Congetta E. Rossi, 95
Congetta, lovingly known to many by “Connie,” was born Aug. 16, 1917 in Worcester, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Pepper) Quaranta. She was raised in Shrewsbury and graduated from the former Maj. Howard W. Beal High School. A lifelong Shrewsbury resident, she was married for 53 years to Anthony E. Rossi, who died March 27, 2000.
Connie was employed by the former Parker Manufacturing and Beneficial Financial Corp.
She was devoted homemaker, focusing her efforts on the care of her mother, Lena, and sister, Camilla. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Victor R. Quaranta American Legion Post.
In addition to her husband, Anthony, she is predeceased by her brothers, Ralph, Victor and Frank Quaranta. She leaves her sister, Camilla M. Quaranta of Shrewsbury; nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Connie's life by gathering for calling hours Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, and again Monday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m., before leaving in procession to Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Honor Connie's memory with a contribution to the Worcester County Food Bank, 475 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
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