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Antoinette Cecelia (Razzano) Pettinelli

Quincy, Antoinette Cecelia (Razzano) Pettinelli, age 86, died peacefully, Saturday, August 5, 2017 after a long journey and spirited life.

Antoinette was born in Boston on December 9, 1930 and was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Carmelia (Orlando) Razzano, and her brother, James V. Razzano.

Antoinette, also known as “Toni” to her family and friends, is survived by her beloved husband of sixty-six years, Guido A. “Budsie” Pettinelli, Sgt., Q.P.D., Ret. of Quincy; her sons, Robert and his wife Donna of South Weymouth, Roy and his wife Jane of Quincy, James and his husband Thomas of Hamden, CT; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, John, Angela, Stephen, Jessica, Andrea, Corinne, Tanya, Colin, Maya, Liam, and Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.

Before she married Guido, Toni worked for many years at the Sears Roebuck and Company Mail Order Store in Boston’s Back Bay/Fens (now the Landmark Center). After her children were all school age, she became a sales associate at the former Lerner Shops in Quincy Square. Sales and calculating numbers quickly came naturally. Toni became amazingly skilled in the art of extreme couponing, and discovering the best bargain pricing for a trip or purchase. After a shopping trip, the news was never about what she purchased, but how much she saved. Toni and her husband, Guido, enjoyed traveling after retirement and loved exotic beach destinations most of all, Aruba being by far their favorite. Toni and Guido were both accomplished cooks and loved food, they treasured sharing a good meal with their family and friends. Toni also loved a good musical, shows at the South Shore Music Circus, or on the Las Vegas strip. When in Las Vegas, she loved the adventure of trying to find the very rare and elusive nickel slot machine. Because she shared a home with numerous sports fanatics, she became a fan by default and truly loved going to one of her son’s games and watching Boston sports on television. Toni and her husband, Guido, were longtime, active members of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy.

Later in life, serious health issues may have changed the course of her life – but Toni maintained a fierce spirit, and that smile and her signature laugh were never too far away.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, August 9th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Toni’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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August 9, 2017
Jim, please except my condolences on the passing of your mother. Nothing I could say will make this easier- so please know I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep you and your family in comfort during this time. You and your family are in my prayer TSD

~ Tammy SimmonsDixon


August 8, 2017
Mr. Pettinelli, Jim and Family, I am sorry to here of your wife/mom's passing. I have fond memories of her (and all of you for that matter, particularly the hospitality shown to the guys at the Pettinelli homestead back in the old seminary days! Please know that you are all in my prayers. May she know the peace and joy of God's Kingdom. Tim Reis

~ Tim Reis


August 7, 2017
My condolences on the passing of your Mother. May God comfort your family, friends, and associates. I Worked with Jim at Victory Programs in Boston Sorry for your loss.

~ Sidney Burton Jr.


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