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Marie 'Mimi'  A. (Morano) DePalo

Marie 'Mimi' A. (Morano) DePalo
  • March 20, 1932 - September 15, 2020
  • Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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“To Moe,Danny,and the DePalo/ Young families, I was shocked to hear about Mimi's passing. She was a great lady! I would always see her with her sister...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Rachel LeBlanc - Shrewsbury, MA

“What a wonderful obituary and photo tribute. Brought back so many memories of my childhood on Maury Lane. I remember once asking my mom why we...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: A. J. Quitadamo - Naples, FL

“To the Depalo/Young Families,So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/Aunt Mimi. Our deepest sympathies.Tim & Karen Coghlin ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Coghlin - Shrewsbury, MA

“To all my cousins I am so sorry for your loss my deepest sympathizes auntie was a wonderful person inside and out and was always there to help. She...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Johanna Simisky - Shrewsbury, MA

“My deepest condolences to the DePalo family. May she rest in eternal peace ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Cynthia and Wayne Plude - MA

“What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful and special lady. RIP Marie, and our thoughts and prayers to the DePalo family. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Frank Virzi - Holden, MA - Family

“Doreen and Family so sorry for the loss of your Mother may she rest in peace. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Foss - Friend

“Dave, Beth and family, Our sincere condolences. May Her Memory Be Eternal.The Kanaan Family ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne Kanaan - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Mimi's passing. She was a kind and beautiful lady who always went out of her way to make us feel welcome ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Nicole Algieri - Worcester, MA

“To my favorite aunt (GODMOTHER) you will be missed..I will miss bringing u scratch tickets,and coffee..I love u auntie..rest in peace.. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jimmy Young - Shrewsbury, MA

“To all my cousins I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom and Aunt. To her sister Barbara I am deeply sorry for your loss. Tommy,Tommy III, and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Tommy Turco - Family

“To the DePalo Family....Mimi was one of a kind. I loved running into her and Auntie Barbie when they were out scratching. They made it like they...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Madeline Herman - Millbury, MA

“My deep & heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your devoted & loving mom grand& great grandmother Always enjoyed her company at D&D Marie was always...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Polito - Shrewsbury, MA

“To all the DePalo's we are so very sorry about your sweet mom (Mimi) what a kind women she was always so pleasant to everyone and had the best smile...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Mary June Courtois - Family

“We were all so sad to hear about Mimi's passing. She was a kind lady with a great sense of humor. You are in our thoughts during this difficult...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Kay Sbrogna, Jean and Paul George, Linda and Walt Giard

“So many fond memories of growing up on Maury Lane with the DePalos. Auntie Mimi and Uncle Pal were very special to all the Quitadamos.Wishing you...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Donna and Bill Felice - Friend


Life for Marie Morano and Pantaleo 'Pal' DePalo began in the same house on Northboro Street in Worcester. The Morano's lived on the first floor and the DePalo's on the second floor. In simple surroundings - by loving and hard-working Italian immigrants - their childhood friendship blossomed into a lifetime together. Wonderful traditions were instilled in Marie and Pal at young ages in which they cared for their families, worked hard, studied in school and lived a simple life rich in love and faith.

Marie A. Morano was born March 20, 1932 in Worcester, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Police) Morano. Raised in Worcester she was a graduate of Commerce High School with the class of 1949. She worked various jobs including secretary to the vice president of State Mutual Insurance Company. Marie and Pal married October 27, 1951 in Saint Stephen's Church. No job compared to the one she loved most … being a mom and staying home to raise her four children.

'Mimi', as she was affectionately known to everyone and 'Pal' made their home on Maury Lane in Shrewsbury since 1953. It is a neighborhood with family and familiar street names that is rich in the love of families, neighbors and friends. In the childhood memory of every good home there is a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot … and a mom! Mimi's simmering pot was her sought after 'gravy' that everyone enjoyed.

In addition to Mass on Sundays at St. Anne's, their home was the preferred and expected place to gather for coffee and something good to eat. Her heart smiled when her home was filled. They gathered to share stories about life, its ups and downs and its realities. Simple gifts - for blessed are those who love, laugh and pray - for they shall be called family.

Later in life Mimi and Barbara were regulars at Dunkin Donuts in White City where they'd join a group of friends, new and old, for conversation and to pass the time. And it's a well-known family secret that she enjoyed a scratch ticket or two every now and then.

Mimi died Tuesday, September 15, 2020. She was 88. Our faith reminds us that to live in the hearts we leave behind is to never die.

In addition to her much loved 'Pal' († October 14, 2010) she rejoins her grandson, Anthony Michael DePalo († October 31, 2016) and her siblings, Victor and Paul Morano, and Antoinette Kweder.

She leaves her children, Maurice P. DePalo of Westborough, David M. DePalo (Beth) of Worcester, Paul F. DePalo of Shrewsbury, and Doreen M. Phenix (Patrick) of Worcester; her grandchildren, Jessica and Eric, Nicholas and Matthew, Michael (Renee) and Jennifer, Gianna, Ashley, James (Vatsaly) and Kendall; her great-grandchildren, Harper and Gunner; her sister and best friend, Barbara A. Young (Robert) of Shrewsbury; in-laws, Bill Kweder of Enfield, Connecticut and Karen Morano of Northbridge; nieces & nephews. Mimi's four children will always remember the special relationship between their mother and her sister, Barbara - and the unending love, help and support 'Aunt Barbie' gave to their mom over so many years - especially since Pal's passing.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marie's life by gathering for a calling hour on Friday, September 18th at Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Capacity limitations and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.

Memorials in her name may be made to Saint Anne's Church, Human Services, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Arrangements by James & John Heald.

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