Rose (Nardella) Simmarano, 88.
Rose was born in Shrewsbury, one of eight children born to Donato and Gaetana "Rose" (Iacavone) Nardella. She grew up in Shrewsbury, graduated from Major Beales High School, she then met and married her late husband Vincent J. Simmarano, who passed away in 1996. Together they moved to Worcester to raise their family and she has lived here ever since.
Rose is survived by the five generations of family she cherished; a son, Michael Simmarano and his wife Linda; a daughter, Libby Tomaiolo and her husband Gerald all of Worcester; a sister, Eva Nardella of Shrewsbury; six grandchildren, Lisa Pappas and her husband James, Laurie Tomaiolo, Michele Simmarano-Floria and her husband Richard, Jerry Tomaiolo, Vincent Simmarano and his wife Katherine, Melissa LaPointe and her husband Peter; six great grandchildren, Ariana, William, Sophia, Michael, Christopher, and Carter; a great great granddaughter, Lyla Rose; a sister and brother in law, Mary Nardella and Anthony Simmarano; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Five brothers, Anthony, Angelo, Matteo, Joseph and Albert Nardella and a sister Mary Nardella all pre deceased her.
Rose worked as an office assistant for the former Dapol Plastics Company in Worcester before retiring.
She was a former member of St Margaret Mary Church, and the Catholic Daughters of America. Rose was a simple, gentle woman whose entire life was centered around her family and her Catholic faith. She found her greatest comfort and joy being with her children and grandchildren and attending Catholic Mass or reciting the rosary. She loved to cook and celebrate the holidays with her entire family. Her love, humor, knowledge and generosity will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at the St. Mary's Healthcare Center for their Kindness and compassion shown to Rose and her family during her stay there, it was truly appreciated. May God bless you and protect you on your journey.
Rose's celebration of life funeral Mass at St. John Church and burial in St. John Cemetery were held privately. There were no calling hours. Remembrances in Rose's name may be made to St Mary's Healthcare Center, 39 Queen Street, Worcester 01610. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. is honored to have assisted the family with arrangements.