Louise N. (Nicolosi) Salmi, 94, a longtime Methuen resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John Salmi.
The daughter of the late Angelo and Caterina (Grillo) Nicolosi, Louise was born and raised in Lawrence, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1943. After graduating from college in Boston, Louise began working as a lab technician.
In 1946 Louise and John were married and the couple enjoyed fifty wonderful years in marriage. Soon after, they purchased a home in Methuen and created a very inviting home, which they loved to share with family and friends. Taking great pride in her home, Louise felt blessed to be able to stay at home. In her free time, she truly enjoyed to learn, taking classes at various times throughout her life. She also enjoyed volunteering at St. Lucy Church over the course of her life and during a period of time, she worked for St. Lucy as the bookkeeper at the request of Father Sears. She also taught CCD at St. Lucy and donated many hours with the Boy Scouts.
In addition to her husband, Louise was predeceased by her siblings, Rose D’Urso and Domenic Nicolosi.
She is survived by her nieces, Kathleen Augeri, Katherine DeGruttola and her husband Brian, Constance Nicolosi and her fiancé John Ouellette, Gina Lister and her husband Scott, Angela Roeger and her husband Timothy; great-nieces and nephews, Maria Rose Thibodeau, Arianna, Samatha, Zachary and Alyssa DeGruttola, Brittanie, Cameron, and Adam Lister, Rocco, and Greta Roeger, John and Michelle Ouellette; great-grand-nieces and nephews, Alexander and Isabella Thibodeau, and Emillee and Theodore Lister.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Monday, March 9, 2020, at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A funeral mass will celebrated for Louise at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at St Lucy Church, 254 Merrimack Street, Methuen. Committal will be in St. Mary – Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, Lawrence.