Rose Mary Vella

December 5, 2010 • Obituaries


A rosary will be recited for Rose Mary Vella, 84, of Roswell at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Anderson Bethany-Funeral Home with Deacon Howard Herring officiating. A funeral service will be held following the rosary. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, starting at 3 p.m. and running until service time. Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y. Rose passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in [auth] Roswell. Rose was born May 29, 1926, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Peter Taormina and Josephine Manaco. She married Peter M. Vella on June 6, 1947, at Our Lady of Peace. She was of the Catholic faith, and loved her family dearly. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters Marie Vella of Bayshore, N.Y., Concetta Kovarick of Bayshore, N.Y., and Joann Vofkland of Brentwood, N.Y.; her sons Peter Vella of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Michael Vella of Holbrook, N.Y.; her brother Dominic Taormina and wife, Vera, of Roswell; her sister Mae Woloscsak of Mayhill, N.M.; two granddaughters Anna Beyer and husband, Ed, of Bayshore, N.Y., and Rosalie Taormina of Roswell; and grandson Michael Taormina of Roswell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter M. Vella; two brothers, Vincent Taormina and Frank Taormina; and two sisters, Concetta Ascero and Anna Taormina In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Peters Good Samaritan Program or to the Sisters at Poor Clares

. The family would like to thank Vista Care Hospice for their awesome care of Rose. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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