Edie Previdi of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville, January 10, 2020 at age 77. She is the beloved wife of William Previdi. Edie is the devoted mother of William J. Previdi and his partner Jerry Hernandez, Lisa Sowyrda and her husband Scott and Wayne H. Previdi. The ch0erished grandmother of Jake, Ava and Cole, she is the dear sister of Richard Hayden and his wife Joan and James Hayden and his wife Carol and the loving daughter of the late Mary (Donovan) Hayden. Edie is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Edie loved raising her children and celebrating their birthdays and organizing back yard plays. After her children were grown, she went on to have a very successful career in Real Estate Sales. She loved finding just the right home for her customers. She was known throughout the real estate business as a person of impeccable integrity. She was always very compassionate and giving to those who were in need of kindness, support and encouragement. Even as her Alzheimer's advanced she loved to bring a smile to others with a big warm greeting or a helping hand to those who needed it.
Edie was an active and highly respected member of her community in Stoneham. She led many projects to improve the Town. She was alone in fighting against the Town bureaucracies to save the Main Street Islands from becoming a barren concrete waste land instead of the beautiful gardens that adorn the Main Street Islands today. As President of the Stoneham Square Development Corporation in the 1980's, she was a key organizer of the first Stoneham Festival in the Square, which has evolved today into the to the annual Stoneham Town Day. From fighting courageously against misdeeds in town governance to beautification of Main St. she was a force to be reckoned with. Her sincere belief in what was right and just was her true strength that led her to write numerous letters to the editor and to crusade for causes that she believed in. In addition to serving as a loving and caring role model for her children and grandchildren, she leaves this world a better place because she lived in it.
Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Thursday, January 16th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Edith's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Edith's Family on Wednesday from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.
Please consider making donations in Edith's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452.
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