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May 27, 2022 - 12:35pm

Rosemarie G. Suozzi

posted by T.J. Woodward.

rosie1.jpg  Rosemarie G. Suozzi, 84, entered into eternal rest on Thursday May 26, 2022 surrounded by the love of her daughters. Rosie had been a resident at the Le Roy Village Green Nursing Facility. Rosie was born on July 8, 1937 to the late Joseph and Josephine (Sardina) Natolie in Perry, New York. In addition to her parents, Rosie is predeceased by her beloved husband; Donald and her loving sister Carol Frongetta.

Rosie was a 1955 graduate of Batavia High School and enjoyed being part of the class reunion committee for many years. Rosie was also very well known and loved waitressing for more than 40 years at the Scotland Yard which later became Bohn’s. Rosie enjoyed getting together with her Bohn’s family for many years after the restaurant closed. Rosie also loved working in food service at the NYS School for the Blind for over 20 years before retiring. She loved the children and they loved her.

A lifelong member of St. Anthony’s/Ascension Parish, Rosie was active in the Altar and Rosary Society.

Rosie married Donald Suozzi on June 4, 1960. Their 3 daughters; Donna Suozzi, Jacqueline (Thomas Balestra) Suozzi and Janice Della Penna along with their cherished granddaughters Danielle Jo and Gabrielle Rose Della Penna will try their best to carry on with the love, respect and hospitality Magoo and Rosie always demonstrated. Their home on Ellicott Street Road and later on South Jackson Street was always open to family and friends. You can always count on a fresh pot of coffee to be brewing and food being cooked and offered morning, noon and night. One could not say no to Rosie. Two of her many famous one-liners are “have coffee” and “sit, eat!”. Through the years Rosie’s life was enriched by her many groups of friends. Her Bohn’s friends, the card club and the coffee girls are a few who were and always will be near and dear to her entire family’s hearts.

Along with her daughters and granddaughters, Rosemarie is survived by her “fourth daughter” Christine Saraceni and her husband James and their daughters and families. Her brother-in-law Robert Frongetta, his sons and their families as well as countless cousins, Godchildren and family friends also survive.

Rosemarie’s daughters would like to acknowledge the kindness, caring and compassion that she received from the staff of the LeRoy Village Green, from the ladies at the front desk to the accommodating kitchen crew and amazing healthcare workers-truly angels on earth.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Rosie’s life will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. Batavia, NY 14020.  Rosemarie will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.    

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Notre Dame High School 73 Union Ave, Batavia, New York 14020 to be used for an annual scholarship established in Donald and Rosemarie’s honor. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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