READSBORO - Rose Madeline (Moresi) Righi, 96, formerly of Readsboro died on Wednesday, January 6 at Williamstown Commons.
She was born in North Adams, MA, on July 19, 1924, the daughter of Joseph Anthony Moresi and Lena Lillian (Fachini) Moresi. She attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. She was first employed by Sprague Electric. She then assisted her husband in the operation of Righi’s Appliance Store.
She later returned to Sprague Electric where she worked until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church and was a longtime active communicant of St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro as a member of its St. Anne Society and a volunteer at church functions.
Mrs. Righi enjoyed gardening and reading at her beloved home in Readsboro.
She was the widow of Virgil A. Righi who died on April 2, 2014. They were married on June 28, 1947.
Survivors include her daughter Janice Carlinsky, her husband Mitchell, and three sons, of Setauket, NY; Thomas Righi and his partner Frances Joan Libiszewski, of Harwich, MA; James Righi and his wife Debra, of Stamford; and Wayne Righi, of Readsboro. She also leaves four grandchildren, Christopher Righi and his wife Kara, Bryan Carlinsky, Tracy Carlinsky; and Jennifer Stevens; and seven great-grandchildren, Hunter, Kaleigh, twins Wyatt and Wesley, Layla, Madilyn, and Xiola; brother Robert Moresi and his wife Janice, of North Adams, MA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Joseph Moresi.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Rose Righi will be celebrated on Saturday June 5, at 1:30 pm at St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Anne’s Society or the Children of Mary in care of Flynn and Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com