Lauretta Rae Pippo passed away peacefully on Monday February 25, 2019 after a brief stay at the Tippett House in Needham, MA. She was born in Needham 89 years ago and remained a lifelong resident. She loved Needham, both the community and the people.
She leaves her brother, Anthony C. Pippo Jr of Mystic, CT, her sister Joyce P. Civita of Dedham, MA and brother -in-law Carlo Civita, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lauretta graduated from Needham High School and attended numerous specialized courses over the years. She received certifications from the Bay State Academy of flight reservations and was enrolled in various courses at Boston University and Harvard Extension.
For many years, Lauretta was the insurance manager of the Needham branch of Alexander & Alexander, formerly Obrion Russell Company. She met with a great number of local clients and enjoyed the many friends she made. She was retired from the Town of Needham, where she was employed in the Treasurers Office.
She had a great love for all sports, especially baseball and basketball. She was very athletic and particularly excelled in the sport of softball. During her retirement years, Lauretta enjoyed visiting the Needham Senior Center, playing cards and participating in various bowling leagues.
Lauretta greatly enjoyed traveling and visited many parts of Europe over the years, especially in Italy. Her travels also took her to many parts of the United States and Canada as well.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visiting hour in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Friday March 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 followed by a funeral service at 11:30. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Lauretta to Tippett House, 920 South St Needham MA 02492, would be appreciated.
920 South Street, Needham MA 02492