ROPPO, Rose Cinderella
Mrs. Rose Cinderella Roppo, The Lord God has called you home. Rose C. Roppo, the daughter of the late Blanche Ramsey and Angelo Cassasanta, died suddenly Saturday, (August 4, 2012) at The University of Florida's Shand's Hospital at Gainesville. She was 89. Born in Ambridge, PA on Dec. 27, 1922, she had made her home in Hawthorne, FL with her beloved husband Nicholas James Roppo Sr. who passed on in June 1997. Prior to that, the couple made their home in East Hartford, CT from 1964 to 1989. In the early years, they both lived close to their place of birth in Ambridge and Aliquippa, PA. Rose was always a very dedicated Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She also enjoyed and supported the UConn Husky men and woman's basketball program, as well as the University of Florida Gators football program. At home in Hawthorne she loved the quiet solitude of her home, she had a daily ritual of playing fetch with the family dog Buddy. She also enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles to pass the time during these golden years. She was a retiree of The Travelers Insurance Co. in Hartford where she enjoyed many years of loyal service. Rose now also joins her son Nicholas James Roppo Jr. of East Hartford who passed on in 1998, as well as her husband of over 50 years Nicholas James Roppo Sr. She was also predeceased by a sister Ruth Jankowski of Pittsburgh, PA and, two brothers, James Jankowski of Manchester, CT and Michael Jankowski of Erie, PA. She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. Roppo of Hawthorne, FL. and Anthony D. Roppo of East Hartford; daughter-in-law, Shirley Roppo of East Hartford; four grandchildren, Michelle Watson of Enfield, Nicky Roppo of Newington, Dennis Roppo of Hartford, and Tony Roppo of Enfield; three great-grandchildren, Robbie, Tommy and Nicky Watson of Enfield, as well as many nieces and nephews along with close family and friends in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California and Florida. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the source of her greatest joy. Mom, you will be sadly missed.
Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, Aug. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rose Church, 33 Church St., East Hartford, burial to follow in Silver Lane Cemetery, 1312 Silver Lane, East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the
, 2550 US Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 or at www.americanheart.org.