Theresa M. Orareo, 98
Marlborough – Theresa M. (De- Malia) Orareo, 98, formerly of Worcester, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Marlborough Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Orareo, who died in 1970.
She leaves her children, Anna Maria Leandres, Dolores Slattery, Joseph Orareo and Joanne Resteghini and her husband, Bruno; her sisters, Mary Benedetto and Anna Kiley; her grandchildren, Kathy Surran, Debi Dawson, Ricky Slattery, Patti Pelegrini, Timmy Slattery, Stephanie Orareo, Matt Resteghini, Marc Resteghini, Charlene Finan, Karen Leandres and Jeff Leandres; her greatgrandchildren, Caren Ann Bacon, Denise Surran, Billy Surran, Scott Finan, Justin Leandres, Cameron Leandres, Kyle Dawson, CJ Dawson, Devin Spellman and Julia Resteghini; and her great-greatgrandson, Aiden Surran.
Born and educated in Worcester, the daughter of Baggio and Clementine (Palermo) DeMalia, she lived most of her life in Marlborough.
Mrs. Orareo lived all her married life in Marlborough and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, whose school educated three generations of her family. A meticulous homemaker, her home was always open to her friends and family. She was a great cook and an avid reader who enjoyed crocheting afghans for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest pleasure was taking part in family celebrations and seeing her family grow. Her grandchildren and their friends knew her as "Gram."
Funeral services were held Jan. 19 from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough, with burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish School Fund, 17 Washington Ct., Marlborough, MA 01752.
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