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Rose M. Vespo


1923 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Vespo, Rose M.

Rose M. Vespo, age 89, of Garrison, NY, passed away surrounded by her family in Charlotte, NC, on February 22, 2013.

She was born to Gennaro and Angelina Ercolino, on September 5, 1923 in Monteforte Irpino, Province D'Avellina,Italy. She emigrated to the United States, with her mother in 1930. She was a graduate of Ossining High School, class of 1941, where she was engaged in many activities and sports. She married Martin J. Vespo Sr., on April 19, 1942 at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, in Ossining, NY. Rose was a long time communicant of St. Columbanus Church, a member of the Rosary Altar Society and the Phillipstown Seniors.

She is survived by Martin her loving husband of 71 years, her children, Leonard (Sandra), Martin (Patricia), Rosanne Russell (Robert) and Paul (Karen), nine grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Zeoli, a brother-in-law John Barron (Jenny) and many nieces and nephews.

Rose was predeceased by a brother Angelo Ercolino, step brothers Dominic and Michael Apollonio and a step sister Jenny Barron.

Rose was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her greatest joy was in providing comfort, food and love for her family and many friends.

Friends may call at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27th between 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Columbanus Church at 10am on Thursday, February 28th. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

Joseph F. Nardone

Funeral Home

414 Washington St.

Peekskill, NY 10566

(914) 737-1363

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 25, 2013
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