Stella M. (Surawski) Voltero, 77, of Salem, NH, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence. Stella was born on August 15, 1942 in Lawrence, MA, the only daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bruno) Surawski.
Stella grew up in Lawrence and attended St. Mary High School, class of 1959. She graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in Humanities. She led a life centered around serving as a teacher at the Memorial School in Salisbury, Bruce and Oliver Schools, both in Lawrence, and later ended her forty years of teaching career at Holy Trinity School in Lawrence. Through her life as a teacher, Stella reached out to many families and made a positive impact on their children. She enjoyed writing poetry, playing piano, teaching, music, most especially jazz, and spending as much time as possible with her family, especially with her daughter, Christine. The simple things in life brought her great pleasure. Stella also enjoyed watching movies, reading poetry with her daughter, and donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of fifty-five years, Stephen Voltero of Salem, NH; adored daughter, Christine Voltero of Salem, NH; “cugino”/brother, John Bruno and his wife, Evelyn of Salem, NH; sisters-in-law, Marianne Frazier and her husband, Edward of Salem, NH, and Mary Voltero of Winchester, MA. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 3:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence Street in Methuen. Donations in Stella’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.