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 Ella Rose “Rose” <I>Simon</I> Conca

Ella Rose “Rose” Simon Conca

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Nov 1990 (aged 66)
Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 161000347 · View Source
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Ella Rose Simon was born on September 21, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts -- the twelfth and final child of Jewish Hungarian immigrants, Paul Simon and and Ella (Paraki) Simon.

Rose spent most of her growing up years in Harlem, New York. In 1937, when her parents traveled back to Hungary, Rose was taken in by her older sister, Mary, and her brother-in-law, Emanuel Consales, in Arlington, Massachucettes. She continued to live with Mary and Manny until graduating from Arlington High. During that time she converted to Catholicism.

Rose then studied to become a secretary, and met Domenic Conca while working at Tufts University in Boston. They married in 1948, in Arlington at Saint Agnes Church.

Rose and Dom had six children in 14 years -- all of whom were raised well and adored their mother, and miss her still.

Rose enjoyed drawing and had quite a green thumb. She learned from her Italian mother-in-law how to make her husband's favorite dishes, and also served the family traditional Hungarian food. She "had a laugh" that no one has forgotten, including her extended family and friends, who also remember her kindness.

Rose died of lung cancer on November 18, 1990, at home in Randolph, Massachusetts, at the age of 66. A devout Catholic, she was buried at Saint Mary's, steps away from the school her children attended. Many years later, Dom was laid to rest beside her.


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  • Created by: MeganLMC
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161000347
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ella Rose “Rose” Simon Conca (21 Sep 1924–18 Nov 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161000347, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by MeganLMC (contributor 48849507) .