Obituaries 04-15-2010

Esther Culwell

Home Health Aide and Foster Mother

Esther H. (Forgione) Culwell of Everett died on April 9.

Mrs. Culwell worked many years in healthcare as a nurse’s aide and home health aide for inter-city healthcare and was foster mother to 46 babies and children for the Catholic Charitable Bureau.

She was the beloved wife of the late John Edward; mother of Linda Santamaria of Billerica, Joan Preston of Pelham, NH, John E. Jr. of Lynn, Stephen J. of Tewksbury and Timothy A. of Mesa, AZ; daughter of the late John J. Forgione and Esther (Maxfield); sister of Lillian O’Neill of Tewksbury, Katherine McCarte of Florida, the late Celia Johnson, Elizabeth Monastiero, John Forgione and Gertrude Sarro. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Visiting hours are today, Tuesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett. Her Funeral will be held Wednesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Burial will be in Woodlawn.

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