Rose Massello

Rose Theresa Massello (Spinella)

Jan 16, 1918 - Jul 18, 2020
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Rose Theresa Massello, age 102, of Yonkers and North Salem, NY died peacefully on July 18th, at her home with family by her side. She was born to Augustino and Santa Spinella in New York City, on January 16, 1918.

On September 1, 1940, she married William Massello in Yonkers, they lived and worked there raising their family of four children. Rose worked for many years for the Yonkers School District as a teacher’s aide and retired in 1984. Shortly thereafter, she moved to North Salem where she spent the rest of her life.

Rose was predeceased by her husband William, in 1980. She was also predeceased by a son Dominic, a brother Phillip Spinella, and two sisters; Mary Spinella and Anna Mennitto. She is survived by a son Augustine (Patricia) and two daughters Helene Crocini (Charles) and Marie Carey (Patrick). Additionally, four grandchildren; David, Adam, Craig, Dana, and six great grandchildren; Carlo, Haeley, Dominick, Lucy, Conner, and Colt.

On July 23, the family will be receiving friends and family at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, NY, from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on July 24, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Somers, NY at 10am. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Yonkers, NY.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday July 23, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday July 23, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Friday July 24, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am
    St. Joseph's Church
    95 Plum Brook Road
    SOMERS, NY 10589
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    Rev. Jude Aquwa
  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    209 Truman Ave.
    Yonkers, NE 10703
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Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


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Michael Mennitto

Posted at 08:51am

My heart is broken to hear about (Aunt) Rose. She loved her family immensely and was so incredibly proud of all her Grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was unique in her positive prospective on life and everyone. And that reflected in her Wonderful Smile! This is an old phrase, but with her it is so true, “they broke the mold after her...”. The world will definitely be a sadder place without Rosie. She was an amazing Aunt and I will miss her dearly. Having grown up in this wonderful close knit Italian family, I was privy to a lot of wonderful memories. Aunt Rosie was a great cook and baker and that was one way for her to share her love so freely.
I am writing this as the family prepares to attend the funeral mass, and I have been so upset not to be able to be there to show the respect and love I have for Rosie and all the Massellos. I couldn’t be there in person, but I am confident that her wonderful soul is with her God and loved ones. I hope all the wonderful memories our family has of Rosie, lessen our burden and dry our tears. Hugs and love to my family, in my absence! (I also was disappointed that in this bizarre time of Covid that there are no resources for streaming this ceremony.) love, Michael

Lia Werthamer

Posted at 05:36pm
Our world has lost a beautiful soul. How I lived this woman. I wanted to be like her. My Aunt Rosie’s smile could lift you from life’s sadness. Even though she had four of her own children she was also present for her nieces and nephews. She had a way of making me feel special. How lucky I was to be part of this close knit family. She had hardship in her life but always managed to come through with that radiant smile persisting. She supported me during my cancer treatment with daily phone calls and two trips to see me. That mean so much to me words cannot express. Oh how I miss answering the phone to “Lia, it’s Auntie Rose! And you could hear the smile. What I admired most was how my Aunt Rose lived her spirituality. She treated all people with love and could find the up side to anything. My heart breaks that I cannot be there with all of you to say the final goodbye. Her smile though will never leave me and I will try to emulate her beautiful spirit for the remainder of my days.

Linda Raimondi Opaciuch

Posted at 09:00am
I have many wonderful memories of Rose and her family. We spent many good times together on Maple Street; and she and my Mom shared many a cup of coffee. She was a wonderful, loving, caring person and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by many. She lived a long, wonderful life; and I will always admire her dedication to her family. May she rest in peace.

Linda Raimondi Opaciuch

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