Obituary for Stella J. (Femino) Centauro
Stella J. (Femino) Centauro of Acton, formerly of Watertown and Belmont, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Stella was married to the late Domenic P. Centauro, and lived in Acton for 48 years. She is survived by her daughter, Rose M. Sullivan and her husband David; three sons, Eugene P. Centauro and his wife Melinda, Stephen S. Centauro and his fiancee Karen Francis, and David M. Centauro and his wife Jill; a sister Josephine Terenzio, "Aunt Jody," who still resides in Belmont. Grandchildren include Amy Sullivan, Benjamin Sullivan and his wife Anokhi, Barton Centauro and his wife Heather, Kyle Centauro, William Centauro and his fiancee Rebecca, Mairebridget Norton and her husband Patrick, Margaret Sullivan, Grace Centauro, Daniel Centauro and Meredith Centauro. Great-grandchildren include Finn and Jameson Norton, Brandon Centauro and Domenico Sullivan. She was predeceased by her parents, Salvatore and Providenza (Arena) Femino, and her brother, Peter Femino.
Stella was born in Belmont and studied as a bookkeeper and lab technician. While raising four children, she moved to Acton in 1968 and was the manager for the Acton-Boxborough Junior High cafeteria program for almost 20 years. She enjoyed summering on Lower Naukeag Lake in Ashburnham. After retiring Stella played golf and enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to the funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 10:00am in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington Street, Acton. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Central Street, West Acton, with a gathering to follow at Pappa Razzi, 768 Elm Street, Concord, MA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or to the Visiting Angels of Acton, P.O. Box 2993, Acton, MA 01720. Memorial page www.actonfuneralhome.com