Contact Carol J. Merletti

Phone: (781) 322-8857
Email:  
carol@weddingofyourdesire.com



While I do understand that you want to speak to me directly the minute you phone me, if only to
secure a date for your wedding ceremony, please understand that I work full time in my primary
job, as well as, I am a mom to a teenager who loves to chat on the phone -- Need I say more???   
Often times I come home to find numbers on my caller I.D., however, there are no messages.
PLEASE, leave me a message, or better yet, email me.  I take pride in getting back to everyone,
and I will.  I check my messages and emails constantly.  Email is the best way to reach to me.
This Website is dedicated to those in my life who have passed on, especially my beautiful,
fun loving, favorite Red Sox Buddy, Mom, Bernice Person Abbott (4/8/2011), My Sister-in-
Law, Nichole Person, as well as many others......















Mom, words cannot even explain how much you are missed! Your phone calls are so missed! Going to Red Sox games are not the same
without you! But your name will live on at Fenway Park forever! Your thirteen children, twenty-one grandchildren, and your seven great-
grand children have found a way to keep your memory alive at Fenway Park! You will have a brick dedicated to you, with your name on it,
from all of us, on the wall of Fenway Park for its 100th Anniversary! We love you Mom, and we so miss you! Keep our Sox Boys winning, will
ya! Hold onto that Fenway Park dirt that I left with you!

In Loving Memory of my Beloved Sister-In-Law, Nichole Person, who left us on June 3, 2007.
Nichole, may your smile always shine upon
everyone that you touched and loved!  We all promise you that we will take care of Mike, and your children for you, especially Maria. Thank
you for giving our brother, and brother-in-law, Johnny, your beautiful rainbow while he was in Kosovo during your funeral.  We all told him
that this was your way of telling him that it was O.K. to say goodbye to you from Kosovo, while the rest of us were there with you, and that
this was your way of letting him know how proud you are of him for serving our Country.  You will truly be missed. All of our love, Carol,
Ron, Nick, Augie, Smokey, your Mom, Sister, Brother, Cousins, Brothers and Sister-in-Laws, Friends, Sister Mary Lou Cassidy, your friends
from Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham, and everyone that you loved. May you rest in peace and continue smiling upon all of us -- as you
always have.  Our sincerest love to you. -- P.S.: You would be so proud of Mike and the Kids.  They are so strong, and it is all because of you!









































             















A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING

  • My Loving Husband, Ronald.  Thank you for our being the best husband and father in the world. Nick and I are so fortunate to have you.

  • My Wonderful, Funny, Energetic, Smart, Handsome, Generous, Lovable Skateboarding Son, Nick
    (I know, I know!!! He's not wearing his helmet!!! He says he's too old for Mom to be following him around!!!) Drive SMART and DON'T BE
    STUPID Nick!!!!  I wait for you to pull into the driveway every night!! Love, Mom



































  • My big brother John, who just returned from active Military duty from Kosovo.
  • My Loving Mom, Bernice Person Abbott
  • My Brothers, Sisters, In-Laws, Nieces & Nephews (For supporting me and sharing ideas on weddings.)
  • My Boss, Mark T. Thomas (My Mentor, Colleague, Teacher, and Friend for the last twenty-one years. -- Thank you for your professional
    wisdom!  It is still a pleasure to say that I love my boss, and job, after twenty-one years of working together! You are the best and THANK
    YOU FOR EVERYTHING! I do not know of any boss who has been more devoted to his "employee" more that you! I am one lucky secretary!
  • Mark B. Fuller, Michael A. Bell, Melrose Fire Chief, John O'Brien and Charlene Hazelton (Thank you for the letters that you wrote on my
    behalf for my appointment to become a Justice of the Peace.)
  • Richard L. Carson and Jack (John) Donahue (For your ideas and sharing my excitement with me. You guys have been so supportive t
    me -- what would I do without you?)
  • Justice of the Peace, Mel Baran, (Thank you for being my mentor and teaching me the ropes when I first became a Justice of the Peace --
    I will always remember this!)
  • Bernadette Pollard (For the designing this wonderful, awesome, informative website for me!)

                                                       
You guys are great! Thank you and much love.  Carol
Most Importantly......

