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Anna Mae Gentile

June 6, 1936 — June 27, 2022

Anna Mae Gentile, 86, a lifelong resident of Worcester and her beloved Italian neighborhood, of Shrewsbury Street, passed away peacefully, Monday, June 27th 2022, after a period of declining health.  She joins in heaven, her parents Michael and Antoinette ( Pasquale) Gentile , two brothers , Joseph Gentile of Shrewsbury and Dominic Gentile of Worcester , and more recently her beloved sister Catherine DiGregorio of Worcester.

Anna Mae was born in Worcester, raised, grew up and lived her entire life a part of Shrewsbury Street.  While she traveled much in her younger years, she was most happy at home, living independently for the past 86 years as a homeowner in the house she was raised, walking daily up and down Shrewsbury Street.    Anna graduated from  Commerce High School, a Horace Mann Scholarship recipient and went on to win the prestigious National Presidential Award in Life Insurance while working as an insurance agent for The John Hancock Life Insurance Company of Worcester and Rhode Island. Notably, Anna was the first female to be work as insurance agent , an accomplishment she was most proud of.

Anna’s catholic faith and Italian Heritage was most important to her.  She was a true servant of her faith helping those in need throughout life.   Anna was a dedicated member, daily mass attendee, eucharistic minister and volunteer of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.   Following Mt Carmel’s closure, she became active with the Mount Carmel Preservation Society through which she established deep and lasting friendships with many of its members.  Anna was also a member of the Maria SS Addolorata Society of the Men’s Biscegliese society.  

In addition to her church , her family was most important to her .  Anna Mae  is survived by seven nieces and two nephews and many grand nieces and nephews whom she was delighted in spending time with along with her cat Prissa, and many good friends.

A period of calling hours will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 8 am to 9:30 am in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME, 370 Plantation St followed by a procession to St Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd, in Shrewsbury where her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am.  Burial next to her parents will be in St John’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial remembrances in her name may be made to St Anne’s Human Services, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd.  Shrewsbury.  

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

8:00 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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