Woonsocket Call

Mary Fiumara, 88; starred in Prince ad

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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the 1960s has died. Mary Fiumara was 88.

Her son said she died Tuesday but hasn’t revealed the cause of her death.

Fiumara is remembered for yelling “Anthony! Anthony!” from an open window in her North End neighborho­od apartment in the iconic TV spot.

Anthony Martigetti played her son in the 1969 commercial. He told The Boston Globe she was “a legend” in the neighborho­od. He said the commercial wouldn’t have worked without her.

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