Rothwell, Gloria

April 19th, 2009

rothwell-gloria1Gloria Anne (Bonarrigo) Rothwell, age 81, of Salem, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at home surrounded by her family.

Gloria was born in Boston, MA, on June 11, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Nunzio and Lena (Shepis) Bonarrigo. Gloria was a resident of Wilmington for many years and a member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Thomas of Villanova Church. She lived briefly in New Hampshire for a few years and then moved to Salem. Prior to retirement, Gloria was a sales professional at Filenes for over thirty years, she had many customers who adored her.

In her spare time, Gloria enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and she loved to cook. Her devotion to her family was unwavering, they in return deemed her the “Best Mother in the World” and was most important to all of them.

Gloria was the beloved wife of the late Edward R. Rothwell, devoted mother of Anne Counihan and Paul J. Rothwell both of Salem, Mary F. McCuish of Billerica, Richard S. Rothwell of Methuen and the late David M., Thomas E., and Stephen J. Rothwell, loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren, dear sister of Carmela Rugo of Stoneham, Frances Curry of Cumberland, ME, Franklin Bonarrigo of West Barnstable, and the late Mary E. Joyce.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols F uneral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday, April 22nd from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial donations in Gloria’s name may be made to Home Health VNA of Peabody, 7 Essex Green Dr., Suite 45, Peabody, MA 01960.

3 Entries in Guest Book for “Rothwell, Gloria”

  1. Laura (Breen) Blair says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have alot of fond memories of her. I will always have her in my heart. Thanks for all you did and for the places you took me to, rest in peace Mrs Rothwell.

  2. Bill McCue says:

    Mrs Rothwell was a super mom, she’d sing with the kids and was very involved in their lives. She made an unforgettable impression on me and I’ll never forget her. To this day I think of her whenever I hear music from Mary Poppins or the Sound of Music !
    May she never be forgotten.

  3. Penny Bache says:

    I loved Gloria,she was one of the nicesest people in the whole world,I loved all my years at Filenes working with her,and I did get to talk to her briefly when she went to Salem when Paul was taking care of her,I am so glad I got to speak to her one last time,I know that I speak for anyone whoever met her at Filenes by saying that she was the best,the most well liked person to ever work in that store Love and sympathy for the family,Penny Bache

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