ObitCarisellaUpton-webTOPSFIELD — Virginia (Lund) Carisella Upton of Topsfield and formerly of Wakefield departed this world on Friday, May 1.

Born in Portland, Maine, Ginny was born to Ruth and Victor Lund on Sept. 8, 1928 in Portland, Maine. Mother Ruth passed when Ginny was 5 years old. Victor remarried and moved with wife Elizabeth and Ginny to Wakefield where Ginny graduated from Wakefield High School in 1946.

Ginny married Pasquale Carisella (now deceased) in 1948.

Ginny is survived by sister Victoria Lund Simoneau of Lynnfield. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Carisella of Albuquerque, N.M., Donna Page of Topsfield and Dr. James Carisella and wife Dianne LaVigueur Carisella of New Orleans, La. Ginny was the beloved grandmother of Stephen Page of Gloucester, Zoe Lewis of Utah, Vanessa Carisella, MariThea Carisella, Arianna Carisella, Olivia Carisella of New Orleans, La. and the late James (Jay) Carisella, New Orleans, La.

Ginny began her working career at the Shawmut Bank in 1957. Her starting position was that of a clerk. She enjoyed a 30-plus year career and aspired to senior loan officer and Bank vice president.

Ginny married Johnny Upton of East Boston (now deceased).

Ginny chose to return to the workplace two years after retirement where she worked for years at Fram Corporation in Reading. Ginny moved to Topsfield where she lived for six years with her daughter Donna Page.

Ginny passed quietly and in peace.

A Memorial Service celebrating Ginny’s life is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 8, at the St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield.

Family and friends will gather for lunch and remembrance following the Memorial Service.