PORT JERVIS, N.Y. - Rose A. Sarno, 102, of Port Jervis, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis, N.Y.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1911, in Jersey City, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary Carlucci Calabrese. Rose worked for many years as the parish secretary for St. Mary's R.C. Church in Port Jervis, N.Y. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters, Court Madonna 114, Port Jervis, and a former Cub Scout den mother. Rose was presented the key to the City of Port Jervis on her 100th birthday and the mayor proclaimed the day as Rose Sarno Day in her honor.
Rose married Louis P. Sarno, who pre-deceased her.
She is survived by her three sons, Lawrence Sarno of Ormond Beach, Fla., Louis Sarno of Tucson, Ariz., and Charles Sarno and his wife, Christine, of Wantage; her two daughters, Mary Ann McCarthy and her husband, Michael, of Port Jervis, N.Y., and Regina Castle and her husband, Charles, of Kingston, N.Y.; her sister, Jean Diacovo of Kingston, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, her special granddaughter, Luann McCarthy, Michael P. McCarthy and his wife, Lori, Lisa McCullough and her husband, Brian, Tracy Newman and her husband, Andrew, Kevin Castle and his wife, Doreen, Toni Cook and her husband, Michael, Larry Sarno, Christine Becker and her husband, Joe, Skyler Sarno and Nicole Sarno; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Rose was predeceased by her two brothers, Leonard and Frank Calabrese, and four sisters, Josephine and Elizabeth Calabrese, Theresa LaRue and Marie Valgento.
Friends may call Sunday, May 12, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. Catholic Daughters will conduct services at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Prayers will be offered Monday, May 13, at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, N.Y. The Rev. George LaGrutta will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Place, 160 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771. Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.