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October 25, 2012

Vera (Grassi) Sanviti


Lynn — Vera (Grassi) Sanviti, age 90, of Lynn, died Monday, October 1, following a lengthy illness. She was daughter to the late Oreste and Angelina (Mori) Grassi of Haverhill. She leaves her loving husband, Alfred J. Sanviti, with whom she shared nearly 65 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Haverhill, Vera was a member of Haverhill High’s 1940 graduating class and was a 1942 graduate of the Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Boston. She was the school secretary at the former Christ Child Nursery in Lynn, until her retirement in 1986 after 17 years of service, making dear friends along the way.

A Lynn resident since marriage, Vera was a communicant of St. Pius V Parish. She relished time spent with family, neighbors and friends at her home of more than 50 years. She was a warm and inviting hostess, talented cook, self-taught flower arranger and avid Red Sox fan. Vera was a lifelong reader, interested in everything from literature and modern fiction to topical news, including the Boston Globe sports pages. She maintained a keen mind and was always happy to engage in spirited conversation, especially with her beloved grandchildren. A perfect day for Vera would end by sitting next to Fred in their sun room, watching the sun set over the water.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving sisters, Irma Pasquale of Haverhill and Elsa Basso of Atkinson, N.H. and by her four devoted children, Mark Sanviti and his wife Marie of Gloucester, Joan Fuller and her husband Tom of Hollis, N.H., Carol Masciarelli and her husband Arthur of Scituate and Jeanne Masher and her husband David of Rowley; five grandchildren, Mark and Matthew Fuller, Gina and Andrea Masciarelli and Andrew Masher; step grandchildren, Jason Parisi, his wife Marie and their daughters Caitlyn and Lindsey, and David Parisi, his wife Dawn and their daughters Samantha and Mya. She also leaves a large and loving extended family including many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral was held from the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn on Friday, October 5, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church, Lynn. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or Hospice/All Care, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901Directions and guest book: www.solimine.com