Vanda “Vera” (DiFelice) Pescara, of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, entered
into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in the Lighthouse Nursing Care
Center in Revere after a brief illness. She was 89 years old. Vera was born in Vittorito, Italy and lived in Everett for many years before transitioning to Annarita’s home these last 10 years. She was a great cook making home-made pasta, best bread and delicious pizza. Her gnocchis were famous.
Vera cooked and baked from scratch. What a talent! She was also a very skilled seamstress who made her daughter’s clothes growing up. Her greatest joy was being a loving mother, doting grandmother and friend to many. Beloved wife of the late Amleto Pescara. Dear and devoted Mamma of Antonio Pescara and his wife, Anita of Medford and Annarita Bottari and her husband, Joseph of Wakefield. Loving Nonna of Joe Bottari, Michela and Antonio Pescara, Jr. Sister of Carmela Ravasini of Medford and the late Lilla and Lucia
DiFelice. Vera is the devoted Zia of Meris DeSimone and her husband, Joe, Sandro Malantra and Lisa Ravasini. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Vera’s funeral Mass, Saturday, August 22 in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 10 a.m. (COVID-19 protocols: face masks, social distancing, etc.) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vera’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty. Arrangements by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.