Arzilli, Carmela

March 26th, 2009

Carmela (Lunetta) Arzilli, age 82, of Wilmington, died Thursday, March26, 2009, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, surrounded by her family.

Born in Brockton, MA, on November 24, 1926, Carmela was the dear daughter of the late Joseph & Antonina (Cannizzaro) Lunetta. Carmela grew up in Medford, MA, and was a graduate of Medford High School Class of 1944. Carmela married Umberto “Bert” Arzilli on February 2, 1947, at the Vatican and together they celebrated over 54 years of marriage until his passing in October of 2001.

Carmela and Bert moved to Wilmington in 1959, where they raised their children. Prior to retirement in 1988, Carmela was employed at Sweetheart Plastics for many years in the Quality Control Department. In her spare time Carmela enjoyed cooking for family and friends, cross stitching, playing bingo, she and her husband loved to travel, dance and square dance, they belonged to Skirts & Flirts Square Dancing Club, and she volunteered her time at the North Shore Elder Service Center in Malden.

Carmela will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family and friends who will truly miss her.

Carmela was the devoted mother of Robert Arzilli & his wife Jacki of Sandown, NH, Cheryl Mason & her husband Joe of Wilmington, and Ron Arzilli of Windham, NH, loving “Grandma” of Scott Arzilli & his wife Erica, Gregg Arzilli, Christina Beauregard & her husband Gary, Michelle Arzilli, Paul Mason, Corey Mason, and great-grandchildren Jordyn, Nathan, & Gianna Arzilli, and Sophia Beauregard, dear sister of Joseph Lunetta & his wife Mary of Wilmington, Waldo Lunetta & his wife Anna of Ft. Meyers, FL, and Frances MacGilvray & her husband Harold of Medford, sister-in-law of Marisa Arzilli and Rafaelo Arzilli & his wife Natalina all of Rome, Italy, Carmela is also survived by several nieces & nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 a..m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours, Friday, March 27th from 4:00 – 8:00 at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Carmela’s name may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Arzilli, Carmela”

  1. Tom Wall says:

    Bob and family you have our deepest sympathy.

    Tom And Brigdette

  2. Michael Duggan says:

    Bob and family, we are truly saddened by your loss. We offer Our deepest condolense from The Duggan Family.

  3. Deb Pelletier says:

    For Carmela’s Family,

    I was so sad to hear of Carmela’s passing – but I am so blessed to have known her. We worked together at Mystic Valley Elder Services where she volunteered. She was a great friend and co-worker. I loved hearing her stories about her family and Bert, and all the places they traveled together. Every Thursday we would talk about what she would be making for dinner for Ron, and the next big family get together where she would be making over 100 pizzales. I will truly miss her.

    Deb Pelletier

  4. John Guarino says:

    Bob & Jacki, sorry to hear of the passing of Carmela, please accept my deepest Sympathy.

  5. Harry Landers says:

    Bob, I’m so sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I’ll always remember her and be grateful for the many acts of kindness that she showed me so many years ago.

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