Maria Anna J. Chiarelli, 64, went to heaven on October 19, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. She is at peace. Mary Ann, as she preferred to be called, as well as Mimi to her grandchildren, was born on June 6, 1953 in Jamaica, NY. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. Mary Ann, despite her illnesses, lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed Sunday dinners with her parents, spending time with her daughters and her grandchildren, travelling, baking, and volunteering with her church, ST. Vincent De Paul. Mary Ann will be remembered by those that loved her as a strong, caring woman who was deeply devoted to her family. Family and friends are invited to Branch Funeral Home on East Main Street in Smithtown, NY on October 25th from 2-4pm or 7-9pm. Mass services will be held the following morning, at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church, 101st Ave in Ozone Park, NY, with burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to any of the following; National Multiple Sclerosis Society/South Florida Chapter 3201 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 127 For Lauderdale, FL 33483 954.731.4224 Lupus Foundation 75 NE 8th Avenue, Suite 10 Delray Beach, FL 33483 800.339.0586 NORD (National Organizations for Rare Disorders) 55 Kanosia Avenue Danbury, CT 06613-1968 203.744.0100 rarediseases.org Teva Neuroscience/Shared Solutions 800.887.8100 Heartland Hospice 150 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 540 Plantation, FL 33324-2667 877-329-0103

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  1. Mary Ann was a proud mother and grandmother who loved her sweets and soccer! I wish her peace and rest in heaven. We now have an angel to watch over us!

  2. Mary Ann, as I knew her, was a wonderful woman, always willing to share what she knew with others. And stood up for what she believed in…we would debate fiercely, then smile and leave together…I considered her friend, and will miss seeing her smiling face in church and in volunteer service, and she will be greatly missed by many! We here at Mary Help if Christian RC Church, Florida, love Maria Anna. Pete I will be praying for her, you and Palma, her children, grandchildren, siblings and all of her loved ones. Peace to you all and my sincere condolences.I am just thankful that I was able to meet and get to know such a remarkable woman!Natalie Tai

  3. My aunt and godmother was such an inspiring person with enormous strength. Her humor and kind nature will never be forgotten. She will be loved forever.

  4. To my mother and Mimi who will forever be missed and always remembered and cherished in our hearts. Rest in peace, Mommy. We love you!

  5. Mary Ann was a great friend, Emmaus Sister and fellow Vincentian. I enjoyed her spunk for life, we enjoyed common bonds of our faith and passion for travel. May Mary Ann rest in God’s eternal arms. RIP

  6. When talking about their Mimi today, Johnny said Mimi is an angel who is looking down on us and is always with us. Yes, yes she is. They loved her so much.

  7. Mary Ann I always admired your intelligence, strength and perseverance. Family always came first. You have gone to a better place…rest in peace. I will miss my oldest friend of sixty years.To the Chiarelli Family, I am so sorry for your loss but I find that your memories of MaryAnn will allow her to live on in your heart. My deepest sympathies.

  8. Loving Mary Ann will be greatly missed for her creative ideas, unwavering support and kindness to everyone. We were so fortunate to have her dedication to the many good works through St Vincent DePaul Society.

  9. We will all miss you very much Mary Ann. I will always cherish the great times we all had together. You were a wonderful grandmother to our children and a great Mother in Law. I feel so fortunate to have had you in my life and I will always be thankful for everything thing you have done for my family and especially my kids. They loved you so much! Rest In Peace now and know that we will always carry you in our hearts.

  10. Mary Ann,Such a Amazing Lady! My beautiful friend, You will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in Peace. Love you Much!

  11. May Mary Ann enjoy the heavenly rest she deserves after a courageous and faithful life on earth. She was a great example of trusting in our Lord.

  12. Dear Joe & Laura and The Chiarelli familyWe are so sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I can tell she was a special lady just by what Joe told me about her. My deepest sympathy’s to you and your family.Love Susan & Rob, Robert and Adriana

  13. We are sad but will remember Mary Ann with great fondness and love. It was always a pleasure to talk with her when she would visit next door.

  14. We will miss you and your wonderful spirit. May you rest in peace. Our most heartfelt condolences to your family.

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