Obituary: Congetta E. (Quaranta) Rossi, 95

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SHREWSBURY, Mass. - Congetta E. (Quaranta) Rossi, 95, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in Sterling Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She leaves her sister, Camilla M. Quaranta of Shrewsbury; nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. In addition to her husband, Anthony, she is predeceased by her brothers, Ralph, Victor and Frank Quaranta.

Congetta, lovingly known to many by "Connie", was born August 16, 1917 in Worcester a daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Pepper) Quaranta. She was raised in Shrewsbury and graduated from the former Maj. Howard W. Beal High School. A lifelong Shrewsbury resident she was married for 53 years to Anthony E. Rossi who died March 27, 2000.

Connie was employed by the former Parker Manufacturing and Beneficial Financial Corp. She was devoted homemaker, focusing her efforts on the care of her mother, Lena and sister, Camilla. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Victor R. Quaranta American Legion Post.

Family and friends will honor and remember Connie's life by gathering for calling hours at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Honor Connie's memory with a contribution to The Worcester County Food Bank, 475 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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