Obituary: Joan J. (Pallacovitch) Rose

Joan J. (Pallacovitch) Rose
Joan J. (Pallacovitch) Rose

NAUGATUCK — Joan J. (Pallacovitch) Rose, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital.

Joan was born in Waterbury on Jan. 20, 1933, daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Bendler) Pallacovitch. She was a longtime Naugatuck resident and she retired from the medical records department at Waterbury Hospital after 10 years of service. She had also worked at Uniroyal, Inc. in Middlebury. Joan was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and serves as a lector and money counter. She proudly served her country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. She was a volunteer at the American Red Cross in Naugatuck and the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank.

Joan is survived by her brother, Joseph Pallacovitch of Naugatuck; sister-in-law, Alice Smolenski of Naugatuck; nephews, Dean and Daniel Pallacovitch; grandniece, Tatia Pallacovitch; grandnephew, Alan Wilkin. She was predeceased by her son, Steve Rose and brother, Ronald Pallacovitch.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at 9:15 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Mary Church, 338 North Main St., Naugatuck for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Lithuanian Independent Cemetery, Plank Road, Waterbury. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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