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Rita G Rotolo

August 18, 1928 — June 7, 2022

Rita G. Rotolo (Guiliano) of Shrewsbury passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7th in Knollwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Rotolo was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 yrs, Armando Rotolo, sister Bella, brother-in-law Rocco Martinelli, daughter-in-law Wendy Rotolo, and a special aunt, Mary Rotolo.  She leaves two sons, Armand Rotolo & Steven Rotolo of Shrewsbury and her daughter Lucille “Lue” Willis and her Husband David of Shrewsbury; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Brosnahan and her husband Michael, Steven Rotolo Jr and his wife Andrea, Nick Rotolo and his wife Alicia, Nicole Willis, Leanne Rotolo, Brian Rotolo, and David Willis; six great-grandchildren Joey, Sean, Jackson, Mikey, Braydon, and Tyler; many nieces and nephews.

Rita was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Nicola and Lucia (Sciascia) Guiliano and spent most of her life living in Shrewsbury. She enjoyed spending time with her family, the beach, knitting, bingo, word find puzzles, her arts & crafts and trips to the casino.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Worcester Beaumont & Knollwood Nursing Homes for treating her like a member of their family providing exceptional care to Rita.

Funeral services for Rita Rotolo will be held on Monday, June 13 with calling hours from 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Worcester.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Tuesday, June 14 at 11:00am at St. Pius X Church, 1161 Main St, Leicester.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph-St. Pius X Parish, 759 Main St. Leicester, MA 01524.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, June 13, 2022

4:30 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph - St Pius X Parish

1161 Main Street, Leicester, MA 01524

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Burial

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. John's Cemetery & Mausoleum

260 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01603

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