Panarese, Angela “Auntie Angie” of Chelsea, left this world on February 9, 2021. She was 97 and died peacefully at home surrounded by family. Angela was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and graduated Chelsea High class of '41.
Angela loved and cared for her Essex St community, she was always there to help a neighborhood family, and was a devout catholic in the St Rose congregation.
She worked professionally, traveled the world and was an expert seamstress. Auntie Angie could make or mend anything! In retirement she volunteered her quilting skills to local fundraisers and the Chelsea Senior Center.
She is survived by her devoted sister Ida Rudolph of Chelsea. She is pre-deceased by her brother Genaro and wife Virginia, sister Philomena (Tibaudo) and husband Albert, of Lynnfield Mass.
Angela was the Beloved “Auntie” to 27 nieces and nephews across generations. And she played a big role in our family life.
She is lovingly remembered for her renowned frugality as well as her caring generosity and of course, her homemade Ravioli.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, February 12th from 10-12 Noon.
Due to the current health crisis, Funeral Services and Interment will be private for immediate family only.
Those attending are reminded that face coverings are required, social distancing must be practiced, contact tracing information will be taken and those visiting are to enter, pay their respects and are asked to exit due to occupancy limits imposed by the state, allowing other guests to enter.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Angela Panarese, please visit our floral store.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 40 people at a time in the Funeral Home. Friends are asked to enter, pay their respects and exit to allow other guests to enter. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place