Charland, Marie

Marie Mastronardi Coletti Charland, 92, of Farmington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 16th at her home. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, October 29th, 1919, she was one of ten children of the late Carmella and Dominic Mastronardi of Montalbano Jionico, Italy. In 1941 she married the love of her life, Anthony Coletti. She and Anthony opened Carol Florist in Providence, RI right after Anthony came home from the war. During this time tragedy struck with the passing of their 5 1/2 year old son Joey from cancer in 1960. After Anthony’s passing in 1976, Marie continued running the business for a total of 45 years. She was an extremely talented designer able to create the most intricate of designs. She married Raymond Charland in 1986. Raymond was a wonderful and loving husband for the next 14 years. After Raymond’s passing in 2000 she moved to Farmington to live with her daughter Anne-Marie, son-in-law Tim, and grandsons Logan and Mason until the present day. Marie was an avid golfer and a past member of Valley Ledgemont CC, Metacomet CC, Alpine CC, Louisquissett CC all of Rhode Island and the Country Club of Farmington. She was also a past member of the Catholic Women’s Youth League and played softball for the Girls Club of Providence. She was a strong minded, hard working woman who was an inspiration to all. Marie leaves her three daughters, Carole DeAngelis of Portsmouth, RI, Cathleen Rainey and her husband Larry of Portsmouth, RI, and Anne-Marie Portia Corbett and her husband Tim of Farmington, her sister Jeannette Andreozzi of Farmington, her brother, Anthony Mastronardi of East Greenwich, RI, eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and her favorite Jack Russell Terrier “Terra”. Marie’s daughters would like to thank Amy’s Angels and the Farmington Valley VNA for the love and compassion they shared with their mother during the last days of her life. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday (Nov. 23) at 10:00am in Holy Ghost Church, One Knight St., Providence, RI followed by burial in the family plot at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston, RI. There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:00am Holy Ghost Church- Providence, RI


St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston, RI

Memorial Contribution

The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445

3 Responses to 'Charland, Marie'

  1. Dani says:

    To all those in your family who are suffering in grief you have my sincere condolences. This is one of the most difficult things in life we have to face. The Bible tells us that Almighty God will soon remove all tribulations and give a life of eternal blessings and a resurrection of those asleep in death.(Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:3,4) I hope these promises bring your family comfort through your time of loss.

  2. Deb Martin-Estrella says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. Your mom was a very special lady, and I will never forget her generous hospitality and most of all her warm heart! Many years have passed since I’ve been in her company, however, the beautiful people we never forget! I know she has left her mark behind, and she will be sorely missed by her friends and most all her family.

  3. Angelo Aiello says:

    Dear Anne-Marie & Family , I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my sincere condolences, I always remember your moms warm smile , May God Bless your mom, you and your family , my prayers & thoughts are with you , always, Best Regards, Angelo Aiello.

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