, Salem, MA

April 11, 2014

Ann M. (Cazzara) DeCarlo, 76

Peabody — Ann M. (Cazzara) DeCarlo, 76, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, while in the comforting presence of her family, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Frank DeCarlo with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Lena (Furfaro) Cazzara. She lived in Peabody for many years.

Ann was an English teacher in the Salem School Department for 37 years until her retirement in 1999.

Ann is survived by her daughter, Dianne Whitcomb and her husband, William of Peabody; three granddaughters, Angela M. Jacques, MD and her husband, Bryan of Beverly, Vanessa A. Lightbown and her fiancé, Jon Pierce of Peabody, and Brianna M. Lightbown and her fiancé, Jon Eldridge of Peabody and Marietta, Ga.; and an infant granddaughter, Danielle, the love of her life. Ann was surrounded by her close-knit family, and predeceased by her sisters, Sandra R. Walsh and Dolores E. Parsons. She is survived by her four sisters, Barbara Gelineau and her husband, Frank of Salem, Paula Burnham of Hudson, N.H., Gloria J. Cazzara and Mary M. Cazzara, both of Inverness, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her treasured friends, Cindy Cobb of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Marie Blair of Salem.

Ann’s sister, Barbara; her niece, Terri Nadeau; dearest friend, Diane McGrane; and her devoted grandchildren assisted her journey home to the Lord.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. A Committal will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit for online obituary and to sign condolences.