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Grace V. (Aufiero) Medina, 90, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, at the Holy Family Hospital. Grace was the daughter of the late Paolino and Adeline Aufiero. She was born on February 22, 1929 in San Paolino, Italy and moved to Lawrence at a very young age where she was raised and educated in Lawrence Public Schools. Grace worked in and retired from the shoe industry in Lawrence.
Grace loved to laugh and spend time with her family. She had a caring heart and a wonderful sense of humor. Grace never missed an opportunity to play Bingo or take a ride to Foxwoods. She was an avid animal lover and especially adored her cat, Tiger.
Grace is survived by her husband of 50 years, Francis (Sonny) Medina; his daughter Gail (Medina) Bratt and her husband David; her sister Theresa Kater, Godchild Sharon (Kater) Zacharias and her husband Richard: sister-in-law Carole Aufiero; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Grace is predeceased by her brother Richard Aufiero. She will be deeply missed by all including her neighbor and friends Jeffrey and Lauren Cronin.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 13th, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A funeral service will be held on Friday following calling hours at 12:00 noon in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers’s Association on Grace’s tribute page at http://act.alz.org/goto/Grace_Medina