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Michael Paris Rose


1928 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Michael Paris Rose Obituary
Michael Paris Rose 1928 - 2019
NEW HARTFORD - Mr. Michael Paris Rose, age 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at MVHS at St. Elizabeth Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Born in Utica on March 15, 1928, Michael was the son of the late Dominick and Lucia (Pietropaolo) Rose. A member of the Greatest Generation and a proud veteran of the United State Army, Mike honorably served his country in the European Theater of Operations repairing heavy equipment. On January 15, 1972 he married the former Florence Egitto with whom he shared nearly 47 years. Their union was blessed with love and loyalty, and was built on faith.
Mike began his working career at the New York Central Railroad at a young age, and he then accepted a position with the Oneida County Boiler Works as a High Compression Boiler repair man, the position from which he retired in 1993 after over 35 years of service. A truly good man, Mike helped people without hesitation and he was a man of his word. His church, St. Anthony of Padua, was the foundation of his life to which he gave his time, talent, and heartfelt love. When the merger took place, he welcomed the decision and the parishioners to the combined St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church. He participated in the annual festivals, bazaars, fish fries, and was the "official repair man" of all the parish cooking equipment. He and his wife Florence were honored to be invited to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. Holy Mass was a renewal for him, and every Sunday morning he faithfully attended Mass — on the St. Anthony side of the aisle, same pew, same time, 9:00 a.m. Mike was one-of-a-kind, and a truly blessed man. He often said "I love my church", a sentiment that was rooted in his heart and was the reason he did the benevolent things he did. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of St. John Commandery #385 where he rose to the honor of Captain; he loved this fraternal brotherhood.
At home, Mike maintained things to perfection, and together, he and Florence kept a meticulous home. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing at his first location, Hawkinsville. He then went further up the road to White Lake where he shared a summer home with his in-laws. The camp was a peaceful place to play cards and spend time with family. He adored his wife, was truly satisfied with his life, and enjoyed the comradery of his family. He had no regrets in this world and he now knows the graces of eternal life with his Lord.
Michael is survived by his wife, Florence; his sister, Isabelle Guido; and his brothers and their loved ones, Dominick "Doc" Jr. and Carmella Rose, and Ronald Rosa and Andrea Brescia. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, sister-in-law Mary Artessa; and the many good friends who graced his life. He was predeceased by his siblings, Mary and Joseph J. "Philip" DeGeorge, Adeline "Rosie" and Frank Juliano, John Rosa, Angela "Angie" Rose, and Patrick Rose; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Theresa Egitto; and in-laws, Raymond A. Guido, Lynda Rosa, and Joseph Artessa.
The family is grateful to the wonderful nurses and aides who tended to Mike, and the 4th Floor staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center who went above and beyond in their care; Father Mark and Deacon Bill and our parish family for their blessings and support; his brother Ronnie who stood by Florence's side; and his sister-in-law Mary who attended to all the details for her sister during such a difficult time.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00-6:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Michael's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the funeral home and at 10:30 at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mark Kaminski. The Knights of St. John will honor their brother Mike throughout the visitation and funeral service. Entombment will take place in Calvary Mausoleum at the convenience of the family.
Online tributes at www.EannaceFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2019
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