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Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park Thursday morning at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church at 10:30. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening from 4-7 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment at Fairview Cemetery Hyde Park, relatives and friends invited.
Marie Rose Amatucci (Gagne), known affectionately as Marie to her family and friends, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2023, at the age of 85. Born on October 26, 1938, in Westbrook, Maine, she spent her final moments embraced by the love of her family in Canton, MA. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Francis Amatucci, with whom she shared 60 years of unwavering partnership and love.
A devoted mother, Marie's life was a testament to her boundless love and dedication to her children Lauree Ricciardelli and husband Kevin, Rebecca Grenham, Jennifer Flautt and husband Brian, Anna Ruane and husband Kevin, Michael Amatucci and wife Cristina, and Anthony Amatucci and wife Elin. She was the proud daughter of the late Ludovic and Doris (LeBretton) Gagne and a cherished sister to Dolores Champagne, Elizabeth Danie, Arthur Gagne, and the late Phillip Gagne.
Marie embraced her role as a grandmother with enthusiasm and grace, fondly known as "Grandma" to Joseph, Nicholas, and Annemarie Ricciardelli; Heather, Francis, and William Grenham; Matthew Flautt and Andrea Doerr; Linda and Brian Ruane; and Anthony and Stephen Amatucci; as well as her Norwegian grandchildren Celine, Emilio, Sofia, and Robin Amatucci. Her joy was multiplied as she became a great-grandmother to Emily and Ethan Flautt; Amelia, Caleb, and Roegan Doerr; and Noah and Jade Grenham; and Frida Amatucci. Her loving spirit will be carried on through the generations.
Marie was a proud graduate of Westbrook High School, Class of 1956. She went on to dedicate over 20 years of service as a paraprofessional, working with special needs children within the Boston Public Schools. Her compassion and empathy for the children she worked with was evident in every interaction and her legacy lives on through the many lives she touched.
Her passion for life was reflected in her myriad interests, which included a deep-seated love for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marie found joy in the simple pleasure of cooking, particularly traditional French and Italian dishes that honored her French-Canadian heritage. She was the heart of her family, hosting all the family holidays with an open door and a table laden with her lovingly prepared food.
Marie's resourcefulness and tenacity were unmatched, often seen bargain hunting at thrift shops and the Dollar Store, a hobby that brought her immense satisfaction. Her resilience and work ethic were unparalleled, and she carried herself with a pride that was visible in everything she did—from maintaining a clean and tidy home to the strength she exemplified every day.
Marie's travels back to Maine were precious times spent reconnecting with her siblings and roots. She was a woman of great love and generosity, described by those who knew her best as loving, kind, and selfless. Her presence was a comfort and her support unwavering; she was truly the cornerstone of her family.
Marie's memory will be cherished by her loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and countless friends whose lives she enriched through her selflessness and the joy she brought to every gathering.
The absence of Marie Rose Amatucci will be deeply felt by all who knew her. Yet, the legacy of love and care she leaves behind will continue to inspire and uplift her family and all those fortunate enough to have been part of her remarkable life. As we say farewell, we celebrate a life beautifully lived and a heart that gave so generously. Marie, your love and spirit will forever be the beacon guiding us through our own journeys.
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