- January 14, 1926 - December 16, 2016
- Needham, Massachusetts
of Rosalie's Passing
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“Pam and PaulSorry to read about your mom.She always had a big hug for me when I went back for a visit to Pollard, and then send me home with a huge...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: John Dewey - Hanover, MA
“To Rosalie's family- Your mom was an absolute delight! Always a kind word, cheerful, loving, hospitable and an amazing cook! Time with Rosalie was...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tracy Gilbert - FL
“Dear Paul, Pam and Michael,I loved your mom. She was warm, kind, happy and treated EVERYONE with fairness and respect.The cafeteria, when your mom...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: David Svendsen - Newton, MA
“Paul, your mom was so good to me at Pollard. I will always remember her.
4 of 12 | Posted by: Roger Torri - Flowery Branch, GA
“Dear Pam, Mark and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Please know we are here to help in anyway.We were so blessed a few...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Paula Fanizzi - Norwood, MI
“I first met Rosalie when I was a student at Pollard. Being a friend of Paul's I was one of the the lucky recipients of extra food during lunch. She...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Connors - San Francisco, CA
“My most sincere condolences to you all!All my love and prayers.... Jill
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Amaral - Laupahoehoe, HI
“Auntie Rosalie was passionate in everything she did. Her devotion in her life was to her family; she was the most loving mother, grandmother, aunt...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Conti - South Yarmouth, MA
“I love you mom, my heart is breaking
9 of 12 | Posted by: PAM DIGIANTOMMASO - PLAINVILLE, MA
“Paul, so sorry for your loss. The funeral notice is so touching. Her picture is so lovely. I know you will miss her.
10 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Thornton - Walpole, MA
“Paul,So sorry to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
11 of 12 | Posted by: John & Betty Nowak - FL - Family
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12 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Kottis - MA
Rosalie Ulman (Conti)Tucceri "Dede" of Needham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family on Friday, December 16th. Rosalie was born in Naples, Italy where she grew up with her five sisters and brother.
She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Tucceri, Jr. She married in 1962.
While in Italy, she worked as a seamstress, and spent most of her time enjoying the sea coast with her sisters, brother, uncles, aunts and many cousins.
Rosalie came to the United States in 1944. She lived in Needham, MA for the remainder of her life.
She worked at RCA, American Can Company, Maugus Manufacturing Company (where she met her husband, Angelo), and finally as a Food Services Manager at Pollard Middle School in the Needham Public School System. She worked there for 28 years. She was loved by many students, faculty and fellow employees at the school. Students loved how they were rewarded with extra food when they scored a goal, touchdown, starred in a play or performed well on a test.
She was very involved in the Needham community. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish and would often volunteer by singing at weddings and other events. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels, where she and her friends prepared and delivered food to the elderly. Additionally, she coordinated the Hobby Group, where she and the group made crafts for the elderly in Needham and surrounding towns. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, bird watching, and above all, attending her grandchildren's sporting events and dance recitals. She lived for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosalie enjoyed her summer vacations in Machias, Maine and winter vacations in West Palm Beach, Florida. She loved staying in touch with her family in Italy.
The beloved wife of the late Angelo Tucceri, Jr., she is survived, adored and loved dearly by her children, Michael and Marcia Tocci of Gilford, NH; Pamela and Mark DiGiantommaso of Plainville; and Paul and Sharyn Tucceri of Westwood. Cherished grandmother of Kim Barisano, Tom and Colleen Tocci and Nicole and Michael Toto; Brian Tocci and Janna and Doug Pitman; Derek, Julia and Colleen Tucceri. Dear sister of Josephine and Richard Vellucci of Millersville, PA. Also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy.
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Tuesday, December 20th from 4-7PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church on Wednesday at 10 AM. Interment will follow St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.