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Minichiello, Clementine

                                                                                                    Minichiello, Clementine

Clementine (Gielen) Minichiello, a longtime resident of Dedham and Canton, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Norwood, MA.  She was 89 years old.  Clementine was born on July 20, 1924 in Maastricht, Netherlands.  She was the daughter of Johannes and Elise (Loenard) Gielen, and the dear sister of the late Dr. Theo Gielen. Clementine married Arthur Minichiello in her hometown of Maastricht.  She and Arthur then emigrated to the United States where they would start a family.  Clementine spent some time as a teacher, but spent much of her time at home raising her two children, Frank and Vivian.  She was a member of the Dutch American Club, and spent much of her time perfecting her skills in needlework.  She was very talented at knitting, embroidery, and crocheting and had made numerous sweaters and rugs.  Clementine was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Minichiello who predeceased her in 2001 after over 55 years of marriage.  She is survived by her son Frank Minichiello and his wife Mary Ellen, of North Haven, CT, and her daughter Vivian DeVincenzo of Canton, MA.  Clementine is the dear grandmother of Eliot Minichiello, Molly Minichiello, Brett Minichiello, Nick DeVincenzo, Michelle DeVincenzo, and Lisa DeVincenzo. A remembrance and reception will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1PM, at the Lafayette House, 109 Washington St., Foxboro, MA.  Interment will be private.  Donations in her name may be sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Edith Nourse Rodgers Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, 200 Springs Rd. Bedford, MA, Norwood Hospital c/o Emily Holliman, President 800 Washington St. Norwood, MA, or to the South Cove Community Center 885 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111.





Guestbook Entries

  1. Susan and Leonard Hill
    March 16th, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Dear Frank, Mary Ellen, Eliot, Molly, Brett, and Vivian and family,
    We have many fond memories of your mother and grandmother when she was visiting in North Haven. She was charming and gracious, witty, and intelligent. She had a forthright “tell it like it is” quality that was refreshing. I remember Philip saying how much he liked to talk to her because she was so engaging and current for her generation. She really was her own person, and we are sorry she is gone.

  2. Elaine
    March 16th, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Clementine was just a wonderful lady. I will miss her stories, knowledge and dry humor so much.
    She was such a strong lady and a true friend.

  3. Thomas W Mullen
    March 17th, 2014 | 10:13 am

    What a wonderful lady–I learned SO much from her. She is irrepleaceable–miss her SO Much….

  4. Dee Dee Shantell Chavers
    March 18th, 2014 | 6:42 am

    To the Minichiello Family,

    I know that at this time (experiencing the loss of your beloved Clementine) that mere words simply cannot encompass the symbolism of what you are experiencing. But please know that Mac and my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family as you complete this journey in life.

    The Chavers’ Family

  5. Carol Baxter
    March 19th, 2014 | 10:44 pm

    Dear Frank and Mary Ellen and Family,

    Your mom was so spirited and so much fun. What a special lady. I can see her in each of you and it is a beautiful thing. We are all better for knowing her.

    Much love to you all at this sad time,

    Carol, Erin and Emily

  6. Walt & Holly Cowling
    March 21st, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Dear Frank,MEL and Grandchildren,

    Clemintine was a truly unique and delightful person in all her varied aspects. She will be greaatly missed but the wonderful memories of her extrodinary life will be with us always.

  7. Lovetere family
    March 23rd, 2014 | 5:28 pm

    Sending our condolences to the family.

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