Rose Vacarro DiPaolo

December 12, 2010 • Obituaries


Rose Vacarro DiPaolo, born in St. Louis, Mo., to Antonio and Merianna Vacarro on May 30, 1913, died on Dec 2, 2010, in Temecula, Calif., after a brief illness. Rose was a longtime Roswell resident. Rose moved to Roswell in 1943 with her husband Nick and their three children; John, Virginia and Joseph. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and later a member of the Assumption Parish. Rose moved to California in 2000. She was devoted to her family and was very active in the Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Altar Society, and a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of America. [auth] The Poor Clare’s of Roswell played a very important part in her life, and she was very dedicated to them. Rose will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother, aunt and a special friend to very many people who came into her life. She loved her religion and lived it to the fullest. She was always ready to meet with her heavenly father, and always had a prayer line going and never left anyone out of her devotion to her faith.

She will also be remembered as a card player, never turning down a fun game of Chance. Rose also enjoyed her fun trips with the girls to Las Vegas, and of course she was one of the best Italian cooks ever. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Merianna Vacarro; her husband, Nick, and son Joseph; her infant grandson Christopher Hermreck; her brothers Frank, Sam, Joseph and Ben Vacarro; and sisters Francis Gunning and Jennie Cook. Rose is survived by her son John and wife, Shirley, DiPaolo, Dallas, Texas; daughter Virginia and husband, Norman, Hermreck, of Temecula, Calif.; grandchildren Elizabeth DiPaolo (Noel Knight) Golden, Colo., Julie ( Jay) Hickox, Arvada, Colo., John (Debbie) DiPaolo II, Dallas, Texas, Carl (Kathy) Hermreck, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Rosemary Hermreck, LaHambra, Calif., James Hermreck, Temecula, Calif., Jeffery DiPaolo, Cypress, Calif., Joana DiPaolo, Cypress, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Steven and Nick Hickox, Arvada Colo., Jessica and Adam Hermreck, Anaheim Hills, Calif.; sister Mamie Maniscalco (Vic), New Orleans, La.; brother, Anthony (Monica) Vacarro, St. Louis, Mo.; sister-in-law Florence Vacarro, St. Louis, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Rose will be missed by all her family members as well as her many friends.

A memorial service is pending and burial will be at South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Poor Clare’s of Roswell in Rose’s name.

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