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July 21, 1930 - June 2, 2018

Burial Date: June 7, 2018

Funeral Home Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

Place of Service St. John's Church

Section Garden of Valor I Lot Number: 260Grave Number: D#2

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     Pauline M. (Garabedian) Fresolo, 87 of Worcester, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

Pauline was born and raised in Worcester. She was the eldest of nine children of Paul Garabedian and Christine (Anderson) Donoghue. In 1954, Pauline married Rocco A. Fresolo Jr. at Ascension Church. They were married for 36 years and raised their five children until Rocco passed away in 1990. For 27 years Pauline worked for the City of Worcester’s school department as a lunch monitor, crossing guard, and bus monitor until her retirement. She was a long-time member of Ascension church. Pauline will be remembered for being the biggest personality in any room. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of life; such as spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), playing bingo, sitting out in the sun, and going to the casino.

Pauline leaves her five children, Sandra P. Skrzek and her husband Peter of Worcester, Anthony R. Fresolo and his wife Anita of Oxford, Rocco J. Fresolo Sr. and his wife Cynthia of Paxton, Patricia M. Uwazany and her husband Christopher of Brimfield, and John P. Fresolo of Worcester; three siblings, Margaret Correa of Hudson, Richard Garabedian and his wife Marion of Henderson, NV, Douglas Garabedian and his wife Rose of Worcester; ten grandchildren, Amy, Joseph, and Michael Skrzek, Anthony Jr. and Nicholas Fresolo, Rocco Jr. and his wife Nicole, and Alexis Fresolo, Giana Uwazany, and Francesca and Maria Fresolo; a great-grandson, Rocco Fresolo III; in-laws: Louise Tula, Dorothy Kamendulis, Terese and her husband Anthony Zalieckas, all from Shrewsbury, Ronald and his wife Nancy Fresolo of Albuquerque, NM, Irene Fresolo of Worcester, Harriet Fresolo of Millbury and Rose Garabedian of South Grafton; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Pauline was pre-deceased by her four brothers and a sister, Paul, John, Robert, and Ronald Garabedian, and Joan McDermott. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her nurse’s aide, Anita, from CareOne in Millbury.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Wednesday, June 6th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Her funeral will be Thursday, June 7th from the funeral home with a procession to the Church of Saint John, 44 Temple Street. The Celebration of Life Mass will be held there at 10:00 am. Burial alongside Rocco will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.  In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to St. John’s Food for the Poor Program at 20 Temple St., Worcester, MA 01604.

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