NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mae C. Fulginiti, 90, of 15 Myers Ave. died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
Born in North Adams on April 19, 1924, daughter of Thomas and Hazel Estes O'Neil, she graduated from Drury High School.
Mrs. Fulginiti was last employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. Before that, she worked at the former Cornish Wire Co.
She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. She enjoyed painting and won numerous awards for her oil paintings. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also liked to travel.
Her husband of 69 years, Samuel R. Fulginiti died on Feb. 2, 2014. They were married on Jan. 6, 1945.
She leaves two daughters, Nancy Canales and her husband, George, and Ann Harpin and her husband, David, all of North Adams; one brother, Richard "Mickey" O'Neil of North Adams; two sisters, Florence "Polly" Roberts-Dalmaso of Hancock and Bernice Cole of North Adams; four grandchildren, Michael Canales and his wife, Katey, and Jason Canales and his wife, Jill, all of North Adams, David Canales and his wife, Dawn, of Cheshire, and Angela Rougeau and her husband, Brandon, of Wilmington, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren including Owen, Evan, Annie, Dana, Samantha, Brayden and Wyatt, and many nieces and nephews.
Her sister Margaret Meranti and 10 brothers Francis, Bernard, Thomas, William, Raymond, Louis, Albert, Bruce, Patrick and Robert, are deceased.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. Fulginiti will be Thursday, May 1, at 10:15 from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St. North Adams,followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 30, from 4 to 7 at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home.