Pauline Petrella

Obituary of Pauline M. Petrella

Pauline (DiMaggio) Petrella of Burlington, formerly of Medford and South Boston.  She was a woman devoted to her family and religion.  She passed peacefully at her home on Wednesday night, August 9, 2023.  She was 85 years old.  Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Petrella.  She was the caring and loving mother of Dominic Petrella, Jr & his wife Yvonne of Ft. Lauderdale; Patricia Petrella of Southborough, and Christine Lynch & her husband Mark of Woburn.  She was the proud grandmother of Anthony Petrella, Stephanie Petrella, Michael Hanna & his wife Rimonda, Matthew Hanna, Shauna Lynch, and Megan Lynch.  She was the beloved daughter of the late E. John and Pauline DiMaggio of South Boston. She was the loving sister of Virginia Rizzi,  Joanne Polcari, Christopher DiMaggio, Richard DiMaggio, Deborah Dawidowicz, Toni DesRoches, Mary Dillon, Joseph DiMaggio and the late John, Paul and Peter DiMaggio.  She was also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

At Pauline’s request, her services will be private with her children and grandchildren only.  Memorials in her name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.  Arrangements by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington.  For online guestbook see

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