Rosella F. "Rosie" Marconi, 83, formerly of Hemlock Avenue, Kane, died early Saturday evening (May 12, 2012) at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
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Born Jan. 28, 1929, in Kane, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Loretta "Laura" Dalton Fiscus. On May 27, 1950, in Kane, she married James J. Marconi, who survives.
After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1946, Rosie owned and operated the Mary Rose Beauty Shop in Kane. Later, she worked at Houston Electronics, then for Stackpole, both in Kane, where she was a packer and a union steward.
She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane, where she belonged to the Altar Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and a greeter, taught religious education for eighteen years, was a leader in the Renew Group and a member of the prayer chain. Active in her community, she volunteered her time and service for many programs, including the Kane Food Pantry and McKean County RSVP.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are seven daughters, Lorrie (the late Win) Apel of Winston-Salem, N.C., Sharlene Marconi, Ellen (Geoff) Perry and Anastasia "Stacy" Lindquist, all of Kane, Bernadine (Kenneth Howell) Marconi of Boise, Idaho, Libby (Thomas) Short of Falconer, N.Y., and Julie (David) Addy of Jeffersonton, Va.; two sons, James (Linda) Marconi, Jr. of Boise and the Rev. Theodore Marconi of Erie; two sisters, Ruth Truden and Lois Van Dervoort, both of Kane; plus 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a sister, Rita Fiscus; and two brothers, Gerald and Lloyd Fiscus.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc., 103 S. Fraley St., Kane, where a vigil service will be held at 8:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane with the Rev. Theodore Marconi, her son, presiding, and the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor, con-celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase St.; or The Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Drive, both in Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com
Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home
103 South Fraley Street
Kane, PA 16735
Published in The Bradford Era from May 14 to May 21, 2012