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Carmen A. Stanchi

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Route 62), Wilmington, for Carmen A. Stanchi, who died on Wednesday, February 27th at Lahey Medical Center, at 70 years, following a 35-year struggle resulting from a tragic industrial accident.  Visitation will be followed by a funeral mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 12 Noon.  Interment will be private.  Born in Boston’s North End, the family moved to Revere in 1955.  Carmen was a 1960 alumnus of Revere High School.  At the time of his tragic accident, he was warehouse manager for Brockway-Smith Inc. of Charlestown, where he had worked for 14 years.  From that fateful day of October 28th, 1977, that accident rendered him a paralysis victim, confined to a wheelchair.  Although physically impaired from that time, his spirit & intent for recovery was legendary.  Carmen was an inspiration to so many, many people.  Often unaware, his actions & the fashion in which he determinedly accepted the fate God had bestowed upon him, inspired others to cope &  live through their own physical, mental or emotional handicap.  He will be long-remembered & honored as “our family Hero.”  In 1976, Carmen & his beloved wife of 46 years, Rachel E. (Carrozza) Stanchi, moved to Wilmington.  He is the cherished father of, Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, & Michael R. Stanchi & his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop.  He is the Dear brother of, Robert R. Stanchi, Jr. of Chelsea & the late Richard R. Stanchi & his late wife, Erna.  He is also lovingly survived by his nieces, Susan M. Carrozza of Malden & Christine A. Carrozza of Billerica & several other nieces, nephews & faithful cousins.  He was also the son of the late: Robert R. Stanchi, Sr. & Mary (Sicurello) Stanchi.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: National Spinal Cord Injury Association, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370.

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 12 Noon in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington.

Interment

Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: National Spinal Cord Injury Association, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370.

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