Obituaries 08-26-2020

Vanda “Vera” Pescara

Great Cook and Skilled Seamstress

Vanda “Vera” (DiFelice) Pescara of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday,  August 19 in the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere after a brief illness.  She was 89 years old.  

Vera was born in Vittorito, Italy and lived in Everett for many years before transitioning to Annarita’s home these last 10 years.  She was a great cook making homemade pasta, best bread and delicious pizza.  Her gnocchis were famous. Vera cooked and baked from scratch. What a talent! She was also a very skilled seamstress who made her daughter’s clothes growing up.  Her greatest joy was being a loving mother, doting grandmother and friend to many.  

The beloved wife of the late Amleto Pescara, she was the dear and devoted Mamma of Antonio Pescara and his wife, Anita of Medford and Annarita Bottari and her husband, Joseph of Wakefield, loving Nonna of Joe Bottari and Michela and Antonio Pescara, Jr., sister of Carmela Ravasini of Medford and the late Lilla and Lucia DiFelice;  devoted Zia of Meris DeSimone and her husband, Joe, Sandro Malantra and Lisa Ravasini.

Vera’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, August 22 in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vera’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.  Arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett..

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