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DiSTEFANO, Rose 86, a longtime resident of Framingham, MA, passed away suddenly on Monday June 20, 2016 at Metro West Hospital in Framingham. Born on October 7, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Angelina DeCarlo and beloved wife of 33 years to the late Carl DiStefano, who passed away in 1982. She lived in Brooklyn NY for many years until moving to Framingham in 1955. She leaves three children, Patrick DiStefano of Las Vegas, NV, Barbara DiStefano of Southborough, MA, Thomas DiStefano of Orlando, FL, one grandson, Ryan DiStefano and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary Valtino and Louise DeCarlo and brothers, Anthony, Salvatore and Vincent DeCarlo. Rose enjoyed many special and memorable gatherings with family both locally as well as in the New York, San Pedro, CA and Las Vegas, NV areas. Rose worked for ten years with the Juniper Hill School Lunch Program as well as many years in child care for several families, who she cared for dearly. She was a dedicated member of the St. George Catholic Church and a member of the parishes' senior group, as well as a past member of both the Framingham Lions and Elks clubs. Rose was a very kind and special person who had many wonderful friends and really enjoyed spending time with them and attending various social events. She was a very caring, thoughtful and charitable person and was known to have a soft spot in her heart for children, who brought her much enjoyment. Family will be greeting visitors on Friday June 24th from 4- 8 PM at the McCarthy, McKinney and Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street, FRAMINGHAM. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday June 25th, 2016 at 10:00 at St. George Catholic Church, 74 School Street, Framingham (Saxonville). Directions and guestbook at www.mccarthyfh.com. Donations in her memory may be made to St. George Church, , .
Published in The Boston Globe on June 23, 2016
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