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ROTA, Henry J., lifelong resident of Randolph, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family, on November 3, 2022, at the age of 97. Born and raised in Randolph, Henry graduated from Stetson High School. Henry enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in the 569th Engineer Company as a Sergeant during WWII. Henry had his own general contracting business for over 20 years and was the head of the Randolph Department of Public Works, serving as the Randolph Highway Superintendent for 22 years. Henry was a member of the Lions Club and served as a former President; recognized by receiving the Melvin Jones Award. He was a former Chairman for the Randolph Board of Health, a Former Chairman for the Randolph Board of Selectmen and a Randolph Town Meeting member for over 50 years, where he was instrumental in building the Randolph soccer fields and bringing Elm trees back to Randolph. He also resided on the board of the Randolph Housing Authority, was a Randolph Savings Bank Trustee and was Grand Marshall of the 2014 Randolph July 4th Parade. He belonged the Randolph Amvets and was a Charter Member of the Randolph Elks. He married his wife, Maude and began a family in Randolph, where they raised their family and have been residents for over 71 years. Henry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Henry and Maude wintered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for over 35 years and they were blessed with many great friends and enjoyed many wonderful vacations. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, Henry will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Henry was the beloved husband for 71 years to the late Maude E. (Hannon) Rota. Loving father of Henry J. “Rick” Rota, Jr., Suzanne Nelson and her husband Phillip and Marianne Rizzitano and her husband Sam all of Randolph and the late Robert Gibson and John Rota. Devoted brother of Marie Callahan of Falmouth and the late Virginia Brewster. Cherished Grandfather to Michael Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Jennifer Rizzitano, Christopher Nelson, Nicolette Rota Caparella, Leanne Rizzitano, Michelle Rota and Katelyn Cleary and Great Grandfather to Dylan, Nicholas, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Mason, Emily, Charlotte, Madelyn and Lauren. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, November 7th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT. 28), Randolph. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 8th at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Church, 211 No. Main St., Randolph. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Henry’s name to the to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379 or to the Randolph Lions Club, P.O. Box 306,, Randolph, MA 02368. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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