Marie C. (Caravella) Palmiotto, age 91

of Waltham

Marie C. (Caravella) Palmiotto, age 91

Waltham, Marie C. (Caravella) Palmiotto, age 91, a longtime Waltham resident, died peacefully, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center, in the comfort of her loving family.

Marie was born in Long Island City, New York to the late Michael and Theresa (Turturro) Caravella. She was raised in Hempstead, Long Island and was a graduate of Kings Park High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from Syracuse University. Later, she was proud to earn a Paralegal certificate from Bentley University.

Marie had lived in Waltham for more than sixty years. As a young woman, Marie worked for AT&T in New York.

Marie was a homemaker who was devoted to her husband and daughters, and later, to her cherished grandchildren. She was a creative woman with a passion for designing dresses, and crafting original jewelry for family, friends, and local art exhibitions. Her jewelry skills were obtained through her participation in Lexington Arts and Crafts Society classes where she earned the status as a Metalworkers master craftsman.

Marie also enjoyed cooking as well as gardening and was a member of the Waltham Garden Club.

After her children were grown, she worked for the former Grover Cronin’s Department Store in Waltham.

Along with her late husband, she was a longtime active member of Christ Church Episcopal in Waltham where she enjoyed volunteering at the annual Christmas fair and later at a church-sponsored thrift store.

Beloved wife of the late Michael A. Palmiotto.

Devoted mother of Carol A. Palmiotto and her husband David Fisher of Hockessin, Delaware, and Cynthia L. Ouellette of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Andrew E. “Andy” McEnroe and his wife Devon of Arlington, Virginia, Kaitlyn A. “Katie” McEnroe and her fiancé Nathan Johnson of Washington, D.C., Kevin L. Ouellette and his wife Janice of Boston, and Gregory M. Ouellette and his fiancée Kim Berberich of Portland, Oregon.

Marie was predeceased by her sister, Ann Causbie.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Christ Church Episcopal, 750 Main Street, Waltham on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. Reverend Rebecca Black, Interim Priest, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow in Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street, Newton Centre.

At the request of the family, visiting hours were omitted.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in Marie’s memory be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (, or the Andrew L. Warshaw, M.D. Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital (


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  • We will miss you .. you have touched us all in your unique way .. You will live on in us all.
    ” love you more”

  • Dear Carol, my sincere condolences ! You told me often about your mother’s health situation, like you were interested in my mother’s one; I remember that you even visited her in the residential care center for elderly people, here in Belgium. You did everything you could to assist your mother which will eventually give you the necessary comfort. May God bless her !


  • As a close school friend of Carol, I was able to experience the culture, intelligence, and creativity of Marie through the decades. Her love of independence and fortitude set an example to us all. May Carol and Cindy and families find comfort in memories of her love and her strengths! ❤️❤️

  • Dear Carol,
    just learned about your mothers passing …
    I truly hope that you can find the strength in these difficult times.
    I’m glad to read that she passed peacefully in the presence of you and your family.

  • Hi Carol,

    Sorry to hear this piece of information , sincere condolences to you~

    Your mother is a great woman~ she will be still watching you and your family members somewhere else happily I believe~