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Rose Rocchio

Rose Rocchio (Bonise)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Obituary

Rose Rocchio (née Bonise) ~ November 18, 1916 - February 23, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mom, grandma and great grandma in her 105th year. She was the matriarch of our family - predeceased by her husband, John after 54 years of marriage. She will be sadly missed by her children Ron Rocchio (Maureen), Bernie Rocchio (Jane), Francie Gattie (Don-predeceased). She remains forever in the hearts of her grandchildren, Jacki Rocchio-Wynn (Dave), Christine Buonaiuto (Carmen), Mark Rocchio, Michael Rocchio, David Gattie (Leah) and Janice Friend (Steve). She will be forever cherished by her great grandchildren: Jennifer, Duncan, Evan, Dempsey, Delaney, Ben, Darren, Tanya and Cynthia. Rose’s siblings Joe, Helen, Kay, Mary, Francie, Annie and Tony will greet her with open arms. She remains in the hearts of her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Rose was a kind, loving, social lady who embraced everyone she met. She initiated and shared in many gatherings of family and friends all through her life. Rose was a woman ahead of her time. Her entrepreneurial sprit and keen business mind contributed to the successful operation of the Pattie House Hotel and later Rose’s Casuals in Coboconk. She was very active in many community services: president of the Senior Citizen Club, organizer of bridge tournaments and later in life, Ambassador at her nursing home.

The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff of Silverthorn for being so thoughtful and compassionate with our mom. She had some very special PSW’s and nurse’s who treated her like their own mother, and for that we are extremely grateful.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private family mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 40 Russell Street, Lindsay on Friday, February 26th at 1:00p.m. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Kawartha Lakes.

To watch Mass on Zoom please visit:
https://zoom.us/j/99951000456?pwd=RUVHZzdSa3g2TVFEYlJFbXJJVWVuQT09
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 26th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Address
    40 Russell St. East
    Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2A4
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    Officiant
    Father Balonwu Okpe
  • Interment

    Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 26th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    233 Lindsay St. South
    LINDSAY, ON K9V 4S3
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Posted at 08:41am
Many dear memories of Rose Rocchio. With deepest sympathy from the Heffer family.

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Doreen McGarry

Posted at 04:54pm
Thank you for being my friend. It has been an honour and a privilege to have met you my dear Rosie.. we shared so many great memories from playing rummikub, fish&chips. Tim’s, but her favourite outing was shopping!!! Rosie loved to shop!!! I will miss you so much...I memory of my dear friend Rosie, you will forever be in my heart. Love always, Doreen ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Pam McBride

Posted at 11:43am
Thank you, Rose for the privilege and pleasure of having you in our lives.We fondly remember all the wonderful times we shared . Love- Clive,Pam Erin & Ryan
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Dave Rudichuk

Posted at 07:44pm
Coboconk, Auntie Rose and Uncle Johnny...such great memories....and so many firsts in my life! My family spent many vacations up there, both winter and summer. My earliest memories of the Pattie House was searching the bar floor for loose change. I can remember Uncle Jonny’ booming voice, “Hey, you kids get out of here!” He would yell...and then smile so we knew we were OK. If we found some we would then go to Shields Hardware Store and buy some little toy...usually a small canoe or a car. We all went to Baddow beach for picnics and a swim. Ronnie, Bernie and Francie were larger than life to me. Francie was the water skiing queen of Coby, Bernie was going to the NHL, and Ronnie was the guy you never wanted to fight...he broke his hand in a bar fight! I learned the relationship between heat and aerosol cans that we threw into the incinerator. We had our hair cut at Red’s Barbershop, I caught my first fish, nearly drowned twice, and learned to water ski. The constant among all of these events was Auntie Rose and Uncle Johnny. Auntie Rose had an infectious laugh. Later in life I came to learn that auntie Rose had two qualities. She was a fighter in that she always kept going forward. When her and Uncle Johnny sold the hotel, she opened up Rose Casual’s...a dress shop on Main Street in Coby. When she retired from that adventure she kept going in Toronto and her and my mom got together quite often. The second quality was she NEVER had a bad word to say about anyone...at least when I was around. I remember many family conversations when a lot of us tried to get “family information” from her and she held fast and would never divulge anything negative. Auntie Rose was the last of the Bonise clan, and the Matriarch of the family. I hope you have met all of your family by now, say hi to them for me.
Love, Dave Rudichuk.
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Debra Buonaiuto

Posted at 08:00pm
My condolences to all of Rose's loved ones and every person blessed with the honor of knowing her. Rose has touched many lives and she be both missed and remembered with love.
Debra Buonaiuto
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