Obituary: Rosemary (Rosie) Martonak Piccolo, 72, sister of Shelton resident

Our beloved sister, Rosemary (Rosie) Martonak Piccolo, age 72, of Seymour, CT was escorted home by the angels on Friday, December 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family while in the compassionate care of Vitas Hospice at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes.

Rosie was born on May 20, 1941 in Derby, CT. She was the daughter of the late Peter Martonak and Jennie Pogozelski Martin.

She was predeceased by her beloved son Salvatore Piccolo III, companion James “Pete”Dimon and former husband Salvatore Piccolo Jr.

She is survived by her loving daughter Lisa Piccolo of Missouri and five sisters: Judy (Sarah) Renkewith of Seymour, CT, Josephine Gaida (Jack) of Shelton,CT, Carol Redente (Robert) of Ansonia, CT, Mary Veneri (AL) of Succussunna, NJ and Joan Lydem (Wayne) of Seymour,CT. She is also survived by her granddaughter Salisa Frost (David) of Missouri and three loving great grandchildren, Wyatt Frost, Waylon Frost and Anna Rose Frost of Missouri. Rosie is also survived by her stepmother, Amelia Martonak of Derby, CT as well as former brother-in-law Tony Piccolo (Rose) of Shelton and sister-in-law Louise Picciotti (Bob) of Rhode Island.

She lived in Shelton, Seymour and Missouri and previously worked for Anton Bauer as well as Companions and Homemakers. She was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour, CT. She loved to bake, crochet and play bingo and go to the “Casino”.

She also leaves her Aunt Jessie Martonak, cherished cousin Dolly Uszakiewicz as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and goddaughter JoAnn Cappiello.

Family would like to extend their heartfelt Thanks to VITAS Hospice Care, Shelton Rehab Shelton Lakes Nursing Home, Dr. Frank Spano and Dr. Gerry Malefatto.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to celebrate her life which will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Road, Seymour, CT at 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 28, 2013. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours. A repast will be held immediately following the Mass at Molto Bene, 557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, CT. Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank Street RT 67, Seymour, CT is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to VITAS Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane #1204, Stratford, CT, or the Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes Foundation, 5 Lake Road, Shelton CT.

To leave an online condolence or light a virtual candle please visit www.millerwardfuneralhome.com.

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