Rose M. Molinaro, 96, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, died late Tuesday at Commonwealth Hospice, Scranton. She was the wife of the late Fortunato "Duke" Molinaro, who died Jan. 25, 1957.
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Born Oct. 16, 1916, in Carbondale, daughter of the late Jacob and Maria Teresa Scalzo Scalise, Rose worked in the local garment industry for many years as a sewing machine operator. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale.
She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and was known as "Little Rosie" to her bingo friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Carbondale Nursing Home, Commonwealth Hospice, Dr. Huffman and Dr. Haley for their wonderful care to Rose over the years.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Falbo, Carbondale; a grandson, John Beahan, Middletown, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Geralyn Zazzera, Clarks Summit; a great-grandson, Christopher Greene, Carbondale; a sister, Pauline Cerminaro, Carbondale; a brother, John "Tuggy" Scalise, Carbondale; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Michael Scalise; four sisters, Mary Cianflone, Carmella Viney, Angela Galati and Carrie Fitzpatrick.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Farview & 41st streets, Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view her online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
Parise Funeral & Monument
89 Farview St. Carbondale, PA 18408
Published in Scranton Times on May 11, 2013