Co-owner and operator of the Circle Bowl

Published in the November 2, 2016 edition

LYNNFIELD — Lillian “Queenie” Colucci (neé Blangio) passed away on Oct. 28 surrounded by her loving family.

Lillian was married to the late Carl Colucci for 35 years. Together they owned and operated Circle Bowl of Lynnfield.

She was mother to four loving and devoted children and their spouses: Richard and Jan Colucci, the late James R. Colucci, Joan and Thomas Lemberger and Robert and Beverly Colucci.

She was born in 1918 in Boston to Albert and Antoinetta (Cristoforo) Blangio. Lillian was predeceased by five siblings, John, Albert, Michael, Charles and Dorothy Capozzi. Lillian and her husband were predeceased by a son, James, in 1962 at the age of 15.

She is survived by her adoring grandchildren: Dane Lemberger; Lisa Nekoroski, wife of Matthew; Tara O’Shea, wife of James; and six great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Emma, Matthew and William Nekoroski, Isabella and Jamison O’Shea, all of Lynnfield, as well as many nieces and nephews. Lillian was also blessed to have three women she named her daughters-in-love: Charlotte Fitzpatrick, Georgeann DiBiccari and Debbie Capozzi.

Lillian was a loving and consummate cook. She had a passion for needlepoint and created many heirloom pieces. She was an avid crossword player and loved watching Jeopardy. She brought so much joy to so many; to know her was to love her. Most of all, she loved being with people. She encountered many serious hardships but always looked at life on the bright side. She was a radiant exemplar of good life and her wisdom and advice benefited countless loved ones.

A Christian burial Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lillian’s name to: American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton MA 01061-0515 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923.