Obituaries 11-23-2022

Marianna Carbone

Of Revere

Marianna G. Carbone of Revere passed away on November 16. She was 78 years old.

Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Serra) and Michael Giannattasio, her biggest passion was babysitting her grandchildren and her great nieces and nephews.

She was the devoted wife of 50 years to Joseph C. Carbone and the loving mother of James Carbone and his wife, Jessica of Peabody and Melissa Turco and her husband, Jeffrey of Winthrop, dear sister of Phyllis Viglione of Revere, sister-in-law of Gerald Carbone and his wife Cathy of Florida and New Hampshire; cherished grandmother of Rosario, Mary, Joseph, Dominic, Lyla, Julianna, Grace and Matteo; beloved aunt of Joseph Viglione and his wife, Lisa of Saugus, Marlene Forbes of East Boston, Michele D’Ambrosio and her husband, Dave of Revere, Denise D’Agostino and her husband, Frank of Ipswich, Joseph Carbone and his wife, Georgine of Billerica and Michelle Wroble of North Easton. She is also survived by several great nieces and great nephews.

The funeral was conducted from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 22 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Christopher O’Connor celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Patricia Bruen Tacelli

Owned and Operated the Winthrop Country Day School for Many Years, Affectionally Known As “Ms Trish”

Patricia Bruen Tacelli, 90, of Winthrop passed away peacefully on November 17 at Compass on the Bay in South Boston.

Patricia was born in Roslindale, daughter of Pierce and Margaret (Hallissey) Bruen and is survived by her sister, Barbara McGrath of Osterville. Patricia was united in marriage to her life anchor, the late Dr. Richard S. “Doc” Tacelli.  She cherished her family and has a large, devoted clan consisting of five children and their spouses: Richelle and Arthur Flavin of Winthrop, Martine and Tony Amundson of Barnstable, Christopher and Sandra (Austin) of Santa Barbara, CA, Georgeane and Michael Coleman of Winthrop and Patrick “Rick” and Kimberly (Christie) of Needham.  She was Gram to Alyssa (Amundson) and Ben LaMora of Duxbury, Richard and Rebecca Amundson of Orlando, FL, Alexis Flavin of Melrose, Ariana (Flavin) and Sean Morrow of Holden, Vanessa (Flavin) and Ricardo Navarro of Winthrop; Aidan and Ethan Coleman, Siena, Roman and Marco Tacelli.  Patricia was great-grandmother to Leo and Isaac LaMora, Rhys, Louisa and Simon Navarro, Nathan and Rosie Morrow and Summer and Cape Amundson.  

Her family describes her as a ‘renaissance woman,’ who was a natural leader with influence and charm. She instilled in everyone the belief that they could do absolutely anything if they set their mind to it. “Go for it!” she would often say.  

Patricia was born in Roslindale and attended Notre Dame Academy High School, Massachusetts College of Art, Salem State University where she received a Baccalaureate in Education and Lesley University where she received a Master’s in Literature.  Patricia owned and operated the Winthrop Country Day School in Winthrop for many years.  Patricia was an innovator and ahead of her time in environmental and feminist causes. She was creative and skilled in both business affairs and the arts.  

Affectionately known as “Ms. Trish” in Winthrop, she was very active in the community and held leadership positions in the Winthrop Art Association, CREW Poet’s Society, Mass Association for the Blind, Winthrop Commissions on Disabilities, Winthrop Senior Center, Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club, St. John’s Choir, the Animal Umbrella, the PTA and many other groups.  She had a passion for education and was an accomplished artist, poet, author, historian aand wordsmith.  

She has been a beacon of culture, compassion, and commitment to the town of Winthrop for decades.

A Celebration of Patricia’s life will be held in the May of 2023 to which all are invited.  In the meantime, “Peace, Joy and Blessings” to all!  

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Arrangements were under the directions of the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Isabelle Gardiner

Family Was Most Important to Her

Family and friends attended a Funeral Mass on Monday, November 21 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, for Isabelle C. (LaRaia) Gardiner who died peacefully on Tuesday, November 15 at Presentation Rehabilitation in Newton following a long illness. She was 96 years old.     Interment immediately followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Isabelle was born on July 10, 1926 in East Boston to her late parents, Paul and Frances (Costa) LaRaia. She and& her sister, Rose “Babe” were raised and educated in East Boston. She was a graduate of Girls’ High, Class of 1944. Isabelle was a proud and loving mother to her only child, Leslie Isabelle and was absolutely devoted to her daughter and taught her good morals, faith and love for family. She raised her daughter with her mother, Frances while she worked full time along the way. She began her working career as a buyer at Conrads in Boston. For a period of time, she later took an administrative position at Emery Air Freight International, where she worked for over 35 years.

After working and retiring from Emery, Isabelle secured a part time position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she would spend 17 years, then she retired.

Isabelle loved her grandchildren and especially adored her great grandchildren. Family was most important to her, she had an extremely close relationship with her sister, Rose, and her sons, Alan and Laurence, as well. She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories and stories for them all to share.

She was the beloved wife of 37 years to the late William F. Gardiner, Jr., loving and devoted mother of Leslie A. Ciampi and her husband, Peter L. of Lexington; cherished grandmother of Courtney M. Ciampi of Lake Bluff, IL., Holly C. Reil and her husband, Jon of Brookline and Gretchen Ciampi – Conti and her husband, Richard of Arlington; the adored great grandmother of Cole, Saige, Chase, Logan, Vienna, Simone, Leonardo and Vincent; the treasured sister of the late Rose M. “Babe” Giangregorio; the wonderful aunt of Alan L. Giangregorio and his wife, Denise of Winthrop and Lawrence P. Giangregorio and his wife, Irene of Wellfleet and their families.            

The staff at Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals are most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit

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