Grace Marie Terrizzi

March 14, 1950June 2, 2019

Grace Marie (Africo) Terrizzi, 69, passed away June 2, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late Nicola and Josephine (Mento) Africo; mother of Peter Terrizzi and his wife Kaitlyn Terrizzi of Middleboro, MA, Karen Hernandez and her husband Jesus Hernandez of Easton, MA; grandmother of Rachel Lindstrom, Isabella Hernandez, Sophia Terrizzi, Jovanni Hernandez and Anthony Terrizzi; sister of the late Domenic Africo.

Grace Marie was a customer service representative for Verizon, a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and received her Associate’s Degree from Massasoit College. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Toni Choueiri and the staff at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women’s hospital for their dedicated work as well as the staff at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center of Providence.

Visitation and funeral services will be held Thursday, 9:00-10:30 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins Street, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and specify Dr. Toni Choueiri research funds. Checks can be mailed to Toni Choueiri, MD, 450 Brookline Avenue, Dana 1230, Boston, MA 02215, or online at


  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, June 6, 2019


Grace Marie Terrizzi

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Pauline Caton

June 6, 2019

My sincere and deepest condolences to Marie's family. I had the pleasure of working with Marie many years ago at PCI in New Bedford, MA. She was the sweetest person and we had some good laughs there. I still have the group photo that was taken with all the girls who worked together and Marie is in it. I can't imagine the world without her beautiful smile. I was fortunate to have found her on FB and loved seeing her posts. RIP with no more pain, Marie!

Margaret Lunn

June 6, 2019

Dearest Marie,
I had the Pleasure Of Meeting and Working with you at Verizon Over 20 Years Ago. We sure did have some Good Times. Many Laughs, and Memories! I Feel So Blessed That I had the Opportunity to Speak with You before your passing. May God Bless You. Margaret Lunn

Steve Prince

June 5, 2019

Marie was a wonderful co-worker at Verizon - kind , friendly, helpful and supportive and almost always smiling. Too young and too nice to be taken away from her friends and family. May the grief of her loss be softened by happy memories of a sweet person and a life well-lived and shared. Good bye Marie- I'm happy I got to know and work with you at Verizon . Steve Prince.

Lyn Blackburn

June 4, 2019

I worked near Marie for most of my 15 years at Verizon. I’ve never known a more positive and compassionate person in my life. To put up with that angst with a smile on her face and in her voice was Marie. Right to the end. Love ya, lady. Sing with the angels.

Deborah Rochford

June 4, 2019

There are no words to express the empty feelings we have with the loss of such a beautiful soul. We have shared so much over the years "girlfriend" and I will miss you every day of my life. God be with you, till we meet again. To Peter and Karen and your families, I send you love, thoughts, and prayers for strength in the days to come. Your mother will be greatly missed by all who have known her.
Deb Rochford

Jody Rudnick

June 4, 2019

My deepest condolences to Marie's family. She was such a bright soul. We spent many years dancing together and she will be missed.

Beth Coccio

June 4, 2019

I am so very sorry. She was such a nice person. May She Rest in Peace.

Celia Kettle

June 4, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Marie. I hadn't had the pleasure of seeing her in recent years but have fond memories of the times I did spend with her. May your memories bring you comfort.

Patty Guilbault

June 4, 2019

Karen & Peter, we’ve know each other for so many years and your Mom was the most caring, kindest, fun loving, ( I could go on) friend I could ever ask for. We made so many memories and had such great ones and not so ones, but we laughed all the time.. I’ll never forget her beautiful smile, and her laughter..She will definitely be missed by so many who loved her, including me.. Marie is finally at peace, I pray for you both as you go thru this very sad time, but always remember how much she loved you all.. I Love ❤️You my dear Friend, Rest... Until We Meet Again.. .