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MEROLA, Laura (Coletta) Of West Bridgewater, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Life Care Center in West Bridgewater at the age of 92. Laura was born in Quincy on February 8, 1929 to the late Peter and Jennie Coletta. She married Paul Merola of Hyde Park on September 2, 1950 and shortly after, they opened Laura's Beauty Shop in Quicny. Paul and Laura shared a love of dancing and they went on to teach ballroom dancing, square dancing, round dancing, and line dancing all around the United States. This led Laura and Paul to purchase the Canoe Club Ballroom of West Bridgewater in 1964. There they taught dancing, and hosted weddings and other private events until their retirement. In addition to dancing, Laura also enjoyed bowling, traveling, and cooking homemade Italian food. Beloved wife of the late Paul Merola, Laura is survived by her daughters, Stacy Merola and Sheri Pascarella; her son-in-law, Dana Pascarella; her grandson, Drew Clancy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Peter and Antonio Coletta. A private viewing will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), RANDOLPH on Wednesday, February 24th followed by a Burial at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. All are welcome to the Burial. Those wishing to follow in procession to the burial should arrive at the funeral home by 10:30am. Covid-19 precautions will be in place. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laura's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via For online guestbook and directions, visit

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2021.
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March 5, 2021
Stacy, Sheri and loved ones: Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. We were so sorry to learn of your her recent passing. She and your dad were the nicest people - always so pleasant to talk with, always with a welcoming smile on their faces. A beautiful couple ! Your mom was always impeccably dressed - will never forget watching her glide across the dance floor in the arms of your father when they hosted dance lessons years ago. It was magical to watch them move as one...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May warm memories rest softly in your hearts...
Jacqui and Jonathan @ Electro-Vac
March 1, 2021
Stacy and Sheri, we were so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Our parents spent many years with yours at the Canoe Club. They will forever be Aunty Laura and Uncle Paul to us and our memories of them always make us smile. May she Rest In Peace.

Christina Matthews and Deanna Greenberg (Roger and Connie’s daughters)
Deanna Galante-Greenberg
February 23, 2021
Great memories of Laura and Paul when we line danced at the Canoe Club. She was always smiling and always welcomed us, crazy dancers and all.Cherish your happier memories! Gail
Gail Bilowz
February 23, 2021
Stacy and Sheri, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I fondly remember her and the entire family. My condolences. May she rest in peace.
Chris Zibelli
February 23, 2021
I have such fond memories of Laura & Paul at the Canoe Club when we went to line dance. They made everyone feel like we were part of their family. Rest In Peace Laura ❤
Marge Shepard
February 23, 2021
Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear if your mother's passing. She was a very sweet woman. I will always remember her for looking positively elegant every time I saw her... not a hair out if place, beautiful clothes, makeup just so...and she was a true lady in every way. Please know you and Drew are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Again, my condolences for your loss.
Danielle Spadea-Ross
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