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MARELLA, Antoinette M. (Olivo), of Abington, formerly of Waltham and Quincy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on July 29, 2021, at the age of 83. She was born on June 13, 1938 in Waltham, MA. Antoinette was one of 11 children born to the late Dominic and Margaret (Alongi) Olivo. She graduated from St. Mary School in Waltham. Along with her husband Frank, Antoinette was the founder of Century 21 Marella Realty in Braintree. She was a successful real estate agent and enjoyed working alongside her husband. Antoinette had a gift and talent for making shell mirrors from seashells that she would gather from her trips to the beach. She has tremendous faith and allowed God to guide her to those who were in need and less fortunate. Antoinette’s passion was her family and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She was a caring and loving woman who will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Beloved wife for 61 years of Frank Marella. Loving mother of Michael Marella and his wife Antoinette of Braintree, Edward Marella and his wife Fernanda of Hanson, Laurie Williams and her husband David of Abington, Sandra Marella and her longtime partner Dan Bush of Quincy, Christine Gustafson and her husband John of Bourne and Maureen Devlin and her husband Scott of Abington. Cherished grandmother of 13 wonderful grandchildren, Michael Jr., Nicholas, Joseph, Lauren, Jillian, Nicole, Julia, Kristina, Erika, Ashely, Tyler, Alyssa and Jonathan. Antoinette is also survived by her great-grandson Michael and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, August 4th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 5th at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Church, 854 Washington St., Braintree. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Antoinette’s name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit

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