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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193

Dominica "Mimi" (Rizzo) Luca

Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Dominica “Mimi” (Rizzo) Luca, 96, a longtime resident of Maynard, MA, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL. She was the beloved wife of 48 years to the late Raymond P. Luca who died in 1995.

Dominica was born in Waltham, MA, daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (DiGuiseppe) Rizzo. She married Raymond in 1947 and they settled in Maynard to raise their family. She held several jobs which included stints at the Waltham Watch Co., American Can Co. and held the position of cook and baker at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for many years until her retirement. She was a long time member of St. Bridget’s Parish in Maynard and member of Regina-Margarita of Waltham.

She leaves her 4 children, Grace Chadbourne and husband Tom of Palm Bay, FL, Mary Ann Coughlin and husband John of Stow, MA, Joseph Luca of West Melbourne, FL and Ramona Salmi of Hubardston, MA and Ramona’s husband Paul of Gardner, MA. She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren, Lynn Chadbourne of Palm Bay, FL, Paul and Derek Salmi of Gardner, MA, Joseph Luca of Jamestown, PA; her 3 great grandchildren Nicholas and Alyssa Canitarno, Alexis Salmi and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 7 siblings and leaves a sister-in-law Marie Rizzo of Waltham.

Dominica, or “Mimi” as she was fondly called by family and friends had many interests in her life which included trips to Foxwoods and winters in Palm Bay, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was an avid Red Sox fan. Most of all she cherished time with her family. Every family function and party was filled with her love of cooking, baking and unique ability to entertain family and friends. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and friend to all who loved and knew her.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Acton Funeral Home 470 Massachusetts Ave., (Rt. 111), Acton, MA. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00am in St. Bridget’s Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard, MA. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Great Road (Rt. 117), Maynard, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Luca may be made to: William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32905.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Afternoon and evening visitation In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Luca may be made to: William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32905.
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Afternoon and evening visitation In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Luca may be made to: William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32905.
  • Service

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Bridget's Church
    1 Percival Street
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
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    Rev. John Prusaitis, Pastor
  • Interment

    St Bridget's Cemetery
    254 Great Road
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
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    Immediately following Mass


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The Bertrands

Posted at 06:27pm
We have lost a wonderful and talented lady. Always thinking and doing for others. Our children were fortunate to have known her, and mourn her loss. We celebrate her gracious smile and sense of humor.


Posted at 02:35pm
The years of our life are fleeting. Without intervention, we would all say goodbye to those we love, or they would say goodbye to us. Wonderfully, God has promised to intervene. “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3, 4) God will destroy death and remove the pain it has caused by restoring those who have died back to life. Yes, it will be like he wiped the tears from our eyes, when we are reunited with those we love. I am very sorry for your loss.

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