Reading, MA — Carmella T. "Connie" Laurenza was the beloved wife of the late James J. Laurenza Sr., and the mother of Lorraine Burns of Reading and James Jr. and wife, Pauline, of Cambridge. She was the sister of Albert Conte and his wife, Winifred, of Weymouth and the late Gilda Magistri, Alfred Conte, Esther Spinelli and Mary Cottone. She was the grandmother of Lynda and Michelle Laurenza, both of Stoneham, Christopher Burns and his wife, Melanie, of New Hampshire, Jayme Laurenza and his wife, Kerry, of Billerica and Nicholas of Cambridge. She was also the great-grandmother of Lauren, Isabelle, Megan, Matthew, Christa, Allison and Anthony.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Carmella in St. Theresa's Church, 63 Winter St. (Route 62), North Reading, on Monday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Please omit flowers and make donations in Connie's name to the Mission of Deeds, Inc., 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA 01867. Arrangements by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading, at Reading Line. For information, visit www.cotafuneralhomes.com or call 978-664-4340.