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September 25, 2016

Burial Date October 17, 2016

Funeral Home Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

Place of Service Immaculate Conception Church, Worcester

Section Garden of Valor II Lot Number: 407Grave Number: C#3

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     Madeline J. “Nonnie”  (Tiscione) Carelli, 83 of Worcester passed away Sunday, September 25th 2016 with her family gathered at her side.

Madeline was born in Worcester, one of five children of Italian immigrants, Frank and Amelia (Gentile) Tiscione.  She graduated from Worcester Girls Trade and accepted a position as a seamstress in the clothing manufacturing industry of Worcester, working many years for R.J. Toomey Company before retiring.

Madeline’s husband of 37 years, Arthur J. Carelli passed away in 1994.  She is survived by her three sons, Arthur Carelli and his wife Kathleen, Robert P. Carelli and his wife Lisa all of Worcester, Richard J. Carelli and his wife Dianna of Hubbardston; six grandchildren she cherished very much and who called her ‘Nonnie”,   Kyle, Andrew, Christopher, Adam, Anthony and Benjamin; a great granddaughter she adored Olivia; Many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.   A daughter, Deanna passed away in 1978.  Three brothers, Ralph, Anthony and Vincent Tiscione and a sister Susan DiPilato pre deceased her.

Madeline was a member of Immaculate Conception church, the Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church Golden Years where she looked forward to faithfully attending every Tuesday, and the Colony Apartment residences association.      Unwavering in her faith, Madeline truly believed that her family and friends were the most important parts of her life.  She was a beautiful person who loved to cook, bake, have her family around her especially her grandchildren and entertain.   She enjoyed having people enter her home anytime and made sure that you were not hungry when you left.  All were welcome.      She loved watching old movies, playing trivial pursuit, cards with family and her many friends at the Colony Apartments.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Tuesday, September 27th from 4 pm to 7 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St.  Her funeral will be held Wednesday, September 28th from the funeral home with a procession to Immaculate Conception church, 353 Grove Street where her celebration of Life Mass will be held at 10:00 am.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name can be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 120 Stafford St. Worcester 01603

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