In Memory of

Mary

Olive

"Ollie"

Lopriore

Obituary for Mary Olive "Ollie" Lopriore

Mary Olive “Ollie” (DeAngelis) Lopriore, 96, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully after a decline in health on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Riverbend Nursing Home in South Natick.

She was predeceased by her husband, William P. Lopriore, in 2002. Ollie leaves her loving children, Richard P. Lopriore and his wife Denise, of Hull, Robert Lopriore and his wife Irene, of Worcester, Marianne Lopriore, of Billerica, William P. Lopriore, Jr. and his wife Dr. Lila Annaloro, of Wayland, and Karen M. Salvucci and her husband Greg, of Lincoln; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Lenore (“Nora”) Makowicki, and her husband Chester (“Chet”) of Auburn, and Gloria Trudel, of Shrewsbury; and a brother-in-law, John Lopriore, of Grafton. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Salvatore DeAngelis (his wife, Gloria) and Anthony DeAngelis, Jr. (his wife Louise) and by her sisters-in-law, Camilla Terry, Josephine Sharon (her husband Dick), Florence Lorusso (her husband Timothy) and brothers-in-law Mario Lopriore (his wife Ann), Alfred Lopriore (his wife Carol) and George Lopriore.

Ollie was born in Worcester to the late Anthony and Antoinette (Pirozzi) DeAngelis, where she was also raised and educated. She entered the workforce and, at one point, worked at David Clarke Company where she was especially active in the Gemini space program working on the fabrication of the space suits. Ollie retired in 1992 after dedicating twenty years as a Nurses Aide at Shrewsbury Nursing Home where she was loved by her patients for the care that she gave them.

She lived for family gatherings, where she would prepare traditional Italian food for her family. Ollie proudly carried on a tradition of making the Italian cookies for every special occasion. Her cookies were the best, much to the joy of her family and friends.

Ollie was wonderful with her hands, and was especially talented at knitting and sewing. She also crocheted.

Her family would like to thank the caring and loving staff of Riverbend Nursing Home for their care of Ollie during these last few years. It will forever be remembered.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association which leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, Il 60601 – visit alz.org.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Lopriore family from 9 – 11 AM on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM that morning at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, followed by burial at St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.