John M. Notarangelo Jr., 78

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Shrewsbury – John M. “Jack” Notarangelo Jr., 78, formerly of Sterling, John M. Notarangelo Jr., 78passed away Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, in Westborough Healthcare Center. His wife of 57 years, Roxanne L. (Johnson) Notarangelo, passed away Feb. 25, 2011.

He is survived by three children, Susan Rist and her husband Stephen of Shrewsbury, Daniel Notarangelo of Sterling, and Virginia Lavoie and her husband Mark of Charlton; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a “Special Angel,” Tina Mason, for the exceptional love and care she showed Mr. Notarangelo throughout his years at Westborough Healthcare; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Virginia Bisceglia, Mary Kite and Ann Papagni.

Born in Worcester, son of the late John M. and Pauline (Tomasino) Notarangelo, he graduated from Commerce High School and later moved to Shrewsbury where he lived for 25 years.

Mr. Notarangelo worked as a salesman for Nabisco Corporation for 30 years and also for Komteck Corporation for 10 years, retiring in 1993 at the age of 57. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury. He was an avid sports fan especially golf which he enjoyed in his retirement years.

The family would like to thank all the staff, especially the first floor at Westborough Healthcare Center, for the outstanding care given to Mr. Notarangelo in his time of need.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday Aug. 16 from the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 690 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family Monday Aug. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

For online condolences or to share your thoughts and memories of Mr. Notarangelo, please visit his personal guestbook at www.mercadantefuneral.com.

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