Jennie A. Valarioti, 85
Jennie was born in the Italian Heritage section of Worcester, Shrewsbury Street, a daughter of Domenic and Maria Francesca (Pellegrini) Murgo. She grew up in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High School. In 1946, Jennie met her future husband, Joseph Valarioti, and they married in 1948. Together they lived in Worcester, until moving to Marlborough in 1960.
She is survived by the family she cherished so much: her husband of 64 years, Joseph Valarioti; her two sons, Dominic Valarioti of Marlborough and Richard Valarioti, wife Elizabeth “Betsy,” and their children Patti, Michael, Christine, John, and Maggie of Southborough; a brother, Anthony “Tony” Murgo and wife Florence (Valarioti) Murgo; three sisters, Ginger Rinaldi, Mary DiSilvestro, and Michelina Gentile; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Four sisters, Lea Ferdella, Josephine Masiello, Angelina Yannone, and Susan Falco, all predeceased her.
Jennie was a devoted typical Italian mother, who cherished the care and compassion she could give to her family. Her grandchildren she adored, and who adored her, were her life's inspiration and joy. The moments she spent with them were the greatest of her life supporting and encouraging them to reach all their goals.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church and the Marlborough lodge #240 Order Sons of Italy. She was extremely social and friendly with everyone she came in contact with. She dressed sharply always looking wonderful. She was an advocate for consuming natural foods. She enjoyed traveling and spending summers on Cape Cod.
In her community, Jennie was active in supporting the endeavors of her husband, Joseph, with the Rotary Club, Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Assabet Valley Vocational School. She was also a great dancer enjoying swing and ballroom dancing, and would rarely miss a performance of son Dominic's swing band.
Funeral services were celebrated June 25 in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL of Worcester, with a mass in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church of Worcester and burial in St. John Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest, 169 Pleasant Street Marlborough, MA 01752.
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