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Rose Naccarato

Naccarato, Rose

There will be no funeral services for Rose Naccarato, 98, of
United Helpers Nursing Home. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home. Mrs.
Naccarato passed away Tuesday (June 2, 2009) at United Helpers Nursing Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Francine Naccarato of
Ogdensburg, and Joan Anastasio of Amity Harbor, NY; several nieces and nephews,
four grandchildren, Marisa Serio of Boston, Carlo Serio of Astoria, Gina Cona
of North Carolina, Diane Olson of North Carolina,; and five great
grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.

She was born on October
12, 1910 in Manhattan,
NY the daughter of Egidio and
Maria (Tucci) Brancata. She attended
local elementary and secondary schools as well as business school In the New
York City area. She married Peter
Naccarato in 1945 in Manhattan
which later ended in divorce. Rose
worked in the Garment District in NYC as a seamstress for many years, and
later, in Queens, she sewed for Kimberly
Knits. After her retirement, Rose ran an
alterations business from her home in Bayside.

Rose loved young children and provided child care for many
years especially for the Desantis family, and later for others in Bay Terrace. After her retirement, she also did many types
of volunteer work especially at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Bayside, Queens, where she earned an award for Volunteer of the
Year at the age of 93.

In October of 2005 Mrs. Naccarato moved from New York City to
Ogdensburg, where she lived in the United Helpers Adult Home, moving later to
the nursing home. Donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s

12 Condolences

  • Joseph and Lois Muzio Posted June 4, 2009 1:55 PM

    Rose Naccarato was my mother’s younger sister, the youngest of the 4 Brancata sisters Elizabeth, Billie, Lucille and Rose. She was with my parents when I was born, and now 77 years of being in my life and our families, she is gone. This was a spirited, energetic person, helping others, smiling, of a kind heart and actions. She lived, worked, and loved; and yet always sought the goodness in others, capable of overlooking their flaws. If there is one term, one thought you could have about Rose it was her “gentleness.”
    She lived long and well and remains in our lives.

    • Marisa Posted June 4, 2009 3:36 PM

      My Nonna, was, for lack of a better word, amazing. I didn’t fully realize this until more recently though. She wasn’t the type of Grandmother most people think of, she wasn’t cuddly and really didn’t spoil us. However, looking back at the way she treated me when I was a child, I realize she was treating me as an adult. She expected great things from me, at all times. I was constantly frustrated by this but now have come to recognize it has made me the person I am today. I also recently realized that my cousin Ria shared the same personality traits as Nonna. She called herself “my biggest fan”. I think about Ria just about every day. And I know I will think of Nonna as much. Ria and Nonna, you are truly missed and truly loved.

  • david russell Posted June 6, 2009 3:47 AM

    i will always remember aunt rose as a great beauty who was stylish, sparkly, strong. i remember her distinctive laugh. i remember her sweetness. i remember when she came over to the muzios for christmas in 1982 or 3 carrying the playboy featuring joan collins on the cover, showing her legs at 50. rose pulled up her skirt a little (at 70) and said ‘mine are just as good as hers’ and she was wrong – hers were better than joan collins’. i remember her hanging with her sisters lucille and my nonna phyliss, billie, filamina. i think of their amazing story of growing up as little children on the streets of little italy and how their immigrant parents died in two untimely dramas that unfolded in a few days — and how the sisters then stuck together with elizabeth and found their way in the world.

  • Gina Marie Cona Posted June 6, 2009 4:21 AM

    I believe I have the best memories of my grandmother Rose. As a child I spent endless weeekends with her. We always had a great time together visiting her sisters. Late at night she would set me up in her bed and make “frapps” as she would call them and would watch Rhoda and the Bob Newhart Show until I fell asleep. As I grew older I moved to Queens and would visit her quite often. We lived just 5 minutes away from eachother. I then got married and had a son My grandmother would visit every couple of days.We spent alot of time together. I feel blessed to have had my grandmother, who was very loving and kind,as part of my life for so long.She was a strong,wonderful woman with a very big heart who helped me become the woman I am today.

  • The Snyder’s Posted June 6, 2009 1:09 PM

    Fran, Marisa, and Carlo,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. My mother Nellie shared some time in the adult home with Rose. From what Fran has told me, and what I saw at that time she was an independent spirit that was the envy of all. Our deepest sympathies to your family at this time of loss.
    The Snyder’s

  • Diane Olsen Posted June 6, 2009 2:32 PM

    My Grandmother Rose was nothing short of amazing. I, too, spent many weekends with her when I was younger and she taught me how to sew, crochet, and all the lyrics and dance steps to Tony Orlando & Dawn’s “Knock Three Times”. She loved to take me into Manhattan to see a show or visit a museum, stroll through Central Park or even just sit on the steps of the NY Public Library and people watch. She always spoiled me with “sweets”, and visits to Auntie Billies & Emma & Sal’s. When I finished college and worked in the city, she would come in to visit because she said “the coffee is strong and free here!”…everyone in the office knew her and looked forward to her visits and caustic wit. I cannot imagine my life without her influence. I imagine she is dancing on the tables of heaven showing off those amazing legs!!

    • Lizbeth Mouhtis Posted June 6, 2009 8:10 PM

      “Great” Aunt Rose she was to me. My grandmother Elizabeth and Rose were sisters. “Great ” Aunt Rose was at many of my family functions. She was an amazing woman and I admired her so much. She was happy, kind, considerate, and always had good things to say about everyone. She was full of life and enjoyed it. She always gave great advice and was never afraid to tell you what was on her mind in the proper way. I remember when my sister and I met “great” Aunt Rose and Aunt Viola for lunch in the city. Aunt Viola had just retired and “great” Aunt Rose took the bus to meet with us. She was always in style. I will never forget her big beautiful white hat she had on with her stylish flowered dress and heels. She was one terrific lady and I am so happy I was always to share the time I had with her.

  • Tim & Diane Valley Posted June 7, 2009 1:43 PM

    Fran & Family, We were sorry to hear about Rose and pleased we had a chance to have many visits with her at the Adult Home. Margaret and her developed a friendship and they both had a good time visiting with each other. Rose always told me that she was going to drive back to New York!! You were always there for your Mom. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

  • Katie Wears Posted June 13, 2009 8:20 PM

    Marisa and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Katie

  • Solange De Santis Posted June 27, 2009 2:53 PM

    I can’t imagine my childhood or my family’s life without Rose Naccarato. My mother, Florence De Santis, was a syndicated newspaper fashion and beauty editor. Unlike most other mothers in the 1950s, she went to work and Rose took care of me and my brother. Even after we were grown, our two Bayside families maintained the friendship and visited back and forth. I am giving Francine a snapshot of Rose, myself and my daughter, Florence, as a baby, taken in 1997. Rose was feisty, fun and always interested in people. Love from Solange and the De Santis family.

  • Angel and Vito Serio Posted July 22, 2009 2:42 AM

    Dear Francine, Marisa, Carlo, and family,

    Vito and I send our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. We have fond memories of Rose. May the wonderful memories you have bring you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Angel and Vito

  • Michelle Kobetz Posted September 9, 2009 12:29 AM

    To Rose’s family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of Rose. Rose was my neighbor in Hollis Court. She was the most amazing lady. She was so much fun to be around, and had such a lively spirit. I’ll never forget the delicious ricotta cookies she’d bake for me whenever I did a little favor for her.
    She once saved my daughter Alisha from some neighborhood bullies, and she must have been well into her 80s!
    She always had a sparkle in her eye and a jaunt in her step. She was like a second grandmother to me. She will be missed.
    Michelle Kobetz

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