Olga (Coscia) Magnolia

July 25th, 2017

Olga (Coscia) Magnolia, age 84, of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston, passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on July 21, 2017, following a lengthy illness.

Olga was born on October 19, 1932 in Caserta, Italy; she was the cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Eugenia (Conti) Coscia.  On April 23, 1955, Olga traveled on the Andrea Doria ship from Naples, Italy to New York City.  She settled in Chelsea with sister, Nellie and brother-in-law Paul.  

Olga met Sebastiano Magnolia, they married in November of 1959 and settled in East Boston.  The couple shared many wonderful years together.  They had two daughters, Adriene and Lisa, who were raised in East Boston.  The girls were the light of Olga’s life; they brought her so much joy.

Olga worked at the Little Brown Publishing Company in Boston as an accounting clerk.  She was very dedicated to her job and made many friends.  Olga was more than happy to retire in 1995.  She moved to Wilmington with her husband, where she took on her favorite role of all; “Nonni.”  Her two grandsons, Tyler and Spencer, were thought of as her own.   Olga taught them many valuable life lessons and shared many stories of her life in Italy.

In her spare time, Olga loved to cook; she enjoyed holidays and family gatherings.  She also was a very talented seamstress; she made clothes for herself and her children.  When she was not busy caring for her family,cooking, and entertaining, Olga could be found reading, she just truly loved to read.

Olga was a kind and generous woman.  She was devoted to her family, especially her husband, her daughters and her grandsons.  She will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Olga was the beloved wife of Sebastiano Magnolia, devoted mother of Adriene Magnolia & her husband Kirk Mainville of Spencer and Lisa Magnolia-Maffei & her husband John of Wilmington, loving “Nonni” of Tyler and Spencer Maffei, cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Eugenia (Conti) Coscia, dear sister of the late Alfonsina “Nellie” Bruno and Margherita Coscia, aunt of John Bruno of Derry, NH and Nancy Hopkins of Newport Richie, FL. 

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, July 29th from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, (Rte. 38), Wilmington, at 12:00 noon. A private Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Olga’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA  02452.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Olga (Coscia) Magnolia”

  1. Helen P Parker says:

    Papa, Lisa, Adriene, I will truly miss u all, Olga will always hold a special place in my heart, she was such a sweet, strong woman. sending my love to all of u.. Love Helen

  2. Debbie Masone Frizzi says:

    Dear Adriene and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a beautiful woman and I will always remember her smile. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  3. Phyllis Petrolito says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a happy and talented woman. I Know the time my mother met her they just laughed at each of their stories and we did too. Love to all of you all.
    Love, Phyllis

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