- 80 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 18, 1931
- Date of passing: May 18, 2011
|Let the memory of Rose be with us forever|
"I always had very fond memories of Cousin Rose. She was known to our family as Little Rosie. Her other Cousin Rose Lanza was the older of the two. She was the youngest of her siblings and I always remember her calling me Jo Jo when I was young. We would visit her and her husband Nick every so often. She always adored my Mother Mary Tirico and would always mention her whenever I saw or called her. In our last conversation a few years back I had asked her about our family history regarding the Lanza and Zelfine families. She gave me all the info that I needed to enter in Ancestry.com. She had such a great memory. My father Joseph lost both his parents when he was 6 years old. Cousin Rose's parents took him in to live with them. Uncle Frank and my Dad's mother were brother and sister. Little Rosie was a sweet heart who would come to visit us on 43rd st where we lived. When my father and my mother both passed away, she made sure she would come to their church services. I was so sad to hear of her passing as no one in our family had known about it. I had so hoped to visit her once more in Florida but I had been too late. Reset in Peace dear Cousin. I know that you are with your family in Heaven at last. Love Always Cousin Jo Jo."
"What can I say? Not a day goes by without me thinking of my mom. She taught me everything I know--except how to live without her. I miss calling her five times a day just to hear her voice or to get a recipe from her. We would call each other just to share a favorite movie that was coming on Lifetime or anything animal related. My mom loved all animals especially her putty cats; they were her babies. I would tell her my animal stories daily and she would share hers. “Little Things Mean a Lot” by Kitty Kallen was my parents’ wedding song. It’s true in life as well. Little things do mean so much – more than people realize. So, I hope this little tribute brings her a big smile in heaven. And I look forward to finding more rainbows, mommy! All my love always, your baby, Donna"
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