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Rose (Turissi), age 88, of Bridgewater, formerly of Wayne, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 with her daughter Susan at her side. She was retired from Passaic General Hospital, in 1952 where she was an Executive Secretary, previously she was an administrative assistant for the ITT Engineering Group. Mrs. Marusich received all of her sacraments at St. Anthony's Church in Passaic. She married Wilbur (Bill) Marusich on June 1, 1962 there. In 1963, she became a member of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church and was an active member of the Prime Time Seniors since its inception. Her strong faith and religious convictions guided her daily life. Rose was a compassionate, thoughtful, caring and loving daughter, mother, grandmother and aunt who would always put others before herself. Rose loved reading, ceramics, playing cards, traveling, creating crewel work, puzzles and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters: Susan and her husband Jack Meola of Bridgewater and their children: Melissa Anne, Jonathan Alan and Jeremy William and Joan and her husband Marty Ortman of Canton, OH and their children: Mathew Alan, Eric William and Michael Mason Ortman and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur in 1988 and her son, Alan in 1983.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Moore's Home for Funerals, 1591 Alps Road, Wayne and the Mass at 10:30 AM at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, 45 Urban Club Rd., Wayne. Visiting on Monday from 4-8 PM. Memorial donations may be made to:
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Moore's Home for Funerals
1591 Alps Road Wayne, NJ 07470-3641
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 20, 2014