Obituary of Sonja Nunes
Sonja V. (Swanson) Nunes, of Burlington, passed away at the Youville Hospital in Cambridge after a brief illness. Devoted wife of the late Joseph J. Nunes.
Sonja was born and raised in Somerville. She was the daughter of Swedish immigrants the late Oscar and Ruth Swanson. Sonja worked with her husband at Hanson & Tilton Auto Body Repair in Arlington where she did the bookkeeping.
Sonja was an exceptionally loving woman. Her life revolved around her family and friends. She had a close relationship with her two daughters Amy and Holly and was both a mother and a best friend. Sonja and her identical twin sister Sylvia have always shared a magical relationship. Whether with each other or without they were always one and spent so many wonderful years together. She also had a special bond with her nieces and nephews who thought of her as a second mother. One of her great joys was caring for her great nieces and nephews.
Her pizzas, homemade apple squares, cookies and birthday cakes were legendary. Her spirit was the highlight of every event. She was a woman of deep faith and touched everyone she knew. She made the ordinary special, whether it be making a Halloween costume or sprucing up a prom gown.
Sonja is the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. She is the loving mother of Amy (Nunes) Blalock of Derry, NH and Holly Nunes of Arlington. She is the identical twin sister of Sylvia DeRosa of Rockport and sister of Vincent B. Swanson of Salem, NH and the late George Helmer Swanson. Daughter-in-law of Helena (Pacheco) Nunes of Burlington.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m.. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH at 1 p.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt.128, Woburn side) on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Memorials in Sonja’s name may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 929 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA 02476.