Dorothea A. (Moran) Pecora, 90, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on April 10 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Dorothea was born in Haverhill, New Hampshire, a daughter of the late Edward P. and Avis (Mills) Moran. She grew up in Hopkinton, where she was a graduate of Hopkinton High School. Dorothea lived most of her life in Worcester, also spending time in Enfield, Connecticut, before moving to Shrewsbury two years ago. Dorothea was a nursing assistant in labor and delivery at St. Vincent Hospital for 16 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Church, where she was in the church leisure club. Dorothea enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, going out to eat, playing bingo, going to the casino and socializing with the residents and staff at Orchard Grove.
Dorothea’s husband, Pasquale Pecora, passed away in April 1965, and her loving life partner, Virgilio “Virg” Faticanti Jr., passed in November 2021. She is survived by her four children, Joseph Pecora and wife Gail of Worcester, Kenneth Pecora of Sun City, Arizona, Dorothea Pecora and significant other Gary Abasciano of Worcester, and Anna Straight and husband Robert of Upton; six grandchildren, Angela Pecora, Joseph Pecora, Michael Pecora and wife Diane, Monica Pecora and significant other Shane Nicholson, Stephanie Hudon and husband Lance, and Samantha Straight and fiancé Joseph Annino; four great-grandchildren, Sage, Silas, Kiana and Isla Mae; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Moran, and a sister, Patricia Sheehan.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours on Friday, April 15, from 3-6 p.m., with a funeral immediately following at 6 p.m. in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Burial will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
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