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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