Rosemary (McNamara) Boccaccio, 76, of Rocky Hill, the devoted wife of 54 years to John Boccaccio, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late John T. and Emma (Briere) McNamara. Rosemary was born and raised in New Britain, eventually moving to Newington, where she and John raised their family, residing there 45 years before moving to Rocky Hill.
Rosemary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. In addition to her husband, she leaves her three devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Alicia and Lou Castanho of Rocky Hill, Jean Boccaccio, Colleen and Wayne Corriveau of Newington. She also leaves her eight grandchildren, Christian, Daniella, and Luke Castanho; Domingo “DJ” Mariano and Selena Rose Malave, along with their father, Domingo Malave Jr.; Aidan and Juliette Emma Corriveau.
In addition, she leaves her sisters, Eleanor Martin of Newington, and Maureen (Joseph) Tardif of Waterford; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rose Cassarino, Frances (Francis) Tebecio, Pauline Brancati, Richard Boccaccio, Joseph Boccaccio and Rev. Michael A. Boccaccio, along with many loving family members of the extended Boccaccio Family. Rosemary was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Brady and her husband, Earl, and brother-in-law, Victor Martin.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Annunciation Parish (Church of the Holy Spirit), 183 Church St., Newington. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, Jan. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107. For more information on Rosemary’s life or to leave an online expression of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com .