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Meriden, CT 06450
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Rose Waz

Rose Marie Waz (Barillaro)

Sunday, February 7th, 1926 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Rose Marie (Barillaro) Waz, wife of the late Joseph W. Waz, Sr., died September 7, 2020, at her home at the Village at Kensington Place in Meriden.

Rose was born in Meriden in 1926 to Matteo and Angelina Barillaro. She attended local schools. In addition to raising three children, she worked outside the home and retired from Napier Company.
Rose had a smile for everyone she met, and always gave of herself to help others. She enjoyed cooking, particularly Italian and Polish food, and she loved to crochet. Every member of her family has at least one afghan or baby blanket that Rose had produced for them. Rose was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church in Meriden.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; her brothers, Vincent and Sebastian Barillaro; and her sisters Carmela Barillaro and Ellen Pizzutto.

She is survived by her children Joseph W. Waz, Jr., and spouse Cynthia Ann Telles of Los Angeles; Dennis Waz of Wallingford; and Carol Waz O’Brien of Meriden; her grandchildren John and spouse Jaqueline O’Brien; Ashley O’Brien and partner James Underwood; Joseph W. Waz III and spouse Nicole Baida; and Raymond Jimenez; her great-grandchild Mia O’Brien; her sister Virginia Mudry; her brothers-in-law Edward Waz and Eugene Conniff; her sister-in-law Patricia Barillaro; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Village at Kensington Place and Nora Harper of Friends for Friends for the good care they gave to Rose in her later years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 12 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery’s mausoleum. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Rose’s name be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    35 Center Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Interment

    Sacred Heart Cemetery Mausoleum
    250 Gypsy lane
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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Lyn Gamble

Posted at 07:46pm
It’s hard to believe that we won’t see Rosie’s beautiful smile at the Village again. But her kindness and caring live on in the hearts of all those who had the good fortune to know her and her loving , attentive family. Rose blessed us for years with her smile and her love of games and polka music. And Rose was blessed with family and friends who adored her. May we all keep her loving memory in our hearts and may Rose Rest In Peace. With love and sympathy,
Lyn Gamble

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