Rose-Marian (Longo) Nolan

August 4, 2018

Rose-Marian (Longo) Nolan

of Woburn, peacefully, August 4th. Loving wife of the late James J. Nolan. Beloved mother of Susan Nolan of Woburn, Karen Capadanno, her husband Steven of Tewksbury and Elaine Lee, her husband Edward of Medford. Devoted grandmother of Sean Lee, longtime companion Sheryl Olivolo, Edward Lee, his wife Sarah, all of Stoneham, and James and Brian Lee of Medford. Cherished great-grandmother of Haley and Juliana Lee. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 9th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours,  Wednesday, August 8th, 4 – 8 p.m.   Remembrances may be made in Rose’s honor to a charity of one’s choice.  For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Rose-Marian (Longo) Nolan, of Woburn, died suddenly, August 4th at the Lahey Clinc, with her family by her side.  The loving wife of the late James J. Nolan, she was ninety years of age.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Rose was a daughter of the late Philip and Josephine (Longo) Longo.   Born with a real gift for singing Rose loved to sing and had actually sung professionally for a time in Missouri.   Following graduation from Beaumont High School in St. Louis Missouri, Rose was accepted to the Boston Conservatory of Music.   With her most exceptional voice, Rose honed her skills in Opera, studying under the famous, Miss Iride Pilla.

While studying at the Conservatory, Rose met the love of her life, James “Jim” Nolan.  Well after a short while, Rose decided to stay on here in Massachusetts and build a life with Jim.  Together they raised three daughters, who were there world.

For many years, she worked for B & M Railroad. She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Barbara’s and also a member of the Choir. In her younger years, she loved to dance and was part of the Seaside Steppers and Yankee Twirlers.  More recently, she belonged to a bowling league with her daughter, and was actively involved in all sorts of activities with both friends and family.

Rose, to say the least, was an avid traveler, having the privilege to visit many, many different places all over the world.  With her husband, family and friends Rose, captured many beautiful memories on camera, while on all her journey’s.

Rose was a dedicated and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply, deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

 Beloved mother of Susan Nolan of Woburn, Karen Capadanno, her husband Steven of Tewksbury and Elaine Lee, her husband Edward of Medford. Devoted grandmother of Sean Lee, longtime companion Sheryl Olivolo, Edward Lee, his wife Sarah, all of Stoneham, and James and Brian Lee of Medford. Cherished great-grandmother of Haley and Juliana Lee. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 9th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Wednesday, August 8th, 4 – 8 p.m.   Remembrances may be made in Rose’s honor to a charity of one’s choice.  For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 9th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours,  Wednesday, August 8th, 4 – 8 p.m.   Remembrances may be made in Rose’s honor to a charity of one’s choice.  For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. I sang in the choir and sat next to your Mom in the late 1990’s. She made me laugh and we had a lovely time together. Wishing your family many blessings

  2. Dear Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a very special person. The Cardinals have lost their greatest fan.

  3. Frank Castiglia

    Dear Elaine; My apologies for omitting your name in my condolences to you all.
    Love,
    Frankie

  4. Frank Castiglia

    Dear Susan and Karen; I have many fond memories from childhood of your mother. She was one of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. We all loved her. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of her and all of you over this long distance.

    Love,
    Frank & Terry Castiglia

  5. Susan Donofrio Barreira

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was truly a lovely lady!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Deb & Tom Maloney

    Elaine,
    So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Please accept our deepest condolences. She will be watching over you.

  7. Very sorry to hear about your mother. May she Rest In Peace.And may our thoughts and prayers be with you and your family.

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