When the neighborhood “Nonna” dies, mourning is just not the same

Apr 17, 2020 417

BY: Lucas Phillips

In the deeply Italian Newton neighborhood known as “The Lake," where funerals for elders traditionally draw hundreds, mourning a woman who was a “Nonna” to all was muted Saturday by COVID-19.

For decades Pasqualina Lucchetti would walk down the block on Saturdays to get her hair done and pick up fresh bread — no matter what the weather was. But on this Saturday, plans for a procession of cars to honor her had to be canceled, according to family and community members.

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SOURCE: https://www.msn.com

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