June 24, 1937 – April 12, 2022
Antonina (Barraco) Eurici, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered into eternal life on the 12th of April, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 84 years of age.
Born in Marsala, Italy on June 24, 1937, she was the loving daughter of the late Pietro Barraco and Bridget (Sciacca) Barraco. Antonina worked in the healthcare industry, where she took great pride in her work in the housekeeping department. She was known for her beautifully made Italian bread as well as her Sicilian fig cookies that everyone loved and enjoyed around the holidays. She was exceptional in the kitchen where she taught her granddaughters how to perfect her sauce, meatballs and much more. She always made sure everyone was well fed and left with plenty to bring home. Many of her recipes will continue on through family.
One of Antonina’s favorite pastimes was getting together with good friends and family every Saturday night to play cards. She loved Italian music and singing old songs to get people to smile. Family was very important to her, and she cherished every moment with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always said that her granddaughter could have a million children and none of them would be the same, each were so special to her. Antonina is the beloved wife of the late Claudio Eurici. They shared a life together for over 60 years.
She is the devoted mother of Francesca Eurici Ashley and Salvatore Eurici, and his partner Virginia Noto. She is the loving Nonna of Brianna Eurici and her significant other Jessi Ford, Isabella Eurici and Michele Fanale. She is the loving Great-Nonna of Aaron Eurici-Ford, Salvatore Eurici-Ford and Alessandro Eurici-Ford. Antonina is adored and will be greatly missed by many close friends and cousins.
Family and friends are cordially invited to visiting hours at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 9 to 11 a.m. A prayer service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
For information, directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.bostoncremation.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in her memory.
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