2011-06-02 / Obituaries


Rosalie G. (Frontiero) Sclafani, 84, died Monday morning, May 23, 2011, at her home following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Sclafani, who died on May 26, 1988. They had shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in Gloucester, Mass., on March 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Gerome T. and Beatrice T. (Sinagra) Frontiero. She was a graduate of the St. Ann High School, Class of 1945. They resided in Carmel, for over 45 years, where she was a homemaker as well as a bookkeeper for Sclafani Petroleum. Rosalie and her family moved back to Gloucester in 1985.

Rosalie was an avid reader who loved to play the piano, cook, and host family gatherings. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by two daughters, Bridget M., wife of Brian Fish, Maria C., wife of Jeffrey M. Delaney; three sons, Louis F. Sclafani, Jerome D., husband of Maureen (Flannagan) Sclafani, Francisco A. Sclafani; seven grandchildren, Frankie Sclafani, Roseann, wife of Wade Luongo and Melissa, wife of Bernard Calabro, Heather, wife of Jimmy Sclafani, Daniel Francis

Fish, Katherine Rose Fish, Lilah Sherye Fish, Meghan Leigh Delaney and Gary Redlon; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Nolan Luongo, Victoria, Elizabeth and Bernard, Jr. Calabro, Allyssa and JJ Sclafani; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemary and Frank Orlando, Ann and Jack Mulcahey; two brothers, Salvatore Frontiero, Frank Frontiero; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Charlene A. Sclafani.

Arrangements: Her funeral Mass was celebrated last Thursday at noon in the Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. Visitation was at the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, with interment in the Calvary Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit grondinfuneralservices.com.

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