Angelina (Valente) Sernetska

September 21, 2007

Angelina (Valente) Sernetska

ANGELINA (VALENTE) SERNETSKA – of Winchester, formerly of Stoneham, September 21st. Beloved wife of the late Sebastian Sernetska. Mother of the late Patricia Andreason, and dear mother-in-law of Paul J. Andreason of Woburn. Dear sister of Jeanette Valente-Sparks of Stoneham, Frank and Leo Valente, both of Stoneham, Mary Jamieson of CA, and the late Joseph, Amelio and Anthony Valente. Also survived by two grandchildren: Paula Andreason of Woburn and Michael Andreason and his wife Donna of Pepperell, and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Matthew Andreason. Also survived by 12 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private, and there are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Angelina’s memory to The Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, 529 Main Street, Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Angelina Sernetska of Winchester, a former Stoneham resident, passed away Friday evening, September 21st, on the eve of her ninety-fifth birthday. She was the wife of the late Sebastian Sernetska, who died in 1970.

Angelina was born in Cassino, Italy, the daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Matioco) Valente. She came to this country in 1921 and made her home in Stoneham, where she remained until twenty-five years ago, when she took up residence in Winchester.

She was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A wonderful cook, Angelina was always feeding everyone and truly enjoyed making her special dishes for friends and family. She was very active at the Westley Street Apartments in Winchester, where she was a longtime resident, cooking for her neighbors and participating in their Garden Club and crocheting blankets for friends and relatives.

Along with her husband Sebastian, she was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia Andreason, and three brothers, Joseph, Amelio and Anthony Valente.

Surviving are her son-in-law, Paul J. Andreason of Woburn, two sisters, Jeanette Valente-Sparks of Stoneham and Mary Jamieson of California, and two brothers, Frank and Leo Valente, both of Stoneham. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Paula Andreason of Woburn and Michael Andreason and his wife Donna of Pepperell, and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Matthew Andreason, and 12 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private, and there are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in Angelina’s memory to The Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, 529 Main Street, Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

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  1. From: Brenda (Valente) Nichols

    Auntie Angie was a loving and caring person. I will always remember the boat rides with Uncle Jimmy, Patty, and Angie and the macaroni and meatball dinners afterwards. I always looked forward to Sunday visists with Grammy and Auntie Angie on the hill. She would make the best bow-tie cookies during the holidays!
    She always smiled even through bad times. I am so proud that she was my Godmother. She will always have a special spot in my heart.
    Love, Brenda

  2. From: Linda (Valente) Beaumont
    Kingman, AZ.

    Paula & Michael,

    It was sad to hear of your grandmothers passing (Aunt Angie). She was such a wonderful person. I have such fond memories of her. When we were younger, she and your grandfather would take us out on the boat and then we would come back to the house and have a huge meal outside with everyone. I remember the chickens they had and how she was always happy and laughing. My favorite was her “bow tie” cookies – they were the best and no one could ever seem to duplicate them! She used to pinch our cheeks and call us “chickenella” – funny what you remember.
    I spent some time with her before she went into the nursing home and before I moved to Arizona. We talked about old times and she told me all about her growing up in Italy. It was nice having that time with her.
    I know that she doted on her grandchildren. When we would speak to her she always would talk about the two of you. My dad and her had a wonderful time together and he really enjoyed all those times speaking with her on the phone.
    She had a great life, but just think….she’s with her husband and your wonderful mother now! I’m sure she is very happy. It’s sad for us, but she’s at peace. Take care.
    Love, Linda

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