Lillian Zanghi Obituary, Death – Lillian C. Zanghi, age 83, a resident of Leominster, Massachusetts, passed away on January 9 at Health Alliance Hospital as a result of complications related to covid. Clarinda (Dauphinais) and Alfred Mercier welcomed their daughter into the world on February 20, 1939. She attended St. Joseph School and St. Bernards High School, both located in Fitchburg, where she earned her high school diploma in 1956. In 1956, she tied the knot with her future husband, Joseph Zanghi, and immediately began raising a family. She worked her way up through the ranks at the Telephone Company before taking an early retirement in the year 1997.
When she was younger, she was a member of the Montachusett Ski Club, which was one of her favorite activities. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, and needlepoint in her spare time. She had a great time going on adventures with her spouse and enjoyed seeing live jazz performances. Her time spent with her family brought her the most happiness. After suffering a stroke in 2006, she is now confined to a wheelchair and her life has been drastically altered as a result. She endured a lot of hardship without once making a complaint. She had a deep love for her family and cherished every moment spent together, especially those spent with her grandchildren, enjoying holidays, special occasions, and weekend barbecues. Over the past three years, her great granddaughter has been a source of immense delight for her. The knowledge that Ava wanted everyone to “speak like Mimi” made her smile and giggle at the same time.
Joe, her spouse of 66 years, is the only person who will remember her. Her son Perry and his wife Sharon of Lunenburg, her grandson Justin Zanghi of Portland Maine, and grand-daughter Brittney (Zanghi) Ducharme of Lunenburg and great grand-daughter Ava. She is also survived by her son Anthony and his family. She will be missed dearly. Services will be held at Brandon Funeral home and announced at a later time.