Anna Raso

Anna Raso, 85 of North Andover formally of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017, surrounded by her family.

Born in South Boston, she was the daughter of the late David and Agnes O’Connell and was one of four siblings. She was the proud graduate of Southie High School’s class of 1949.

She was the wife of the late James Raso. She leaves behind her son James, his girlfriend Jessica and her grandson Tyler James of Haverhill; and her daughter Margaret of North Andover.

Anna lived a simple but happy life. While living in Dorchester she enjoyed walking for coffee and chatting with whomever she met along the way and was a fixture at the Dorchester Day Parade.

She enjoyed her last years at Brightview in North Andover where she enjoyed sitting and talking in the library, making jewelry and crafts, playing bingo and listening to the piano. Most recently her greatest joy was spending time with Tyler.

No matter where she was you could always be sure she would have a smile on her face, a bag of Werther’s on hand and a stack of photos in her bag to show off.

There will be a funeral Mass at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Church, 145 Amesbury Street, Lawrence, MA. The family will be receiving relatives and friends from 10:30-11:45am at the Church Recreational Hall Saturday morning.

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  1. Maureen Smith on February 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm


    So sorry for the loss of your mother, may your memories comfort you and your family at this sad time.

  2. Marcia Strasnick on February 15, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Jim your mom was a sweet and loving woman who took great pleasure in her family I know how much she will be missed

  3. JAY FLORES on February 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Sorry for the tremendous loss my brother. Keep her memory going with each passing day of all the wonderful times you shared with her. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  4. Bob & Judy Jackson on February 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Jim, I’m saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom, please know that your Mom, your family, and yourself are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. You’ll never forget her, hopefully one day, you’ll be able to caress your memories and smile.

  5. Karen Carney on February 17, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Jim and Margie,

    w are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a kind, sweet mother, your family is in our hearts and prayers.

    Love Joe, Karen and Mikayla Hatch

  6. Rob Bruner on February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Very sorry for your loss. As Tyler grows up, tell him all about her and how much of an amazing mom and grand mother she was. You all have gained an angel.

  7. Maribel Herrera on March 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was a wonderful and loving friend and human being. Will never forget her smile. RIP dear Ann. ♥

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