OBITUARY: Louise Ann (Supranowicz) Fillio, 85

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Louise Ann (Supranowicz) Fillio, age 85, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on May 31, 2021, at Care One Wilmington.

Louise was born on April 13, 1936, in Pittsfield, MA; she was the youngest daughter of the late Paul and Jadwiga (Muraska) Supranowicz. Louise was raised in Pittsfield as part of a large, loving Polish family of 12 siblings and graduated from Pittsfield High School with the Class of 1954.

Following graduation, Louise attended beauty school where she earned her certificate in Cosmetology. She went to work as a hair stylist with her sister-in-law, Manuela, for several years.

Louise married her husband, David Newman Fillio, on October 25, 1958. The couple moved to Wilmington in 1961, where they raised their five children, Carol, Paul, Thomas, Ellen, and Nancy. Louise was born to be a mother; she was devoted to her children and lovingly cared for her late daughter Ellen at home for 49 years.

In her earlier years, Louise was active in Scouting and taught religion classes at St. Dorothy’s Church. She was a member of the Wamesit bowling league for many years.

Louise was a “people person.” She especially enjoyed caring for and spending time with babies and children. She became an aunt at the age of seven and started babysitting her many nieces and nephews shortly thereafter. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Lou” and “Weesey” to family and friends.

Louise loved to knit and crochet. She started a special tradition within her family, and circle of friends where she would crochet a personalized baby afghan for each child born. These blankets have become a treasured heirloom since each one is unique and special to the baby.
In her spare time, Louise loved to read, write, play cards, and board games, complete crossword puzzles and bird watch. She was very well-spoken and extremely witty. Louise was known for writing long, personal letters to her family and friends. The letters were always an interesting read and typically included a cartoon strip or pun she found amusing.

Louise will be remembered as a kind, warm and wise lady. She had a lovely sense of humor and liked to make everyone laugh. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She will truly be missed by her family.

Louise was the beloved wife of the late David Newman Fillio, devoted mother of Carol Fillio of Wilmington, Paul Fillio & his wife Gina of Salem, NH, Thomas Fillio & his wife Kathleen McKinley of Newton, NH, Nancy Fillio of Reading and the late Ellen Fillio, loving “Grandma” of David Fillio & his wife Elizabeth Diaz, Jessica Fillio, Rae Anna Hughes and the late Allison Fillio, “Great-Grandma” of Josiah, Gavin, Rozelyn and David Isaac, sister of Edith Farr of Stowe, VT and the late John, Pauline, Stephanie, Victor, Emil, Leon, Adele, Donald, Theresa and Stanley. Louise is also survived by brother-in-law John L. Fillio and his wife Beverly of Sandford, NC, her best life friend Barbara Roche and her husband Don of Pittsfield, MA and many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, June 7th from 10:00 – 11: 00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Louise’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Louise Ann (Supranowicz) Fillio

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