MANCHESTER, NH - Patricia Lewis Verani , 90, of Londonderry, N.H., died Friday, December 15, 2017, in Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., surrounded by her family. She was born in Long Island, N.Y., on January 2, 1927, a daughter of Esther Tufts and Tracy Lewis. Patricia was raised in Pinehurst, N.C., and spent summers in Meredith, N.H. She was a graduate of The Boston School of Fine Arts. She met her husband, Osvaldo, in Italy, while on an art scholarship. They fell in love and eventually married and lived in Italy for a number of years before moving back the United States, and eventually resided in Londonderry which has been her home for over 40 years.
Patricia was an artist and sculptor, specializing in clay, stone and wood carving. She also was commissioned by the Federal Government to create commemorative coins, such as an US Olympic commemorative coins, a coin for the 200th anniversary of the US Constitution. Patricia was also honored to create the University of Maine, Fighting Black Bear, the Nurse and Child sculpture displayed in the garden at Boston Children's Hospital, Johnny's Appleseed, displayed in the Londonderry Library, The Minute Men displayed at the Londonderry Commons and many of works of art. She loved gardening and her fruit trees, raising animals and being active. Patricia will be remembered for her creativity, as an artist and her love for life.
She is survived by three daughters, Michela Verani of Londonderry, Margherita Verani and her husband, John Weigler of Londonderry, Daniela Verani and her husband, Nick Schlanger of Londonderry; her son, Giovanni Verani and his wife, Tammy of Londonderry; three grandsons, Benedetto Weigler, Bruno Weigler and Luca Verani; and her granddaughter, Alianna Verani. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, Osvaldo Verani in 1997.
There are no calling hours. After cremation, a graveside service will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gilcreast Road, Londonderry, NH. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 26, 2017