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YARMOUTH: Rose Marie (Scalora) Marasco of South Yarmouth, and formerly of Andover, Mass. passed away this week peacefully at the age of 98.
Her daughter, Maria Marasco and son Paul Marasco were by her side. Born in Waterbury, Conn. in 1919 and raised in Lawrence, MA with her parents originally from Sicily, Italy and her eight brothers and sisters, Rose graduated from Lawrence High School and then from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1942. She remained at Mass General for several years and became Head Surgical Nurse on (floor) White 8. She was one of the last first responders of the fateful Coconut Grove Fire in Boston. Rose later became the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Infirmary in Cambridge in the early 1950's and studied at Boston University. In 1955, she married Patrick Vincent Marasco of New Jersey where they began their marriage. In 1958, Rose and Pat moved to Andover to start to start the first office copier company in the state and to start a family of four children. She later performed private duty nursing in and around Andover and then eventually worked her with husband as a supervisor for the copier business.
Rose and Pat loved to summer on the Cape and eventually found a summer home on the Bass River in the early 1960's which was always filled with family and friends. With her daughter Maria, in recent years Rose enjoyed attending mass and activities at St. Pius X Church and activities at the cultural centers. Rose was also a member of the Yarmouth Republican Town Committee. Rose loved to have family and friends visit her frequently at her home where she found much joy. Kind and generous, it was Rose who inspired and encouraged her children to seek professional careers. And it was Rose who always had a strong belief in God and his goodness despite adversity. She is survived by her son Dr. Patrick Vincent Marasco, Jr. of Boxford and his children, her loving daughter Maria Marasco, Esq. of South Yarmouth, Paul Marasco of Billerica and Deerfield Beach, Fla. and his wife and children, and a son Dr. William Marasco of Yarmouth. She is also survived by her sister, Dr. Dorothy Albanese of Scarsdale, NY and her family, her brother, William Scalora of Rhode Island and his family, and by many nieces and nephews of both the Scalora and Marasco families.
Visiting hours will be held at the Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Home at 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth on Monday, January 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at St. Pius X Church at 5 Barbara Street, South Yarmouth at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Pius X Church.
Notes of comfort may be sent to the Marasco family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com.
A viewing (wake) will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan 8, 2018, at Morris, O'Connor & Blute, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, United States.
Funeral Mass will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2018, at Saint Pius X Church, Station Ave, Yarmouth, MA, United States.
Published on January 3, 2018
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