CONGRATULATIONS BOSTON RED SOX 2004 and 2007 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!
PHOTOS FROM THE 2009 SEASON

















































































































































































































                            

















































































































IMPORTANT NOTE:

All kidding aside from your knowing my whole life story, knowing that I am a HUGE Boston Red Sox fan, and meeting my family, my husband said to me "Carol,
people are going to think that you are a nut when they see this web page."  My answer to him was that I want couples to feel comfortable with me.  I want them to
know the person who is officiating over their ceremony. What you see on my website is my personality. Iconsider myself to be fun and a very caring person.  I love
what I do! Too many times I have seen couples get themselves so stressed out over planning  their wedding day -- and my goal is to let them know that there is no
need for them to get stressed out.  On your special day, your wedding coordinator, officiant, DJ, Photographer, etc. always get together before your ceremony to
make sure that we are all on the same page so that you both can relax.  That is what you are paying us to do.  It is "our job" to make sure that your most precious day
of your life goes as you planned.  We, as professionals, know this and that is why we are there.
Wedding of Your Desire
by Massachusetts Justice of the Peace & Notary Public
Carol J. Merletti
WITH MY FAVORITE FENWAY SERVER -- SEAN COLLIN
BOSTON RED SOX
FENWAY PARK WEDDING ON
THE GREEN MONSTER
9/30/2007

My long awaited dream to officiate a wedding at Fenway Park finally
came true during the last game of the Regular 2007 Season against
the Minnesota Twins.  It took place during the Seventh-Inning
Stretch on the Green Monster.  Despite a 3-2 loss, it didn't matter.
What mattered was that I was able to fulfill a dream for this loving
couple, Annette & Larry Rine, from Scanectaty, New York.
Mom's 86th Birthday present -- a message
on the Fenway Screen. September 14, 2008
With my colleague, Lizette Figueiredo, of Monitor Company Group hosting our firm's
"World Series" Luncheon October 30, 2007
BELOW: With my hubby of 24 years --  Ron.
He won't admit it, but it was "I" who converted him into a baseball fan.! (He is truly a football / Patriots Fan) but does indeed love our SOX!!!
A Heart Warming Ceremony
12/29/2007




The one ceremony that I will always hold dear to my heart, is the ceremony of Serge and Nicole Carrier.  The Carrier's were united as a
couple on December 29, 2007 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. The couple, who have been together for ten years, got engaged
in the Fall of 2007, and set their wedding date for December 29th. Two weeks later, Serge suffered a severe heart attack on the day that his
future bride, Nicole, went out with her sister to pick up her wedding dress.  Upon arriving home, Nicole found Serge gravely ill.  Once at the
hospital, they learned that Serge had been stricken with a heart attack and stroke beyond repair.  While Serge is able to speak, he is
paralyzed on one side and partially paralyzed on the other side, and is being kept alive with an artificial heart, while he waits, and prays, for
a heart transplant.

However, this did not stop Serge from wanting his wish for a December 29th wedding.  Nicole and Serge were determined to go forward with
their plan to marry, and to have their wedding in December.  Doctors told Serge that he could not leave the hospital to fulfill his wish;
therefore, they gave Nicole and Serge permission to bring their wedding to them, at the hospital, with their guests and all.

I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the officiant to conduct Nicole and Serge’s ceremony, and I was not only honored, but I truly believe
that I was given an opportunity to give a gift to two very special people.  It was also a gift given to me for being asked to be the one to marry
them, and to make their dream come true.  Serge was determined to keep the original date that was planned for his wedding. He said that he
wanted a ring on his finger in the event that he did not make it into the New Year.
That was emotionally tough for me to hear. While I held up during the ceremony, I confess to getting a bit teary eyed when Nicole placed the
ring on Serge's finger!

Having said that, I hope that every one who reads this Webpage will keep Nicole and Serge in your thoughts. Thank you.

Fox 25 News Link to Story:

