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Rosalie M. Rosica

September 22, 1932 January 1, 2020
Rosalie M.  Rosica
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Obituary for Rosalie M. Rosica

Rosalie M. (LoCastro) Rosica, 87 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born in Dunkirk on September 22, 1932 to the late Anthony (Mary Conti) LoCastro. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Thomas R. Rosica, whom she married on June 28, 1958; brother Joseph LoCastro; sister-in-law to Michael Lovria, Noma LoCastro, Lena and Paul Palmer, Sabastian and Ada Rosica; daughter-in-law to Charles (Mary Di’Angelo) Rosica and her niece Frances LoCastro.

She was a 1951 graduate of Batavia High School and 1953 graduate of Jamestown School of Practical Nursing where she earned her LPN Degree. After graduation, she was a nurse at the former St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia for several years before becoming a homemaker, which she was most proud of. A current member of Resurrection Parish, she was a past lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church before it’s closing where she was instrumental in several of the church societies including, St. Nicholas, St. Loretta, St. Josephs Day Table founders and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Rosalie was a devoted wife, mother and “Nannie” to her dear husband and family. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She loved to cook and share a good meal with them. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, ceramics and playing cards over the years. She was an avid animal lover from the time she was a child when she would bring home strays and take care of them to her golden years with her felines Bootsie and Frisky. She will be truly missed by all who knew her and for her witty, loving and charming personality.

Mrs. Rosica is survived by her dear sister Pearl Lovria of Batavia, whom she cherished very much, brother Frank LoCastro of LeRoy, beloved children Thomas C. Rosica, Mary Ann (Joseph) Raphael, Victoria (Daniel) Jacques; most precious grandchildren Jenna (Robert) Gallitto, Jared & Andrea Raphael, Megan and Marissa Jacques, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours, please join the family for a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 (the family will greet people prior to mass at 11:30 AM). She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for distribution to local charities. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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Mass of Christian Burial




12:00 PM 1/7/2020 12:00:00 PM
Resurrection Parish

303 East Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020

Resurrection Parish
303 East Main St. Batavia 14020 NY
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Mausoleum Final Resting Place

Ellicott St.
Batavia, NY 14020

Ellicott St. Batavia 14020 NY
United States

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