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LUCCHETTI Gino P. Jr. (Guido), was taken to heaven on November 26 at the age of 36. He was born on August 5, 1978 in Newton, MA ("The Lake"). Gino leaves behind his beloved parents, Gino and Louise Lucchetti, two adoring brothers, Louis Paul Lucchetti, Michael Lucchetti and his sister- in-law Glenda Lucchetti and his nephew and godson Dante. Grandmother, Pasqualina Lucchetti, Aunts and Uncles, Joanne Smith, Loretta and Jay Busa, Anthony and Nancy Pellegrini, Louie Pellegrini, Anne-Marie Pellegrini, Linda and Dan Anderson, Larry Lucchetti, Mario and Kelly Lucchetti, Anna and Brian Riffe and a loving girlfriend, Lisa Gallinelli. Grandson of those he is with in heaven, Anthony "Fats" Pellegrini, Joanne "Mac" Pellegrini, and Pasquale Lucchetti. Services will be held at Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown Street, NEWTON, MA 02458. Sunday, November 30th from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday December 1st from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady’s Parish in Newton. Burial to follow in Newton Cemetery. Throughout Gino’s life he has been a dedicated philanthropist in support of two amazing organizations, The Nonantum Children’s Christmas Party Association and The John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton. In Lieu of flowers his family requests that a donation be made to either organization in honor of his life. The Nonantum Children’s Christmas Party Association, P.O Box 12, Nonantum, MA 02458. The John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02460
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This page is dedicated to “The Lake Lingo,” a language that is still used in current day Nonantum, MA. There are multiple theories as to when and how the language came to exist in that area. The most consistent theory was that a local joined the carnival or circus and upon return taught the language to the locals.

Nonantum is the very first village of established in Newton, MA and runs along the south bank of the Charles River. It derives its nickname, “The Lake,” from Silver Lake, a small body of water previously located in the region as earlier as 60 years ago. The surrounding neighborhood was built around the local parish Our Lady Help of Christian’s by local Irish settlers and played a central role in the areas cycle of immigration. 

By the turn of the turn of the 20th century, the area has established a strong Italian presence. The largest percentage of these immigrants hailed from a small village located south-east of Rome named San Donato Val di Comino. Throughout the years, the descendants of the original Italian families in The Lake have played a pivotal role in maintaining a strong and diverse flavor to the City of Newton, Massachusetts.

The town also boasts one of the oldest synagogues in the Northeastern United States. Rabbi Weinberg, a personal friend of mine, looks after the Jewish Orthodox shul (synagogue) on Adams Street. I have attended Shabbat there multiple times and have received many a warm welcoming by the Rabbi and the Jewish people of Nonantum.

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