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July 27, 2010 - 7:11pm


posted by Michael Tomaszewski.

Age 93, of Batavia, retired Pembroke School Nurse died peacefully Monday evening July 26, 2010 at the home of her sister while under the care of Hospice.

She was born March 22, 1917 in Batavia to the late Paul & Concetta (DiCarlo) Martino, also preceded in death by brothers Danny, Paul & Vincent Martino; sisters Beatrice Messina, Helen Gaurino & Fanny Bolognese; brothers-in-law Sam Ognibene, Sam Gaurino, Charles Messina & Frank Bolognese; sisters-in-law Sarah and Laura Martino.

Rose was a member of Ascension Parish and very devoted to her large extended family, who adored her for her generosity, giving nature, her pies and jello. Although having no children of her own, she cheerfully spoiled the children and grandchildren of her brothers and sisters. It was not unusual to get a call to stop by her house, she might have "goodies" for the kids, chocolate cream pie or a nice bread pudding. Many nieces and nephews owe their extensive knowledge of birds and bird feeding to Aunt Rose, who was particularly fond of woodpeckers.

Surviving is her dear sister and caretaker of the last few months Kay Ognibene of Batavia; her brother Anthony (Helen) Martino of Grand Island along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There is no prior visitation. Prayers will be recited 9:30 AM Friday July 30, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site) celebrated by Father Eugene Slomba. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory may be made to Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street or Homecare & Hospice 550 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.


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