Obituaries

Louise Ann (Supranowicz) Fillio

June 3rd, 2021

Louise Ann (Supranowicz) Fillio, age 85, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on May 31, 2021, at Care One Wilmington.

Louise was born on April 13, 1936, in Pittsfield, MA; she was the youngest daughter of the late Paul and Jadwiga (Muraska) Supranowicz. Louise was raised in Pittsfield as part of a large, loving Polish family of 12 siblings and graduated from Pittsfield High School with the Class of 1954.

Following graduation, Louise attended beauty school where she earned her certificate in Cosmetology. She went to work as a hair stylist with her sister-in-law, Manuela, for several years.

Louise married her husband, David Newman Fillio, on October 25, 1958. The couple moved to Wilmington in 1961, where they raised their five children, Carol, Paul, Thomas, Ellen, and Nancy. Louise was born to be a mother; she was devoted to her children and lovingly cared for her late daughter Ellen at home for 49 years.

In her earlier years, Louise was active in Scouting and taught religion classes at St. Dorothy’s Church. She was a member of the Wamesit bowling league for many years.

Louise was a “people person.” She especially enjoyed caring for and spending time with babies and children. She became an aunt at the age of seven and started babysitting her many nieces and nephews shortly thereafter. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Lou” and “Weesey” to family and friends.

Louise loved to knit and crochet. She started a special tradition within her family, and circle of friends where she would crochet a personalized baby afghan for each child born. These blankets have become a treasured heirloom since each one is unique and special to the baby.
In her spare time, Louise loved to read, write, play cards, and board games, complete crossword puzzles and bird watch. She was very well-spoken and extremely witty. Louise was known for writing long, personal letters to her family and friends. The letters were always an interesting read and typically included a cartoon strip or pun she found amusing.

Louise will be remembered as a kind, warm and wise lady. She had a lovely sense of humor and liked to make everyone laugh. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She will truly be missed by her family.

Louise was the beloved wife of the late David Newman Fillio, devoted mother of Carol Fillio of Wilmington, Paul Fillio & his wife Gina of Salem, NH, Thomas Fillio & his wife Kathleen McKinley of Newton, NH, Nancy Fillio of Reading and the late Ellen Fillio, loving “Grandma” of David Fillio & his wife Elizabeth Diaz, Jessica Fillio, Rae Anna Hughes and the late Allison Fillio, “Great-Grandma” of Josiah, Gavin, Rozelyn and David Isaac, sister of Edith Farr of Stowe, VT and the late John, Pauline, Stephanie, Victor, Emil, Leon, Adele, Donald, Theresa and Stanley. Louise is also survived by brother-in-law John L. Fillio and his wife Beverly of Sandford, NC, her best life friend Barbara Roche and her husband Don of Pittsfield, MA and many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, June 7th from 10:00 – 11: 00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Louise’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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10 Entries in Guest Book for “Louise Ann (Supranowicz) Fillio”

  1. Marcello and Paula Ranieri says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

  2. Robin Krane says:

    Nancy, we are so sorry about your mom. We never got to meet your mom, but if she was anything like you – she was a strong, caring, kind and thoughtful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Fitness Within Family ??

  3. Chris & Jim O'Donnell says:

    So sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. Had many memories of our time together in scouting and as neighbors.

  4. bill lyttle says:

    Nancy, what an accomplished mom who clearly cared immensely for her family and friends. I know you loved her deeply . Hopefully your many wonderful memories will help you in your loss in the coming days and weeks. My deepest sympathy. Bill

  5. Judi Viglione says:

    Carol, so sorry for your loss. You were there for me when I lost my Mom and I only hope to return the favor and be a shoulder to lean on. it’s never easy, but I know how much you loved her.

  6. Marilyn Henderson says:

    As her obituary says, Louise was a “kind, warm and wise lady”. I would like to add the word “strong”. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a great hostess and when you were leaving after a fun visit she would say “come back anytime, my door is always open”. Sincerest sympathy to all.

  7. Frank West says:

    On behalf of Cub Scout Pack 136 and Troop BSA 136, we express pur deepest sympathies to the family of Louise Fillio. Louise and Dave were the catalyst that started our Scouting program. God bless the Fillio family now and always- Cub scout Pack 136 and Troop BSA 136 proudly sponsored by American Legion Post 136.

  8. Brian Meuse says:

    Mrs. Fillio was an amazing neighbor when I was growing up. Tommy and Paul were my best friends. I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Fillio. She was my barber for so many years. As soon as I walked in she said”Go wet your head.” My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol, Paul, Tommy, and Nancy.

  9. Kim Nguyen says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could come to see you during your mother’s visitation today; I am so sorry I couldn’t.

  10. Wes Cotter says:

    Nancy: Please accept my sincere condolences on the recent loss of your mom. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman who lived a full life. I’m sure she will be greatly missed by you, your family and friends. Take care.

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