Rose Christine Orlando
Rose Christine Orlando
  • December 26, 1915 - February 15, 2017
  • Pacific Grove, California

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On a beautiful sunny morning on February 15, 2017, in her own home my mother, Rose Orlando, left this world peacefully into the waiting arms of her loving God. She had a full life and wanted to join her husband, her parents, and her siblings who had gone before her. Rose had six sisters and one brother. A native of San Jose, California, Rose was 101 years of age.

In 1938, Rose married the love of her life, Peter Orlando, and they settled in Pacific Grove, where Peter opened a shoe repair shop in 1941 and Rose and Peter worked side by side. A few years later, he added new shoes to the business. The store remained in the family until their daughter, Marlene, retired in 2009.

Rose is survived by her two sisters, Marie and Dorothy; her daughter Marlene Orlando (Clarence) Kellogg; her three grandchildren, Kellene (Michael), Michael (Ann), and Christina (Cassady); her eight great-grandchildren, Bryce, Nathan, Mary Clare, Andrew, Anthony, Bernadette, Grace, and Benton and her two great-great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Leo.

Rose's favorite places were working in her shoe store until she was 89 years old and her kitchen where she visited and cooked for her family and friends. It was the family gathering place where many enjoyed her dinners and her smiling, grandmotherly ways.

Rose was a member of St. Angela Merici Catholic parish where she belonged to the Italian Catholic Federation (ICF). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici this Thursday, February 23 at 11:00.

Memorials in Rose's memory are suggested to St. Angela Merici Church, 146 - 8th St., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 or the St. Anthony Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94102 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Please visit to sign Rose's guestbook and leave messages for her family.