Ethel T. (O’Neil) Sacchetti, age 101

of Braintree

Ethel T. (O’Neil) Sacchetti, age 101

Ethel T. (O’Neil) Sacchetti, age 101, of Braintree, died peacefully, Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Royal Braintree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Ethel was born in South Boston, to the late Martha (Baird) and John T. O’Neil. She was raised and educated in Dorchester. She had lived in Braintree for over fifty years.

Ethel was employed as a clerical worker for the former South Shore Bank and later worked at Braintree High School.

She enjoyed knitting and reading. Most of all, she was devoted to her family.

Beloved wife of the late Gino R. Sacchetti with whom she shared seventy years of marriage.

Devoted mother of Richard J. Sacchetti and his wife Gwen of Yuba City, Calif., Arleen Licata of Cambridge, Maine and her late husband Alfred, and Michael V. Sacchetti of Miss.

Loving grandmother of thirteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and twenty-two great-great-grandchildren.

The last of her siblings, she was predeceased by John, Alice, Fran, Dorothy and Rita.

Ethel is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The Sacchetti family wishes to thank Antoinette Simonetti of Quincy for everything she has done for our mother for many years. Our mother considered her to be her guardian angel and one of her best friends. May God bless you.

In light of current events, graveside services were conducted privately at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to Saint John the Baptist Church c/o 556 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750.


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  • Grandma,
    I I will miss you dearly. You and Grandpa are dancing together again. I love you so much.

  • I was so honored to meet you and to have been loved and welcomed by both Mr. and Mr. Sacchetti. The love and kindness they showed Tony and my son Nicholas will never be forgotten. We are so thankful for Ann for staying in contact with us.

  • Mom I will miss and love you forever and you will always be in my heart. You and Dad are together again and I know that makes you happy- so I am also happy.. Love you,

  • Such a soft and gentle loving soul you were kind to everyone and loved by all. You will be missed sweet grandma Ethel. So glad you are dancing with your man again 🙏❤️🙏❤️

  • Rest in peace sweet Grandma…you were full of grace and beauty and always kind and sweet to all of us. You always made sure our bellies were full of your yummy cooking.You will be missed here but I know Gino is very happy to have you back at his side. I love you dearly Grandma , may you rest easy in gods embrace.

  • Rest In Peace Ethel. You were the sweetest person. A dear friend to my Mom, Barbara Casey.

  • Sissy
    sorry to here of the passing of your mother, she is at peace