Andover — Carol Ann (DelliColli) Nardone, 77, of Andover, passed away, January 24, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late, Anthony and Mary A. (LaChardi) DelliColli. Raised and educated in Lawrence, she was a proud honor student and graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1953.
Always welcoming, warm and filled with happiness, Carol’s proudest moments were being surrounded by family: from her traditional Sunday meals with tables topped with her Italian cooking; to the chairs lined up in front of her beach house — that she loved more than any place in the world — to beginning a day of relaxation overlooking the ocean; to the holidays – her absolute favorite time of year preparing the seven seafoods on Christmas Eve.
Carol was a member of the Andover Historical Society, Andover Garden Club, Memorial Hall Library, and St. Augustine's Church. She was an avid tennis player, "weekend warrior" skier, passionate gardener with her husband, world-class scrabble player, voracious reader, and card player with her beloved grandchildren. Simply said, she was a magnificent wife, an unbelievable mother, the best "Grams", and an absolutely remarkable friend. Her smile was bright and her heart always filled with joy. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.
She leaves her beloved husband of fifty-eight years, Philip A. Nardone Sr., of Andover, sons; Philip A. Nardone Jr, and his partner Scott Peltier, of Boston and Nantucket, David M. Nardone and his wife, Terra, of Windham, NH, and Mark C. Nardone and his wife, Erin, of Andover, two daughters; Doreen m. Powell, and her husband, Nelson, of Tampa, FL, and Gayle M. Nardone-Faro and her fiancé, Denis A. Comeau, of Wakefield, seven cherished grandchildren, Lindsay Faro, Tre Nardone, Christopher Nardone, Mark Nardone, Rachel Nardone, Nico Nardone, and Sofia Nardone, a brother; Ronald E. DelliColli and his wife, Karen, of Methuen, sister in law, Geraldine Fusco and her husband, Jack, of Methuen, and nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Lahey Clinic Philanthropy Department, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01885. Funeral services were held on Saturday January, 26, 2013, in St. Augustine Church, Essex St. Andover. The Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. Haverhill, has the honor of assisting the Nardone with funeral arrangements. www.comeaufuneral.com