Mary Rose Slater
1926 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mary Rose Campagna Slater, 87, of Pittsfield, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on May 1, 1926, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Josephine Mauro Campagna. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. Mary had been employed by the General Electric Company for 47 years retiring in 1987 as a secretary. The joy of her life was her grandson and her family. She is survived by her son, William J. Slater III and his wife, Cheryl, of Pittsfield; beloved grandson, Aaron M. Slater of Pittsfield. Three brothers, James J. Campagna and his wife, Jane, of Pittsfield, Alfred Campagna and his wife, Eileen, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Robert Campagna and his wife, Antoinette, of Pittsfield; two sisters, Santina Valenti and her husband, Dario, of Pittsfield and Helen Alberti and her husband, Charles, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister-in-law, Esther "Jan" Campagna, and brother-in-law, Carl E. Slater, both of Pittsfield, and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Agnes Bilia, Concetta M. Kellar and Laura J. Slater and a brother, Ernest S. Campagna. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mary R. Campagna Slater will be Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield. Burial will be private, in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield or to the Meals on Wheels Program, both in care of the funeral home.