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GLOUCESTER: Roseline F. (Parisi) Novello, 95, wife of the late Capt. Nicholas J. Novello of Gloucester, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family.

Roseline was the daughter of the late Marianna and Joseph Parisi. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on July 10, 1920, and grew up in Gloucester.

She married Nicholas on November 25, 1939 and they were blessed with 40 years as husband and wife.

Roseline was a wonderful cook and loved to feed anyone who walked through her door. Her happiest times were when she had a full house, especially when it was family. She was also an amazing storyteller and loved sharing stories of the past. Those who were lucky enough to hear them will cherish those memories forever.

Roseline was a member of the Madonna Del Rosario Society.

She was affectionately known as Grama Novello to all and will be deeply missed.

Roseline is survived by her five children, Joseph Novello and his wife, Beverly, Vincie Rodolosi and her husband, Daniel, Salvatore “Sam” Novello and his wife, Katherine, John B. Novello, Nicholas Novello Jr. and his wife, Cynthia. She is also survived by 15 beloved grandchildren and 35 cherished great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Roseline was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Lillian (Orlando) Novello; her siblings, Salvatore Parisi, Rose Barbaro, Flora Trupiano, Charles Parisi, Grace Nicastro, Mary Nicastro, John B. Parisi and Dominic Parisi.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish on Wednesday, September 23, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  September 19, 2015
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