Rose Connor

Obituary of Rose M. Connor

Rose M. Connor, 94, formerly of Main Street, Clifford, PA, died Saturday morning, May 16, 2020 at the Carbondale Nursing Center, where she has resided for the past several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert F. Connor on November 22, 2002.

Born April 1, 1926 in Carbondale, PA, she was the last surviving child of the late Guy and Angela Sirianni DeFazio.

Rosie, was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, and a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, both of Carbondale. She owned and operated DeFazio's Flower Shop, Main Street, Forest City, PA, for many years and was the last surviving Gold Star Mother from Forest City. Rosie was a lifetime member of the ladies auxiliary of the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company.

The family is extremely grateful to the staff of the Carbondale Nursing Center for their care and love of Rosie, especially during the recent current health crisis when visiting was not allowed.

She is survived by two daughters: Alice Hall of Foley, AL and Patricia Elliott of Ellicottville, NY; a daughter-in-law: Linda Connor of Clifford, PA, who was her caregiver; four grandchildren: Devin Willis and husband, Drew, Stacy Lewis and husband, Matt, Lindsey Rohde-Squier and husband, Brad and Tony Hall; three great grandchildren: Colton and Cooper Willis and Curran Squier; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sons: Marine Pfc. Francis J. Connor, who was killed in action in 1968 during the Vietnam War and A.J. Connor in 1995; a brother: Anthony DeFazio; and five sisters: Teresa Bonacci, Mary Bonacci, Philomena Turano, Palma Tolerico, and Ann Gallo.

Private funeral services were held from Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA. A memorial Mass will be held at a future date. Condolence and mass cards can be sent to the family at 1384 State Route 106, Clifford, PA 18407

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or https://alz.org/pa or the ladies auxiliary of the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 10, Clifford, PA 18413.

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Final Resting Place

Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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