http://www.myfoxboston.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=5346930&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1
BELOW: Fenway Park Score Board that I
made for my office.  All teams and numbers
are changeable by velcro.
BELOW OFFICIATING AT ANOTHER RED SOX, FENWAY PARK, WEDDING CEREMONY ON YAWKEY WAY6/7/2008
Once again, I was fortunate enough to marry another Boston Red Sox, devoted couple, whos dream to marry at Fenway during a Red Sox game come true!  Annette
Keen and Steve Davis, of Pennsylvania.
RIGHT:
6/7/2008
A young boy sitting
three seats over from
us, catches a Manny
Ramírez ball.
The look on his face
says it all! This is
what baseball is all
about!
BOSTON CELTICS CELEBRATE THEIR VICTORY AT FENWAY PARK
I was fortunate to be at the Red Sox game on June 20, 2008, when they celebrated the 2008 NBA World Champions, the
Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce threw out the first pitch. We did not win the game, but this in itself, was a very special game!!!
RIGHT: WHAT NOT TO
DO AT FENWAY PARK!
This season ticket holder family
showed up in the third inning,
left in the seventh inning, and
read the newspaper the whole
time they were at the game!!!  
Talk about a waste of seats!!! I
was so mad! My hubby had to
hold me back from asking them
why they were even at the game!
Augie Doggie
6/1/1996 - 7/9/2009
Who loves you the most
Buddy! We miss you!
The most devoted,
loveable dog we knew.
Our hearts are broken!
Cat Smokey, A.K.A. Princess of
Attitude!
7/5/2001 - 10/3/2009
(She was a snob (And no, she didn't
get this from her Mom!) and the
daughter that I never had, but
cherished and loved dearly!!!) Dad's
heart is broken. You were his princess!
BELOW: MY FIRST FORMAL WEDDING AT FENWAY PARK  -  7/19/2008
This was my first formal wedding at Fenway Park, in front of Home Plate.  A dream come true!  Everything was perfect! A beautiful day, a lovely, lovely couple.  
Wonderful familyand friends. Very professional wedding planner, extremely friendly staff at Fenway.  It was just perfect! Thank you Mai and Adam for giving me this
wonderful experience!
BELOW: WEDDING ON THE RIGHT FIELD ROOF BOX AT BOSTON'S FENWAY PARK  -  8/10/2008
This lovely couple from Ohio, are huge Red Sox fans. The bride's bouquet was set in a white baseball glove. Their bat was purchased from
Pawtucket and had their names and wedding date engraved on it.
Having Fenway Park all to us – me, the bride
and groom, the wedding party, and their guests,
is the most wonderful experience that anyone
can ever encounter. Especially if you are a true,
die hard, Boston Red Sox fan.  It truly is
awesome!  It also makes you appreciate Fenway
Park all the more for it's beauty, and just makes
you feel so special. Caroline and Shane’s dream
was indeed fulfilled! My best to you both!
WHILE THIS WEB PAGE IS THE INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONTACT ME AS YOUR POSSIBLE OFFICIANT FOR YOUR UP-AND-COMING WEDDING
CEREMONY, AND IT IS DEDICATED TO MY DECEASED SISTER-IN-LAW, MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AS WELL AS MY LOVED ONES, IT IS ALSO DEDICATED
TO MY PASSION -- AND MY LOVE -- FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX. I AM A HUGE, HUGE,
BOSTON RED SOX FAN, WHO IS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO
ATTEND MANY GAMES.  HOWEVER, IT IS ALSO WHY YOU WILL SEE MY MANY PHOTOS BELOW TAKEN DURING MY ATTENDANCE AT GAMES, AS WELL
AS MY FORTUNATE EXPERIENCES OF MARRYING COUPLES AT FENWAY PARK.  ALL WEDDINGS ARE EXTREMELY MEANINGFUL TO ME, HOWEVER, I
CONFESS TO MY ADDICTION TO LOVING THE BOSTON RED SOX!!!
Mom's 85th Birthday present -- a message on
the Fenway Screen -- and on the same day
that I performed my first Red Sox wedding.  
It was awesome to have Mom be there to
witness my dream! September 30, 2007
                                        MOM MEETS HER IDOL! JIM RICE!

My Mom fullfilled her dream of a lifetime this past Saturday, April 4, 2009, by meeting her hero, newly inducted Major League Baseball
Hall of Famer, and former Boston Red Sox Legend, Jim Rice. Not only was she given the honor of spending time with Rice, but she also
spent some time with former Red Sox Legends, Dwight Evans and Fred Lynn, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge.

Rice is known for his 382 career home runs, being named the MVP in 1978, and most recently, for his becoming a Hall of Famer. But as an
avid Red Sox fan,who attends games often and played baseball herself, known for her switch hitting, Mom's favorite memory of Rice is all
of the above, but more importantly for his heroism.

In August of 1982, a 4-year-old boy from New Hampshire, was watching the game from the second row on the first base line, when Red Sox
first baseman, Dave Stapleton, hit a foul ball, striking the young boy in the temple. Rice ran from the dugout, picked up the bleeding boy,
and raced him to an ambulance outside of Fenway Park, saving the boys life from a skull fracture.

