Amelia A. (DiBenedetto) Gramatico 89, of Franklin, died peacefully, with family at her side, in her home Saturday December 21, 2019 following an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Gramatico, who died in 2017.
Born August 8, 1930, in New Rochelle, New York, a daughter of the late Rosario and Josephine DiBenedetto, she was a former resident of Newtown, Connecticut and South Shore, Massachusetts before moving to Franklin in 2017.
She was raised and educated in New Rochelle. Amelia was devoted to her family, she treasured raising her children. After her children had grown she took a job at the Connecticut National Bank as a teller and later worked for Scholastic Book Publishing. She along with her late husband owned “Poor Richards Antiques in Marshfield.
She is survived by her children, Richard S. Gramatico of Ct, Mary L. Lucey of Amesbury, Stephen R. Gramatico of Marshfield, Lisa A. Tucciarone and her husband James of Attleboro and Janine M. Ferrarone and her husband Charles of Rockwall, TX, her sisters, Cathryne Esposito of Yonkers, NY, Roseanne Ronca of New Rochelle, NY, Theresa Camillone of Maitland, Fl.
Also surviviving are her cherished grandchildren, Keith Gramatico, Katherine Gramatico Meisner and her husband Brian, Danielle Lucey Lamy and her husband Eric, Michael Lucey, Alyssa Ferrarone, Matthew Ferrarone, great grandchildren, Evangeline Lamy, Oliver Lamy, and many nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
Amelia's funeral service and burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, in Bourne will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Compassionate Care Hospice 800 West Cummings Park Suite 3100 Woburn, MA 01801.
The Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. is honored to assist the Gramatico family.