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Lifelong Oxford Resident Rosemarie Greco Passes at 102

Oxford native watched the town and region changed over the course of a century.

Rosemarie Greco. Contributed Photo
Rosemarie Greco. Contributed Photo
Obituary provided by Carpino Funeral Home.

Rosemarie Greco of Oxford died peacefully at her home on March 21, 2014. She was 102 years old. She was the wife of the late John Greco.

She was born October 26, 1911 in Oxford to the late George and Martha Schoeller. She was a life-long resident of Oxford and educated in a one-room school on Christian Street. She attended Crosby High School in Waterbury by way of train from Southford train station and graduated from Seymour High School.

She was a life-long and dedicated member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church since it began as a mission church. Rosemarie taught Sunday school for 20 years and received the St. Joseph Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation in 2005.

Her most satisfying achievement was caring for the children at Southbury Training School. After retirement, she joined the Oxford Senior Quilting Group to make hundreds of quilts for the needy. She will be remembered because of her deep love of her faith and family.

She leaves two daughters, Georgina Hoyt of South Britain and Christine Patterson of Deland, FL, 11 grand children, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by six siblings and her grandson, Jeffrey Hoyt.

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Oxford Road, Oxford. Burial will follow in New North Cemetery, Woodbury.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, Southbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Rd. Oxford 06478; Southbury Ambulance Assoc. PO Box 2045, Southbury 06488; VITAS of Middlebury; or Agape Children’s Home.

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