Lawrence — Rose (Borgesi) DeLucia-Ferrara, 93, passed away quietly on Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born in Lawrence, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmela (Zambataro) Borgesi. She was the widow to the late Frank L. DeLucia.
Rose grew up working on her parent’s farm in Methuen, and later worked in the mills in Lawrence alongside her sisters. She was a member of the choir of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, N.H., together with her daughter, Connie. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But among her family and friends, she was most famous for her baking. Everyone looked forward to the holidays for a huge tray of assorted Italian cookies, all sorts of pies and fabulous treats. Rose was a kind and generous woman who always had a smile for everyone.
The family would like to thank the amazing nursing staff at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home for their care, respect and love.
She is survived by her children, Connie Zaccardi, widow of the late Alexander Zaccardi, Rocci DeLucia and his wife, JoAnn, Karen DeLucia and her husband, Joseph Davey; her five loving grandchildren, Lisa Santoro and her husband, John, Rocci DeLucia Jr. and his wife, Heidi, Gina Zaccardi and her companion, Brian St. George, Jeffrey DeLucia and his wife, Laurie, and Kara Loiacono and her husband, Anthony; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, John and Sam Borgesi; and her sisters, Margaret Cavallaro, Josephine Cavallaro, Ida Sergi, Grace Bush, and Mary Gioia.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, Sept 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem, N.H., on Friday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, 172 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01841. For directions, or for condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.