Anna was born on October 28, 1929, in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Lazzaro) Visconti. Anna was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School.
Following high school, Anna went to work for the Sears Roebuck Company in Boston in the transportation department where she tracked packages but through years of dedication to her job and her strong work ethic, Anna earned several promotions. Anna was quite an asset to the company; she had a head for business and great customer service skills and earned her position as head of catalogue sales. Anna retired following more than 45 years of unwavering service to the company.
Anna moved with her family to Wilmington more than 60 years ago and became very involved in the community. Anna loved her family dearly; she was a wonderful daughter, sister, cousin, and a loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Anna looked forward to the countless family holidays, weddings, summer barbeques, or special celebrations throughout the years; after all she was from a large and loving Italian family where everyone was included and great time was had by all.
Anna was a charter member of the Sons of Italy Roncali Lodge in Wilmington and was very instrumental in promoting new members.
Everyone who knew Anna would know that she was a true Democrat; she didn’t mind sharing her political views and was always up for a good debate. Anna was very active in the Democratic Committee in Wilmington and was heavily involved in many Democratic campaigns throughout the years for the Kennedy Family and our own former State Representative Fred F. Cain.
In her later years, Anna loved to go to the Wilmington Senior Center where she made many friends and enjoyed going on various trips to Foxwoods or out to dinner and a show. Anna always had a great time when she traveled with the Wilmington Rec. Department, she loved to see new places and meet new people. One of Anna’s more memorable trips was traveling through the Panama Canal; she was in awe and talked about it for years.
Anna will be fondly remembered for her kindness and generosity towards others; she was always willing to help wherever and whenever needed. Anna loved her family and friends unconditionally and received their love in return; she will be truly missed.
Anna was the cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Lazzaro) Visconti, dear sister of Annette Shelley & her husband Bob of Wilmington, Anthony Visconti of Connecticut, the late Joseph Visconti & his wife Joan, Andrew Visconti, and Mary Lou Ricci. Sister-in-law of Jennie Visconti and Louis Ricci both of Reading. Anna is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, May 13th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers donations in Anna’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.