Mrs. Olive Grace (LaBeau) Dragotta, 93 of 17 Watson St. North Adams, MA died Thursday January 3, 2013 at North Adams Commons. She was born in the Blackinton Section of North Adams, MA on September 16, 1919, daughter of Peter and Maude (Kirby) LaBeau. She attended the Archer School, Holy Family School and Drury High School. Olive was last employed by Excelsior Printing Co. for many years until her retirement. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church. Olive loved animals and also enjoyed painting. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Dragotta, whom she married on May 10, 1957. One daughter- Cheri Dragotta of North Adams One son- Norman Gelinas of Adams Two grandchildren- Bruce Gelinas of Adams and Wayne Gelinas of NH. She also leaves two great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers and four sisters are deceased including Mary Lincoln, Ellen Orell, Ora Haggerty, Dorothy Marsden; Peter and Henry LeBeau.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Olive Dragotta will be Tuesday January 8, 2013 at 8:15 AM from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4-6:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.