|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1919|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2012|
New York, USA
Mrs. Rose A. (Morosco) DeKime, age 93, of Utica, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Siegenthaler Center with her loving family by her side.
Rose was born in Utica on March 16, 1919, the daughter of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Rosina "Rose" (Vigna) Morosco. Raised and educated locally, she attended T.R. Proctor High School. On June 6, 1946 she wed Vincent "James" DeKime with whom she shared 18 years in a loving and enduring union until his passing on November 18, 1964.
During her working days, Rose held a position at the State Office Building and for over 20 years had affiliations in various retail businesses. Intrepid and independent by nature, Rose was not afraid to be assertive. She was strong-willed and determined, and held a tremendous inner strength. She reinforced to her children that there is no such word as "can't". She was also selfless and socially outgoing, and she loved to have company. Her hospitable and loving ways lined the pathway to her house which was the center of all family gatherings. She enjoyed visiting with her family and sharing special times with her grandchildren. She was also blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit. She was an avid reader, a fan of horror movies, and a seasoned cook of Italian cuisine. She was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge #2054 and a communicant of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Rose is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia R. and Stephen T. Zajac, and Bridget A. and Peter V. Todaro, all of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Christian J. Zajac and his wife Lorraine, Sabrae Lynn Zajac, Matthew T. Zajac and his wife Marissa, and Peter V. Todaro and his wife Rebecca, all of Houston; and her great-grandchildren, Jazmine, Macen, Colby, and Arissa Zajac; Saxon, Daniel, Carmine, Rocco, and Angelina Todaro. She also leaves behind her sister, Lillian Morosco of Utica; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and in-laws John and Lenora DeKime, and Jennie Morosco. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth M. and Vito J. Grasso, Florence and James Talerico, Mary and Earl McCollum, and Jane Morosco; her brothers and sister-in-law, Thomas J. Morosco, Jr., Bernard "Ben" and Angela Morosco, Joseph T. Morosco, Sr., and Frank A. Morosco.
The family is eternally grateful to the entire staff of the Siegenthaler Center - but most especially the nursing staff for their for their devoted and loving care; the members of Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc for their compassion and support, and Rose's family, sister Lillian Morosco, niece Roseann Grasso and Stacy Misiaszek, for their loving attendance to Rose's needs and private aid Samantha Burgdoff.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Flowers are graciously accepted. Those wishing to express an act of kindness may make a donation to the Siegenthaler Center in honor of the dignity and comfort they provide during life's final journey. Rose's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Thursday morning at 9:30 from the funeral home and at 10:30 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish where her Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. James Cesta. Committal prayers and interment will take place graveside in Calvary Cemetery.
Thomas J. Morosco (1878 - 1963)
Rosina M. Vigna Morosco (1885 - 1947)
James DeKime (1924 - 1964)
Elizabeth M Morosco Grasso (1910 - 2011)*
Rose A Morosco DeKime (1919 - 2012)
New York, USA
Created by: Tom Morosco
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91903622