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