TEWKSBURY - formerly Medford, June 28, at age 90. Beloved wife of Guido J. DeVito with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. Beloved daughter of the late Angelo and Antoinette (Rafaele) Corrado. Loving and devoted mother of William A. DeVito and his wife Corinne of Arlington, Roseann Paolini and her husband Robert of Tewksbury. Loving Nana of Alicia M. DeVito and her partner Joshua Hurd of Alington, and great grandmother of twins Jaxson and Jayson Hurd. Dear sister of Mary Currie of Saugus and the late Louis, Samuel and Angelo Corrado, and many nieces and nephews.
Rose grew up in Malden. She met Guido at Enterprise Department Store in Malden in 1945. She was a beautiful 16 year old sales girl who caught his eye shortly after he returned from serving in the army in Europe during World War II. They married in 1949 and embarked on 71 wonderful years together, side by side through life’s ups and downs.
Rose worked in Boston as a seamstress until the birth of her two children, William and Roseann. She eagerly became a full time mother and homemaker, and she took both jobs very seriously. Her life revolved around raising her children and taking care of the household. She was the CEO of DeVito Incorporated. She would never take credit, but she was our family’s rock, the glue that held us all together, the quiet, strong, unassuming foundation of our family.
Rose was a warm, loving and kind person. She lived for, and adored her family. She led an unpretentious life and the simplest things brought her great joy. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends, sewing, watching cooking shows and doing crossword puzzles. She never spoke ill of anyone, was such a good listener and always provided support without judgment. She selflessly put the needs of others before her own. We can never repay her for her entire life of selfless love and devotion to her family and friends. Inside and out, Rose was as beautiful as her name. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Services will be private and a memorial held at a later date. Donations can be made in Rose’s memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923, or online at www.caredimensions.org For e-condolences visit www.legacy.com The Tewksbury Funeral Home is honored to serve the DeVito family. visit: www.tewksburyfuneralhome.com