Florence P. (Carella) Ciardelli, age 94

of Quincy

Florence P. (Carella) Ciardelli, age 94

Florence P. (Carella) Ciardelli, age 94, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the comfort of her loving family.

Florence was born in Quincy, to the late Robert and Mary L. (Bianchi) Carella. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1948.

Florence was employed in food services for the Quincy Public Schools. She retired in 2013 after thirty years of service.

Florence was a lifelong active parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church in West Quincy.

She was an avid New England Patriots fan; enjoyed visiting with her sister in Florida; and keeping a watchful eye on the harbor from her son’s home in Onset.

Florence’s passion in life was her family, as she was the center of all family events and celebrations. She was especially devoted to her much-loved children, grandchildren, and great grandson, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for sixty-five years of the late Winston N. “Nubby” Ciardelli.

Devoted mother of Stephen M. Ciardelli of Lyndeborough, N.H. and his late wife Barbara, James P. Ciardelli and his wife Peggy of Onset, and Paul M. Ciardelli and Donna Branco of Harwich.

Loving grandmother of Matthew Ciardelli, Haley Ciardelli and Kyle Sullivan, Cara Ciardelli and her husband David Barber, Michael Ciardelli and his fiancée Hope McCarthy, and the late Christopher Ciardelli.

Cherished great grandmother of James Anthony Barber.

One of five siblings, Florence was the dear sister of Louise E. Kelly of Plymouth and Fla., and was predeceased by Robert L. Carella, Norma P. Carella, and Marie T. Carrabba. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, May 11, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Florence’s memory may be made to Saint Mary’s Church, c/o Divine Mercy Parish, 386 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171.


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  • Rest in eternal peace and with love Florence
    May God be with you on your journey home and always
    With love
    Tricia Kelley Morris and her family
    One of Frankie’s sisters
    Love to you Louise and families 💕🙏🏼💕🙏🏼

  • What a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman. May she rest in the sweetest peace. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers, including my old friend Nubby. 🙏💙

  • Sending our deepest condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers 🙏. Patty Marlowe and family. Niece of Louise and Frank Kelley 🙏

  • So sorry about your mom’s passing. She was my mom’s roommate the last couple of months. Enjoyed talking to her when I would be seeing my mom.