WEST BOYLSTON-Yoshiko Bianchini, 90, passed away on Saturday, June 11th at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Her beloved husband, Anthony Bianchini passed away in 1977. Yoshiko leaves behind her 6 loving children, John Bianchini and his wife Louise of Franklin, TN, Don Bianchini and his wife Judy of Ft. Myers, FL, Alan Bianchini and his wife Nancy of Worcester, June Andrews and her husband Tom and Ann Roberts of Franklin, TN and Amy Tokarz and her husband Brian of Holden; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and several nephews in Japan. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Yoshiko was born in Japan on July 27, 1925 a daughter of Tokutaro Akagawa. She immigrated to the United States in 1952 and became a U.S. citizen a year later. She and her children lived at Ft. Campbell, KY for 18 years. They moved to West Boylston in 1966 upon her husband’s retirement from the United States Army. She was a longtime resident of West Boylston. Yoshiko worked for over 20 years for the former Electro Fiber Optic as an assembler up to the age of 72. She enjoyed watching sports, crocheting, knitting, and cooking. She learned to cook delicious Italian from all her Italian Sister- in -laws. What brought her the most joy was watching her grandchildren grow up and attending the many sporting events they were involved in, especially football.
Yoshiko’s Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St. A visiting hour will precede from 9:00 until 10 am at Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.