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Rosa (Rohrl) Catarau

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Rosa (Rohrl) Catarau, 82

LUNENBURG -- Rosa (Rohrl) Catarau, 82, a resident of Lunenburg since 1952, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, in Keystone Nursing Home, Leominster, after an illness.

Her husband of 47 years, Jan Catarau Sr. died in 2002.

She leaves two daughters, Sylvia Banville, and her husband Dennis J. of Fitchburg, and Heidi Deschamps, and her husband, James of Lunenburg; two sisters, Isolde Huber of Lanquaid, Germany and Gerda Pausinger of Herrngiersdorf, Germany; three grandchildren, Joseph Addante III, and Zachary and Jonathan Deschamps. She was predeceased by one son, Jan Catarau Jr. of Lunenburg in 1993 and one daughter, Dr. Elena Catarau of Medford, MA in 2003.

Mrs. Catarau was employed in the Billing Department of the former Berkey Photo Co. in Fitchburg for 20 years, retiring in 1990.

She was a longtime member of St. Boniface Parish in Lunenburg, and was active in many church functions throughout the years. She was an avid gardener and baker and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Rosa was born in Lanquaid, Germany, on January 23, 1932, a daughter of the late Xavier and Ottillie (Huber) Rohrl.

CATARAU -- Her Funeral will be celebrated on Saturday, March 1, from the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 763 Mass Ave., Lunenburg, with a Mass at Noon, in St. Boniface Church, 817 Mass Ave., Lunenburg.

Burial will be in the spring at North Cemetery, Lunenburg.

Calling hours at the Funeral Home are on Saturday, March 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to the , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or may be left at the Funeral Home.

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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2014
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