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Josephine Tambo

Josephine Amelia "Jo" Tambo (Bastos)

June 23, 1933 - November 29, 2020
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Obituary

Josephine Amelia “Jo” (Bastos) Tambo, age 87, a longtime Chelmsford resident, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at home. She was the beloved wife of William Tambo with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

She was born on June 23, 1933 in Cedarhurst, New York and was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Anna (Fabrizio) Bastos.

Josephine was raised on Long Island before going off to Michigan State University where she met the love of her life, Bill and received her master’s degree. Together, and after a time spent living and working in Colorado, they moved to Chelmsford to begin raising a family.

While in Chelmsford, Jo worked for over 10 years as a speech pathologist at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, as well as other local area school systems. She was active in town politics and a communicant at St. Mary’s Parish in Chelmsford, staying involved with church activities.

A life-long teacher, Jo loved to spend time with, educate and read to her grandchildren as they grew up, reveling in their beauty and outlook on life. Jo enjoyed playing tennis and sailing with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time on Nantucket where she loved sitting on her deck, going on long beach walks, watching sunsets and writing poetry.

In addition to her loving husband and sister Carmela Murphy of Fort Edward, NY, she leaves her two children; Andrea Leigh Parsons of Westminster, MA and Craig William Tambo of Chelmsford, MA; her grandchildren Shawn-Douglas William Parsons, Aubrey Elizabeth Parsons, Jenna Nicole Parsons, Riley Jane Tambo, and Sydney Amelia Tambo.
She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly and with all her heart.

Sadly, she is predeceased by siblings Fudie Mazzeo, Freddy Mazzeo and Mary Carroccia as well as her son-in-law Jason Theodore Parsons.

Due to gathering limitations, Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Jo’s memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854.
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Posted at 02:21pm
To the Tambo Family, With deepest sympathy, and warmest condolences.
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The Vitanza Family

Posted at 07:23pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Patricia Pruneau Gervais Boshco

Posted at 10:55am
One of my dearest neighbors and friend, I will miss you dearly. I loved all of our talks of life and the books we shared. I keep one of your poetry books in my bedside table. I thank you for reintroducing me to my faith. I will miss my weekly visits and think of you every time I go to Market Basket. Rest In Peace.
JM

Jeannie and Kevin McDonough

Posted at 09:09pm
In loving memory of Jo Tambo. A beautiful and kind lady that was a pleasure to know. Thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the entire Tambo family!
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Lynn Marcella

Posted at 08:06am
A lovely lady! Had the privilege of knowing Jo through my business, Chelmsford Copy Center, for many years.
Also through local political events in Chelmsford. She was always pleasant and loved to chat with the girls at the office.
I remember driving her home one day when her car would not start near the Post Office in Parlmont Plaza,
she could not thank me enough. My condolences and best to her family. Lynn (Mercier) Marcella
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