1924 - 2014 PITTSFIELD It is with great sadness that the family of Rose (Polcaro) Litano announces her peaceful passing on Aug. 7, 2014. She has been a resident of Mt. Carmel Care Center since July 2014. Rose was born in Pittsfield on June 10, 1924, daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa Sandillo Polcaro. Her husband, Louis C. Litano, whom she married on Mar. 26, 1944, passed away Feb. 24, 1982. Rose was a 1942 graduate of St. Joseph High School and also a graduate of St. Luke's Nursing School. She worked as an LPN at St. Luke's from 1965 to 1980. She was a longtime communicant of the former Mt. Carmel Church and currently a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Rose leaves behind her daughter; Vera Cartier and her longtime significant other Steve of Pittsfield, three sons; Louis Litano and his wife, Lorraine of Lilburn, Ga., David Litano and his wife, Brenda of Argyle, N.Y., and Michael Litano. She also leaves behind her sister, Carmella Scelsi of Pittsfield, and many nieces and nephews. She was the loving and devoted Nani to 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Those that have passed away before her and are missed dearly are her granddaughter, Deanna Rose Rivera, her daughter-in-law Mindy Litano and her brother David Polcaro Sr. It's been a long journey for our mother since she had her stroke in April of 2002, but along this journey she has had the care and love from her family near and far along with the wonderful and exceptional care of the staff at Mt. Carmel Care Center and the caring and wonderful staff at Hospicecare in the Berkshires. Everything they did for her was done with her comfort and well-being in mind. She will be forever missed by all as we find the strength and faith to believe that she may be absent in the body but present with the Lord and all of her family and loved ones that have passed before her. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday Aug. 16, 2014 at 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Reverand James K. Joyce, pastor, officiating. Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME, 40 Maplewood Ave., will be Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Memorial Peace Garden for a memory brick in her name, to the
or to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, in care of the funeral home. You will never be forgotten For though we are apart You will always and forever Be Alive within our heart!
Devanny Condron Funeral Home
40 Maplewood Avenue Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 13, 2014