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“I will miss Aunt Rose very much. I have enjoyed taking care of her for the past couple years. She was such a strong and kind hearted woman. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Brittany DeGroat - Saugerties, NY

“Rosalie, though passed to a life in heaven will always be near and dear to our hearts. I remember she made the best chicken cacciatore, was funny and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Stephanie Cecelia - Family

“My dear friend Kim, I am with you in heart and spirit in this difficult moment. You have been a very good daughter. I pray God gives you strength to...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Rosario Ramirez - Friend

“Rosie, you will be surely be missed. You were one of a kind and spunky as hell. Rest in Peace Dear Friend. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dot Rossitz - Oliverea, NY

Rosalie B. Rotella, 81 of School Lane died suddenly Saturday evening December 9, 2017 at the Kingston Hospital. She was born June 20, 1936 in Kingston daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite Sutton Quick. She had been a Shandaken resident for the past 32 years, having formerly made her home in New Paltz and W. Hurley. Rose was an incredibly hard worker. She had been the cook at the Woodstock Country Club, a real estate agent with Nola Gutman Realty, and a cook for the Head Start Program in Phoenicia. She had served as a Town Of Shandaken Councilman and as Shandaken Town Assessor. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and even had time to enjoy flower and vegetable gardening. Rosealie had a reputation as a fabulous cook and baker who would draw patrons to where ever she was volunteering. She had a very generous heart, and was kind to many in the community.
Surviving are her son Jake LoCicero and his wife Mary Jo Solomon, 3 daughters: Kim DeGroat, Penelope DeGroat, and Sandra and her husband David Wilbur. 3 grandchildren Cara, Mellissa, and Penny, as well as 2 great grandchildren: Sagan and Ember. Siblings: Dale Sprague and William Coddington, and several step-children. She was predeceased by her husband Robert LoCicero in 1977, Joseph Rotella in 2014, and sisters: Kathleen, Loretta, and Henrietta.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Rosalie will be held on Thursday at 10am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. Burial in the Mt. Pleasant Rural Cemetery. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. You may share a memory with the family on Rosalie's Memorial Page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

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