December 30, 1930 – March 7, 2020
Rosa (Manzo) Mercurio, 89, widow of John Mercurio since 2004, of Berlin and New Britain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020, with her family by her side.
Rosa was born on December 30, 1930, in Marsala, Sicily, Italy, Province of Trapani, to the late Natale and Angela (Gandolfo) Manzo. She had also attended and graduated the University of Palermo in Italy. She worked and retired as a seamstress for many years, working in Italy and Connecticut. Rosa was an avid parishioner of St. Ann Church.
Rosa will be remembered for being a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and bake, devoting most of her time to her grandchildren. She loved to vacation in the summers with her family and had a green thumb for gardening. She had the skill of making a dead plant come back to life. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her children: Frances A. Carroll of Berlin and Michael V. Mercurio of New Britain, her precious grandchildren: Patrick William Carroll, Nicholas Chase Carroll and Ana Capri Mercurio, her brothers; Domiano Manzo and his wife Carole Anne of Berlin, Salvatore Manzo and his wife Patricia of Berlin, and Vincenzo Manzo of Cromwell, several nieces and nephews and her special pet, Blake Carroll, who she loved to feed her Italian food to. She was also predeceased by her sisters; Rosa Arini, Antonetta Angi and Catarina Gandolfo and a sister in law, Filomena Manzo.
Rosa’s family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Hospital of Central Connecticut, the nurses, doctors and staff for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will begin Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:30am at New Britain Memorial Donald D.Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave,. New Britain followed by her Funeral Liturgy at 10AM in St. Joachim Parish, Church of St. Ann, North St., New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Visitation hours will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 4-7pm at the funeral home. For directions, online messages or read complete obituary, visit newbritainsagarino.com
- Natale Manzo, Father (deceased)
- Angela (Gandolfo) Manzo, Mother (deceased)
- Domiano Manzo (Carole Anne), Brother
- Salvatore Manzo (Patricia), Brother
- Vincenzo Manzo, Brother
- Rosa Arini, Sister (deceased)
- Antonetta Angi, Sister (deceased)
- Catarina Gandolfo, Sister (deceased)
- Filomena Manzo, Sister-in-law (deceased)
- John Mercurio, Husband (deceased)
- Frances A. Carroll, Daughter
- Michael V. Mercurio, Son
- Patrick William Carroll, Grandchild
- Nicholas Chase Carroll, Grandchild
- Ana Capri Mercurio, Grandchild
- She will be missed by many cherished nieces and nephews
- Visiting Hours Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, March 13, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 13, 2020
- Burial Friday, March 13, 2020
March 11, 2020
Fran and family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother. May you find peace during this difficult time. Now I know where you got that beautiful smile! Love your friends,
Eric and Teri Vieweg
March 11, 2020
Fran, Patrick, Nick,Mike, you know how much I will forever miss my Bella Madre she radiated that smile that said a million words. My heart and prayers are with you. I love you guys.
Rosa and Kent Wilson
March 10, 2020
I am so,so sorry for the loss of Rosa.. May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone in your sorrow and care for so much by many.
Rosa and Kent.
March 10, 2020
Francesca, Michael, Patrick , Nicholas Ana Capri and your side of our family . Our condolence and love from Scott and I . Our thoughts and prayers . Rip beautiful Aunt Rosa❤️ We love you so very much . You are so very missed and loved . Your brother Vincent Manzo Sr sends love and miss you so very much . You are forever in our hearts ❤️ We love you guys , Tania Manzo, Scott Bremer and Uncle Vincent Manzo Sr send love ❤️
Angelo & Cathy Manzo
March 10, 2020
Fran, Mike & families,
Angelo and I send our love and condolences. Aunt Rosa will be missed.
With love and prayers,
Ang & Cathy
March 9, 2020
Michael, Francesca, and family. My sincere sympathies and condelenses on the loss of Rosa. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She will be missed.
Cousin - Vinny Manzo Jr.