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Grace P. (Hill) Sannella

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, June 10th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE, for Grace P. (Hill) Sannella, who died following a lengthy battle with metastatic ovarian cancer on Sunday, June 3rd at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Revere, she was a 1957 alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, as well The Chandler School of Boston. Grace enjoyed a long career of 42 years within the Revere City Hall, retiring in 2005. She retired after 42 years as a Paralegal with the Revere Solicitor’s Office. She was a long-standing member of the Revere City Hall Bowling League. Her love for the city and the many friends she made over the decades cannot be over stated. She was a member of one of Revere’s best known & well-respected families, the Hill family. The newly dedicated Hill Elementary School on Park Avenue is in memory of her brother, Staff Sgt. James J. Hill, who perished during World War II. One of ten children to the late, Herbert S. Hill, Sr. & Helena M. (Spellman) Hill, she is the last of her siblings. Grace enjoyed walking Revere Beach early each morning, enjoying coffee with a comforting group of people whose companionship she cherished.

She is the proud & beloved wife of 42 years to present Revere School Committeeman Frederick A. Sannella. The couple have been residents of the City’s Point of Pines section for over 42 years. She is the cherished sister to the late Helen M. “Honey” Hill, Revere Firefighter Thomas L. Hill, SS Herbert S. Hill, Jr., SS James J. Hill, both having perished during World War II, Revere School Supt. William J. Hill, Revere City Assessor & Ward Councilor, Kenneth F. Hill, Mary Cushing, H. Pauline Hill & Audrey Cogliano. She is survived by many faithful and devoted nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Grace’s affection & love of her nieces & nephews is marked and ranks extraordinary.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Corey of Care Dimensions Hospice and Palliative Care support team and the staff and volunteers at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Your empathy, attention and care were a tremendous comfort to the family.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, June 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Grace P.  Hill – Sannella Scholarship Foundation, 36 Goodwin Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. Victor Lospennato
    Jun 17 2018

    Dear Fred,
    So sorry to have just heard about the passing of your wonderful bride, Grace. A very special lady from a very special family! You both weathered much storminess in the past few years and now she surely is at peace. You also be at peace and keep the faith. Remember that once-in-a-lifetime picture of us seventeen Revere-ites two years ago at Dom and Elaine Scarfo’s pizza restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. Special moments to be cherished! Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Victor and Maryte Lospennato 6-17-18

  2. Al & Joann Cassidy
    Jun 11 2018

    Our sincere sympathy to Fred and the Hill family. I (Al) have fond memories of my classmate at Immaculate. We remember the warm smile with which Grace greeted us whenever we met. May she have the peace of our Lord she so deserves.

  3. Michelle & Joshua Dinan
    Jun 11 2018

    Our sincere condolences to the Hill, Sannella and Cogliano families on the loss of an amazing woman whose devotion to her family was ever-present. May you be joined in everlasting life with your brothers and sisters who have passed before you.

  4. Dolly Schreter
    Jun 7 2018

    My deepest condolences to Fred and the Hill family.Fond remembrances of years gone by. Am far away but old friends and shared times never forgotten..

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