Florence R. (Rose) Monterio, 96, of Marion, died January 28, 2019 at home. She was the widow of the late Antone E. Monterio and the daughter of the late Aurelio and Caroline (Renney) Rose.
She was born in Marion and lived there all of her life. She graduated from New Bedford Vocational School.
Mrs. Monterio worked as a solderer for Cornell Dubilier in New Bedford for many years. During WWII she worked for the Hingham Shipyard as a welder.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wareham and the Ladies Auxiliary of the former Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425.
She was an avid Bingo player and Patriots fan. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, and furniture refinishing & upholstering.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Kathleen M. Monterio of Middleboro, Deborah Curry of Upper Marlboro, MD and Alice Monterio of Greenville, SC; a son, Stephen Rose of Marion; a sister, Dorothy Pope of Dartmouth; 16 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son, Harry Monterio and her stepson, Anthony Monterio and her siblings, Dominga Merreles, Anna James, Domingo Rose, Louise Tucker, David Rose and Arthur Rose.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
Her funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 74 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Wareham.
Donations in her memory may be made to Southcoast Hospice, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.