Anna Marie Sonvico, 83, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday evening, December 7, 2021, at her home. Anna was born on June 15, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late Hercules Balossi and Anna Antonucci Balossi.
Anna was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was married to Bill Sonvico in 1959 and had a loving marriage for 62 years. In Buenos Aires, she was a second-grade schoolteacher, loved by her students. She came to the United States in 1963 arriving in El Paso, Texas with her husband and 2 children. The family then moved to Houston where she gave birth to her third child. There she was an active member of the social club Casa Argentina assisting Argentinian people migrating to the United States. In 1973, the family moved to Los Angeles, California which became the family home base for the next 31 years. Due to her husband’s profession, she lived in several different states and overseas, but always came back to California. After retirement, in 2004, Anna and her husband moved to Raleigh, NC.
Anna was an active working mother and was dedicated to her 3 children. She became a grandmother in 1987 and would soon have 6 grandchildren. Nothing was more important to her than spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed hosting dinners for family and friends. She enjoyed nature, reading and following her favorite soccer club, Boca Juniors.
She maintained close and loving contact with her family and friends in Argentina throughout her life. She was deeply loved and cherished by her husband, children and grandchildren and will remain forever in their hearts.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Sonvico is survived by her husband, William Sonvico of Raleigh; children, William Sonvico of Seattle, WA, Valerie Cummins & husband James of Warrenton, VA, and Natasha Sonvico of Tampa, FL.; six grandchildren, Isiah Fuller of Miami, FL, Alison Cummins of Los Angeles, CA, Emily Cummins of Toledo, OH, Zachary Hooper of New York, NY, James F. Cummins of Seattle, WA, and Zoe Hooper of El Paso, TX.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of your choice.
A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest (919-556-7400)