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Rosemary D'Esposito

Rosemary D'Esposito (Varsalona)

Monday, December 18th, 1933 - Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Rosemary D’Esposito, 86, formerly of Caldwell, N.J., passed away on July 5, 2020. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Aloysius Church, 219 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell on Thurs., July 16 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. Arrangements are under the direction of Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J., shookscedargrove.com.

Born in Jersey City, N.J. to the late Joseph and Mary Varsalona, Rosemary lived in Fairfield, N.J., Scottsdale, AZ, and Montville, N.J. before living in Caldwell. Prior to retiring, she was an operator in the telecommunications field. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family and friends.

Predeceased by her husband, Frank, son, Thomas, and her parents, she is survived by her children, Lisa Bitten (Craig), Frank D’Esposito (Krista) and John D’Esposito (Julie); grandchildren, Craig (Marisa) and Curt, John and Michael, Asher and J.J.; brother, Joseph Varsalona (Kathy); and step-sister, Grace.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Aloysius Church
    Address
    219 Bloomfield Avenue
    Caldwell, NJ 07006
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    Notes
    Please gather directly at Church for the Funeral Mass.
  • Interment

    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    225 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
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Tim, Cheryl, Kyle, Jeana & Don

Posted at 05:00pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Roe was such a beautiful lady, inside and out. Her smile always lit up the room! Our thoughts & prayers are with you
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Isabella

Posted at 10:43am
I read about Rosemary D'Esposito's death in the Star Ledger. I am so sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one is very distressing even if the person is elderly or sick. The Bible teaches us that death was not part of God's original plan. He wanted man to live forever, in perfect health, on a paradise earth. Man disobeyed God and brought about sin and death to the human race. God's plan will still be realized because nothing can stop his purpose and he does not lie. Isaiah 55:11 states, "So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight. It will have sure success in what I send it to do." The Bible talks about a resurrection of those who have died. (Acts 24:15, John 5: 28,29) The Bible account in John 11:1-44 details a resurrection Jesus performed and which gives us the certainty that the resurrection of our loved ones will occur. The word resurrection in the Bible literally means "a standing up again" and "revival of the dead". The provision for resurrection of the dead is a magnificent expression of God's undeserved kindness. It displays his wisdom and power and is a means by which his original purpose regarding the earth and humans will be carried out. There is such a wealth of hope and knowledge found in the pages of the Bible. Sincerely, Isabella
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Jan, Ron & Sandi & Stan

Posted at 03:00pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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(973) 239-1489 486 Pompton Avenue | Cedar Grove, NJ | 07009 (973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com