• St Mary of Carmen Society

With a heavy heart the St Mary of Carmen Society mourns one of our icon's. Daughter of founding members Pasquale (men's order) and Giovanina (women's order) Marrocco, Olympia Marrocco Pasquarosa, has passed away at 101 years young. She had attended every Festa since 1935. Her love and passion for St Mary and it's followers will live on forever. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten ❤ 🙏

Services: https://www.magnifuneralhome.com/olympiapasquarosa

  • St Mary of Carmen Society

Members presented Jessica Roche and Dessy Rushe from Olivia's Bistro (136 Adams St.) a token of appreciation for hosting ‘Swinging with the Rat Pack’ on Saturday night of our 86th Festival.

  • St Mary of Carmen Society

"Hello! I am a professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. I am doing a research project about sacred boundaries and festivals and would like to include perspectives from individuals who have attended the Saint Mary of Carmen Society Festival. If you have attended the festival this year or in the past, please consider filling out my anonymous survey. It will take less than 10 minutes to fill out and your answers will be extremely helpful for my research project!

Here is a link to the survey: https://forms.gle/AgCbehuTpiFLRjQy6 Feel free to circulate it to anyone you know might be interested!


Natalie M. Susmann, PhD

Visiting Lecturer

Department of Classics, College of the Holy Cross"