Florence B. (Broderick) Covello, 96, of Worcester, passed way peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Her beloved husband, James J. Covello, predeceased her in April 2015.
She is survived by her son, James and his wife Alys of Green Harbor; two grandchildren, Christopher of Worcester and Shawn of Yonkers, NY. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert. Florence was born in Boston, daughter of the late, Edward and Sadie (Rossong) Broderick, and lived her married life in Worcester, in the Grafton Hill neighborhood.
Flo, better known to her friends as “Aunty Flo” and “Fluffy” to her family, worked for David Clark Company in Worcester, until her retirement. Flo lived and enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling the world with friends, taking trips to the casino, hosting Holiday gatherings for family, logging endless miles at shopping malls, sleepovers with her grandchildren, trips to visit family in Canada, and weekend adventures with her husband.
She made the most out of every minute of every day. When Flo visited, you made sure nothing was out of place; everything needed to be spotless and polished otherwise Flo was going to let you know. Helping was a one-way street for her; she never asked for it and always gave all she could.
In recent years, nothing made her happier than playing cards with her friends at Colony III Retirement Home. When the pandemic struck and interaction was limited she didn’t miss a beat. She would head out to her patio for the day, feeding and making friends with the birds and chipmunks (of course the patio was always swept clean). She treated all of God’s creations with the same love and compassion as she did with family and friends.
No doubt her new journey with God will continue with the same love and compassion she showed in this life. Her time here was special to all who know her. Gone from our sight, never from our hearts.
Calling Hours will be on Thursday morning, January 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, departing the funeral home at 10:40 a.m., in procession to an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at Saint Stephen’s Church, 357 Grafton Street, Worcester. Interment will follow at Saint John’s Cemetery, Worcester.