Mrs. Viola “Dolly” Rauseo, age 97, of Everett, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, February 25, 2022. She was born May 19, 1924, in Everett, to the late Vincenzo and Jennie DeFeo, who emigrated from Serino, Italy in the late 1890s.
Beloved wife of the late George C. Rauseo. Loving Mother of the late Stephen G. Rauseo and his wife Winnie of Saugus and George C. Rauseo, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Dracut. Cherished grandmother of Stephen J. Rauseo of Saugus, Michael Rauseo of Manchester, NH, Kimberly Rauseo of Everett, Kevin P. Rauseo and his wife Melissa of Hudson, NH, Joseph J. Rauseo of Saugus, Brandon Rauseo of Dracut, Candace Rauseo of Lowell, Anthony Rauseo and his fiancée Caitlyn of Wilton, NH and Cody Rauseo and his wife Tyanna of Fitchburg. And the great-grandmother to 18: Gabriella, Juliana, Stephen, Michael, Caitlynn, Kevin, Patrick, Mary, Samantha, Nicholas, Brian, Bentley, Everleigh, Adrian, Karley-Viola, Hazel, Joshua and Ariyah.
First and foremost Dolly was a faithful and dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Everett for more than 80 years before moving to New Hampshire and attending St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Dracut. When not in church, she loved cooking and spending time with family. Sunday dinners were a mainstay. Her lasagna, meatballs and braciole were legendary. Her door was always open, especially to her 8 siblings and her numerous nieces and nephews. Whether she was called daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt or friend anyone who knew Dolly loved her. She will be missed more than words can describe. May she celebrate today the perfect liturgy that only exists in Heaven!
Visiting hours will be Friday, March 4th from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 am on Saturday, March 5th and Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden at 11:30. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: St. Anthony Church, 46 Oakes Street, Everett, MA 02149.