Rosa M. Arcuri

Pause Ave Maria by Patrick Smith (BMI)
Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Rosa by adding your memories and photos.


Arrangements made by

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Get Directions

Profile of Joyce Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Send Flowers
flowers logo

Memories & Candles

“Dear Jimmy, John, Claudia, Rosanna and other family members. I am thinking about and praying for you all today. It's been a exactly year since you...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Thalia Vitikos - Waltham, MA

“To the Arcuri family,I was so sad to hear of Rosa's passing. I have such fond memories of spending weekends at your house when I was little. Rosa...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Cara Caminiti - Easthampton, MA

“Alle famiglie Fragale e Arcuri, che il pensiero di aver avuto l'amore di una donna straordinaria come Rosetta che con le azioni si è conquistata...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Vincenzo De Fazio - Lamezia Terme

“For all of the Fragale family, which I consider to be my second family, it is with great sadness that I learn of Rose's passing. I feel honored and...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Denise Athy - Randolph, MA

“To a beautiful mother daughter and women. I am blessed to have known her . Now heaven above is blessed to have such a wonderful person, who I know...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Julia paratore - Waltham, MA

“Ci uniamo al vostro dolore per la prematura sconparsa della cara Rosetta che avevamo imparato a conoscere e stimare tramite le sue visite in Italia e...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Fam. Romano Giuseppe milano Italy

“I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mom John. To you and all of your family, my deepest and heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Angela (Canty) Benson - Milford, MA

“Our condolences to you all for your tragic loss. ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Helen & Tony Russell - Sudbury, MA

“Alla Famiglia Arcuri e Fragale, in questo triste momento non si trovano le parole giuste, ti abbiamo conosciuto tramite tua nipote Teresa per noi sei...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Antonella, Mauro e Aurora

“I am so very sorry for the loss of Rose. She was a special person and a wonderful and generous neighbor to my parents. God has called his angel to...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Lisa Taddeo - Waltham, MA

“Zia, I love and miss you so much. I wish God wouldn't have needed another angel but he did and he chose the most beautiful one to take with him. You...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Bianca Angelina - MA - Niece

“To my dearest Uncle & Cousins, Although it is hard to know that your mom and our dearest aunt has left us, she will always live actively in our...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Lidia Torcasio - Framingham, MA

“To the Arcuri Family - our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Remember and cherish all the memories you made together over the many...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Keri Doucette - South Grafton, MA

“To the Arcuri family --My condolences to you all during this very sad time. Rosa always made me feel very welcome in the family home and I enjoyed...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Nicole McNeil - Brighton, MA

“We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved sister, daughter, and mother. May God keep her at his side and forever in your hearts. With love Alba...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

16 of 28 | Posted by: andrea scichilone - waltham, MA

“To the Arcuri Family,I have had the pleasure of working with Rosa for the last 12 years. She was a wonderful women. Although this was her job, it...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: LInda Despres - Waltham, MA

“To the Arcuri Family, I have had the pleasure of working with Rosa for the last 12 years. She was a wonderful women. Although this was her job, Rosa...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Despres - Waltham, MA, MA

19 of 28 | Posted by: JUNE DiMATTIA - WALTHAM, MA

“To the entire Arcuri & Fragale family, Rosa is with God now, after a long struggle, may she rest in peace, I will say a pray for her..... ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: John F Zullo - Wayland, MA

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you all at this time, and may you remember all of the wonderful times you shared with her! May Rosetta rest in peace, she is in Gods...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Julie Williamson - Mansfield, MA

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your profound loss. Our love and thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time. Rosetta...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Tantissime e affettuose condoglianze per tutta la famiglia da Antonio e Maria Butera ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Antonio Butera - Lamezia Terme

“May God bless all of you at this sad time in your family. Rosa is at peace with God and will always be with all of you in a different way. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: terry - sauro

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Condoglianze profonde a tutta la famiglia Arcuri & Fragale. Rosetta riposa in pace. Luciana & Angela Torcasio. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Luciana Torcasio - Waltham, MA

Waltham - Mrs. Rosa M. (Fragale) Arcuri, of Waltham, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at home. She was 64.

Rosa was born in Fronti, Calabria, Italy, on December 10, 1948. She was the oldest daughter of eleven children of Edoardo and Angelina (Godino) Fragale and immigrated to the United States in 1971. On March 11, 1973, at Sacred Heart Church in Waltham, she married Vincent A. Arcuri.

Being the oldest child, she was a second mother to her siblings. In Italy, she taught young girls how to sew, and in the States, she used her skills as a seamstress at Yolanda's in Waltham. True to her rich Italian heritage, she was a fantastic cook, and she loved making gnocchi with her granddaughters and feeding the students at the Bentley University cafeteria. She enjoyed gardening and took great pride in caring for her home inside and out. She loved to travel, and her frequent trips to Lourdes are a testament to her strong faith. Above all, Rosa loved her family and friends, and she cherished her time with them, whether it be at holiday gatherings, Friday-night bingo, or over a meal in her home, which she was only too happy to prepare.

In addition to her husband of almost 40 years, Vincent, she leaves her children, John R. Arcuri and his wife, Alessandra, of Framingham, Claudia Brown and her husband, Doug, of Ashland, and Rosanna Del Mastro and her husband, Matthew, of Foxborough; her grandchildren, Gianluca Arcuri, and Erica and Alissa Brown; her parents, Edoardo and Angelina Fragale of Waltham; her siblings, Giovanna Rametta and her husband, Antonio, of Waltham, Paul Fragale and his wife, Angelina, of Waltham, Michelangelo Fragale and his partner, Robert Ferrarini, of Weston, Maria Caso and her husband, Richard, of Weston, Gianfranco "Frank" Fragale of Waltham, Anna Fragale of Sudbury, Antonio "Tony" Fragale and his wife, Mercedes, of Sudbury, Tullia Visco and her husband, Bruno, of Newton, and Fabio Fragale and his wife, Maureen, of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews.

Rosa was also the sister of the late Marisa Fragale.

Family and friends will honor and remember Rosa's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, February 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham, MA 02453 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Riposa in pace