Carolyn M. Famiglietti
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of Watertown, MA., passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Nicki was born in Providence, R.I. She was the daughter of the late Arthur P. Famiglietti and Maria (Golini) Famiglietti. Nicki graduated from Elmhurst Academy of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville College and Boston University School of Law. She was a leader in the efforts from 1985 onward, to re-engineer the Commonwealth's Child Support Enforcement Program. Nicki was Chair of the legislative committee for Governor Dukasis' Child Support Enforcement Commission and then for more than 20 years at the Department of Revenue's Child Support Enforcement Division first as deputy legal counsel and then as regional counsel for Middlesex County.
She was very active civically in Watertown especially her work with the Watertown Free Public Library Building Fund, Inc.
Nicki had a variety of interests: mentoring, tutoring, reading, playing bridge, and swimming at the Y. She had an intellectually stimulating way of looking at things. Her polite and quiet demeanor brought solace to her family and friends.
Nicki is survived by her sister Carlotta (Famiglietti) Martell of Providence, R.I., her niece Maria White of Washington, D.C., many cousins, and her dearest friends Dan Farber of Yorktown, VA., Greta Ungar of Watertown, MA and Corinne Kazarosian of Northboro, MA.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Warren G. Harding Jr and her two sisters, Mixie Famiglietti and Mina (Famiglietti) White. A memorial service will be held in July, 2017. For on-line condolences, visit

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Published in The Providence Journal on May 14, 2017.
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May 25, 2017
I always enjoyed my chats through the years with Nicki and her endearing way of looking at the world. She was such a kind and gentle soul whom I will remember fondly and think of often. Sending prayers up for all. Lorri Hair by LORRI
Lorri Shea-Parrella
May 15, 2017
Nicki, you were my first mentor, supervisor, and friend in the world of government law. Most of what I learned in my early years as an attorney I learned from you, and a better teacher I could not have imagined. Rest in peace, dear friend, you have earned it.
Linda Minkoff
May 13, 2017
Nikki, I will always remember how practical. you were. In a world where everyone was so afraid of making a mistake, you fearlessly issued documents and stamped "DRAFT" across it. You were funny, fun, not threatened and not afraid to see things move forward. You were so often a voice of reason, amidst the chaos. I lament that I did not get to see your gardens. I will remember you fondly, and know that my work experience was better, because you were in it. Rest in peace girl.
Gail Dorey
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