Obituary of Jennie (Rocino) Malvarosa

JENNIE (ROCINO) MALVAROSA in Woburn, Thursday evening, September 28th. Beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Malvarosa Jr.. Devoted mother of Joanne N. Ventolino, her late husband Salvatore of Woburn, Annette Fuller, her husband Gary of Woburn and Stanley Malvarosa III, his wife Marianne of Woburn. Dear sister of Carmella Sirignano, her husband Luigi of Woburn, Biaggio Rocino, his wife Ligidia of Brazil, Guido Rocino, his wife Margueritte of Everett, and the late Anna Galluzzo. Cherished "Nana" of, Giuliana, Francesca, Gemma, Tomas, Benjamin, his wife Michelle, Jennifer and John and great nana of Jayden, Jackson and Owen. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 2nd at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Celebration in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Sunday, October 1st 2-6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Jennie to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168,Boston, MA 02284-9168 the Jimmy Fund Foundation.

OBITUARY:

Jennie (Roscino) Malvarosa, passed away after a brief illness, Thursday evening, September 28th. The beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Malvarosa Jr., she was eighty two years of age.

Born in Salerno, Italy she was one of five children born to the late Bernardo and Filomena (Graziano) Roscino. Raised and educated there, it wasn’t until her early twenties that a terrible sunami hit the coast where the family lived and everything was destroyed. They were sponsored by a family in the North End of Boston, to come to America and live. They all arrived at Ellis Island in 1956, moved to the North End of Boston where they made their home.

It was there in the North End where she was introduced to Stanley Malvarosa, by his father! In 1959 they married and were truly soul mates all throughout their fifty four years of marriage.

It was in 1964 that they moved to the West Side of Woburn, bought a lovely home with a good size yard and had the wonderful feeling of “country side.” This is where they have remained over the years and home it was, to all the Malvarosa’s.

Their three children were their world! No matter what they were involved in and all that they did, it was together! When all the children were off to school, Jennie decided she would like to open a flower shop in downtown Woburn! “Malvy’s Flower and Gifts,” opened its doors right across from St Charles Church in 1969. Their expertice and floral designs, were exceptional. Over the years “Malvy’s” has grown to a very prominent and successful flower shop, having to move to larger space, just up the street, in order to accommodate their tremendous growth, over the last half century. “Mrs Malvy “ as she was so well known, all though not there six days a week, over the last several years, she always had her finger on the pulse of all the happenings. Their children have continued to carry on the fine and exceptional tradition, all done in the same very manner that both Mr. and Mrs. Malvarosa had done.

As the family grew and grandchildren began arriving “Nana’s” heart was full. She shared a very special relationship with all, and had a most endearing relationship with each, individually. Family dinners, holidays, before school, after school, sport or educational endeavors, meets or functions and even a wedding! Nana loved her family and missed nothing!

A very genuine, honest, loving and faithfilled woman, she added much joy to the lives of those whom she loved. To have known “Mrs. Malvy” was to have shared life with a very special woman.

Sadly, "Mrs. Malvy" was predeceased by her beloved husband Stanley and sister Anna.

She is lovingly survived by her children Joanne N. Ventolino, her late husband Salvatore of Woburn, Annette Fuller, her husband Gary of Woburn and Stanley Malvarosa III, his wife Marianne of Woburn. Dear sister of Carmella Sirignano, her husband Luigi of Woburn, Biaggio Rocino, his wife Ligidia of Brazil, Guido Rocino, his wife Margueritte of Everett. Cherished "Nana" of, Giuliana, Francesca, Gemma, Tomas, Benjamin, his wife Michelle, Jennifer and John and great nana of Jayden, Jackson and Owen. A Funeral was held today from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in honor of Jennie to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168,Boston, MA 02284-9168 the Jimmy Fund Foundation.