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DI MASTRANTONIO, Carmella C. (Gricci-Vasta) Of Burlington, Nov. 21. Beloved wife of Santino "Sam" Di Mastrantonio and the late Salvatore Vasta. Loving mother of Cheryl Terino & her husband Edward of Windham, NH, Frank Vasta & his wife Susan of Burlington, Donato "Danny" Di Mastrantonio & his wife Lisa of Burlington, Debora Sennott & her husband Stephen of Westford, Donna McMorris & her husband Peter of Putnam, CT, Maria Wirwicz & her husband Derek of Merrimac, and Deanna Di Mastrantonio of Ayer and her partner Nick Mancini. Sister of the late Rose Goodrich, John, and Anthony Gricci. Sister-in-law of Antoinette & Timothy Brennan of Duxbury and Nicola & Assunta Di Mastrantonio of Italy. Longtime friend of Lucille Noel of Jamaica Plain and Margaret Labedz of Winchester. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Malachy Church in St. Veronica Parish, 99 Bedford St., Burlington on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, 84 Bedford Street, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carmella's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or For directions, expanded obituary, and online guestbook see or

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Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
I am so grateful for the time we spent together. You were an amazing grandmother that showed me an immeasurable amount of kindness and love. I will always remember your spaghetti and meatballs and the best memories at Nana and Papa's house.
On the day when we heard the news, the sun was shinging bright above us in the sky. I will never forget the beautiful sunset that night. A beam of light was almost viewable, shining down from the heavens. I know this is not the end and we are all looking forward to reuniting with you in heaven. It will just take time. I know your warm smile will always be shinning down on our big family.
We love you and will miss you. Thank you for everything Nana.
Love Camron

I am grateful for you. I am so grateful for all the memories we had together. I remember all the time in the Summer when we came over to your house and you always had something ready for us to have. You always had a smile that would make my day, but you always would tell me to do good. I still can't believe this day has come and I am so grateful for you and I will never forget your world's famous pasta and meatballs. I will always remember you coming over for Thanksgiving and starting to cook. I will always remember you and the good memories we had. On the day that we heard the news, we saw light coming from the sun, looking like a stairway to Heaven. It's not the last time I will see you Nana and I hope you are doing good up there doing what you want. I know you will always be with me until I see you again and I thank you. I love you Nana.
Love Aaron

Words can't even describe how much I miss you Nana. The memories you gave us were remarkable and I love you with all my heart. You always made me smile. You are the best Nana anyone could ever ask for and the most kindest person in the world. I wish you were still here with us but I know we will meet again. I love you Nana.
Love Matthew

When we were told that you had passed the sun shined into the room. It was so beautiful. You could tell that you were with us just because of how bright it was. You were the nicest person that I have ever met. Ever since I was little you were there for me. Everyday I prayed for you to get better but maybe getting better was you going to Heaven. The sunset that night was beautiful. You could see your stairway to Heaven. A bright beam shining into the clouds. At that moment, I knew that you made it to Heaven. I love you and I miss you Nana.
Love Jesse
November 22, 2020
I never really had a chance to tell you how much you meant to me personally. I remember the day that Maria brought me over to meet you and Sammy. You sat me down and fed me pasta and meatballs until I was ready to explode. You treated me as family from that day forward. You were genuinely the kindest, sweetest person that I have ever met. You were always more concerned about others than you were yourself and you will always have a place in out hearts.
Our boys adored you and will always have fond memories of their time at “Nana and Papa’s” house, as will I. Thank you for all the love that you have given us through the years and for the memories we will cherish as a family. We will always love you.

Derek, Maria, Camron, Aaron, Matthew, & Jesse
November 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss of one of their loved one.May the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the families and friends during this difficult time of grief and pain.
November 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Carmella’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ann Judkins
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