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Carmela M. Cultrera

March 2, 1922 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old


Carmela Mary Cultrera, 101, peacefully passed away on May 25, 2023, at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 2, 1922, she was the daughter to the late Felice and Caroline (Cipolla) Mancini.

Carmela was born and raised in Lawrence and she graduated from Lawrence High, where she met the love of her life, Sebastiano Cultrera. They got married and started their family together. Carmela was an excellent seamstress and worked at the Grieco Brothers for 38 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and hosting Sunday dinners. She was a great cook and made the best spaghetti sauce, a recipe that her grandson Matt now makes for the family. She was a devoted Catholic, a proud member of St. Rita Sodality, and a parishioner of Holy Rosary Shrine. After her retirement, Carmela and Sebastiano enjoyed traveling together, visiting places such as Italy, California, Florida, and Hawaii.

Along with her parents, Carmela is pre-deceased by her husband of 58 years, Sebastiano Cultrera, as well as her brother, Nicholas Mancini.

Carmela will be deeply missed and is survived by her loving children, Catherine Zembruski of Methuen, MA, Philip Cultrera and his wife Carol of Methuen, MA, and Paula Mellen and her husband David of Haverhill, MA. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Matthew Zembruski and Christopher Cultrera; her cousin, Joan Sawyer; her sister in-law, Dorothy Cultrera; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Holy Rosary Shrine, 28 Union Street, Lawrence. Entombment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.


May 30, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cataudella Funeral Home
126 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844

May 31, 2023

10:00 AM
Holy Rosary Shrine
28 Union Street
Lawrence, MA 01841


St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Mausoleum
6 Woodland Street
Methuen, MA 01844


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