She leaves her devoted husband of 34 years, Richard S. List; stepsons, Stephen List and wife Carol and David List and wife Christine; her granddaughter, Nicole Dimuzio and her husband Jason; grandsons, Michael, Jacob and Bryan List; great-grandson, Christian Dimuzio; her sister, Sonya Zurawski and her husband Dr. James Zurawski; and her niece, Heidi Malin and her husband Jeffrey.
Born and raised in Detroit, Tonya was the daughter of the late Anthony and Louise (Grant) Spadafore. She lived in Northborough for the past 19 years and in Marlborough for 17 years.
Tonya spent her career as an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. She also worked as a product manager and senior editor of Ginn and Company. Tonya was a former owner/operator of Woodbridge Associates, a professional development and teacher training & consulting company.
She was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Church. Over the years, her parish involvement included being a CCD teacher, RCIA and lector. She was a volunteer for Northborough Food Pantry, Northborough Library Board of Directors, and Birchwood Community Library.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 – 8 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Tonya's funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. A private burial will take place in Notre Dame Cemetery of Worcester.
Please omit flowers. Instead, memorial donations may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 or www.lustgarten.org.
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