1930 – 2018
Woodstock, CT – Hope (Hovey) Listro, 88, formerly of Revere, MA, died Tuesday morning October 9, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Salvatore E. Listro. Born and raised in Houlton, ME, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Pearl (Lynt) Hovey.
Hope moved to Boston, MA, after graduating Houlton High School in 1948. She then worked as a cost estimator for Simplex Wire and Cable. She married Salvatore in June of 1957 and raised her children as a stay-at-home mom, volunteering at their schools and various other organizations for her children. Hope summered with her family at their cottage on Big Island Pond in Atkinson, NH. After her children were grown, she worked for several years as a secretary at St. Dominic Savio High School’s Spiritual Office in East Boston, MA. In retirement, she spent her winters with her husband at their home in Lakeland, FL.
She loved knitting, making everyone hats, mittens and afghans. She enjoyed Cribbage and other card games, Scrabble and crossword puzzles.
Hope was the loving mother of four children, Laura Listro and her husband Patrick of Tewksbury, MA, the late Steven Listro, Sr. of Atkinson, NH, Joann Listro of Derry, NH, Anthony Listro and his wife Joanne of Woodstock, CT. She is survived by a brother, Bert Hovey and his wife Jess of Manchester, CT and ten grandchildren, Salvatore, Steven, Jr., Joseph, Nicholas, Sarah, Derek, Linnea, Samuel, Benjamin, and Anthony. She was predeceased by seven brothers Noel, Rex, Kenny, Paul, Carl, Arthur, and Leo Hovey and three sisters Laura Hovey, Ruby Rhoda, and Jean (Estabrook) Moscone.
Relatives and friends will be received from 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30PM at Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT 06259. Burial will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, gathering at 10:45AM at the main gate of the Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett, MA 02149, followed by a graveside service at 11:00AM. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.