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Esther R. Franchitto

March 29, 1933 - September 12, 2021


Esther R. Franchitto

March 29, 1933 - September 12, 2021


Obituary For Esther R. Franchitto

Franchitto, Esther R. (Spera), a long time resident of Arlington passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on September 12th.  Beloved wife of the late Rocco Franchitto.  Loving mother of Marie Bongiovanni and her husband Paul of Reading, John Franchitto and his wife Diana of Foxboro and Katherine Kashmanian and her husband Gregg of Westboro.  Cherished nana of Timothy, Jason, Kathryn and Ashley Bongiovanni, Douglas and Felicia Franchitto and Marissa and Gregory Kashmanian.  Dear great grandmother of Nathan, Liam, Rocco and Josiah Bongiovanni.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and family. Esther was born in Cambridge to Angelo and Catherine Spera who immigrated from Naples, Italy. She was the youngest of 8 children. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Sunday from 2-5 pm and to a service on Monday at 11 am in the Story Chapel of Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Burial to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Esther to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923 or Please visit to view an online guestbook.


19 Sep


02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
20 Sep

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Story Chapel - Mt. Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Get Directions »
20 Sep


12:00 PM

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Get Directions »
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  • 09/18/2021

    Auntie, Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You are now with my dear uncle and my mother and father. We Will miss you greatly. You are in Jesus loving arms. "And the thought that makes me smile now, even as the tears fall down Is that the only scars in heaven are on the hands that hold you now". Love, Pam

  • 09/18/2021

    Esther was always a best dressed godly woman. Always a joy to be with her. Grateful to know as the family of God that death only separates us for a season. See you soon Esther.

  • 09/17/2021

    Such a kind generous soul full of love and fun. Ironically the last time I saw her was it my mother's funeral may they both rest in power

  • 09/15/2021

    Although I have not seen Mrs. Franchitto in many years, her late husband and she were dear friends of my parents, Pat and Peter Johnson. My whole family sends our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Carol Johnson Mici

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