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Carmela T. Marzano

November 26, 1934 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Obituary

Carmela “Mela” Marzano, 89, of Agawam, MA, passed away on February 7, 2024, surrounded by her loving daughters. Born in Calabria, Italy, she moved to Sudbury, Ontario, Canada when she was 4 years old.

When she was 16, she met Salvatore when he was visiting family in Canada. She moved to Springfield, MA after they were married and ended up in Agawam to raise their family.

When they moved to Agawam in 1963, Sal and Mela open Sal's Beauty Salon where they work side by side until Mela found her passion for real estate in the mid-1980’s. She opened her own real estate business, Carmela & Company in the 1990’s where she helped countless people fulfill their dreams of home ownership.

Carmela was predeceased by her husband Salvatore Marzano, Jr. in 1996 after 42 years of marriage. She is also predeceased by her brother Tony Fragomeni of Sudbury, Ontario and her sister Teresa Urso of Sudbury, Ontario.

Carmela is survived by her daughters, MaryAnn Marzano (Ron) of Agawam, Linda Marzano (Julie) of Seattle, WA, Josephine Smith (Bruce) of Agawam, Carmela Kirk (Tom) of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Elizabeth Marzano of Agawam.

She is also survived by her brother Dominic Fragomeni of St. Paul, MN; her eight grandchildren; her eight great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter as well as many nieces and nephews who she had a unique and loving relationship with every single one.

Carmela loved golfing, playing cards, cooking for people, making capicola and soppressata with whoever wanted to help, going to shows at Goodspeed Opera House, spending time at her home in Ogunquit, ME and our yearly trips to Canada.

Overall, nothing compared to the love that she felt for her family. She taught us what it was like to be loved more than life itself.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 1 – 4 PM at Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 985 Main Street, Agawam. A service will take place at 4 PM. Burial will be held privately at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or online at dana-farber.org/gifts.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
985 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 17, 2024

4:00 PM
Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
985 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

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