Mary Astuti, of Everett, died peacefully after a short illness on January 23, 2021 at the age of 97. She was born in Everett on May 5, 1923 and remained living in her family home until just before she passed.
She is preceded in death by her parents Gaetano Astuti and Sadie (Bonanno) Astuti of Italy/Everett; her late brother Private First-Class Joseph Astuti; her late sister Antonia “Lena” (Astuti) Frisiello and her late brother-in-law Anthony Frisiello. Mary is survived by her devoted brother Frank Astuti of Marshfield (formerly of Everett) and his wife, Frances (Pescatore) Astuti. A beloved aunt, Mary, is also survived by her 5 nieces, 3 nephews, and their spouses. She was adored by their children; 5 grandnieces, 12 grandnephews, 2 great-grandnieces, and 1 great-grandnephew.
Although, Mary left school at a young age to work as a seamstress to help provide for her family; she later attended night courses to obtain her High School diploma. From there she went on to attend Woburn Business School to complete IBM Keypunching training. She then utilized her skills to obtain employment at MIT. Mary continued her career at MIT for the next 25 years, and upon her retirement left a supervisory position.
Mary had an adventurous spirit, and loved to travel. Italy, Germany and Alaska were some of the places she visited. She also loved music, taking photographs and dancing. Mary was extremely creative and known for making many beautiful handmade items, especially her beautiful baby sweaters. She was a faithful member of the Catholic Church.
Mary was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. But most of all she was a beautiful, generous, kind, loving soul, that will forever be in our hearts.
Funeral from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Saturday, January 30. Visitation period will be from 8:00 to 9:15 am. For the safety and protection of those who loved Mary, we ask that only Family/Extended Family attend visitation at the funeral home. All others are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church (Everett) at 10:00am. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial Donation to the American Cancer Society, The Veterans of Foreign War or another giving charity of your choice.
Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to the CDC and the Massachusetts guidelines; social distancing and mask are required.
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American Cancer Society
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Veterans of Foreign Wars