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Lidia (Percoraro) Colacchio

September 19, 1924 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 93)

Lidia A. (Pecoraro) Colacchio, 93, a longtime Marlborough resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Colacchio, who died in 1987.

Born in Pordenone, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luciano and Maria Pia (Pagnonsin) Pecoraro.  She was raised and educated in Italy.  In 1945, she married the love of her life, William, who had been stationed in Italy during World War II.  She and her husband then moved to United States and settled in Marlborough, where she lived in Marlborough the rest of her life.

Prior to retirement, Lidia worked for the General Electric Co. on the assembly line for four years, then worked as a cook at the former Pleasant View Nursing Home in Marlborough for seven years, and then worked at the former John & Son’s Bakery in Marlborough for 13 years.

Lidia enjoyed gardening, completing puzzles, reading, knitting, cooking for everyone with her Italian heritage, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by five children, William Colacchio of Marlborough, John Colacchio and his wife, Cheryl, of Ashland, Anna and her husband, James Rumsey, of Marlborough, Theresa and her husband, Mitchell Meltzer, of Ashland, and Anthony Colacchio of Marlborough; four grandchildren, James Rumsey, Lisa Sowden and her husband, Keith, Tifany Colacchio and her partner, Kathy Umile, and Brenton Colacchio; six great-grandchildren, Olivia Sowden, Noah Sowden, Sofia Sowden, Madison Rumsey, James Rumsey, and Trevor Umile.

She is predeceased by her four siblings, Leno Pecoraro, Mario Pecoraro, Elio Pecoraro, and Maria Darby.

Her funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10:00 A.M. in St. Bernadette Parish, 266 Main St., Northborough.  Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marlborough.

An hour of visitation will be held prior to her Funeral Mass from 8:30-9:30 A.M. in the William R. Short & Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory may be made to Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton MA 01748.

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