Ave Maria (Galvani) ManciniMay 22, 1928 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 89)
Ave Maria (Galvani) Mancini, 89, a longtime resident of Framingham died on Friday, January 19, 2018 from complications due to a stroke. Born in Castell Arquato, Italy, she was the daughter of Gina (Ravazzola) Galvani who survives her and the late John Galvani. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Mancini.
Ave Maria immigrated with her parents to Framingham at the age of 3 and attended Framingham schools. Soon after WWII, at the age of 18, she married Joseph and settled down to raise her family. She worked for some time at the Bancroft Corp making hats.
Family came first for Ave Maria. She was a great cook and homemaker and an extremely giving person. She had a knack for being able to keep in touch with friends and family, and very much enjoyed traveling.
Besides her mother Gina, Ave Maria is survived by her son, John P of Framingham, her grandchildren, Andrea J. of Marlborough, Daniel J & his wife Katie of Shrewsbury, and Anthony J. of NYC, her great granddaughter Kensington L., her daughter-in-law, Darlene of Hopedale, her sister-in-law, Ann Galvani of Natick, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, her son Joseph C., and her brother Carlo Galvani & his wife Caroline.
Family and friends will honor and remember Ave Maria’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham, on Wednesday, January 24th from 4 – 8 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly St., on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made in Ave Marie’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, www.stjude.org.