Lillian  Renzella
Friday
1
March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 1, 2019
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
781-272-0050
Saturday
2
March

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, March 2, 2019
St. Margaret's Church
111 Winn St.
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
781-272-3111
Saturday
2
March

Burial

11:15 am
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Bedford St.
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Lillian Renzella

Lillian C. Renzella, a woman who loved her family and her home passed away peacefully with her children at her bedside on Tuesday afternoon, February 26, 2019.  She was 95 years old.  Lillian was one of six children born to Michael and Florence Sarnie.  She grew up in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School.  She married her husband, Joseph Renzella on June 27, 1943 and they made their home in Malden and East Boston before settling in Burlington in 1957.  Joseph owned Cambridge Rug Company.  It being a small family business, Lillian assisted him in the office and numerous other roles Joe needed assistance in. She would later work at Esposito’s Bakery in Saugus alongside her sister Marie.  For Lillian, her real career was that of homemaker.  She made a loving and caring home for her husband and children.  She loved maintaining her home, decorating, and entertaining family and friends.  She was a fantastic cook and baker and she showed her love and warmth through food.  Her home was always filled with savory aromas emanating from her kitchen.  Sunday dinners, holidays, and family celebrations were very important to her.  Because of her longevity, she was blessed to see her family grow with 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.  Lillian’s greatest legacy was her family.

Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Renzella.   Loving mother of Marianne Dow & her husband George of Billerica, Joanne Renzella-Eckberg of Tewksbury, Joseph A. Renzella, Jr. & his wife Paula of Burlington, and Roxanne Russell & her husband James of Londonderry, NH.   Sister of Ursula Manganaro of Lynnfield, Michael Sarnie of Everett and the late Marie Rose DeFlippo, Grace and Eugene Sarnie.  Proud grandmother of Kathleen Gravlin, Wayne Dow, Richard Eckberg, Jr., Lori Contarino, Joseph Renzella III, Traci Renzella, Christine Russell, Michelle Thomas & James Russell, Jr.  Lillian is also survived by 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.   Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Friday March 1 from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral from the Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m.  Burial to follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington.  Memorials in Lillian’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. 

 

 

 

 

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