Ann Restivo


11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Graveside Services

1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Calvary Cemetery
Washington Street
Winchester, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Ann M Restivo

Ann, “Annie” Restivo passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021. She was 93 years old.  Annie spent her childhood growing up in Woburn with her four siblings. As fate would have it, she would marry the love of her life Sam, who lived right across the street from her growing up. Annie and Sam were married for 70 incredible years. They raised two amazing sons together, Carl and Danny. After living several years in Woburn, they eventually settled down in Burlington in 1976 where many more incredible years were spent with her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends.  


Annie worked for several years at John Hancock in Boston. She then spent many great years working at Sammy’s Deli in Burlington alongside her husband Sam. She loved working hard and having fun at the store. She always had a smile on her face and was loved by all the employees and customers. Sammy’s kept her young at heart and it was such a huge part of her life that she worked there until she was 87! 


Annie was so full of life and her favorite pastimes were bowling, dancing, and shopping. When she was younger, she bowled on a league for many years with family and friends. She also spent many fun Saturday nights at the South End Italian Club dancing with Sam and her friends. Later in life, when Annie wasn’t at Sammy’s you would find her shopping with her sisters Mary, Loretta and nieces. We are convinced that is how she stayed in such great shape. 


Traveling was such a big part of her life. Annie was so fortunate to spend many years of her life traveling with Sam and her extended family. They went on many adventures together. They spent many winter months in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where they made new friendships and many wonderful memories. They loved traveling to Italy and Aruba and went there several times with family and friends. One of her favorite trips was to Disneyworld with Carl, June, and the boys, and she always cherished one of her last vacations down the Cape with her entire immediate family. These trips made memories to last a lifetime! 


Annie was Italian through and through and loved cooking. She had a basement filled with everything Italian from pasta sauces, to boxes of pasta. It was almost like her own convenient store and was her pride and joy. When her grandchildren would come over, they would love going down to pick out their special pasta that she would cook for them. She made so many delicious things from her friend Nancy’s chicken dish, her homemade pasta, homemade soup, lasagna, pastina, ice box cake, iced tea, and the favorite of most, her pasta and meatballs made with her “secret sauce.” And last but not least, there was nothing better than a Mammy’s grilled cheese served anytime, her specialty! 


Annie lived for her family, especially her sons and grandchildren. She was always there for everyone. She was an amazing mother and grandmother. Her pride and joy were witnessing the success of her sons. She loved hearing about all their accomplishments and was the proudest mother. Her grandchildren, Jared, Jesse, Lucas, Billy, Ali, and Ava were her whole world. She loved looking forward to the next event and was always there for all the major milestones whether it was the grandkids' sporting events, proms, school functions, graduations or weddings. She loved having the grandchildren over and would spoil them rotten. Many of the best memories made were the Sunday dinners spent at her house with family and friends filled with laughter and love.  


Annie was loved by everyone who knew her. She was kind, caring, funny and always the happiest when her entire family was around. Annie will forever be remembered as one of the best, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. We all will miss her terribly but are so grateful for the many wonderful memories we shared with her. 


Annie was the beloved wife of the late Samuel “Sammy” Restivo.  Loving mother of Carl Restivo & his wife June of Burlington and Daniel Restivo & his wife Amanda of Burlington.  Sister of Loretta Lentz & her husband Ralph of Woburn, the late Mary Pepe, Roger and Anthony Buonanno. Proud grandmother of Jared Restivo & his wife Sadie of Danvers, Jesse Restivo & his wife Melissa of Chelmsford, Lucas Restivo of Medford, Billy Restivo of Medford, Ali Restivo of Burlington, and Ava Restivo of Burlington. Great grandmother of Josie Restivo. A visiting hour will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Masks will be required.  Followed by a Graveside Service at Calvary Cemetery, Washington St., Winchester at 1 p.m.  There will be a Celebration of Life event at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ann’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452,



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