Rosella Lila Harriet Shuster

DATELINE: New Bedford, MA

Shuster, Rosella Lila Harriet, 82, of 86 Fairway Dr., North Dartmouth, MA, died Monday, January 12, 2014 at home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Arnold Howard Shuster. Born in Providence, RI, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Celia (Talon) Klien, she was a lifelong New Bedford resident.  Rosella worked for the city of New Bedford at N. B. High School until retirement.  She was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  Devoted mother of Lori Brown and her husband, Ira, of North Dartmouth and Bennett Jay Shuster and his wife, Lori, of New Bedford.  Dear sister of the late Eleanor Sherman and Perry Klien.  Loving grandmother of Perri and her husband, Jeffrey, Julie, Alexa, and Jared.  Graveside services will be held TODAY, Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. in PLAINVILLE CEMETERY, Old Plainville Rd., New Bedford.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.  Shiva will be observed at her late residence Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Paula Parisee
    Jan 13, 2015

    Bennett, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, it’s always difficult to lose someone we love. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, take care.

    Paula Parisee

  2. Peter Smith
    Jan 13, 2015

    My deepest sympathy to the Shuster and Brown families. I am truly heartbroken by Rosella’s passing. She was a beautiful woman who always treated me as a member of the family and for that I will always be grateful. Her memory will live with me forever.

    Peter Smith

  3. Demetra Yotides
    Jan 13, 2015

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Rosella at New Bedford High School for many years. Many her memory be eternal.

  4. Michele Ferguson
    Jan 14, 2015

    I was so sorry to hear of Rosella’s passing. She will be deeply missed by so many people and forever in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all all at this time.
    Michele Ferguson

  5. Anne-Marie
    Jan 14, 2015

    Lori, Bennett & family, I’m so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I have the greatest memories of her giving us teenage advice. “Let me tell you”… you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love,

  6. Joan Beaubian
    Feb 13, 2015

    Bennett , so sorry to hear of your mother’s-passing.i worked with Arnie at Ann and Hope..but strangely, I now work at SeniorScope..your Aunt Rona’s brainchild. Life is truly a circle. I will remember your parents forever.

  7. Amy Zolt
    Apr 18, 2015

    Dear Bennet and family,
    I just went to cemetary to visit my parents,, and your dad and I cried I am so so sorry for your loss. Ill miss my Aunty Roro….May she rest in peace.
    Love Amy

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