NORTH HAVEN - Rose T. Morganti Blakeslee, 83, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of the late Gordon Blakeslee. Rose was born in Wallingford on Oct. 15, 1930; daughter of the late Diego and Giovanna LoBrutto Morganti. Mother of James (Linda) Blakeslee; Linda (Lance Szawerda) Blakeslee; David G. (Doreen A.) Blakeslee; Joanne (John) Esposito; and the late Walter J. Blakeslee. Grandmother of Kristin, Jamie, Melissa, Christopher, Michael, Marisa, Mark, and Corinne. Great-grandmother of Devin and Alyvia. Sister of Jennie Horkavy; Salvatore Morganti; Mary Gagnon; Angelo Morganti; and the late Charles and Rosario Morganti; and her twin brother, John Morganti.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Barnabas Church. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. www.northhavenfuneral.com