Marcia (Brown) Gargiulo, 78, a Mashpee summer resident, died on April 26 in Naples, Florida, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Raised in Dorchester, she worked in Boston as a legal secretary and it was there she met Anthony Gargiulo. They married and shared 57 years together.
They had a family and lived in Arlington and later in Dover, with summers spent in New Seabury. They would spend the winters of their later years on Marco Island in Florida.
Ms. Gargiulo loved to travel and she and her husband enjoyed many trips throughout the world; Italy was her favorite destination.
She supported and enjoyed the arts and was an accomplished painter.
In 1999 she contributed $1,000 for the honor of being the guest conductor at Mashpee Night at the Pops, leading the Cape Symphony Orchestra for the “Liberty Bell March.”
She also was an avid golfer and played at New Seabury and Marco Island country clubs.
In addition to her husband, she leaves a daughter, Carol Bellis; two grandsons, Joseph and Maximillian Gargiulo; two sisters, Katie Foley and Jackie Schultz; and two brothers, Michael Brown and Jim Brown.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel Brown; her younger siblings, Alan Brown and Karen Skiver; three children, David Gargiulo, Lisa Gargiulo and Joseph Gargiulo; and a grandson, Richie Bellis.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 8, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue in Mashpee. A funeral home service will be at 11 o'clock.
Burial will be at Great Neck Woods Cemetery in Mashpee, followed by a gathering in celebration of her life.