Obituaries 04-21-2021

Florence Ruth Snook

Wonderful, Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Homemaker and Wife

Florence Ruth (Traniello) Snook, a lifelong resident of Everett, graduated from Everett High School in 1947.  She attended the Whidden Hospital Nursing Program in Everett before she married Winson and began her family. 

Florence was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker and wife.  She was also very active at the First Congregational Church in Chelsea; always baking for special events and there were many. 

Florence worked as a nurse’s aide early on and then eventually went back to school where she received her Associate’s degree from Bunker Hill Community College.  She worked as a teacher’s aide at the Hamilton School in Everett.  Following that, she worked in the billing department at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 20 years, retiring at age 65. 

Florence traveled many places after her children grew up and left home.  She traveled all over the country with Winson as part of the Shriner’s Organization.  Wherever Florence went she brought love.  On her last day on earth she said, “The world is a wonderful place.  Spread love. Love one another. Take care of one another. Be kind to one another.”  Her best friend and sister-in-law Ethel, once said, “If the car is going, Florence will be in it.”  She has taken her last ride on earth but as she said, “I am ready for my next adventure.” 

The beloved wife of Winson C. Snook of Everett with whom she shared 71 years of marriage, she is the devoted mother of JoAnn L. Kelly of New Hampshire, Robert W. Snook of Florida, Richard D. Snook and Dennis J. Snook, both of Washington, John D. Snook of Billerica, Douglas K. Snook of Bellingham and Christopher M. Snook of Everett; sister of the late Vincent, Joseph, Jack Traniello and Rose Sokolowski and is also lovingly survived by 15 grand-children and eight great-grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Wednesday, April 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. Florence’s funeral services will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Thursday at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Everett.  In compliance with State COVID-19 Phase IV regulations, the Funeral Home is allowed a 50 person capacity limit.  All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing when greeting the family, pay their respects and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter.    We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card

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