Marie Theresa Ciummei, 95, of Falmouth died December 10.
The daughter of Angelo and Brazelena Pacheco, she was the second born of 13 children and spent much of her youth helping out on the family farm in East Falmouth and helping her mother raise her younger siblings.
When she was 19 she met John Maxwell Ciummei, who had served in the Navy during World War II and upon his return in 1946 settled in Falmouth. They wed on January 3, 1948, at St. Anthony’s Church and had been married for 67 years at the time of his death in 2015.
Ms. Ciummei worked for New England Telephone Company for 40 years.
Known to many as Nanny, she was an accomplished cook and loved nothing more than feeding people. She had a love of music and was known for her contagious laugh.
She leaves two sons, John M. Ciummei Jr. and his wife, Suzanne Domzalski, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Richard Ciummei and his wife, Janet Ciummei, of Acton; a sister, Jane Zentz-Wege of Falmouth; five grandchildren, Nicole Dougherty, Caroline Cooke, Allison Ciummei, Michael Ciummei and Christopher Ciummei; five great-grandchildren; and other family.
She was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Margaret Tassinari, Albertina Servis, Lucille Phillips, Barbara Rodriguez, Milton Pacheco, Rosalind Pacheco, Virginia Lalli, Prudence Quagliozzi, Richard Pacheco, Madeline Pacheco and John Pacheco.
Visitation will be Friday, December 17, from 9 to 10:30 AM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
After the wake a Mass will be said at 11 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery on Gifford Street in Falmouth.