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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
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Sally Morreale

Sally Morreale (Ballo)

Friday, December 14th, 1923 - Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Of Waltham, passed away, surrounded by her loving family on Monday evening January 7th, 2019. She was 95 years old.

Sally was born December 14, 1923 in Waltham; the daughter of the late Salvatore and Cologera (Terrasi) Ballo.

A graduate of Waltham High School, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Along with her husband of 64 years, the late Vincent C. Morreale, Sr., Sally co-founded MorReal Sewing Machine Center, a Waltham landmark for more than five decades.

She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish, member of the Holy Rosary Guild, and co-founder and administrator of the 311 Club, a charitable organization to benefit the church. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, an amazing cook, and an accomplished artist.

Sally is survived by her devoted & loving children, Carmen J. Morreale and his wife, Helen of Derry, NH, Susanne Morreale Leeber and her partner Bill Rocco of Clinton, Maryann Marzakis of Framingham, and Vincent C. Morreale Jr. and his wife, Mandy of Prospect, KY, her sister Josephine Papia of NH, and sister-in-laws Rose Ballo of FL and Louise Ballo of Waltham. She is also survived by his 9 cherished grandchildren, 13 adoring great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a loving mother-in-law, preceded in death by the late Dennis Marzakis and Sandra Morreale.

Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services in celebration of Sally’s Life from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, Waltham, MA on Friday morning Jan. 11th at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 920 Trapelo Road, Waltham at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Brasco & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday Jan. 10th from 4 – 8 p.m. Parking attendants on duty.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Sally’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Jimmy Fund, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 9:30am
    Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted
    920 Trapelo Road
    WALTHAM, MA 02452
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend James DiPerri
  • Interment

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Calvary Cemetery Waltham
    250 High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Ann Burke

Posted at 05:26pm
So sorry for your losss your mom was the best My husband use to deliver Meals to her on tuesdays she was a beautiful lady inside and out I remember my childhood as a child visiting;g her with the Generoso clan we had so much fun love Ann Collura Burke my prayers and thoughts are very humble

Susan conneely

Posted at 03:57pm
So very sorry to hear of Sally’s passing, she was quite wonderful lady! I had come to know Sally and her family through NWH. No matter how she saw felling, she had a kind word to say. We often spoke about her company. Morreale Sewing machine , how my dad bought my my first Viking sewing machine back in 1972, and it still works perfectly all these years later! No matter what business occupies their space The MORREALE Building will always be an Waltham landmark, always be known as The MORREALE Buliding and the wonderful family that created the legacy. Will miss you beautiful Sally and your family.
Love and hugs to all
Susan C

Laura Andrade

Posted at 11:54am
Danielle and family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your grandmother. Thoughts and prayers.
Laura Andrade

Paul Notartomaso

Posted at 08:27am
I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. "Aunt Sally" as we knew her as we were growing up was a wonderful, loving person. I have enjoyed reconnecting with her on FB. She will certainly be missed.

Paul and Valerie Notartomaso

Mary Jane Gangi

Posted at 10:24pm
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Gangi Family
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