Recently, it was announced that an event would be held for Rice and other past Red Sox Legends, at the Kowloon in Saugus, MA on
Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Learning about this, my family contacted the organizer of this event to explain Mom's wish to meet Rice. Not only
was it arranged for her to meet her hero, but she was also to be escorted on stage by former Legend, Johnny Pesky, and presented to Rice
as his "Ultimate Jim Rice Fan". Unfortunately, at the last minute, this event was canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

However, we soon learned that Mom's dream of meeting Rice would still take place, as it was quickly arranged for her to meet him at a
private signing event that was being held at Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge.

Mr. Rice is a perfect gentleman. He treated my Mom like gold! She still won't stop talking about him! Thank you Jim for what you did for
Mom!
Carol J. Merletti
5/9/2009
Me with Charles, "Mr. Popcorn!" He is the
friendliest face at Fenway Park! His
customer service manners just go above
and beyond! (Besides you, Sean!) Charles
makes the best popcorn too!
LEFT: Fenway
Park Field in
Memory of
Center Fielder,
who passed away
on May 8, 2009.
7/12/2009
My Mom, with Charles,
"Mr. Popcorn!"
8/29/2009
Me, with my Buddy
BELOW: Charles, Mr. Popcorn Man, in the Pavilion Club, has been
at Fenway Park FOREVER! Sweetest man who truly loves his job.
SPECIAL MEMORIES AT FENWAY PARK
9/11/2009
Fenway Park
FENWAY PARK CORPORATE OFFICE
Photos of the 2009 Red Sox Team and Unit where Trophies are kept, in the Corporate
Offices at4 Yawkey Way.(Trophies were elsewhere in the Park that day.)
ABOVE: Andrea and Staff in
the Pavilion Club:
She goes out of her way for
everyone to make sure that
they feel comfortable at every
game. Thanks Andrea for
taking care of my Mom! She
adores you!
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At Fenway Park with my hubby, Ron.
WITH MY FAVORITE PERSON TO ATTEND RED SOX GAMES WITH -- MY MOM -- BERNICE PERSON ABBOTT
MANNY RAMIREZ'S RETURN TO FENWAY PARK 6/18/2010
2010 UPSIDE DOWN WALLY AND BOBBLEHEADS, DON AND JERRY! (Need to bring our Sox Boys some LUCK!!!)
OTHER AWESOME THINGS TO VIEW AT FENWAY PARK
BELOW: VALENTINE'S DAY WEDDING IN THE GREEN MONSTER  SEATS AT FENWAY PARK  -  2/14/2010
This sweet couple from Newton, MA love the Boston Red Sox, and would not have exchanged their wedding vows anywhere but at Fenway Park.
Home of the Gold Glove Awards, Louisville Slugger Awards, MVP Awards, and Cy Young Awards
Carl Yastrzemski.Gold Glove Award
Cy Young Awards
Gold Glove Awards
Louisville Slugger  Awards
Louisville Slugger  Awards
MVP Awards
MVP Awards
6/12/2010
Mom and Charles, "Mr. Popcorn"
6/12/2010
Me, Mom, and Charles,
"Mr. Popcorn"
5/8/2010
Me and Charles, "Mr. Popcorn"
3 Generations; My Mom, me, and my
son, Nick. Nick is a cook at Fenway
Park on the Right Field Roof Deck.
June 12, 2010
Me and Charles, "Mr. Popcorn"
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I married Rosa and Patrick at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. They had planned on getting married in the future however,
unexpectedly, Patrick became very ill in November. As a result, he shared his wish to be married to Rosa before Christmas day 2010.
Patrick’s wish came true on 12/23/2010, and it was the best gift that I could have ever given to anyone! It was an emotional ceremony, but
the fact that Rosa and Patrick’s families, and his very caring nurses took part on his wedding day, made it all the more special for him.

I can't praise the nurses enough at Beth Israel!  They decorated a room for the ceremony, which included a wedding cake and food. It was
so clear to me that these nurses were incredibly caring individuals, to a point where many had tears in their eyes.

Sadly, Patrick passed away on 1/12/2011. Patrick taught me a whole new meaning of giving to someone that did not involve material things
or monetary attachments. Not only did I give him his wish, but he gave me a gift that day as well. Patrick, I will miss you!
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