Jennie Siracusa, (Guerreri), age 91, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Clearwater, FL and North Reading, MA, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends, on April 1, 2015, at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester.
She was born on February 7, 1924 in Boston, MA; was the cherished daughter of the late Phillip and Assunta (Salamone) Guerreri. Jennie was raised and educated in East Boston and was part of a close knit and very loving family.
Jennie married the “love of her life” and her best friend Frank Siracusa on September 16, 1945 and they shared 63 memorable years together before his passing in 2008. In 1955 they moved to North Reading where they raised their two children Annette and Frank. Family was of utmost importance to Jennie; throughout her life she was a very devoted wife, mother, Grannie, Great nana, daughter, aunt, and especially a devoted sister. Jennie and her sisters remained close throughout the years and were always there for each other.
Jennie was quite a homemaker, she loved to entertain, and had many memorable parties in her North Reading home throughout the years. Jennie, with Frank at her side, always cooked up a storm, sang while she prepared everything, and always made everyone feel at home; no one was ever a stranger to her.
Jennie was a woman of great faith and an active communicant at St. Theresa’s Parish in North Reading for many years. Jennie was a member of the parish prayer group. She was always willing to lend a hand where ever she could.
Jennie and Frank were snow birds for many years and in 1985 the couple moved permanently to the Bay Oaks Condominiums in Clearwater, Florida, where she could be close to her sisters. They remained there for 30 years. They volunteered at various nursing homes in the Clearwater area where they would visit the seniors and sing all the old songs with them.
Jennie will be fondly remembered for her great personality and kindness towards others. Jennie was a beautiful lady inside and out and her beautiful smile will be missed by all.
Jennie was the beloved wife of 63 years to the late Frank Siracusa, devoted mother of Annette Pellegrini & her husband Peter of Wilmington and the late Frank Siracusa; loving “Grannie” of Jodi & Richard Bobrowski of South Hadley and Peter L. & Diane Pellegrini of Dracut; “Great Nana” of Jenna and Leah Bobrowski and Alanna Pellegrini. Cherished daughter of the late Phillipo and Assunta (Salamone) Guerreri; dear sister of the late Josie Catrone, Caroline Tropea, Lucy Fariole, and Anna Letterie. Jennie is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held in Clearwater, FL at a later date. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 7th from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Jennie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472, the Aberjona Nursing Center, Attn: Social Activities, 184 Swanton St., Winchester, MA 01890, or to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3100, Woburn, MA 01801.