M.Grace Marconi (Panaccione)
BARRE- M. Grace (Panaccione) Marconi, 94, passed away peacefully at home on April 12,2018. Grace was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Oswald "Ozzie" Marconi in 2008.
She leaves her 4 daughters, Carol Sousa & her husband Joe of Falmouth, Mary Jane Shutte & her husband Peter of San Francisco, Terri Marconi & her partner Janine of Williamsburg, and Joan Marconi & her partner John of Sutton; 4 grandchildren, Brennan Sousa, Jessica Sousa, Gulian Marconi and Ella Marconi ; a great grandchild, Max Sousa; a sister Theresa Blake from Long Island and a brother Louis Panaccione from Sandwich. She was predeceased by a son John; a daughter Mary Grace Marconi; 2 brothers Joseph Panaccione from CA and John Panaccione of Barre.
Grace was born in Barre the daughter of the late John & Mary (Izzi) Panaccione,the oldest of five children, graduating from Barre High School and Worcester State College. She was an elementary school teacher in Hubbardston and Gilbetville. Grace was an active member in her community including, St Joseph's Parish, St Joseph's Woman's Guild, the Barre Senior Center, the Barre Red Hat Club, Barre Woman's Club, and the Quabbin Regional Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed the Barre Band Concerts and the Barre Players Theater. Grace also enjoyed social gatherings and greeted everyone with a warm smile and hug. She loved and appreciated her supportive neighbors, her door was open to all. Grace's love of life and sense of humor will be missed by many.
A special thank you to VNA, Hospice and Elder Services of Worcester who helped make her final days comfortable.
Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, April 17,2018 from 5-7PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre. The funeral will be held on Wednesday with a Mass at 10:00AM in St.Josephs Church South St. Barre. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. in In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to: VNA Hospice and Palliative Care Fund Development 199 Rosewood Dr. Suite 180 Danvers,MA.01923 or Elder Sevices of Worcester Area 67 Millbrook St. Worcester,MA.01606.