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