Carlene E. Grota

June 2, 2018


Carlene E. Grota, 90, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at home surrounded by her family and friends. She was the wife of the late John M. Grota.

Carlene was employed as a mental health worker at Taunton State Hospital for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed scratch tickets and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Of all, family was most important to Carlene, she was a wonderful mother and cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Herbert Collins Jr., and his wife Joanne of Taunton, Alan Collins and his wife Diane of E. Wareham, Alvin Collins and his wife Judith and Bradford Collins and his wife Deanna all of Taunton; grandchildren, Kristie Venuto, Corina Collins, Sara Howard, Melissa Collins and Timothy Collins; great-grandchildren Nicole, Ethan, Sean, Rorie, Ruby, Kavan, Caralee and Cailin and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Carl L. Collins and grandmother of the late Brian Collins and Cynthia Collins. She was the sister of the late Mary Amaral, Lucille Kirouac, Bernice Grossman, Dorothea Goff and Geraldine Larrabee.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 10am, in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River.

Calling Hours will precede the service from 9-10am in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Marian Manor Patient Fund Account,33 Summer St., Taunton, MA 02780,
Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780, or to a local charity of your choice.

Calling Hours

JUN 11. 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Service

JUN 11. 10:00 PM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

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