Shrewsbury – Emilio Rosiello, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on April 18, 2021. Because of COVID restrictions at the time, a private burial was held under the direction of the Mercadante Funeral Home. On Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m., there will be a public Memorial Service held at his grave in Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a light lunch and time of sharing in the fellowship hall of the First Congregational Church, which is adjacent to the cemetery.
Mr. Rosiello leaves behind two sons, The Rev. Tom Rosiello, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and minister emeritus of The First Parish of Stow and Acton, and his partner Malcolm Halliday, and Dr. Paul Rosiello, veterinarian at the Associates Animal Hospital in Westborough and his wife Mary–Joy Rosiello, and his much-loved granddaughters, Morgan Rosiello, age 15, and Nicole Rosiello, age 14, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie Cole Rosiello, in 2018.
“Mil,” as he was often called, was born in Worcester, the middle child of 9 born to Emilio B. Rosiello and Theresa (Chivalotti) Rosiello. He attended Grafton Street Junior High School and Worcester Trade High School, where he studied drafting. He began work in the construction trades at an early age, which was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Construction was the family business, and he was a founding member of Rosiello Construction Company, Inc. and served as vice president. The company included his father and several brothers in addition to many employees. Over the many years the company was in business, it built several commercial buildings in Worcester County. They specialized in residential construction and built more than 100 homes just in the town of Shrewsbury.
Mr. Rosiello also served as construction Superintendent for C. R. Stevens Associates, Inc, where he supervised the construction of several banks, medical facilities and large apartment complexes including housing for the elderly.
Even though he served as supervisor for large construction projects, he never lost his joy of doing the work himself. He would often retreat to his workshop where he made beautiful toys, furniture, and other hand-crafted items as gifts, especially for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching sports and supporting his family members in all their endeavors.
The Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester assisted the family with arrangements.