Obituary: Alma Leola “Lee” (White) Vanni, 81

Alma Leola “Lee” (White) Vanni, 81, a Southborough resident for over 60 years, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 29, 2015. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert J. Vanni for 49 years.

Born in Canadian, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Alma (Davis) White. Lee, an avid artist, loved to paint and travel with her husband. Her passion was her family and she lovingly nurtured her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren over the many years.

She is survived by four children, Deborah Pojani and her husband Michael; Cynthia O’Neill and her husband John; William Vanni and wife Cheryl; Scott Vanni; her sister, Sylvia Humrich; 13 grandchildren, Michael Pojani, Shannon, Thomas, and Meghan O’Neill, Joseph, Jeremy, Joshua, Justin and Jacqueline Vanni, Evan Kelly, Taylor Carforio, and Nicholas and Jason Vanni; 8 great grandchildren. 

She is predeceased by her son Robert Vanni; her daughter in law Jeanne (St Michel) Vanni and her 2 sisters, Alice Stragey and Gwen Burke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:30 AM at St Mathew Church, 26 Highland St., Southborough. Burial with will follow at Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 6, from 4-7 pm in the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, Southborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice Care of MA, 199 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923.

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(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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