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Ann Marie Casellini, 92, passed peacefully with her family at her side on October 6, 2017, at the Merrimack Valley Health Center in Amesbury, Mass. She was born on April 14, 1925, in Salem, Mass., to the late James and Josephine (Bertuccio) Arno. She was raised in Salem and educated in Salem schools. She met and married Arthur Casellini and the couple moved to Newburyport, where she raised her family. Ann was employed at Sylvania (GTE) for almost 40 years, rising to the position of supervisor of accounting and payroll for the general engineering department.
Ann was happiest when caring for and enjoying time with her family. She will be remembered for her ravioli at Christmas, cheering on her grandchildren at ball games, and almost 30 years of shared walks at sunrise and sunset from her summer house on Salisbury Beach.
Ann is survived by her husband of 75 years, Arthur, as well as her son, Jim; her daughter-in-law, Nancy; her grandchildren, Peter, Jill D’Attilio and her husband, Jeff, Nicole Sopic and her husband, Sasha, Matthew and his wife, Brigid, Michael McKinnon, Ashley and Catherine; and her great-grandchildren, Trevor, Brett, Mason, Emma, Lauren, Tyler, Caden, Carraugh, Maeve and Callen.
Ann is survived by her brother, Joseph Arno of Danvers; her brother, Richard Arno and his wife, Shirley of Salem; and her brother-in-law, Bill McKinnon of Danvers. She was predeceased by her son, Bill; her sister, Eleanor Gaudette of Salem; her sister, Adele McKinnon of Danvers; and her sister-in-law, Catherine Arno of Danvers.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday October 11, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking is available behind the funeral home. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, at Immaculate Conception Parish in Newburyport. Burial will be private at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made in Ann’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090 or online at www.alz.org.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 10, 2017
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