MILDRED N. (PLANTE)GORRASI – in Woburn, Sunday, February 24th, beloved wife of the late Vito J. Gorrasi Sr. Devoted mother of John A. Gorrasi of Woburn, Marie E. Giordano and her husband Nicholas of CT, and Jo-Ann Gorras1 of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Jessica A. Enaire, Kim A.and John A Gorrasi Jr., Michael N. and Nicole M. Giordano. Funeral Services are private and will be held at the convience of her family. Arrangements under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Gorrasis memory to the American Parkinson’s Assn., 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.
Mildred N. (Plante) Gorrasi, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Sunday evening at the Winchester Hospital. The beloved wife of the late Vito J. Gorrasi Sr. she was eighty-six years of age.
Born in Deerfield NH, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes (Witham) Plante. She moved to Woburn as a teenager, where she resided the rest of her life. Following High School, she worked as a mother’s helper in Winchester and Newton.
In 1941, she married Mr. Gorrasi and made they made their home in the Hammond Square section of the city where they raised their four children. Mrs. Gorrasi was a busy homemaker consistently delighting her family with her culinary expertise.She cooked foods from all cultures, following recipes that especially appealed to her, although her date-nut bread did top the list.
Christmas Eve at the Gorrasi homestead was a very special time. She and her family, having multitudinous home made foods would welcome their relatives and friends throughout the evening and after mid-night Mass. In the summertime, she and her family would often take picnics,enjoying each others company and the great benefits and beauty of the garden.
She was very gifted when it came to knitting, sewing, and needlepoint and would always share her creations with family and friends. .
.In later years, after the children were grown she and her husband enjoyed many happy times together traveling by bus to Canada, Martha’s Vineyard, the White Mountains and Nantucket. They also flew to Sweden, Denmark, Las Vegas and California, taking in all there was to see in, about and around the different areas.
Mrs. Gorrasi was a member of the Sons of Italy, Ladies Lodge.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vito Gorrasi Sr. and her sister Doris Violet White.
She is lovingly survived by her children, John A. Gorrasi of Woburn, Marie E. Giordano and her husband Nicholas of CT and Jo-Ann Gorrasi of Woburn, her grandchildren, Jessica A. Enaire, Kim A. and John A. Gorrasi Jr., Michael N. and Nicole M. Giordano. Funeral Services are private and will be held at the convenience of her family. Arrangements under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Gorrasi’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Assn., 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.