|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2011|
Weirton Daily Times
August 7, 2011
COX, Rosina "Rose" Catherine DeFelice, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, after fighting a valiant three-year battle against pulmonary fibrosis.
Rose was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Pierre "the Barber" DeFelice and Victoria (Pagliairo) DeFelice.
Rose, a 1948 graduate of Catholic Central High School, in Steubenville, Ohio, was retired from the City of Follansbee Water Department.
Rose was the past president of the Altar and Rosary Society, a eucharistic minister, lector and choir member for St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Follansbee, W.Va. A member of the 20th Century Club of Brooke County, the Wellsburg Women of the Moose, the Hooverson Heights Civic League, a member of the Brooke County Democratic Women, the Brooke County Easter Seal Society, where she was Woman of the Year in 2005, and the Brooke County A.A.R.P.. In addition, to her church and civic responsibilities, Rose was a Valley Hospice volunteer and a Brooke Hills Park volunteer.
Grandma Rosie, or Aunt Rosie, as she was known to many families throughout the area, was one of the best cake bakers in the Ohio Valley; having made wedding cakes for many area couples, and their children and birthday cakes for their grandchildren. Her life was spent helping not only family and friends but also, strangers. She gave everyone her help, love, friendship and joy, and, even in death, continues to help by donating her lungs for the research and study of lung diseases. She will be sadly missed by all.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Gerald N. Cox; her four brothers, Leonard, Paul, Ted and Pierre (Junior) DeFelice; three sisters, Mary (Carl) Canistraro, Ang (Lawrence) Roush and Vickie (Jack) Maus; her in-laws, George and Margaret Cox; a son-in-law, E.R. McFadden; a grandson, Lenny Alexander, and a great- nephew, Joe Cullinan.
She is survived by four children, Janice McFadden and Charles Boyd, of Wellsburg, W.Va., Mark (and Lois) Cox of Pinnacle, N.C., Jeff (and Pam) Cox of Follansbee, W.Va., Sharon Cox (and Scott) Hill of Thornville, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Jack Maus of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Kasi Cox, Matthew McFadden, Isaac Hill, Rob (and Doreen) Alexander, Kendon (and Stephanie) Alexander, and Kelli Alexander; eight great-grandchildren, Nick, Angie and Brandon Alexander, Josiah and Noah Alexander, Christian Alexander and Kate and Brad Davidson; 14 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday, Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, W.Va.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthnony's Catholic Church in Follansbee, with Rev. Fr. Pete Giannamore, Fr. James DiViese, Fr. Jack Federico, and Fr. Anthony Cincinnati as celebrants.
Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery in Colliers, W.Va.
Christian wake services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, NW 628; 3459 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Gerald N. Cox (1924 - 1997)
Note: Grave photo taken by Jackie Call.
Saint John Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Jackson Edward Wilson
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74553617
Added: Oct. 5, 2011
Rest in peace sweet Rosie. Many thanks for all you and your parents did for my Grandparents Charlie and Melva.|
Added: Aug. 16, 2011