Rose also leaves her devoted children, Elaine Marzilli and her husband Anthony of Shrewsbury, Karen Neal and her husband Jeffrey of Bolton, and Joseph Salerno and his wife Elaine of Logan Township, NJ. Rose was adored by her grandchildren, Christopher Marzilli and his wife Liza, and great grandson Matteo, Domenic and Vinnie Salerno, and her granddaughter Meredith who welcomes her with open arms. Rose also leaves her sister Vera Thomas and her husband Paul of Shrewsbury, and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly and will miss her greatly. She was predeceased by her brothers, Nicholas, and N. Joseph DiBenedetto, and a sister, Mary Francese.
Rose was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Vincent and Rose (Scavone) DiBenedetto, and had lived in Worcester most of her life before moving to Shrewsbury. She was a graduate of David Hale Fanning Worcester Girls Trade School.
She was a longtime member of the former St. Margaret Mary Parish, and also was a member of the Church of St. Anne in Shrewsbury.
Rose and Vic were married for 65 years and enjoyed many winters in Boynton Beach, FL and summers in Dennisport, on Cape Cod. She lived a long and loving life surrounded by family and friends. She will truly be missed.
The family would like to thank the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center and the Christopher House for their kindness and caring support.
Rose's funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 4, from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m.in the Church of St. Mary, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, A calling hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home prior to leaving for church. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury. Please omit flowers.