the Petti family. Mrs. Petti will be deeply missed. The love Mrs. Petti showered on her family shines through in you.
Cheryl Kirkpatrick


Rest in sweet heavenly peace Mrs. Petti.
John & Pat Sannicandro


Rest in sweet heavenly peace Mrs. Petti.
John & Pat Sannicandro


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