Gloucester, MA — Marion Julia (Bucchiere) Sacca, 97 of Winchester and Gloucester, died on Sunday, July 24, 2012 in Gloucester.
Born in Saugus to Mario and Julia Bucchiere, Marion attended Saugus Public Schools and Trade School where she learned to be a seamstress. She was employed for several years in Boston as a dressmaker.
In 1943 she married John DiSilvestro but became a widow a year later when he was killed in action off the coast of Africa while serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Together they had a daughter, Joanna.
In 1950, Marion married Gregory F. Sacca, and became mother to his daughter, Joy, by his first marriage to Joanne Silvestro, who had died shortly after Joy’s birth. They settled in Medford and had five children together but blended their own children and their families by their previous marriages seamlessly to form a large extended family that has remained close over the years.
In 1958, she moved to Winchester where they raised their family, residing there until 2011, spending summers in Gloucester. She was a founding member of the Altar Guild of St. Eulalia’s Parish, where she served for many years.
Gregory was active in the New England Seafood industry and Marion supported him throughout their 37 years together. Her family was the central focus of her life and she taught love, compassion, and perseverance every day. She was proud of her Sicilian heritage and exhibited extraordinary talent in the kitchen, producing meals for family and friends that delighted all. In addition to cooking, she enjoyed music, the Cape Ann coast and travel with her husband.
She is predeceased by her husband, Gregory F. Sacca and her brother, Rosario Bucchiere. She is mother to seven children, Joanna Pywell and her husband, the late David Pywell of Winchester and Gloucester, Constance Hennessy and her husband William of Gloucester, Julie Sacca of Wichita, KS, Gregory Sacca and his wife Patricia Donahue of Gloucester, Stephen Sacca and his wife Janet Ulwick-Sacca of Gloucester, Michael Sacca and his wife Elizabeth Billings of Tunbridge VT and Paul Sacca and his wife Dorothy from Grand Isle, VT. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Winchester. On line condolences at: www.lanefuneral.com.
Memorial contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890, Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, or the Braille and Talking Book Library, Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA, 02472