Mary Ann (Lilley) Tirabassi, age 78, passed away at D’Youville Senior Care, Lowell, Massachusetts on Sunday, June 11, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Born November 14, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York to Emma V. (Moeller) and John J. Lilley II. Mary Ann attended Catholic schools for her education. On May 18, 1958, she married Donald J. Tirabassi and they have been married for 59 years.
She was a native New Yorker and had lived in North Carolina for 18 years, before moving to New Hampshire in 2011, when her Alzheimer’s disease became more advanced and to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She worked in several capacities including bookkeeper, accountant and a key punch operator for the following companies; Hageman Milk Company, Hebrew National Kosher Meat Products and the Ideal Toy Company.
Mary Ann had many interests and loved to bowl, make ceramics, do cooking and baking and most of all showing the love for her children, grandchildren and husband. She was a loving wife, and an incredible mother and grandmother.
She always saw the good in everyone and was quick to forgive. She would say that people with problems deserved a second chance in life to redeem their wrong doings. Her cheerfulness and thoughtfulness would brighten the day of those she met.
She is survived by her husband Donald, daughters Angela Napolitano, Lisa Ann Snyder and son Dennis J. Tirabassi; Angela’s husband Richard Napolitano and their three children Joseph, Christina and Dominic Napolitano; Lisa’s husband Gordon Snyder and their three children Maria, Kelly and Grant; sister Veronica George and her children Susan, Tony, Linda, Sharon and their children and grandchildren; and sister-in-law Josephine Lilly and her family. Mary Ann was predeceased by her brother, John J. Lilley III.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the management staff, Nurses and CNA’s (Certified Nurses Assistants) and Volunteers at D’Youville Senior Care nursing facility for their love, and care they provide to all the residents there. Also, a special thanks to Hospice for their help and support in the closing days of Mary Ann’s life.
Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH, on Thursday June 15th from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad Street, Rte. 130, Nashua, NH, Friday June 16th at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and are asked to gather at the church. Interment will take place at the South Chatham Cemetery, Rte. 28, South Chatham, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, website www.Alz.org.
Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com