Rosella Neales

Graveside Service

10:30 am
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery
1 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Rosella J. Neales

Rosella J. (Dalessio) Neales, 93, of Glastonbury, wife of the late Donald O. Neales, died Thursday May 12, 2022 at the Glastonbury Health Care Center. Born April 8, 1929 in Hartford, daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Caperino) Dalessio, she lived in East Hartford for 60 years, moving to Glastonbury 8 years ago. She enjoyed 64 happy years of marriage with Don, and they were proud to be the longest-married couple at their grandson’s wedding. Rose loved spending time with her family, celebrating holidays and special occasions (especially if gifts were exchanged!), shopping, and her weekly dinners out with Don. She loved a good Italian meal and visiting with loved ones. Prior to her retirement, she worked in the Revenue Services Department for the State of CT.

Rose is survived by her 2 daughters and their husbands, Gail and Robert Therian of Colchester, Cheryl and William Winter of Glastonbury; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Kristine Therian of San Francisco, Michael and Lindsay Therian of Colchester, Billy Winter of Glastonbury; 2 great-grandchildren, Kara and Kacey Therian; a sister-in-law, Joann Dalessio of Kensington, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Richard and Joseph Dalessio, and 2 sisters, Agnes Reynolds and Dorothy Garrity.  The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Glastonbury Health Care Center for the care that Rose received during the last several years.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday May 17 at 10:30 am in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield ( Mother Cabrini section please meet at the cemetery office). There are no calling hours. The family plans to have an outdoor memorial gathering later this summer to celebrate Rose’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd. S#4B, Southington, CT. 06489. For online condolences, please visit


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