SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 22, 2013

Carol A. (Festa) Baptista, 70


Peabody, MA — Carol A. (Festa) Baptista of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, surrounded by her family, joined her husband and her father on October 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald Baptista with whom she shared 46 years of marriage, who passed away May 2, 2013. She was the loving mother of Ronald Baptista of Revere and Marissa Baptista of Peabody, and cherished Daughter of Mary (Poccio) Festa of Revere and the late William “Billy” Festa who passed away January 6, 2013. She was the dear sister of William "Chuck" Festa and his wife, Judith, of Peabody and Nona to Michael and Morgan Hatch. She was the aunt of Alana and Giana Festa.

She was a graduate E.B.H.S., Class of 1961.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral From Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Carol’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210. For directions and guestbook, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.