Friday, October 19, 2012

MaryAnne Kotsiopoulos

MaryAnne Kotsiopoulos

October 25, 1962 - October 12, 2012
MaryAnne Kotsiopoulos, 49, died Friday, October 12, 2012 in Brockton. She was the wife of William Burnham.
Born October 25, 1962 in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Aristides "Steve" Kotsiopoulos and Theolayea "Terry" (Vahtsivanos) Kotsiopoulos. Raised in Brockton, she graduated from Brockton High School.
MaryAnne was a School Bus Driver for North River Collaborative where she transported special needs children. She also had been a waitress for several years at local restaurants.
She loved being around the people she loved and doing for others. She loved animals and music and being a parrot head. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, William Burnham; her daughter, Shauna Severance; her sister-in-law, Ann Loring. She was the sister of the late Frances Pantous.

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak St., Brockton on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home Friday 4:00-9:00PM.

Donations Information

Donations may be made to the North River Collaborative, 198 Spring Street, Rockland, MA 02370.

Donations Link:

North River Collaborative

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time

Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

2. A Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

3. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4. All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

5. Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

7. When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8. A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ann (Campanelli) DeMarco

Ann (Campanelli) DeMarco
September 02, 2012

Ann T. (Campanelli) DeMarco, of Brockton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home in Brockton. Ann was loved by her late husband, Salvatore DeMarco.

Ann was born in Brockton and was the daughter of the late Francesco Campanelli and Lisa Colondua who were both born in Italy. She was a lifelong Brockton resident.

Ann's life spanned the Great Depressions of the 20th Century, she left grade school to work in the shoe factories in Brockton, was married to her husband Sully and had one son, Robert.

Ann's brothers founded Campanelli Enterprises and built more than 35,000 single family homes from the late 1940's to the early 1980's. Her son Robert continued the second generation of the business which today in its third generation has developed and constructed more than 20 million square feet of commercial Property.

Ann was known by many names in her family, Annie, Aunt Annie, Mom, Gram and Nonna. She was the Matriarch of the DeMarco Family and was a living example of how we aspire to live our lives every day.

Ann's passion in life was cooking and she was renowned for her classic Italian dishes. Ann also had a passion for helping others and lived her life true to that mission. Over the years Ann was an active organizer, fund raiser and contributor to many civic groups in the Brockton area including The Charity Guild, The Brockton Art Center, Brockton Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
BARC, Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Brockton Historical Society, The Marciano Scholarship Foundation and the Campanelli Charitable Foundation.

Ann was honored with the Dorothy Trower Memorial Award by the Fuller Art Museum and in 2009 was honored by the Charity Guild.

Throughout her life Ann stayed true to where she came from, her love for her family and her eternal optimism. She was a spiritual woman who we know has now joined her husband Sully in eternal life. Her family will forever love her.

She is survived by her devoted son, Robert P. DeMarco and daughter in law, Maureen (Conner) DeMarco of Brockton; her loving three grandsons, Daniel DeMarco, Jeffrey DeMarco and Robert DeMarco all of Norwell; her adoring seven great-grandchildren, Danielle, Haley, Lexi, Tessa, Robert II, John and Nina DeMarco; her brother, Nicholas Campanelli of Brockton; she is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews. Ann was the sister of the late Michael, Joseph and Alfred Campanelli.

Funeral Information
Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (RT123) Brockton on Friday, September 7th at 9:00AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home Thursday 4:00-8:00PM.

Donations Information
Donations in Ann’s memory may be made to The Charity Guild, Inc., 501 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301.

Donations Link:
The Charity Guild

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vincent S. Vecchione

Vincent S. Vecchione

August 20, 2012

In Middleboro, Ma August 20, 2012 Vincent S. loving son of Marilyn Hingston died at his home after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 47. He was born in Weymouth and lived in Middleboro since 2002. Vincent enjoyed sports, trucks, going for long road trips and the Girl’s. He was active in Special Olympics, winning several gold and silver medals. Vincent is survived by his sister Donata Gurney of Hyannis. His loving Uncle Thomas Hingston and his wife Linda and the late Capt. William Hingston and David and Florence Taylor. His niece Samantha Flaherty of Hyannis. Dear friend Edwin Beland of Taunton. His many cousins and close friends at the Lakeville Day Hab, Alfie and all of the Puddle Jumping Gang.
A service will be held at the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton Saturday, August 25th at 9 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 32 Resnik Road, Suite #3, Plymouth, MA, 02360 or United Cerebral Palsy, 1825 K Street, NW Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20006.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Jackie Campbell

Jackie was someone who when you met her you felt right at home with her. She was a very special lady and she will be missed by everyone who met her. I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting her and knowing her. She loved her family and friends more than anything.

Rest in peace Jackie.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story... night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t
embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionaly lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. "