Annina Ferraro Villella

February 26, 2018


Annina Ferraro Villella, 92, of Highland Avenue, Fall River, died Monday, February 26, 2018, at Catholic Memorial Home, in Fall River.

Born in Acri, Italy, and living in Rome until 1966, the daughter of the late Francesco and Candida Ferraro. She was the wife of the late Gennaro Villella to whom she was married since 1948. A graduate of Instituto Magistrale di Cosenza, she was retired from the Davol Industries, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Previous to immigrating with her family to the United States, she was an elementary school teacher in her native town of Acri (Italy). She has been a resident of Fall River for the last fifty-one years while also having had residences in Rome (Italy).

She is survived by her children, Candida (Villella) Bernier, Serafina (Villella) Mello, both of Fall River, and Patrick Villella of Mansfield, MA. She was the mother of the late Giuseppe Villella of Miami, FL. She was the grandmother of Marco Villella of Mansfield, and Marc Mello of Portsmouth, RI. She was the grandmother of the late Jason Mello and the great-grandmother of Abigail, Grace, and Jack Mello, all of Portsmouth, RI.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 9:00AM, from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, MA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00AM, in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 120 Beattie St., Fall River. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Notre Dame Cemetery, in Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5:00-8:00PM, in the funeral home.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION at www.diabetes.og and at (800) 342-2383.

Calling Hours

MAR 1. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720


MAR 2. 9:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720

Funeral Mass

MAR 2. 10:00 AM (EST)

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, FR
120 Beattie St
Fall River, MA

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