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January 19, 2014

Grace P. Ronsivalli, 85


Methuen, MA — Grace P. Ronsivalli, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, at Winchester Hospital, after a long courageous battle with cancer and other health issues.

Grace was aptly named for she truly was a virtue given by God. Family togetherness was what she strove to maintain even when life had other ideas. She was always ready to help those in need whether it be to babysit, or crochet afghans for the sick and elderly. Housework was always put on the back burner when Grace had the opportunity to go out with her family or friends. Her greatest joy was being with people she cared about. She loved the ocean and the beach and cherished the times she took her granddaughters there. She took great pleasure making chicken soup, and spaghetti and meatballs for her two special girls, whenever they came to visit her. Everyone she met along the way through her health care issues always commented on her pleasant and undemanding personality, never asking for any more than she really needed.

Grace was born on February 18, 1928, in Lawrence, Mass., to Maria and Natale Spampinato. She would have turned 86, but her eyes would sparkle when she was told she looked much younger. She attended Lawrence High School, and worked for more than 30 years at Western Electric.

She married Santo Ronsivaili, who preceded her in death, along with her only brother, Anthony Spampinato. She is survived by her two sons, James and his wife, Jacqueline, of North Andover, and Philip of Woodstock, Ga.; along with her granddaughters, Dana and Alexa Ronsivalli; her beloved sister, Mary and her husband, Anthony Coco of Salem, N.H.; and her loving nieces, Grace Frittitta and Marie Dehne of Salem, JoeAnn Balsamo of Atkinson, N.H.; and her devoted cousin, Frank Stallone of Methuen; along with several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, January 20, with a service on Tuesday, January 21, a t11 a.m., at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant St., Methuen, followed by interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winchester Hospital Foundation, 611 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890, or at winchesterhospital.org /giving. Our sincerest thanks to Dr. Arlan Fuller and the caring and compassionate staff at Winchester Cancer Care Center and Winchester Hospital.

For directions, or condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.