Ann Elizabeth Turilli
Ann Elizabeth (Cochran) Turilli, of Melrose, age 75 years young, passed away peacefully 9/30/19. She was born 2/18/44 to Nathanial and Mary Cochran. She survived her siblings Mary Cochran, Margaret (Peggy) Foti, and Charlie Cochran. Ann grew up in Brighton, and lived in East Boston, Malden, and Melrose. She was truly a best friend to her four daughters, LeeAnn Soucy, Karla Lopresti, Jac- Lyn Gibson and Deirdre McVoy. She adored her four daughters and their families. She was “Nonnie” to 11 grandchildren and helped raise each of them. She was the biggest cheerleader to Savhanna Soucy, Sydney Soucy, Shae Soucy, Ava Lopresti, Josh Lopresti, Liv Lopresti, Laurence Gibson, Branden Gibson, Gwendilyn Gibson, Maggie McVoy, and Josie McVoy. She had four son in laws who she loved and respected, Scott Soucy, Gary Lopresti, Larry Gibson and Robert McVoy. She worked her ass off at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Medford for 26 years, providing for her children. Ann was a great listener; no one listened like her. She was a huge support to many and only gave her opinion if asked. She was a baby whisperer and could get any baby to calm and fall asleep with her “Nonnie Naw” song. An amazing cook, she enjoyed cooking, collecting recipes, and feeding people. She never turned down the chance to go shopping and treasure hunting with her daughters. Ann enjoyed traveling and had some wonderful memories with friends and family. Some stand out trips were to Nashville, Cape Cod, New York City, and Italy. She was often compared to Wonder Woman after fighting cancer 4 times. She was a true warrior and amazed her family and friends regularly. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends and grand dogs that will miss her terribly. Her daughters will carry on her memory by telling stories, sharing her recipes, remembering her strength, and modeling her amazing qualities. Drop in for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 5, 2019 between 5:30-8:30 P.M. at Bellevue Country Club, 320 Porter St. Melrose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MGH Caring for a Cure https://because.massgeneral.org/nonnie “Have courage and be kind.”
She was kind,sweet, sincere person, l loved seeing her smiling face when we had so many family gatherings.
I know she is in heaven with our loving God pain free, happy but I wish she Stayed with us a little bit longer.
I will miss her long time.
I am so Sorry and Saddened by her death. She was a trooper with her battle fighting this horrible disease. I enjoyed our get togethers to North Conway with the girls Patty and Irene. And our breakfasts at Nicks
She will be missed. Prayers to her girls and son in laws and all her grandchildren.
I wish i had the words to make this time easier for you all. Jean Delibero
Any one who could box rounds with cancer as many times as Ann did makes her a hero in our eyes. She was a quiet gentle woman. Remember when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure . It sounds like you four girls have a Treasure chest full of great memories. May your hearts be at peace. LOVE
To all the girls and there families, your mom was a beautiful person inside and out ! Now she will be a beautiful angel ! May she Rest In Peace ! Love and hugs !
Sending my heartfelt condolences to four wonderful daughter's. So many happy memories but as I think back to the early days when you kids were little and so very mischievous i hear your Mom clearly saying with a smile on her face "On well, girls will be girls". Certainly one special lady.
Deidre, she is now safely in the hands of God. May you find peace in knowing she is always with you.
I have such wonderful memories spent at her house. She was always so welcoming and caring. I feel like she was my second mom growing up. I am thinking of all of you. You have a beautiful family and love will get you through this difficult time.
Amazing Ann. We have all been blessed with knowing and loving her. Her spirit will stay alive in many of us for a long, long time. RIP my friend.