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Anna Mildred Marie Picariello

November 30, 2018


Anna Mildred Marie (Briggs) Picariello, 90, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Tippet House in Needham, MA. 

She was born in Littleton, NH on July 12, 1928 to Earl Lewis Briggs, Sr. and Helena Kozar.  She graduated from Bethlehem High School, NH, Class of 1946.  She was a pediatric nurse before she met and married Louis M. Picariello on April 3, 1948.  She was home with their three children until they were in high school and worked many years as an office manager for an engineering firm.  When the children were young, she was a cub scout leader, loved crafts, and enjoyed sewing.  She even made one of her daughter’s wedding dress.  She learned to cook Italian and was a great cook.  Anna and Louie traveled to Europe several times, then got into RVing and traveled all throughout the USA, Alaska, Canada and Mexico.  

Anna is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Louis M. Picariello; her children, Toni Picariello of Conway, SC, Michael L. Picariello (Joyce Ricciardelli) of Cotuit, MA and Lenora DeBrunn (Albert) of White Bear Lake, MN; her grandchildren, Jodie Martin, Angela Verge, Bryan Picariello, Christopher Picariello, Andrea Picariello, Regina Marotto, Marcus Marotto, Salvatore Marotto; and 4 great grandsons.  She is also survived by her sister, Dolores (Timothy) Curran.

She is predeceased by her parents, her beloved dog, Beau, and siblings, Barbara Ann Beliveau, Mary Louise McLean, Julia E. Healey, Earle L. Briggs, Jr. 

According to Anna’s request and wishes there will be no services and burial will be private at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, MA. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to support Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home – VNA Care, 920 South Street, Needham, MA 02492 ( OR Small Paws Rescue Inc., 3316 S. 72nd. W. Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74107 (a Federal not-for-profit organization to rescue Bichons nationwide) (

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