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Ann Elizabeth Rosetta

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Ann Elizabeth Rosetta Obituary

Ann Elizabeth Rosetta, 90, of West Hartford, died peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2014. The loving daughter of the late Joseph V. and Elizabeth (Mancini) Rosetta, Ann was a 1940 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in West Hartford. In 1944, Ann graduated with a B.S. in child development from Saint Joseph College (University of Saint Joseph) and received a master in education from Bridgewater State Teachers College in 1956. Ann retired from teaching in 1977 after 33 years at the Charter Oak Elementary School in West Hartford. She received two merit awards and a career award from the West Hartford Public Schools. In 1974, Ann received national recognition as an "Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of America." Ann served as the first director of development and public relations at Saint Joseph College, where she was a past President of The Alumnae Association, a member of the Board of Trustees, and served on many committees. Ann was a 1981 recipient of a Distinguished Alumna Award from the college. Ann was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an international organization for outstanding women educators. A charter Member of The Church of Saint Timothy, Ann served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Pastoral Care Team, and as President of the Parish Council. Ann leaves three loving siblings: Rosemary Rosetta de Franciscis of Caserta, Italy; Frances M. Rosetta of Avon; and Joseph V. Rosetta Jr. of Hobe Sound, Florida. She leaves many beloved nieces and nephews: Alessandro de Franciscis; M. Elisabetta de Franciscis; Almerinda de Franciscis; Mark Rosetta and his wife, Katherine; Philip Rosetta and his wife, Gilda; David Rosetta and his wife, Paula; Richard Rosetta and his wife, Sandra; Candace (Rosetta) Mavaro and her husband, Thomas. Ann also leaves many beloved grand nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by, her brother-in-law, Dr. Pietro de Franciscis; her sister-in-law, Brenda Rosetta; and her nephew, Donald Rosetta. Funeral services will be Saturday beginning with visitation at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St. West Hartford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, Ann has requested that memorial gifts in her name be sent to: University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 www.usj.edu; or Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107 www.holyfamilyretreat.org. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 7, 2014
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