Arcangela C. Errede, 97, of Shrewsbury

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Arcangela C. ErredeDec. 22, 1926 – July 1, 2024

Shrewsbury – Arcangela C. Errede (D’Ostuni), of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2024. Clara, as she was known to family and friends, was born on December 22, 1926, daughter of Francesco and Rose (Granata) D’Ostuni.

Clara is survived by her children, Diana Gillet (Errede) and her husband Bill, Alfred Errede, Jr., Rosemary Errede, Carol Hurley (Errede), and Patricia Cicero (Errede); eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred J. “Freddie” Errede, her brothers, Leonard and Salvatore D’Ostuni and her sister Lucia Giovanucci (D’Ostuni).

Clara was a graduate of David Hale Fanning Girls Trade High school and as a young woman made a living as a skilled seamstress. She met and married her husband, friend and confidant of 64 years, Alfred J. ”Freddie” Errede. Always together, they raised five active children. They loved being near the water with their young family, sharing fun times at Green Hill Park, Point Rock Beach, and vacations at Nantasket Beach. In later years, with an empty nest, Clara and Freddie spent winter months in Florida and summer getaways at Cape Cod.

Clara loved to cook for her family as much as she loved to eat. With simple ingredients she always created homemade meals that she proudly shared at the family table. Fond memories include her children’s helping hands making handmade pasta, cranking fresh sausage, and savoring warm bread from the oven.

Clara had boundless energy and yoga classes, tap dancing, bike riding, nutrition and fitness became an important part of her routine over the years. She found solace in the outdoors where she could often be found tending her beautiful flowers and rock garden or walking in her neighborhood. She loved music and ballroom dancing with Freddie, who always had a twinkle in his eye when he was with her.

Our mother will be missed but from her heart to many hands she leaves the gifts of memory making, a love of nature, creativity, curiosity, and healthy living.

A special thanks to Robin who shared her home, her food and her family with mom and dad for many years when they resided next door.

Our family would like to recognize the kindness and compassion of the people at Shrewsbury Nursing Home and Notre Dame Hospice who cared for or came in contact with our mother as she resided there.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date. To all of those she touched or loved, the family requests that you plant a garden, share a meal, take a long walk or dance and sing under the stars.

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester assisted with arrangements.

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