Lillian M. Tartaglia, 82, of Shrewsbury


Lillian M. TartagliaShrewsbury – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lillian Tartaglia, a devoted wife, a cherished mother, and a woman of incredible resilience and determination. She left  behind a legacy of love, strength, and unwavering dedication to her family, community, and her cherished hobbies.

Lillian’s journey through life was one of inspiration and perseverance. She began her path as a nurturing and caring mother, putting her own career aspirations on hold to create a warm and loving home for her family. Her selflessness and commitment were evident in every aspect of her life. Lillian’s love extended beyond her family to her unique passions, including her beloved salt and pepper shaker collection and her enthusiasm for candlepin bowling.

Beyond her professional endeavors and hobbies, Lillian’s heart was dedicated to her family. For 59 years, she stood as a steadfast partner to her loving husband, Benjamin W. Tartaglia Sr.. Their enduring love was a beacon of inspiration for all who knew them. Lillian was a nurturing and supportive mother to her three sons, Benjamin Jr., William, and Michael. Lillian also leaves 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her guidance, love and sacrifices shaped them into the individuals they are today.

Lillian’s impact extended beyond her immediate family. She believed in the importance of giving back, and her volunteer work with Days for Girls showcased her dedication to empowering young girls and fostering their self-confidence. Her commitment to this organization left an indelible impact on the lives she touched, illustrating her generous spirit and her desire to uplift others.

In addition to her dedication to her family and volunteer work, Lillian also had a remarkable career spanning 32 years at UMASS Medical Center. She juggled her full-time job with her responsibilities as a mother and her pursuit of higher education. During her time at UMASS Medical Center, she achieved a remarkable milestone by receiving her Associate Degree from Quinsigamond Community College, which demonstrated her unwavering determination and commitment to personal growth.

As we bid farewell to Lillian, we remember her as a beacon of strength, love, and kindness. Her legacy will forever inspire us to pursue our dreams, embrace our families, and give back to our communities.

Services to honor Lillian’s memory will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in her name to,  a cause that was close to her heart.

The Chiampa Funeral Home of Shrewsbury assisted with arrangements.

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