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MARTIGNETTI, Anna Lena (Geso) Of Somerville passed away at her home on September 8, 2018 at 90. Beloved wife of the late Frank Martignetti. She is survived by her children Sylvia, Sandra and Anthony "Tony" Martignetti. Sister of Connie Salvato. Grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren cousins, nieces, nephews. Anna was born in Boston May 1, 1928, one of five children raised in the North End to the parents of Italian immigrants and married in 1947. After the couple' s third child in 1952, the family resided in Somerville. Sadly in 1982 her husband lost his battle to cancer at the age of 61. She then worked every morning for 15 years as a cashier at her son's gas station sometimes teaching the customers how to pump self-serve and in the afternoon work as a home aid caring for the blind, the next 17 years as a lunch attendant at Somerville early childhood schools through 2014. Her mother Santa, lived with Anna from 1983 until her passing in 2007 just shy of her 104 birthday. Anna was known for her great tasting homemade Italian meals especially on holidays. She was a fine candlepin bowler for over 40 years and member to several leagues. She never allowed her medical conditions get in the way of living until near the end when it took its toll on her. May the Grace of God grant Anna "Eternal Peace" as she is laid to rest with Frank at St. Michael 's Cemetery. May memories of them live on. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, Friday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ann Church, Somerville at 10:00. Calling hours Thursday, 4-7. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Boston. Remembrances may be made in Anna's honor to the , 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231-4596.
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 12, 2018
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