Rosemarie Morana, 92, of Shrewsbury


Rosemarie MoranaShrewsbury – Rosemarie (Pasqualucci) Morana, 92, of Shrewsbury, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023, at UMass Hospital. Her husband, Nicholas J. Morana, predeceased her in 1991.

Rosemarie is survived by a daughter, Maria Rose Mahoney and her husband Tim of Abington; six sons, Matthew S. Morana of Millbury, Mark A. Morana and his wife Vivienne of Shrewsbury; Nicholas J. Morana, Jr. and his wife Eva of Shrewsbury; Francis P. Morana and his wife Fiona of Northborough, John D. Morana and his wife Faith of Cherry Valley, and David J. Morana and his wife Jennifer of Littleton; two brothers, John Pasqualucci of Attleboro and Santo Pasqualucci of Falmouth; a sister, Edith Bailey of Nuevo, CA; thirteen grandchildren, Rose Gallager and husband Asa, Kristen Papuga and fiancé Andrew, Paul A. Morana, John M. Morana and fiancé Ani, Claudine R. Morana, Mark A. Morana, II, Kaley N. Morana, Anthony M. Morana, Nicholas J. Morana, Joseph J. Morana, Maria J. Morana, Michael D. Morana, and Amy L. Morana; two great grandchildren, Sophie and Shane Gallagher; many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Antoinette Tocchio and a brother Peter Pasqualucci.  Rosemarie was born in Yonkers, New York, daughter of the late Giovanni and Anastasia (Durante) Pasqualucci.

She worked as a medical assistant in the pathology lab at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, and continuously worked in her husband’s family business, Matt’s Shoe’s.  She was a devout member of Saint Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury, where she volunteered at the free medical clinic and, until Sunday, December 24th, sang in the church choir. She also enjoyed the Shrewsbury Senior Center, where she maintained many friendships and was a part of the knitting group, creating blankets for newborns at the maternity ward.

Calling Hours will be on Thursday, January 4, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester.  Her Funeral will be on Friday, January 5, with a procession departing the funeral home at 9:40 a.m., en route to a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Saint Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike Road (route 9 east), Shrewsbury. Interment beside her beloved Nicholas, will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Saint Ann’s Church for the benefit of the CCD program or the Free Medical Clinic. Donations may be mailed to Saint Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

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