March 11, 2022
Rose Napolitano, 93, a longtime resident of Westchester County, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 11, 2022. Born on January 1, 1929, and raised in the Bronx, Rose was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian Salerno. She attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and due to her keen intellect, she was able to graduate early. She furthered her education and attended secretarial business school. Rose became a secretary in the Financial District in New York City and would commute by subway daily from 233rd Street & White Plains Road for many years. Her dedication is to be admired. Rose was a dear friend to many and met her future husband, Joseph Napolitano while bowling in the Bronx. At first, she did not like him, but an invitation for some home cooked pie provided Joe with the opportunity to copy her telephone number from the wall phone. From his persistence & to her surprise they dated & on April 25, 1953, they were married at Immaculate Conception Church on Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY. They eventually moved to Westchester, NY. Continuing to raise their family after making Westchester their home, they remained there for almost 50 years. Rose extended her employment first to Kingston Int’l, working with Middle Eastern Countries, where her ability to communicate was invaluable. She then went on to the law offices of Cannivan & Kaufman, where she remained for 30 years until her retirement at the age of 84. It was during these times that she was able to meet many new people and develop new lifelong friendships. Rose was an avid tennis player. Playing for over 40 years until she was 86. She also had many other interests and hobbies that would bring her great joy. She reveled in dancing, especially in ballroom dancing. She cherished the times she was able to travel, whether it was on dancing cruises, international trips to Italy & other countries. Rose loved her family deeply, always putting their needs before her own. She loved sharing holidays w/ her immediate & extended families. Rose always treasured these times because she was with her family and loved ones. Her favorite place to be. Rose was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter Janis (Paul Lapierre) Napolitano, by her grandchildren Joseph, James and Christian (Renee Robinson) and by her nieces Lynn (John Aramini) & Karen (Kenny, Andrea & Ian King). Rose was predeceased by her husband Joseph (1999), her daughter June (1966), son Joseph J. (2017), her sister Trudie (2011) & brother-in-law, Al (2019). The family does not want any flowers. Instead, pay it forward by making a memorial contribution in Rose’s name to any of the following: - National Multiple Sclerosis Society (https://www.nationalmssociety.org/) - Breast Cancer Research Foundation (https://www.bcrf.org/) - Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (https://themmrf.org/) - Strongpoint Theinert Ranch (https://www.strongpointtheinert.org/) Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 1:00pm at Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Should anyone like to pay personal respects, the family will gather thirty minutes prior to the service at Greenville Community Church. As some family members have compromised health, they request that all attendees wear a mask during the service & when gathering indoors. Greenville Community Church will be live streaming Rose's service, to view, please visit their website at https://www.greenvillechurch.org.
Rose Napolitano, 93, a longtime resident of Westchester County, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 11, 2022. Born on January 1, 1929, and raised in the Bronx, Rose was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian Salerno. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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