Nancy A. Sulminski, 90, of North Grafton


Nancy A. SulminskiGrafton – Nancy A. (Aulizio) Sulminski of North Grafton passed away peacefully on October 4, 2023 at the age of 90. She was the beloved, longtime wife of Paul J. Sulminski, who were married for 63 years. She was one of four children born to Italian immigrants, Antoinette (Cariglia) and Pasquale Aulizio.

Nancy leaves behind her loving daughters, Debra Sullivan and her husband David of Sutton, Janet Mangano and her husband William of Grafton, and son-in-law Kevin O’Brien of North Attleboro. She was predeceased by her husband Paul, her beautiful, youngest daughter Diane O’Brien, and her siblings Rachel Lareau and John Aulizio. She is survived by her grandchildren, Nicolas Mangano and his wife Farah, Megan Sullivan Farrell and her husband John of Sutton, Ryan Mangano, Mathieu Sullivan, and Jack O’Brien. She recently welcomed her first great grandchild, John Joseph Farrell. Nancy leaves behind her youngest brother Robert Aulizio and his wife Gayle of Worcester. She will be missed by her many wonderful nieces, nephews, and cousins as well.

Nancy graduated from Commerce High School and cherished her lifelong, childhood friendships. She was always grateful to have fostered those extraordinary relationships throughout her life.

After graduation and prior to her marriage, she worked as a bookkeeper. However, when she married and moved to Grafton in 1955, above all other things, family came first and was a constant presence in her life.

She was a devoted, loving mother. She volunteered many hours to the Grafton PTG and later on was active in volunteer work at Assumption College. She was a member of the Grafton Bowling League and thoroughly enjoyed the frequent family get-togethers during the holidays and on special celebrations on both the Italian and Polish sides of the family. Memorable family road trips around the United States were a big must on her list and in later years she traveled abroad with her husband to Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Nancy’s favorite trip was to northern Italy which included a tour of Vatican City. Being a devout Catholic, who embraced St. Anthony as her patron saint, it was truly a spiritual pilgrimage for her.

A private service for the family will be held at the Roney Funeral Home in North Grafton. Nancy

will then be laid to rest next to her husband Paul at the Notre Dame Cemetery/Mausoleum.

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