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Virginia (Lund) Upton-Carisella

         Virginia (Lund) Upton-Carisella of Topsfield, formerly of Wakefield, departed this world quietly and in peace on May 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late Pasquale Carisella and the late Johnny Upton. Born in Portland, ME September 8, 1928, she was the daughter of Ruth and Victor Lund. Her mother passed when Ginny was five years old. Victor remarried and moved with his wife Elizabeth and Ginny to Wakefield, where Ginny graduated from Wakefield High School in 1946. She began her working career as a clerk at the Shawmut Bank in 1957, and enjoyed a thirty plus year career and retired as a Senior Loan Officer and Bank Vice President. She chose to return to the work place two years after retirement, and worked for years at Fram Corporation in Reading. Ginny moved to Topsfield where she lived for six years with her daughter Donna.

            She was the beloved mother of Patricia Carisella of Albuquerque, NM, Donna Page of Topsfield, and Dr. James Carisella and his wife Dianne LaVigueur Carisella of New Orleans, LA, and he beloved grandmother of Stephen Page of Gloucester, Zoe Lewis of Utah, Vanessa Carisella, MariThea Carisella, Arianna Carisella and Olivia Carisella of New Orleans, and the sister of Victoria Lund Simoneau of Lynnfield.  She was the grandmother of the late James (Jay) Carisella, formerly of New Orleans.    

     A Memorial Service celebrating Ginny’s life will be held Monday June 8 at 11:30 am in the St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Avenue, Wakefield. Family and friends will gather for lunch and remembrance following the service. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Greater Boston Food Bank www.gbfb.org 

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