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Gilda V. (Montanaro) Yasi

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Gilda V. (Montanaro) Yasi, 93, of Franklin, died, Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Forge Hill Senior Living Community where she resided for the past 1 years. She was the beloved wife of Francis X. Yasi whom she married in 1947. Born in Providence, RI on April 28, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Serafino and Concetta (Sardiello) Montanaro. Mrs. Yasi formerly resided in Venice, FL for 29 years and also in Marshfield and Lynn, MA. She graduated from Hope High School in Providence and worked at Quonset Point Naval Air Station where she met her husband. She later worked as a secretary in the Lynn and Pembroke School Systems for many years until her retirement. Mrs. Yasi enjoyed doing arts and crafts and was a member of the Venice Arts Center. She was well known for Teddy Bears that she made from old fur coats. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ken Yasi and his wife Cheryl of Hull and Dan Yasi and his wife Judy of Medway and four grandchildren, Paul, Katherine, Emily and Lauren Yasi, all of Medway. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Del Sesto, Anna Miale and Anthony Montanaro. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass on Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Church, One Church Square in Franklin. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in her memory to Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Suite 3-102, Newton, MA 02466. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St. (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com).

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, 2011
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