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Cindy Lea Colafella

November 27, 1949August 22, 2020

Cindy Lea Colafella (Hansen) born November 27, 1949 . Passed away on August 22nd, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 70. Cindy was the daughter of the late Barbara Ellen (Merry) and Richard Hansen. She was the most devoted wife of 41 years to her husband Giuseppe "Gino" Colafella. Mother of Shauna Elizabeth DeMarco (Colafella) and her husband Luigi DeMarco of Boston and her son Vincent Joseph Colafella of Boston. Cindy was the beloved Nana to her cherished grandchildren, Victoria Merry DeMarco and Gianluca Antonio DeMarco, whom she loved more than anything.

Cindy moved to Boston at the age of 18 from Illinois where she grew up. She worked at John Hancock for many years . She married her husband Gino in 1979 and just recently celebrated 41 years of marriage. She taught Art at Saint Johns School in Boston’s North End where she touched many lives. Cindy loved spending time reading, gardening, drawing, doing photography, traveling, being with her little Yorkie Bruschi and spending time with her family and friends near and far. She loved visiting with her Late Aunt, Virginia (Merry) Carr and her Uncle Arthur Carr and their families, her brother in law Nicola (Nicky) Colafella and her beloved Kelly Family, as well as many other family and friends. She was happiest when surrounded by her Grandchildren, whom she gave the world to. She was the most loving Wife, Mother, Nana, Mother in Law, Sister, Sister in Law, Aunt, Cousin, God Mother, Mentor and Friend. Cindy also leaves behind her siblings, Richard Hansen ( the late Darlene), Lesley Oran (Michael), Jennifer Hansen (Steve) and Stephanie Hansen, all of the Midwest as well as many sister and brother in laws In Italy, France and Australia. She is also survived by so many special Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Cindy touched the lives of everyone who had the pleasure to know her. She was the strength of the family, the greatest friend, and most loving and devoted Wife, Mother and Nana and will be missed by all who had the chance to have her in their lives.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, August 26th beginning at 8:30am in St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Cindy's memory may be made to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020


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Anthony and Floreen Cucinatti

August 29, 2020

Gino, Anthony and I and our family are so very sorry for your loss. Cindy was such a lovely and gracious woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Anthony and Floreen

Robyn Dell Orfano

August 26, 2020

Geno, Shauna, Vincent , Victoria , Gianluca and Luigi

Cindy fought a tough battle and is now in Gods hands. Take comfort in knowing she is happy and not suffering. I will always remember her infectious laugh. She will be missed. Love to all of you.

Merilee Wolfson

August 26, 2020

It is with so much sadness that I learned of Cindys passing. She had the most beautiful heart. She would come into my shop and boy did she love pretty jewelry. She always had a smile on her face. I will never forget her loving ways. To Gino and her whole family my heart is with you all.

Ernestine Fusco

August 26, 2020

Gino, Shauna, Vincent and Family -
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless!
- Ernestine and Dino Fusco and Family

Anita Paternese

August 25, 2020

Gino, Shaun and Vincent - We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Anita & Michael Paternese

Denise Spagnuolo

August 25, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Miss Cindy! She will be truly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Denise, Caesar and Joseph Spagnuolo. ❤️

Marie Simboli

August 25, 2020

Cindy you will be missed especially coming down the hall with brushi for his treats and our little chats in the backyard. Rip

Josephine Lepore

August 25, 2020

Gino, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. Sincerely, Josie.

Vivian and Gerald Tirella

August 25, 2020

Vivian and I can not express how we feel for the loss of Cindy.
Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

Sincere Condolences
Vivian and Gerald

Barbara, Doug, Jenny, Victoria and Maria Peterlin

August 25, 2020

Cindy was beautiful inside and out. Her loving spirit will be missed, but will be with us all forever. Gino, we’re sending you, Shauna, Vincent, Lou, Victoria, Gianluca , the Kellys and all your extended family our love and prayers. Rest In Peace,


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