Rose Aquilina, 89, of Old Forge, and formerly of Pittston and Wyoming, died Saturday morning. She was the widow of Charles M. Aquilina, who died in 1992.
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Rose was born on Nov. 1, 1923, daughter to the late Raymond and Julia Arcarese Calabrese. She was a graduate of the Pittston Area School District and was a seamstress in the local garment industry before retirement. She was a parishioner of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge, and held membership in the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.
The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Caregivers of America and the Scranton Health Care Center for their concern and support.
Surviving are a daughter, Leona Pelosi and husband, Nicholas, of Old Forge; a son, Charles Aquilina of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Nicholas Pelosi, Nina and Christina Aquilina; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ramona Keiderling of Pittston; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Andrew, Sam and Anthony Calabrese; and a sister, Mary Bellanco.
The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, West Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge. Entombment will follow in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Those planning to attend should proceed directly to the church.
There will be no public calling hours.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.ferrifuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on July 28, 2013