Dorothea A. Pecora, 90, of Shrewsbury


Dorothea A. PecoraShrewsbury – Dorothea A. (Moran) Pecora, 90, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothea was born in Haverhill, New Hampshire, a daughter of the late Edward P. and Avis (Mills) Moran. She grew up in Hopkinton, MA where she was a graduate of Hopkinton High School. Dorothea lived most of her life in Worcester, also spending time in Enfield, Connecticut before moving to Shrewsbury 2 years ago.

Dorothea was a Nursing Assistant in Labor and Delivery at St. Vincent Hospital for 16 years, retiring in 1994.

She was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Church where she was in the church leisure club. Dorothea enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, going out to eat, playing bingo, going to the casino, and socializing with the residents and staff at Orchard Grove.

Dorothea’s husband, Pasquale Pecora passed away in April of 1965, and her loving life partner, Virgilio “Virg” Faticanti, Jr. passed in November of 2021. She is survived by her four children, Joseph Pecora and his wife Gail of Worcester, Kenneth Pecora of Sun City, AZ, Dorothea Pecora and her significant other Gary Abasciano of Worcester, and Anna Straight and her husband Robert of Upton; six grandchildren, Angela Pecora, Joseph Pecora, Michael Pecora and his wife Diane, Monica Pecora and her significant other Shane Nicholson, Stephanie Hudon and her husband Lance, and Samantha Straight and her fiancé Joseph Annino; four great grandchildren, Sage, Silas, Kiana and Isla Mae; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Moran and a sister, Patricia Sheehan.

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours on Friday, April 15, 2022 from 3-6 pm with a funeral immediately following at 6 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Burial will be held privately and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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