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Rosemarie Caporale Farina of Branford died on March 6 at Evergreen Woods in North Branford with her family by her side.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Farina. She was the mother of Denise Farina and Diane (Richard) Terrill, both of Branford. Her husband, daughters, and son-in-law meant the world to her.
Rosemarie was born in New Haven on June 10, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Vera Musco Caporale. She graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1949. She worked for the Knights of Columbus, the Squeri Insurance Agency, and the Branford Public School System. Rose loved playing bingo (especially the casino bus trips with the Jolly Timers), entertaining, and always having a pot of coffee ready for those who came by. She also enjoyed spending the winter months in Fort Myers Beach with her husband. In her earlier days, her favorite hobbies were knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint.
She was predeceased by her sister Eleanor Perrelli and also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Woods for the wonderful care she received during her final days.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11 at St. Mary Church of St. John Bosco Parish in Branford. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058 or go to www.alz.org.
Please see her online memorial at www.wsclancy.com.