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“I remember Mrs. Surwilo from my years as a student at Mather Junior High School. She was kind and dedicated. My sincere condolences to her family....Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Monsignor, Sondra, and families, Your mother was such a good friend and neighbor. Our condolences for the loss in your lives, but thankful she...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Jane Brzoska - Clover, SC

“Dear Monsignor and family; With Heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mother ,May her light always shine on you all and give you comfort....Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Estelle Pierce - Stamford, CT

“Monsignor Surwilo, our deepest condolence to you and your family upon reading of loss of your Mother. GOd bless you all and give you peace. Henrietta...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Monsignor Surwilo, My memories of your Mother's kindnesses over the years are bountiful. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is resting...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Jeanne Tyler - Rochester, NY

“To the Pavlicks:Sondra - Was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. In our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy,Debbie, John, Susan and Katelyn...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Monsignor and Surwilo familyMy deepest condolences on the loss of Rose. What a great testament her funeral service was to you and your family. ...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Rita Conte - Stamford, CT

“Dear Monsignor:Praying for the repose of the soul of your mom. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: John Kosinski - Stamford, CT

“Dear Msgr Surwilo and family, my sincere condolences at the loss of your mother.Lynn Woodhall ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Msgr. Surwilo, Please accept my deepest sympathy. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Martha Dombroski - Stamford, CT

“I remember Mrs. Surwilo fondly from Mather Junior High School back in the 70's.She was a wonderful person and so very kind.I'm so sorry for the loss...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Chris Strain - Stamford, CT

“Dearest Monsignor Surwilo,God bless your dear mother, Rose. Praying for peace and blessings for you and your family.All my love, ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie Damon Edelman - Stamford

“Dear Msgr. Surwilo, Your beloved mother is now your family's personal saint in heaven. May you have God's peace and comfort knowing she is safely...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Kardos Harrington - Stamford, CT

“Monsignor Surwilo, Please accept my condolences and prayers on the loss of your mother. May our Lord provide comfort to you and your family. Sally...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Sally Mobilio - Stamford, CT

“Edward, you and your brother and sisters are inmy thoughts and prayers as I think of your beloved mother who has been called to her eternal home. I...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Fr. Edmund Czarnecki - FL

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family during this most difficult time. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Msgr. Surwilo,My condolences on the loss of your mother.May she rest in the palm of our Lord's hand.Tom and Donna Ormond ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Tom Ormond - Stamford, CT

“Dear Msgr SurwiloWe are so sorry for yourloss. May she rest in peace.The Margarone Family ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Msgr Surwilo and FamilyTruly sorry for your loss.We're sure she is in Heaven, she was such a wonderful Mother and very active in the Church.You...Read More »
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20 of 26 | Posted by: Rosemarie/Emanuel Blosio - CT

“Dear Monsignor Surwilo and family,We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Keeping you all in our prayers. May your happiest memories help you...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Vitti - Fernandina Beach, FL

“Dear Monsignor Surwilo and family, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Rita Conte - Stamford, CT

“Sincere sympathy to her survivors. May she rest in peace. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Bertha Barosky - Springdale, CT

“Our sympathy toyou,Sondra and Msgr.Edward and rest of family. Dottie and Jack Harvey ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Dottie harvey - Stamford, CT

“Sincere sympathy to Mrs. Surwilo's survivors. She lived a full and faithful life. May she rest in peace. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: The Barosky Family - Springdale, CT

“The Surwilo Family,So to hear this news. She was such a sweet lady, ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Deborah Corrente - Darien, CT


Rose Marie Manforte Surwilo, a lifelong resident of Darien passed away on Saturday January 25, 2020 in Stamford, CT. Born on November 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 RC 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, Reverend Monsignor Edward R. Surwilo Jr. of Stamford, Sondra (Carl) Pavlick of Stamford, Marianne (Brian) Nadriczny of Newtown and Vincent (Margaret Burns) Surwilo of Venice FL, 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 on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. John RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien CT 06820. 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.