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Norma Marie (Mangan) Carulli, formerly of Holliston, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at home with her daughter, in Sunderland, where she had lived for the past two and a half years. She was the beloved wife of Paul A. Carulli, who predeceased her in May 2006, after a marraige of almost 60 years. She was the daughter of the late Catherine (Roche) and Francis E. Mangan.
Norma was raised in Ashland, along with her four siblings. She is survived by two of her siblings, Shirley Lundgren of Punta Gorda, Fla. and John Mangan of Ashland, as well as four children, Lorraine Carulli and her husband Gary Ransom of Dubai, UAE, Barbara Carulli and her husband Thomas Masterton of Leverett, Paula Davitt and her husband Richard of
Ware, and Cate Carulli married to Linda Sinapi of Sunderland. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Brendon Davitt of Berlin, Mass., engaged to Jessica Arsenault, Venuta Carulli, of Washington, D.C., married to John Larsen, Tanya Carulli of Arlington, Va., married to Carlos Perez Lopez, Anna Davitt of New york City, married to Rhys Warburton, Eli Masterton of
Roslindale, engaged to Allegra Clark, Jesse Ransom, of Orange, Calif., and one great-grandchild, Kai Mangan Larsen of Washington D.C.
She is predeceased by two siblings, Francis E. Mangan, Robert Mangan.
Norma was well-loved by many people throughout her lifetime; family, friends old and new and neighbors. She enjoyed many activities, some shared with her husband, such as playing bridge and dancing, and some with her female friends, such as singing in a chorus and bowling. She also was a talented seamstress, an excellent baker, grew and maintained beautiful flower gardens, wrote poetry, and volunteered for charitable causes. She was a woman of many talents, the greatest of which was her gift for passing on to her children and grandchildren her passion for life and
loyalty and love for family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:30 am in Saint Mary's Church in Holliston with burial following in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to the
20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 0170 or Hospice of Franklin County 329 Conway St, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 1, 2013