Andover — Charlotte J. Lombardo, 71, of Andover, passed away peacefully on July 4, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Charlotte was the beloved wife of James A. Lombardo, and they had shared nearly 50 years of marriage.
Born in Boston, Charlotte was one three children of Frances (Termine) Marino of Boston and the late Louis Marino.
Charlotte was raised and educated in Boston's North End. She worked for several years as an aid at the South School Library in Andover, where she had been a resident for 37 years.
Charlotte was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a talented cook, always making sure her home was a warm and welcoming place where her family could enjoy each others' company. She especially enjoyed hosting family and friends during the holidays and special family events. Nothing gave more joy than caring for her grandchildren and she cherished every moment with them, and was so proud of their accomplishments.
Along with her husband and mother, Charlotte is survived by her children, Lois (Lombardo) Maravelis and her husband, Arthur, of North Andover, and James Lombardo of Andover. She was the loving grandmother of Evan, James and Charlotte Maravelis; sister of Sam Marino and his wife, Beth, of Plymouth, and Charles Marino of Boston. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 374 Main St., Wilmington, on Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Dello Russo Funeral Home will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in the West Parish Garden Cemetery, Andover.
It has been requested that in lieu of flowers contributions in Charlotte's name be made to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Suite, C 239, 715 Albany St., Boston, MA 02118.