Potenti, drew 4Drew Christine Potenti, 6, of Auburn died unexpectedly in the UMass Medical Center in Worcester surrounded with love by her friends and family.

Drew was a little girl with a larger than life presence, who touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She was the light of her Mom and Dad’s eyes.

Drew is survived by her parents, Will and April (Larson) Potenti of Auburn and her adoring brothers and sisters; McKenzie, Dominic, Dane, Darci, Kayli & Kylee, her maternal grandparents; Glenn and Christine (Barrows) Larson of Grafton, her paternal grandfather Fred Potenti and his companion Jayme Beique, of Worcester, and her paternal grandmother Joyce (LaMere) Frankian of Worcester, her maternal great grandparents; Robert and Elaine Barrows of Millbury and Dorothy Larson of Leicester, and her paternal great grandfather Alfred Potenti of Worcester, her loving aunts and uncles; Andrea and Brian Moore of Auburn, Adam Larson and Jennifer Tienken of Worcester, Alex Larson and Jessica Lindquist of Uxbridge, and her Aunt and Godmother Tina Potenti of Worcester, her many cousins; Brandon, Kade, Keegan, Kessa, Adalee, Abby, Dante, & Kenzie. She also leaves special friends and relatives; Karen and Steven Riel, her Godfather Kevin Merchant, Liz, Rebecka, Cheryl, Steve-O, Tiffany, Amanda, Phil and Derek.

With her fiery spirit, sassy attitude and unprecedented strength, she lived every day to the fullest.

Drew was a first grader at the Bryn Mawr School in Auburn, where she had many friends, she loved art, music, going camping, the beach, and like any other kid these days, she loved her iPad.

Drew was quite the traveler; she took Disney by storm and loved all the Princesses. This past summer, Drew traveled to Canada with her family to visit her Nemaline Myopathy family.

Drew was the heart and soul of her family and friends; she will be cherished and loved always.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday. October 20 from 2-5 PM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. Her funeral will be held Monday with a Mass celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Church, 44 Temple Street in Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: A Foundation Building Strength (AFBS) funds research aimed at developing a treatment for Nemaline Myopathy. AFBS c/o 2450 El Camino Real, Suite 101 Palo Alto, CA 94306 http://afbs.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1043004&supId=393970953

To leave a message of condolence for the family or to view the Book of Memories, please visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com