Rose Marie Manforte Surwilo, a lifelong resident of Darien passed away on Saturday Jan. 25, 2020 in Stamford.
Born on Nov. 11, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Gerarda D’Elia Manforte.
Rose attended Darien Public Schools and retired as a teachers aide from Mather Middle School. She was a lifelong active member of St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien.
As a parishioner there, she taught First Communion Class for 20 years and was an active member and officer in the St. John’s Women’s Guild. She was also a member of the St. John’s Cancer Sewing Group for Rosary Hill for 40 years and was an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist.
Rose also volunteered and was a member of the Darien Senior Center for many years and St Joseph’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
Rose is survived by her four children: Rev. Monsignor Edward R. Surwilo Jr. of Stamford, Sondra (Carl) Pavlick of Stamford, Marianne (Brian) Nadriczny of Newtown and Vincent (Margaret Burns) Surwilo of Venice Florida; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband Edward R. Surwilo Sr., as well as her siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020 at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road. Burial will follow at St John’s Cemetery, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fairfield County Hospice House, 1 Den Road, Stamford, CT 06902.