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Theresa Merlino

January 24, 1927 ~ October 22, 2019 (age 92)


Theresa Merlino, 92, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:17 am in Stone Ridge at Poplar Run in Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Merlino who passed away May 29, 1992. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Florindo and Timodea (Ronca) Rossi. Mrs. Merlino was a member of Mary Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church in Myerstown and was co-owner of Merlino Service Center in Reading for 35 years retiring in 1979. She was an accomplished seamstress, loved to travel and spend time with her family. Mrs. Merlino is survived by her daughters Linda A. Rozzi, wife of John Rozzi of Muhlenberg Township and Nancy T. Henry of Ocala, FL and her grandchildren Monica (Rozzi) Weisser, wife of David Weisser of Reading; Andrea (Starks) Hartman, wife of Michael Hartman of Honey Brook; Christopher Rozzi, husband of Angela Rozzi of West Chester; Jason Starks, husband of Elizabeth Starks of Huntingdown, MD; Andrew Rozzi, husband of Jessica Rozzi of Alexandria, VA and her great grandchildren Izzabella, Elijah, Kyle, Owen, Giulia, Joshua, Noah, Derek, Sammie Jo, Eva and Luca. She is also survived by her sister Julia Brooker, wife of Donald Brooker of Largo, FL and was preceded in death by her siblings Columbo, Emidio, Louis Rossi and sisters Anna Rossi and Dorothy Truckermiller.
Funeral procession will depart Bean Funeral Home, North 16th & Rockland Streets, Hampden Heights, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel of Resurrection at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum, 3139 Kutztown Road, Laureldale at 11:00 am. Reverend E. Michael Camilli, MSC, Celebrant. Entombment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home Saturday 9:00 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mary Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church 188 West McKinley Ave. Myerstown, PA 17067 in memory of Mrs. Theresa Merlino. Online condolences may be made at


Hampden Heights
1605 Rockland St.
Reading, PA 19604

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated

Chapel of Resurrection at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum
3139 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 AM

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