Marie Carmella Zambello (Strangie), age 92, passed away peacefully July 15, 2020 due to natural causes. She was born September 8, 1925 in East Boston, Massachusetts to Gennaro and Carmella Strangie. She married her longtime friend and love, Joseph Frank Zambello (Butch), in October of 1947 who preceded her in death in 2019. She was the loving mother of Frank Zambello and his wife Deborah, Sandra Palladino and her husband Rocco, Joseph Zambello, Jr. and his wife Lois and Paula Serafino and her husband Michael. Dear sister of the late Augustino Strangie, Pasquale Strangie, Frank Strangie, Gennaro Strangie, Jennie Luti and Rose LoConte. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Marie was a member of Winthrop’s Sons of Italy Lodge in her early years. She loved music and dancing. Family and friends were her passion and delight and all who knew her loved her dearly. Marie enjoyed hosting dinners and holiday parties. Instructing her grandchildren how to cook Italian food made her very happy and she would stop at nothing to teach them “Nana’s” way.
Above all else, Marie was a dedicated mother. She treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and embraced every moment with them as their Nana. Marie brought so much joy to all and will be missed greatly.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Visitation from the Funeral Home on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
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