With deep sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Rose D. Vasile, 102 , at Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, NY on August 13, 2020.
Mom was born April 10, 1918 (During the Spanish Flu Pandemic) in Wyoming, Pa, a daughter to the late Anthony and Rosalie Dellarte. She met her husband, Anthony T. Vasile after World War II in Portageville, NY while visiting her aunt and cousins. They married in 1946 in Wyoming, PA and soon moved to Portageville to begin their life together.
Mom was a member of the Church of the Assumption in Portageville until its closing and was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Thereafter, she attended St. Isidores Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s) Silver Springs NY until her illness. At a very young age - 7th Grade - she left school and started working in the silk mill, the laundry and other factories to help at home. She insisted that her younger sisters remain in school and graduate. After moving to Portageville, she worked at both Perry, NY and Fillmore, NY knitting mills and later retired from the former Mallory Timers in Warsaw, NY. Mom was a beautiful seamstress, often designing her own patterns, she loved cooking and baking. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafting with friends and family at the Assumption Church. Her most precious joy in life was enjoying time with her family, in particular, her Granddaughter, Nikki (Kevin) and Great Grandchildren, Jackson and Emmy Rose. They were the sunshine of her life. Mom also had the opportunity to travel for many years later in life - Cape Cod and Hawaii being two of her favorite places. She said the Pina Coladas tasted so much better in Hawaii; and her proudest moments were the many times she had the opportunity to watch her granddaughter perform during her professional dance career.
At 102 she witnessed many historical events; The Great Depression, numerous major wars, 911, and so much more, including the current Covid 19.
Mom is predeceased by her husband Anthony T (Tony) Vasile; two sisters Mary (Sam) Giordano and Mae (Teddy) Louden, four brothers, Andy (Carmella); Anthony (Isabelle) Sam (Dorothy) and Joe (Joan) Dellarte, as well as brother- in -laws; Joe (Shirley); Noffrey “Butch” (Jenny); Sam (Lou); and Leonard Vasile and sister- In- laws Rose (Jim) DeFranco and Mary (Charlie) Henson.
She is survived by her two children; David Vasile, Portageville, NY and Nancy Della Penta, Chatham, Ma; Granddaughter, Nikki (Kevin) McGovern; two Great Grandchildren; Jackson Windsor McGovern and Emmy Rose McGovern, of Summit, NJ; her sister, Rosalie Dellarte of Wyoming, Pa; sister- in-laws Joan Dellarte, Wyoming, Pa and Dorothy Dellarte, Pensicola, Fla., as well as many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family viewing at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY followed by a private Mass of Christian burial at St Isidores Catholic Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Silver Springs, NY. She will be laid to rest in the Church of the Assumption Cemetery, Portageville, NY.
Mom touched the lives of so many of us over her many years here on Earth. She was kind, generous, loving, giving and always put the needs of others before herself, even in her last days. This will be her legacy.
The family wishes to thank Pike Rescue Squad for their dedication; a very special thank you to Dr Christian Wightman and the nursing and office staff at Tri-County Family Medicine, Nunda, NY for so many years of loving care, as well as the Noyes Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and, in particular, the third floor nursing staff where she received unending care, love and attention.
(In lieu of flowers)Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA. 02241-7005, Foundation for Noyes Health 111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437 or to the Pike Rescue Squad 67 W. Main St. Pike, NY 14130. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.