Helena D. (Marchant) Ciarametaro


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Gloucester - Helena D. (Marchant) Ciarametaro, 98, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and best friend, passed peacefully on May 4, 2019, at the Gloucester Healthcare. Helena was born in Watertown, Mass., on August 6, 1920, to parents Preston and Florence (Altmire) Marchant. Helena attended Gloucester Schools and graduated from Gloucester High in 1937. Helena found her place in this world by entering the restaurant business in her early teens and worked summers in Upstate New York at several resorts. Much later in life after graduating high school Helena once again got the restaurant bug and was employed at several establishments around the North Shore, in the late 1970s she ventured into a business with her son Thomas and his wife Toni at the Lobster Cove Market and Restaurant in Annisquam, from there she went to a new venture with her family The Lobster Pool in Rockport where she retired at the young age of 87.
Helena was a world traveler and loved to tell her family of her travels through Europe, China, and Africa, how she took a camel ride while in Africa, floated down the river on a barge in China with the farmers and their animals, and went up in a Hot Air Balloon and slept in a Tree House while on Safari, that was Helena always ready to try anything. Helena will be missed by many as she had made lots of friends along her journey, but as she told her family "until we meet again" because it's "not good bye."
Helena is survived by her children, Roberta Peterson (Richard), Helena "Penny" Kennedy (Lee), Michelle Ciarametaro (Donna), Thomas Ciarametaro (Toni), and Jacqualin Laflam (Ollie); her grandchildren, Rosalie Lombardo (Joe), Carla Jayne Peterson-Lawton (Mike), Leeann Kennedy, Robert Kennedy (Karen), Emily Kennedy-Wilmes (Raymond), Jillian LaFlam-Scola, Jennifer LaFlam, Thomas TJ Ciarametaro; and her great-grandchildren, Danielle Lawton, Richard and Andrew Fisher, Zachary and Kate Kennedy, Benjamin Scola and Chloe Kousoulos. Helena was very proud of her entire family and bragged whenever she could. She also leaves a special niece, Christine Ciarametaro; and dear friends, Adele Barrett, Bill Noble, and Wally Powers.
Helena's family would like to thank the staff at the Sawyer Free Library for the wonderful VIP treatment over the years, as well as Dr. Thomas Pearce, and a special thank you to the Gloucester Healthcare Nursing, and CNA staff for the exceptional care during her short stay.
Helena was predeceased by her parents and two sons-in-law, Richard Peterson and Lee Kennedy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester her very favorite place.

Her funeral service will be held at the Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington St., Gloucester, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, MA.
Published on May 13, 2019
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18 posts

Beverly ,Bing & Seth
May 19, 2019
With our deepest sympathy ,love and prayers...
CorinneFreeman n Family
May 17, 2019
I wish i got to know you better while i was growing up but youve been everything to everyone in your life. You will forever be sadly missed
Grace & John Harvey
May 15, 2019
always admired your mother,smart & spunky. She was an unforgettable lady.
Lenny Countie
May 14, 2019
Helena was one of the finest hard working and great women I had ever met during the last 35 plus years of restaurant supply sales. Classy lady with superb grit. My condolences to Tom and Toni.. Tommy (Cain) Walsh and I enjoyed our many years of partnership. Your Mom was truly an admired gem.
Albert and Lucinda Viator
May 14, 2019
My condolences to all the family. Helena loved her adventures and now her spirit is free.
Jacqualin LaFlam
May 14, 2019
Love and Miss so much already Mom❤️💔❤️
Thomas Ciarametaro
May 13, 2019
RIP NANA Love you
Beverly & Bing
May 13, 2019
With love and prayers to all who loved and adored Helena ...She was an amazing Lady
Who is now at Peace ......
Marianne Giambanco Paquette
May 13, 2019
Your mother was an amazing lady. We were fortunate to be neighbors. Will always remember her smile and her little darlings (cats). With heartfelt sympathy. Marianne
Jane Hiltz
May 13, 2019
My sincere sympathy to Helena’s family at this most difficult time. I pray all the wonderful memories you all have will bring you peace.
Mary Thompson
May 13, 2019
Michelle, I remember meeting your Mother many years ago when she had her restaurant. She was a classy lady and quite memorable. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jacqui, and the rest of your family through this time of sorrow. Please know, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Carmen Lopez
May 13, 2019
My condolences to the entire family.

Love you Rosalie
Monique cavanaugh
May 13, 2019
I loved working with her at the lobster pool she was a wonderful caring person and friend to me I will miss her. My condolences to Tom and Toni and family
R Frontiero
May 13, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Helena’s family. Though I didn’t know her personally, I can see how she influenced the family members I do know. Sounds like she lived her best life! God Bless her and her family.
Peggy Nicolosi
May 13, 2019
Sending my thoughts and prayers with you all over the loss of your beautiful Mom. Helena sounded like a one in a million kind of Woman. I wish I had known her personally. Heaven received an Angel for sure. May Helena look out for all of you now and send you all peace to help you grieve over her loss.
Theresa Foster
May 13, 2019
Heart felt sorrow for your loss of your dear mom.
Your all in my prayers.
Eileen Mitchell
May 13, 2019
My thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time. It is difficult losing a parent especially your mom.
May 12, 2019