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Lillian E. (McGinnis) Melchiorri

January 15, 1924 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 95)


95, of Natick died peacefully on November 7, 2019. Lillian was married to the love of her life, the late Silvano Melchiorri, for 63 years before his death in 2010. She was a transplanted Southern Belle from New Orleans who left friends and family to begin what was along wonderful life with her beloved “Silbo” in Natick.

“Lil” was the devoted mother of Kathleen Bacon and her husband Paul of Natick, Patricia Westhaver and her husband Chip of Holliston, Rocky Melchiorri and his wife Susan of Natick, and Michael Melchiorri and his wife Beverly of Natick. She was the loving grandmother of Lisa (Pete) Langan, Chip (Lisa Wood) Westhaver, Christina (Ryan) Donahue, Ryan, Kevin, Brendan, Michael and Scott Melchiorri and the cherished Nonnie of Tyler, Kylie and Peter Langan, Jack and Patrick Donahue and Austin Westhaver. Aunt Lil to many nieces and nephews.  Daughter of the late James and Clara (Beauford) McGinnis.

Lillian enjoyed attending the dances and events, including Natick 4th of July parade, where her husband’s music was part of the celebration. She was very active in the Son’s of Italy and the women’s division of the Elks Club in Natick. She was a superb cook and a devoted caregiver to her husband and her family; especially notable through her husband’s final illness. Lillian was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed bingo and her trips to the casinos as ‘Lucky Lil,’ especially with her dear friend Debby.

The funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street at the Natick Common on Wednesday November 13th at 9AM. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church 44 East Central St. (Rte. 135), Natick at 10AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours on Tuesday, November 12th from 5-7PM in the funeral Home. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery Natick.

The family would like to send the most sincere thank you to the caregivers at Mary Ann Morse in Natick who made Lillian’s last years so comfortable. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children Boston.  For directions and guestbook please visit www.everettfuneral.com

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November 12, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John Everett & Sons Funeral Home at Natick Common
4 Park Street
Natick, MA 01760

Funeral Mass
November 13, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church, Natick
44 East Central St
Natick, MA 01760

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