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Dolores A. (Notargiacomo)  Centola

Dolores A. (Notargiacomo) Centola
  • July 28, 1936 - December 1, 2020
  • Brighton, Massachusetts

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“I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Dolores. I have known her and her family since I was little girl. I will always remember her witty...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Sue-Ellen Morganelli - GRAFTON, MA

“So sorry to hear of Auntie Dolores' passing. We will remember her always having a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. So happy we had the...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Cynthia Rogers - Waltham, MA

“I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your mom was to me . I cherished our porch conversations and I’m so sorry as I am just hearing of her...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Missy Hoffman - Friend

“We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Dolores. She was a wonderful, kind woman. I will never forgot her amazing smile and sense of humor...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Paula Galvani - Framingham, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Dolores was such a special person with her generous nature, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor. My family and I loved...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Maregni - Brighton, MA

“My heart is very heavy. Dolores was my cousin and friend.We grew up together and remained close friends through the years.She was a sweet lady with a...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Joanne Ferguson - Upton, MA

“so sorry for your families loss.she was a Great Lady glad to have shred many summers at Swifts Beach (many Nights sitting in the yard after curfew)...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Anthony Migliore - Pembroke Pines, FL

“Dolores and my mother had a beautiful friendship close as sisters . They raised their families together and enjoyed many summers in Swifts Beach....Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Michelle Callaghan-Shanahan - MA

“My heart is heavy. Dolores was my very close cousin and my dear friend. We grew up together and stayed close until her dying day. She had a wonderful...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Joanne Ferguson - Upton, MA

“I have so many fond memories of Delores as she and my mother had a beautiful, lifelong and inseparable friendship. Her compassion, generosity and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Callaghan-Tavares - MA

“I was so lucky to have you. The best grandmother anyone could have asked for!!! Miss you already. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jodi Pacheco - Grandchild

“We are so sad to hear about Delores's passing. She will be missed by the many people that loved her. We will especially miss her sense of...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Brian and Susan Ferguson

“I have so many wonderful memories of Delores . Getting together in Wareham was one of my all time favorites . She was an amazing cousin and friend to...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Abrahams - Santa Monica, CA

“Dolores was my godmother and my mom's best friend. I am thankful I've had the chance to spend more time visiting and talking with Dolores over the...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Quinn - Lawrence, MA

Bingo at the Veronica Smith Senior Center “I was saddened to hear of Delores' passing. She was such a funny lady and a pleasure to be around. She will truly be missed at the Veronica Smith...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jacqueline McLaughlin - Brighton, MA

“I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“We are deeply sorry about the passing of Dolores. She was so full of life and just a wonderful woman. Our prayers are with her family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Norma Deprospo - Rochester, MA


Out of an abundance of care and concern for family and friends funeral services have been modified.

You are invited to gather on Saturday, December 5th in Saint Patrick Cemetery, 999 Belmont Street, Watertown where Dolores' graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. There are no calling hours or funeral Mass. A celebration of her life is planned for a future date.

Mrs. Dolores A. (Notargiacomo) Centola, of Brighton, formerly of Waltham died at home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was 84.

Dolores was born July 28, 1936 in Cambridge the only child of Italian immigrants Frank and Anna (Santamaria) Notargiacomo. She was married Carl R. Centola until his untimely death on July 21, 1986. They had been Waltham residents until Dolores moved to Brighton in 1989.

Dolores kept her home in meticulous order and she loved having the company her family and friends in it. She had a terrific sense of humor and was always with a smile from ear to ear. Social by nature she spent many happy and active times at The Brighton Senior Center where she was in the company of many longtime friends.

She leaves her children, Laurie A. Pacheco (Richard) of Raynham, Doreen T. Daley of Bedford and Karla J. Gagnon (Peter) of Wareham; her grandchildren, Joseph R. Pacheco, Jodi A. Pacheco, Robert E. Daley, Michele E. Daley, Peter C. Gagnon and Parker F. Gagnon.