Sonja M. Vannah

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Sonja M. Vannah

May 17, 1940 - November 29, 2018

Sonja M. Vannah Salem - Sonja (Cummings) Vannah, a longtime resident of Salem, passed away peacefully in her home on November 29, 2018, at the age of 78.
She was born in Orford, N.H., the devoted daughter of the late Vernon and Elaine (Hannaford) Cummings. Sonja is survived by her three loving children; Sharon Govoni and husband Randy of Danvers, Karen Fialka of Michigan, and Christopher Vannah of Salem, extremely dedicated to her grandchildren; Devin and Tyler Eriesian, Alison, Andrew and Steven Fialka; her siblings, Mike Cummings of Conn., and Jane Tingle of N.H.; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Sonja was the lifeline to her entire family. If you ever needed anything, you knew to go to Sonja.
Sonja retired from Danvers State Hospital in 1995 after 28 years of service, then worked part-time as a cashier at Stop and Shop in Peabody, where she was beloved by her coworkers and customers. All those who knew Sonja knew she was a die-hard Red Sox fan. She enjoyed all that the North Shore had to offer; Salem Willows, Salem Commons, Nahant Beach, all the local seafood, and don’t forget her Dunkin' Donuts.


Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. All other services are private.
Published on December 4, 2018
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