Anna V. Rozzi
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Anna V. Rozzi, age 97, of Highland, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Born on October 14, 1915, in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and the late Antoinette (Matera) Contino.
She married Thomas J. Rozzi, on October 19, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY. He predeceased her on April 14, 1973.
She cooked at various locations. She began at Mother Cabrini's, in Esopus. She continued at Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie, and later retired from St. Augustine's School, Highland, NY.
She enjoyed nothing more than being with her family. She also enjoyed a good card game as long as she didn't lose. Anna's life was centered around her family, and making sure everyone had a good meal, and her brutal, but heartfelt honesty.
Surviving are three daughters, Geri & Bill Walters of Mountain City, TN, Diane & Nick Bonelli of Port Ewen, NY, Anne Marie & Steven Devoe of Highland, NY and three sons, Stephen & Peggy Rozzi of Highland, NY, Richard Rozzi of Highland, NY, Thomas & Linda Rozzi, Jr. of Highland, NY, twenty-two grandchildren, Deborah Thompson of GA; Billy Walters of CO; Roger Walters of TN;Roman Walters of TN; Kimberly Rozzi of Highland, NY; Stephanie Chenery of Clintondale, NY; Laura Andreozzi of CT; Richard Vito Rozzi of Highland, NY; Nicholas Rozzi of Highland, NY; Jocelyn Potenza of Highland, NY; Thomas Rozzi III of Highland, NY; Alexandra Rozzi of Highland, NY; Deana Muller of Highland, NY; Gina Wood of Kingston, NY; Erica Cassidy of Highland, NY; Rene Giangrasso of Highland, NY; Christy Porter of Highland, NY; Alison Rozzi of Highland, NY; Brianna Rozzi of Highland, NY; Ryan Devoe of Highland, NY; Sarah Devoe of Highland, NY; thirty two great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by: grandchildren, Matthew Thompson & Lisa Rozzi, brothers, Dr. Tom Contino, Nicholas Contino, Salvatore Contino, Alfred Contino, sisters, Rose Malizia, Mary Gregorio; daughter-in- law, Anna Maria Interrante.
Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY. The funeral will be Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 11:00 am at St. Augustine's Church, 55 Main Street, Highland where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow at Lloyd Cemetery, Highland, NY.
A special thank you to her caretakers, Nancy Santiago, Tammy Terwilliger and Michele Brooks.
Funeral Arrangements are by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561. (845)255-1212. To express condolences online please visit our website at www.copelandfhnp.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 21, 2013