Josephine M. (Tessicini) Pillarella, 97, of Milford

Josephine M. (Tessicini) Pillarella, 97, of Milford, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, surrounded by her family at the Countryside Healthcare of Milford. She was the wife of the late Louis 'Belfro" Pillarella who passed away in 1974. She was born in Milford daughter of the late Angelo and Angelina (Giamarco) Tessicini and was a lifelong Milford resident. She was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1938.  

Mrs. Pillarella retired in 1985 from the former Telcron Corporation in Ashland Ma where she was employed as an assembler. After her retirement she was employed as a clerk at the former Central Cleaners in Milford for many years. She was a member of the Milford Hoboken Club and a communicant of the Scared Heart of Jesus Church. 

She is survived by her children, Leonard Pillarella of Agawam, Phyllis and her husband W. Robert Conley of Port St. Lucie FL, one sister, Elvira Palozzi of Providence RI., three grandchildren, Lauri and her husband Stephen Webber of Westerly RI., Crista and her husband Steven Phillips of Nashua NH., W. Sean Conley and his wife Jennifer of Derry NH., five great-grandchildren, Jackie, Cory, Amanda, Matthew and Liam, many nieces and nephews.                

She was predeceased by her sisters, Anna Teixiera and Enice Alves, and her longtime companion the late Anthony Peroni. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10 A.M. at  the  Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. Milford. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery.            

A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA 

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to a charity of one's choice

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