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Official Obituary of

Lillian Rita (DeLeo) Buscanera

October 23, 1927 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Lillian Buscanera Obituary

Lillian Rita Buscanera (DeLeo) of East Boston, passed away peacefully on February 11th, 2024, in Florida. Born to Alfonso and Maria (Guardino) DeLeo, Lillian lived a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments with those she held dear. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Buscanera and a devoted mother to Lena Mangino and her husband Frank of Peabody, Gregory Buscanera of Clearwater, FL, and Ann Marie Tobin and her husband Bob of East Boston.

Lillian was preceded in death by many siblings, but her memory lives on through her seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her legacy of warmth, kindness, and unwavering love will forever be treasured by her family and friends.

Lillian was an active member of the East Boston Golden Age Club, where she formed lifelong friendships and created countless memories. She had a special fondness for Florida, where she enjoyed the sunshine and spending quality time with her family. Lillian also had a deep love for Cape Cod and cherished the moments spent in Peabody, where she cultivated enduring connections with her community.

An avid enthusiast of bingo and a devoted fan of the Red Sox, Lillian found joy in life's simple pleasures. Her infectious laughter and compassionate spirit brightened the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Family and friends will honor Lillian's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston, on Tuesday, February 20th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again on Wednesday morning at St. Adelaide's Church for a 11:00 AM funeral mass. PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH. Services will conclude with Lillian being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lillian's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 2262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or Donate Here

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February 20, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Adelaide
712 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960

February 21, 2024

12:15 PM
Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery
185 Lake St.
Peabody, MA 01960


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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