Constance Claire's Story
Constance "Connie" (Amero) Lariano, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017, after a heroic battle with cancer.
Connie was born on October 4, 1930, in Cambridge, Mass. She spent her entire childhood in Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1948. Connie also graduated from Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She worked for many years as a registered nurse in the field of psychiatry as a hospital-wide nursing supervisor at Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham and as the assistant director of nursing at Eric Lindemann Mental Health in Boston.
Connie and her husband raised their family in Stoneham, Mass. from 1963 through 2003. She happily returned to Cape Ann in 2003 and resided in Rockport until her passing in 2017.
Connie was an extraordinary wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a multi-talented woman with remarkable skills and knowledge that she generously shared with all. She was a voracious reader, gifted gardener, gourmet cook, and the center of her family's universe. Connie was a member and volunteer with the Rockport Garden Club and participated in the 2014 Rockport Garden Tour by welcoming the public to her garden wonderland. Connie was also a member of the Essex County Needlework Guild.
She is survived by her loving husband, Michael J. Lariano, Sr.; her adoring children, Deane Pomeroy and his wife, Janice of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Susan Brunelle of Dracut, Mass.; and son, Michael J. Lariano Jr. of Rockport, Mass. Connie is also survived by her pride and joy, her grandson, Daniel Luke Brunelle of Dracut, Mass. Connie was predeceased by her mother, Gertrude P. Temple and her father, Melvin S. Amero, both of Gloucester.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, Gloucester on Thursday, June 8 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, Mass. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 6, 2017