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
“Have courage and be kind.”


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8 Condolences

  1. Diane Cylik on October 2, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    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.

  2. Heather Repoza on October 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    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.

  3. Donna Anderson on October 2, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Deidre, she is now safely in the hands of God. May you find peace in knowing she is always with you.

  4. Love Auntie Jan on October 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    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.

  5. Love, cousin Lucia and family ❤️ on October 2, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    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 !

  6. Gary and Marleen on October 2, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    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

  7. Jean Delibero on October 2, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    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

  8. Younja Gibson ( Halmoney) on October 3, 2019 at 11:29 am

    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.

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