Rose Y. Berardi Madonna 90 of Cortland passed away February 21, 2013 at home with her family by her side.
Rose was born February 28, 1922 in Cortland the daughter of the late Dominick and Lauretta Maretta Berardi.
Rose was a communicant of St. Anthonys church, a member of the Altar Society, and the Stella Dora Lodge. She was an avid bingo player, and enjoyed her trips to Atlantic City; she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Rose is survived by her husband of 67 years Anthony Tony Madonna of Cortland, her sister Antoinette (James) Weinerth of Cortland, her sister in law Elsie Fabrizio of Cortland, several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents Rose was predeceased by her sisters: Gilda Quattro, Mary Finkelstein, Angie Chiara, her brothers Thomas, James, Nicholas and Andrew Berardi. Her sister in laws Margaret Berardi, Bonnie Berardi, and Lousia Scalia
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday at St. Anthonys Church 50 Pomeroy St with the Reverend Lucian Urbaniak officiating; interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call Sunday evening from 4:00 ââ€š¬ââ‚¬Å“ 7:00 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral home 9 Lincoln Ave.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Roses name is asked to consider
Caring community HOSPICE of Cortland 11 Kennedy Parkway Cortland, NY 13045
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Dear Tony & family, We are so sorry about your great loss. Rose was such a kind and wonderful lady - we will miss talking to her at church and seeing that beautiful smile! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this extremely difficult time. Armando & Livia Natale
Dear Tony and Family of "Wonderful Rosie"---For so many years we have sat right in front of you at St. Anthony's...holding your hands through the "Our Father"...Getting "Rosie kisses" during the "Peace Be With You". Ohhhh, how our three children have loved that lady!!! Us too! We are all heartbroken, but feel blessed for having known her, that's for sure. We know where she is, and it gives us great comfort to know that she is an "angel on our shoulder". You are in our prayers. Our love to you and yours. xo. -Kevin, Sheila, Zack, Nathan, and Maggie Ossit (Groton, NY)
Dear Tony Daw & family, Just arrive home from Florida and read about Rosie's passing. We are so saddened and sorry we could not be with you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Rosie. She was a fun person and I always enjoyed her company. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may the happy times you shared togather be of some measure of comfort to you. Warmest Regards--Gene&Jo Mironti