Lucy Savarese

Obituary of Lucy Savarese

Lucy M. Savarese passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2008 at the age of 99. Lucy was born in Avaleno, Italy, the daughter of the late Rocco and Filomena Gregorio. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was 4 years old. They first lived in Wakefield and the North End. Several years after graduating from St. Leonard’s High School in Boston, marked the start of the Great Depression. Lucy moved the Bronx, NY to work at her grandmother’s restaurant. During those years, she met John Savarese, who had grown up in the Bronx. They were married in 1940 at St. Leonard’s Church in Boston. They settled in Boston to begin there life together only to have World War II interrupt their marital bliss. Her husband John enlisted in the Army and served a Private First Class in the Army Air Corps, Squadron E of 1112th. She endured those troubling times with the faith that her husband would return safely home from the war, which he did. Lucy and John then moved to Somerville for a number of years before settling in Burlington 46 years ago. She had a strong faith with a special adoration for the Virgin Mary. She was a member of the Maria S.S. del Soccorso Society. She had a shrine for Maria S.S. del Soccorso in her home, which featured a relic statue of the saint, which she prayed to each day of her life. Each summer she and her husband would host a mass at heir home in adoration to Maria SS Del Socco. It was her faith and trust in God that sustained her during the trials in her life. Lucy was the beloved wife of the late John A. Savarese. She was the loving mother of Jean Lombardo & her husband Frank of Billerica and the late Phyllis Kurker. She was the sister of Gloria DeRosa of Burlington and the late Josephine Gregorio and sister-in-law of the late Anthony “Whitey” DeRosa. She was the grandmother of Lisa Lombardo & her fiancée Michael Cardoos, Stephen Lombardo, & Laura Lombardo all of Pepperell, and Nichole Kurker of Medford and great grandmother of Madison Marie Lombardo. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington, (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday, May 14 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Lucy’s name may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.
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