Obituaries

Anna M. Visconti

May 10th, 2015

Anna M. Visconti, age 85, of Wilmington, died peacefully on May 10, 2015, at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester, following a period of declining health.

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.

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Anna M. Visconti”

  1. Sally Gravallese Radomski says:

    Stan and I send our deepest sympathies to all of Anna’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will miss Anna. We had great times during the years with her at Wilmington of Sons of Italy functions.

  2. Joanne & Jack Harding says:

    Dear Annette, Bob and family,
    Please except our deepest sympathy on the loss of your sister. May all your wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sincerely, The Harding Family

  3. Ruthann (Spaulding)Soderholm says:

    Dear Annette and Bob,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you….. You did all the right things and have no regrets….. you loved your sister and she loved you……Keep all the good memories fresh in your heart and you will get through this very sad time…..
    Ruthann Soderholm

  4. Pat & Alma D'Antonio says:

    Dear Annette and Bob:
    We have very special fond memories of Anna. Whenever we’d meet her in church, she was always so happy and would go out of her way to talk to us and make us feel special.
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Love – Pat and Alma D’Antonio

  5. Anna Visconti c says:

    Annette-Bob.
    I’m very sorry for your loss . I will miss her sitting with me . my deepest sympathy . Debbie corby

  6. Patricia (Manuel)Belinski says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you God Bless
    Love Pat

  7. Karen and Frank West says:

    To the Shelley Family -

    Karen and I are saddened with your loss. We will keep the both of you and Anna in our prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy.

    Frank and Karen West

  8. Brenda & Doug Andersen says:

    Dear Annette and Bob
    Our family want to express our deepest sympathy for you loss of your beautiful Anna. She was a very special lady. I will always remember her laugh for it was infectious.
    God Bless you and your family.

  9. Nancy Luciano says:

    I am so sad to hear of Anna’s passing. She was a delight each and every time she came to the Town Hall. She truly loved her family and talked so much about her sister and brother-in-law and how proud she was that he was a police officer and loved the fact that he teased her. She will be missed.

  10. Linda Scifo says:

    Dear Anette & Bob I was so saddened to hear of Anna’s passing. She was a great lady with spirit, who I will always remember as my first mentor in politics. God Bless

  11. Jeanette Tighe says:

    I loved Anna from the day I met her I am sure she will now be at peace.

  12. Susan Gilbert Sexton says:

    Dear Annette and Bob,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family,
    Susan Gilbert Sexton

  13. sharon and sid tildsley says:

    Dear Annette and Bobby
    So sorry to hear of Anna”s passing. I will always remember her at Joe and MaryJanes Lake Winni home in N.H. on The Fourth of July she was a lot of fun. She loved all the kids and Maryanne Langone and Anna were true friends. She will be missed.

  14. Bruce Gordon says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  15. Kate Leduc says:

    Dear Annette and Bobby,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember Anna so fondly. She was always so kind to our family.
    Love
    Kate

  16. Bob and Patty Doyle and family says:

    Annette ,Bob and family ..
    our prayers are with you at this sad time …we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers .Be well

  17. Linda and Artie Giarratana says:

    Dear Annette, Bob and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing, she was so special to us. We were neighbors across the street and have so many fun and wonderful memories of Ann and your Father Tony. Ann was always there for us, she was like having your big sister living right next door, we loved her very much. God Bless you both during this difficult time. We had such a great neighborhood and a good part of that was because Ann lived there.
    All our love,
    Linda and Artie Giarratana

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