ASHLAND – Regina Angelina (Simonetta) Treveloni, longtime resident of Ashland, died unexpectedly at home October 13, 2019 surrounded by her loving family just shy of 101 years old.
She was the daughter of the late Carlo and Marie (Quinzani) Simonetta of Framingham.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Reno Treveloni who passed away in 2000.
Regina leaves her sons Ronald Treveloni and his wife Catherine of Naples, FL, Richard Treveloni and wife Christine of Tucson, AZ and Peter Treveloni and wife Patricia of Sandwich. She leaves her daughter Jean Eaton of Ashland, MA, and daughter-in-law Jean Treveloni of North Grosvenor Dale, CT. She also leaves 15 grandchildren: Kate Fencl of IL, Christine Reidenbach of CA , Ronald Treveloni of NJ, Sarah Cordaro of MD, Michael Treveloni of AZ, Jennifer Eaton of MA, Joshua Eaton of MA, Andrea Whitley of PA, Nathaniel LeTreize of CA, Paula Jean Picard of CT, GinaTreveloni of MA, Elyse Hedge of MA, Kelsey Treveloni of CT, Lacey Treveloni of MA and Peter Treveloni of MA. Regina was also blessed with 9 great grandchildren: Emma Jean Eaton-Ayres of MA, Katia and Mark Fencl of IL, Samantha and Maisy Reidenbach of CA, Luca, Aida and Antonio Cordaro of MD and Robert Picard of CT.
She was predeceased by her son Paul Treveloni in 2001 and her dear friend Yann LeTreize in 2018, and by her siblings and their spouses Carlo Simonetta and wife Hilda, Marie Procello and husband Joseph and Albert Simonetta and his wife Ada.
Regina also leaves her wonderful, loving caregivers who made her day-to-day living more enjoyable and who enabled her to live out her final days at home: Kara Madden, Karen McGrath, Susan Wigglesworth, Sharon Depremio, Lynn Power and Phyllis Coughlin.
Regina worked at the Farmers and Mechanics Bank (TDBank) during WWII. She traded her position for wife and mother when she married Reno Treveloni in 1943.
Regina was active in the Boy Scouts as a Cub Scout den mother in Ashland.
Regina was proud to join her parents and siblings as a participant in the Framingham Heart Study from its conception in 1948 until the present. She was happy to contribute to the wonderful study.
She worked painfully with Reno to create Ashland Construction Corporation in 1958 and continued as an advisor until Reno’s passing in 2000.
Regina enjoyed spending summers in Sandwich, MA, with her family, cruising the Caribbean with her husband and playing bridge on Monday nights with “The Girls” her longtime friends.
She was the Champion of the Mt Lemon Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest in 1991.
She loved going apple picking and making pies for her grandson. She enjoyed knitting sweaters for her young children and taking classes in ceramics creating table Christmas trees, cups and other household items.
She loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and play. She would light up when they would visit. She felt blessed to have so many.
In recent years, her favorite thing to do was eat, especially pastries delivered by her granddaughter, Lacey. You knew she was pleased with the product when you got an “Oh BOY!”.
Regina’s mobility became limited in the later years and she spent many evenings watching her favorite tv shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with her daughter Jean.
Regina’s smile and quick wit will be missed by many.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral Mass on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9 AM at St. Cecilia Church, 54 Esty Street (off Rt. 135) Ashland. Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham.
Visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street, (corner of Union Ave.) Framingham will be Sunday from 2-5 PM.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the MetroWest Homecare and Hospice, 200 Nickerson Rd, Suite 110, Marlboro, MA 01752 or to the charity of your choice.