Mrs. Rose (Petricone) DiTucci

  • Born: April 5, 1920
  • Died: February 12, 2018
  • Location: Arlington, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rose DiTucci, formerly of Arlington, MA, passed away peacefully at the age of 97 at Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield, MA on Monday, February 12, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander F. DiTucci, with whom she shared more than 40 years of marriage. Rose was born on April 5, 1920 to the late Carlo and Virgina (Miele) Petricone. She was the sister of the late Paul Petricone and Civita Simeone.

At the age of 19, Rose left her home in Gaeta, Italy with her mother to join her father, sister, and brother in Somerville, MA. She and Al raised their two sons, Richard and Paul, in Arlington, MA.

Above all, Rose put family first. She loved holidays, family celebrations, her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She loved cooking and teaching her family how to make her Italian delicacies. She was generous with her time and love. She was wise, courageous, and kind. She always enjoyed being with younger family and friends, listening to them without judgment and dispensing timeless words of wisdom about life and family.

Rose is survived by her son Richard A. DiTucci and his wife, Joann, of Burlington, and by her son Paul D. DiTucci and his wife, Sue, of Topsfield. She is also survived by her grandchildren Danielle, Michael, Alexandra, Melissa and her great granddaughter Kaiyana. Rose is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their families.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Friday February 16th, 2018 from 4 to 8 in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM Saturday February 17th, 2018 at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Rose's Eternal Life in St. Agnes Church 51 Medford St. Arlington at 10 am. Interment will be at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge at 11:30am. Following the interment at Mount Auburn Cemetery please continue to celebrate Rose's life at The Tuscan Kitchen 2400 District Ave. Burlington MA from 1pm to 5pm. All family and friends are invited.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Richie my deepest condolences. I remember meeting your mother when we worked for Frank. It's been along time. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Gary Mosher - Stoneham, MA   February 17, 2018

Sending much love to the DiTucci family during this time of loss. I was honored to meet Rose on several occasions and her love for her family was quite evident. May her sweet and feisty spirit live on always.

Posted by Joann Milford - Tallahassee, FL - Friend   February 16, 2018

Oh, we send love and many prayers to all the DiTuccis, especially Paul, Sue, Allie and Lili, during this time of so many memories.

Posted by Jean and Jim Peters - North Haven, CT - Family Friend   February 15, 2018

Rose was a special friend to the Ganley family, always so warm and enthusiastic and welcoming. She shared her love with our daughters Rose and Julia as if they were her own grandchildren. They adored her cooking and laughter and stories and singing. We will miss her sweet presence.

Posted by Leslie Ganley    February 15, 2018


Rich and Paul, our condolences go out to you and your families. Thank you for contacting us in Florida. The friendship that was shared by "Amie" Mamie and Rose was very special. Even being away from Massachusetts for 2 years she would still say "I wonder how Rose DiTucci is doing". Memories are wonderful, and our family has many happy ones to remember your Mom and Dad and you boys by.

Mamie "Amie" Nardella - Rosalie Evangelista - MaryLou Donlan

Posted by MaryLou Donlan - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   February 14, 2018

How very blessed your family was to have such a wonderful mother. May she rest in peace and may your family be comforted by the special memories you have.

Posted by Louise and Josh Rownd - Topsfield, MA - Family Friend   February 13, 2018

Such a joy to know Rose in her later years. She cared for so many of her family and friends. God is taking care of her now and forever.

Posted by Ed and Mary Jelinek - Topsfield, MA - Family Friend   February 13, 2018

Rose and I shared a bunch of good laughs when I would drive her home to Arlington after a party at Paul and Sue's house. She told great stories and I loved hearing them. We have all benefitted from her wonderful cooking and baking and how she passed that along to anyone who asked. I remember her coming to camp Winni just after Melissa was born. She really enjoyed camp life and all the people. What a rich legacy of love she shared with everyone!
Much love to all of you!

Posted by Barb Siftar - Medford, MA - Family Friend   February 13, 2018

Aunt Rose, How I loved and admired your laughter, spunk and delight in family and the gift of cooking and sharing a meal together. I remember when you visited your sister ( my grandma) in Oregon on a few occasions. These were laughter filled times whose memories make me smile to this day! Much love and such loving memories with you. Nancy Stevens

Posted by NANCY STEVENS - BRENTWOOD, TN - Family   February 13, 2018



You meant the world to me and my family. You gave us more than we could have ever given you. We will always celebrate your memory and you will always be in our prayers.

I love you Ma...

Rest in eternal peace.


Posted by Paul DiTucci - Topsfield, MA - Son   February 13, 2018