Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
11:00 AM
St. Basil's Melkite Catholic Church
901 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY
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Rose M. Casatelli

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Rose M. Casatelli Obituary
Rose M. Casatelli 1918 - 2019
NEW HARTFORD - Mrs. Rose M. (Roefaro) Casatelli, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Sitrin Home, with her beloved family by her side.
She was born in Utica on February 26, 1918, a daughter of the late Angelo and Leah Mirante Roefaro, and was educated in local schools. On July 5, 1943, she was married to Peter J. Casatelli in St. Anthony of Padua Church, a loving and blessed union of 55 years, until his passing on October 21, 1998. Rose worked for many years, as the bookkeeper, with her husband, Peter, in the operation of their family business, "Atlas Oil Co.", which Peter founded in 1932. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose memory will be forever cherished by her beloved family.
Surviving are her beloved sons, Ronald J. Casatelli, of New Hartford, and Joyce Scharf, who cared for Rose daily for the last several years, and Louis Casatelli, of Marcy; her beloved daughter, Rosalie Lucas, of VA; her cherished grandchildren, Peter and Melissa Casatelli, of NC, Christina and Anthony D' Alessandro, of NC, Stephanie Lucas, of VA, Jennifer and Matthew Crane, of TX, Kathleen Casatelli, Louis Casatelli and John W. Heinig; cherished great-grandchildren, Leah, Peter "PJ" and Cole Casatelli, Anthony and Luca D' Alessandro, Leah, Joe, Mabrie and twins, Alice and Aubrey Crane; brother-in-law, Renato Roefaro and wife, Carol; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved daughters, Rosalia Casatelli, in 1946, and Leah Casatelli, in 1976; two daughters-in-law, Barbara J. Casatelli and Barbara Ann Casatelli; son-in-law, Roger Lucas; sister, Angela Roefaro; and brother, John Roefaro.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Sitrin Home for the exceptional care Rose received, especially Peggy, Taylor, Kathy and Kenisha.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Melkite Catholic Church, 901 Sherman Drive, Utica, with the Rev. Saba Shofany officiating. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Rose may be made to . Envelopes will be available.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2019
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