Theresa A. Fanara

  • Born: January 28, 1932
  • Died: December 6, 2019
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Waltham – Mrs. Theresa A. (Mandile) Fanara, of Waltham, died on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. She was 87.

Theresa was born and raised in Brighton, a daughter of the late John and Assunta (DeMambro) Mandile and was a graduate of Brighton High School. After that she attended secretarial school where she learned accounting skills that landed her a job with Sears, Roebuck & Company.

On February 11, 1956 she married Waltham native Santo G. 'Sandy' Fanara in Our Lady of the Presentation Church and the pair soon made Waltham their lifelong home. After staying at home to raise her family Theresa took an accounting position with FM Global in Waltham, retiring when she was 75.

She leaves her beloved husband, Santo G. 'Sandy' Fanara; her son, Raymond P. Fanara (Julia) of Brookeville, Maryland; her grandchildren, Marcel and Raymond Fanara; her sister, Mary Ann Zagurski of Northport, Florida and many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was also the sister of the late Arthur DeMambro.

Family and friends will honor and remember Theresa's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, December 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.