Rose Mary Palermo

Obituary of Rose Mary Palermo

 Rose Mary (Licata) Palermo


Gates: Peacefully on December 18, 2018, surrounded by her family. Rose Mary was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Palermo; parents, Charles & Josephine Licata; sister, Clara Ciesielski. She is survived by her children, Debbie (Mike) Mancuso & Paul (Denise) Palermo; grandchildren, Michael (Kristen) Mancuso, Anthony (Caroline) Mancuso, Paul Palermo, Jr., Bianca Palermo, Adrianna Palermo, Audrey Dragoone & Lauren Dragoone; great grandchildren, Domenic, Juliana, Gianna, Marilyn, Sophie, Luciano & Craig; brother, John Licata; dear friend, Marykay Dumrese; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rose Mary’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice for their loving care.


Rose Mary’s life story will be shared during her visitation, Thursday, December 20th from 4-8 pm at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am Friday at St. Helen’s Church, 310 Hinchey Rd. followed by her interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Rose Mary was born January 5, 1934 to Charles Licata & Josephine Restivo. She spent her childhood growing up on Norton St. in Rochester, attended Benjamin Franklin High school and graduated in 1951. Rose Mary met her husband, Anthony, at Seabreeze Amusement Park. After Anthony returned from the service they were married at Annunciation Church on August 22, 1953.

They went on to have 2 children. Debbie was born in December 1954 and Paul, March 1960. Rose Mary and Anthony were married for 64 years. As a family, they enjoyed many family vacations to Washington, Baltimore Maryland, New Jersey, Quebec, Montreal and trips to Florida.

Rose Mary loved spending time with her entire family especially during the holidays. Easter and Christmas were her favorite holidays. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, she loved to take them shopping or baking and cooking with them.

Everyone loved Rose Mary, she was the most loving, caring, giving and compassionate person and she will be deeply missed.

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