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Vanda Patricia AlizzeoJuly 28, 1919 ~ March 7, 2017 (age 97)
Vanda Patricia "Pat" Alizzeo of Westborough passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Rutland, Vermont on July 28, 1919 to Joseph and Anita (Lertola) Lazzari. She was the third of five children. At the age of 5 the family moved to Everett, MA, where she graduated from Everett High School. Pat worked as a bookkeeper at Singer Sewing Machine Company in Chelsea, MA where she met her husband to be, Santo "Sam" Alizzeo. They were married for 60 wonderful years where they made their home in Westborough. In their retirement years, they also enjoyed wintering in Daytona Beach, FL. Sam predeceased her in 2003.
She is survived by three children, Dr. Peter Alizzeo of Harwich, MA and Palm Coast, FL, Joanne Garofalo and her husband Robert of Orleans, MA, Paula Imbruno and her husband Robert of Upton, MA. Also 7 grandchildren, Gary Alizzeo and his wife Kinta, Mark Alizzeo, Dr. Robyn Eldredge and husband Brian, Tracy Vaughan and husband Steve, Jeffrey Imbruno and wife Sabrina, Andrew Garofalo, Nicholas Garofalo and wife Laura. She was also blessed with 8 great grandchildren, all who adored her.
She also leaves a sister, Helen Lennox of Everett and a brother, Joseph Lazzari of Kingstree, SC. Two older brothers predeceased her, Lionel and Robert Lazzari.
In her younger years, she was an active member of the Westborough Garden Club, St Luke's Women's Club, and a volunteer at Westborough State hospital. She was a member of Daytona Beach Golf Course where she enjoyed many years of golfing with Sam and the "49ers" women's golf team. She was a talented self-taught artist, completing many oil and water color paintings which are enjoyed and treasured by all.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to her many caregivers who enabled her to stay in the comfort of her home.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 13 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main Street, Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough are Sunday from 4 to 6 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St, Westborough, MA 01581 or the Salmon VNA Home Care, 37 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757.