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Lucille Candiloro, 95

CLARKSBURG, Mass. —  Lucille Elizabeth (Ramsdell) Candiloro, 95, of Clarksburg, Mass., died at her home of natural causes on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Born in Pittsfield, Mass., on May 28, 1925, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Ramsdell, she attended schools in Pittsfield, Cheshire and Adams and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Pittsfield in 1943. Lucille graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in February 1948.

She became an industrial nurse and was employed at the Wyandotte Woolen Mill in Pittsfield and later at Arnold Print Works in Adams. She also worked at WB Plunkett Hospital in Adams and did private duty nursing for Robert Sterling and Francine Clark. In 1984, she was employed by the State of Massachusetts Transitional Assistance and retired in March 2003 at the age of 76. Lucille always said she loved that job because she loved helping people. She was always a giver. She would give the coat off her back literally for anybody who needed one, as she did on several occasions.

Lucille would spend every weekend bargain shopping while her husband, Joe, was the bag carrier. Stores had a special chair reserved for him while she shopped. Afterwards she would give away her purchases to those in need. When asked what she wanted for a gift, she would say, "a gift of your time." At her 90th birthday party, she wanted no presents but just the presence of her guests’ company. She wanted to share time with people, so she gave her party guests "thyme" in a bottle to remember her by when they cooked. She always said, "It is not the meal that is enjoyable; it is the company."

Lucille was a member of the St. Luke's Alumni and a member of the Itam Lodge in North Adams and Pittsfield. She also served as president of the Industrial Nurses Association.

She married the love of her life, Joseph Candiloro, in St. Thomas Church in Adams on April 15, 1950. She enjoyed dancing with him to the "Big Band Songs of the 40s." They had three children, Christine Lecuyer (Gary); Nadine Kuhner (Arnold); and Francis Candiloro. She has five grandchildren, Charlene Candiloro, Frank Candiloro, Natalia Kuhner, Catherine Marian, and David Lecuyer; and 11 great-grandchildren, including Austin, Elizabeth, Cadennce, Tronn and Makiya Candiloro; Bayleigh Tatro; Grace, Ava and Landon Lecuyer; and Elliot and Isaac Marian. She also leaves three sisters, Doris Guillou of Virginia; Rosemary Ziarnik and Ann Klammer (Donald) of Adams; one brother, Richard Ramsdell (Janice) of North Adams; brother-in-law Theodore Candiloro (Lilla) of Attleboro, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her constant companion, her dog, Minnie.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph on February 4, 2005; and two brothers, Charles William Ramsdell and Earl Ramsdell. Special thanks to all the people that took such good care of her in her home.

Funeral notice: Services for Lucille Candiloro will be private for immediate family only. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Memorial donations may be made to The Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Dept. or Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Frank, though I only had the privilege of speaking with your Mother a couple of times, I could hear the love in her voice as she spoke of you. It was the same love I hear when you speak of her. Carry that love in your heart and keep her memories alive.
Sending comforting prayers thru this time of grief.

from: on: 08-03-2020

Frank and family ,
I am very sorry for your loss . I am sure she is looking down at you all. She was a very special lady and I am sure she will be missed by everyone that had the privilege to know her . Frank , your Mom may have called you all the time but that is because she loved you.. and worried about you . I am sure she is up in Heaven with your Father and both looking down at you all with pride. RIP Lucille
Peace be with you ,

Ruth Accetta Hamelin
from: Ruth on: 07-28-2020

To the Kuhner family and all: So sorry to hear of her passing. Sorry for your loss. Time passes, yet it does not get easier. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
from: Adam Jenkson: 07-27-2020

It is with great sadness upon reading the passing of your mother. We loved being friends (like family) throughout the years. Wish we all could be together now, but we all need to be safe. Our prayers and hugs go out to each one of your family. God Bless you all.
from: Diane S. Phillipson: 07-27-2020

I sadden my the passing of your mother. Very nice lady
My prayers are with you all💐
from: Nanette schmidton: 07-27-2020

Frank and family I am so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. It is always very difficult to lose out Loved Ones, Our Moms are the most difficult. Hold onto the wonderful memories and the knowing of the life well Lived. My condolences,
from: Elaine (Allegra) Cannon: 07-26-2020

Nadine, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Reading your mom's obituary I know now where you got your personality from. She sounds like she lived a very special life. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
from: Paula Marklandon: 07-26-2020

My sincere condolences to Lucille's family and friends, a terrific lady. Back in 1979 while I was working at Arnold Print Works, I had cut myself with a box cutter. Nothing serious but I was sent down to Lucille's office to have it checked. The cut was minor, but she took my blood pressure and it was sky high. In 1979, I was 24. I went to a doctor and discovered I did indeed have high blood pressure, from then on I got it under control. Thank you Lucille.
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