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“Anne- Marie Stockdale,Viky Tchatlian,Bette White Dorothy White,Levon Yapoujian,Lena Zate. Members of the Sierra Madre Seniors Club ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Hilda Pittman - Sierra Madre, CA

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2 of 10 | Posted by: Hilda Pittman - Sierra Madre, CA

“Dear Rose's Family, Our deepest condolences, Pat Birdsall,Karen Blachly,Alberta Curran,Carla Duplex,Allan Buspy,Karlene Englert,Jennette Francis...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Hilda Pittman - Sierra Madre, CA

“Dear Rose's Family, My deepest sympathy in your loss. I will truly miss Rose,she was always a lot of fun to be around. Hilda Pittman ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Hilda Pittman - Sierra Madre, CA

“To Rose's Family: Please, accept our most sincere condolences for the departure of our good friend Rose. We shall keep Her in our prayers....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Tony Ghezzo - CA

“I was very young when Aunt Rose and Uncle Del moved out to California, but I remember her vividly being a great Aunt, always happy and energetic..... ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gary Lupone - Margate, FL

“Grandma, You will always be in my heart. I will never forget all the time you spent looking after Nik and I when we were little and all of the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Eric - Rome, CA

“Going to miss you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Karla Caprari - Pasadena, CA

“Aunt Rose was very kind, talkative, inquisitive, and interested in what was going on. She was easy to talk to. She was very generous to me and my...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dan DiPietro - MI

“Love you mom. I know you are in a better place and I'm happy you did not suffer long. Say hi to dad. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Paula - CA


FAFACH, Rose Dec. 15, 1925 – Oct. 6, 2012 Rose Fafach passed away in her home peacefully surrounded by loved ones. The youngest of six children born of Italian emigrants, Rose was proud to be first generation Italian American. During World War II Rose worked on B-17 bombers in Detroit, Michigan and many friends referred to her as Rosie the Riveter. After her husband's death she became very active in Sierra Madre as a Senior Center Volunteer and working with the Commission on Aging. In 1996, she was awarded Older American of the Year and shared this moment with her family as they joined her in the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade. She was very independent, had an incredible work ethic, and her children remember her most for her love, generosity and sense of humor. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Delchi Fafach Sr in 1986. Rose is survived by her sister Maria Bolla, her children, Paula Hanson, Del Fafach, Karla Caprari and their spouses, seven grandchildren, Eric, Nik, Delchi, Daniel, Luke, Devin, Gina, and their spouses; and five great grandchildren. A Rosary will be held Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM at Cabot & Sons Chapel, Pasadena. A Celebration of Life service will be held October 29, at 10:00 AM at St. Rita's Church, Sierra Madre. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made in Rose's name to: Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, 700 No. Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024.

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