Yolanda Rosario

Yolanda Rosario

Her joy was caring for others, especially her family. Yolanda had a powerful ear: during their toughest times, family, friends and co-workers knew she would listen. And everyone relied on her advice; her daughter checked in with her a couple of times a day. Her favorite times found her hosting family at her home; Saturday afternoons were for Yolanda feeding them well and beating them in a couple hands of Pitty Pat. She loved the game and had taught it to all her kids’ friends, gambling for a few cookies. Traditions were important to her: decorating the house every holiday and Christmas music while decorating the tree. She never left the house without looking perfect, hair and nails just so. As a mom she was strict, though she was able to give you enough room to find your own way. Easy to tell when she disagreed with you: she hit you with a Girl-Bye! She was a leader for Action Manufacturing in Bristol, but she found her real calling as a grandmother. She was hands-on with the grandkids; lots of arts and crafts and activities and she spent the better part of the summer down in Wildwood with them. And while she loved her grandsons, she always wanted a granddaughter: October 30th she got her wish with the arrival of Kayla.
She met a handsome guy at work and they shared a 25-year relationship. She is survived by her husband, Michael McCullough; her children, Yolanda Pagan, Pedro Pagan and Felisha Pagan; her grandchildren, Anthony Fountain, Skyler Still and Kayla Franza.; and her siblings Antonio Rosario, Simon Ramos, Carmelitta Ramos, Luiz Rosario, and Priscilla Cobb.
Come celebrate 51 great years Friday 9-11 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Beverly, where there will be an 11 a.m. service.


  1. Maria Isabel says:

    Yolanda, my sister, as you Are in my cell phone. You were a great friend full of laughter and smiles. My sons loved you and always enjoyed your company in their earlier years. You will not be forgotten. You will live forever in my heart. This sudden loss hurts deeply. I cant even start to imagine how much your children will miss you, my nephews and you life’s companion, Michael. Love always, your sis-in-law , friend, and your nephews, Maria Isabel, Orlandito, Angel and Alex.

  2. Ian Remensnyder says:

    Yolanda, it was an honor and privilege that you’ve considered my family a part of your for so many years.

    Every moment spent with you and yours was a treasure that will forever be cherished.

    From the simplicity of just hanging out, having a couple of drinks, to spending time with each other at family gatherings/holidays, and planning family vacations together…they were all moments that will forever live on in our hearts and memories.

    You’ve made our children feel just as much a part of your family, at times calling them your grandchildren as well and even treating as such.

    We were truly blessed to have had you in our lives. You were such a great person to any and all, and we couldn’t have asked for a better friend, nay, family member.

    We will miss you sorely, and will never forget the wonderful person you were, as well as all of the wonderful things you’ve done for everyone.

    Rest in peace, Yolanda.

    – The Remensnyder’s

  3. Pat Mattison says:

    There is really nothing left to say they covered everything….Yolanda you will be missed and never forgotten… Until we meet again please shine down on all of us..


    Yolanda, Pedro and Felisha,

    It is with a deep sense of sorrow that we learn of the passing of your dear mother, Yolanda.
    Death is always a difficult time for those of us who are left to mourn. But if we believe that death is the beginning of a beautiful and everlasting life, we can gain strength in the knowledge that someday we will be together again with our loved ones.

    Please accept the ACTION MANUFACTURING COMPANY employees’ expression of sympathy to your family, and to this I add my own personal condolences.

    Very Truly Yours,

    Anthony J. Capella
    Vice President, Human Resources