Agnes M. (Marinelli) Marinilli, 94, a Framingham resident for 53 years, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 following a brief illness. Born in Casale di Cocullo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore & Elvira (Pace) Marinelli, and the beloved wife for over 58 years of the late Tonino Marinilli.
Agnes immigrated to the US at the age of 9 and was raised on the family farm in Walpole. The farm nurtured her life long passion of plants, flowers, and gardening. She worked for more than 20 years for the Framingham Public Schools starting in the cafeteria at Juniper Hill School and later doing data entry at the high school.
Agnes was devoted to her faith and her family, and especially enjoyed spending time in Wells, ME. She was an excellent cook and anybody she met quickly became the beneficiary of her pizzelle. She was also a talented seamstress.
She is survived by her three sons, Anthony S. & his wife Louise of Westford, Robert F. & Mary Nichols of Bellingham, and Paul A. & his wife Kelly of Pepperell, her six grandchildren, Diane, Andrea, Laura, Christina, Vincent and Connie, her two great grandsons, Ryan and Timothy, and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Agnes’ life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Sunday, March 4th from 1-5 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning in St. George Church, 74 School St., Saxonville at 10 o’clock. Interment will be at St. Stephen Cemetery.
Agnes was a two-time cancer survivor, and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Xavarian Missionaries, 101 Summer St. Holliston, MA 01746 or the Pan Mass Challenge http://profile.pmc.org/PM0151