Rose (Preli) Castelli, 91, of Portland passed away peacefully at home on January 19th, 2019. She was born on September 15th, 1927 to Modesto and Fortunata (Tribolati) Preli of South Glastonbury. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also devoted to her Roman Catholic faith, attending mass faithfully until age and infirmity prevented her regular Sunday schedule. She was predeceased by her first husband Andrew and second Louie. She is survived by her four children: Steven and (Carol), Andrea and (Reg) Farrington, Mark and (Kim), and Thomas, grandchildren: Jessica and (Josh) Shelberg, Jeremy and (girlfriend Ammie), and Stacy Castelli, and great-grandchildren: Cole and John Shelberg and Carolanne Castelli. She was predeceased by her brother Philip Preli and sister Judy Lynch. She leaves behind her sister Dorothy Lavezzoli of Chester, and many nieces and nephews. She loved preparing her home for her family for every holiday, her collection of decorations was enormous, it seemed that there was continuous celebration happening in the home.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the Middlesex Hospice Homecare for the life ending care they gave to Rose and her aid Comfort who was with her constantly near the end.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 25, at 10:00 am at St. Mary Church, Portland. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, South Glastonbury. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 51 Freestone Ave., Portland, CT 06480 or the Portland Volunteer Fire Department.