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Rosalie (LaRosa) Cunningham

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, November 1st in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for Rosalie (LaRosa) Cunningham, who passed following a lengthy illness at her West Peabody residence on Saturday, October 27th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, November 2nd at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE at 10:30 a.m. and immediately followed with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

Born & raised in South Boston, Rosalie was an alumna of South Boston High School, Class of 1967. She married James P. Cunningham, Jr. in 1975 and moved to Revere, where the family lived until moving to West Peabody in June, 2018. She worked for the Massachusetts General Hospital at their Revere Beach satellite facility for over 12 years. She was a Senior Receptionist-Secretary for that time, retiring in 2014. In spite of a 30-year battle with pulmonary cardiac disease, she forged on to be the best Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, Friend & devoted cousin. She was a devout Roman Catholic, depending heavily upon her faith for support and strength.

Besides her beloved husband of 43 years, James P. Cunningham, Jr., She is the cherished mother of Lisa M. Hess & her husband, Erik of Plymouth & James P. Cunningham, III & his wife, Stephanie Lee of West Peabody. She is the adored grandmother to Bensen V. Hess, Evelyn A. Hess, James P. Cunningham, IV, Ryan J. & Kyle J. Cunningham. She is also the dear sister to Joseph V. LaRosa & his wife, Louise of Taunton & Vincent LaRosa of Bridgewater, New Hampshire. She was the proud daughter of the late Alfonzo & Angelina A. (Blonde) LaRosa and is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, November 1st, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, November 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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  1. Richard McLaughlin
    Oct 31 2018

    Jimmy and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Rosalie’s passing. The death of a loved one is the most difficult of life’s experiences. I will say Mass for Rosalie, your and your family. I am presently in Florida. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Dick McLaughlin

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