Founding Member of Southbury American Legion Auxiliary Rose DeGuilio, 82
Calling hours scheduled for Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart Church.
A long time resident of Eastchester, NY, Rose was born in the Bronx, NY on August 12, 1931 to Antoinette (Carrozza) and Charles DeBellis Sr. She was raised in Mt. Vernon NY and graduated from A.B. Davis High School.
On April 11,1953 she married Joseph DeGuilio Jr. at Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Mt. Vernon, NY. While raising a family she also found great joy working as a teacher aide in the Eastchester School District mainly at the Waverly School. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church as well as a devoted volunteer in the Eastchester community.
While living in Southbury, she was a founding member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 204 in Heritage Village as well as a volunteer for the Southbury Food Bank.
Rose loved music, dancing, cooking, knitting, and baking, but above all what brought her the greatest happiness was being surrounded by her family. She was an extraordinary wife and mother and considered to be "absolute perfection" by her grandchildren. Through her extended illness Rose was overjoyed to celebrate the baptism of her great granddaughter, Rosie. Her cooking, especially her eggplant parmigiana will be sorely missed by all those who were fortunate enough to partake in her signature dish.
She was a devoted daughter to her parents Antoinette and Charles and a loving sister to her older brother Charlie. She grew up surrounded by her extended family who she truly loved and reflected upon often. She had a wonderful childhood and was a good and caring friend. May she be reunited in Heaven with those she loved and be welcomed by the loving embrace of her Daddy.
Besides her husband Joseph, she leaves to mourn her children Billy (Isabel) of Stony Point, NY, Lucille LaPerch (Michael) of Newtown and John of Cortland Manor, NY. She also leaves a rich legacy of goodness and love to her adored grandchildren Christine Daudier (Rob), Billy Jr., Vicky and Charlie DeGuilio and Michael Jr. (Jenny), Elizabeth, Meredith, and Julie LaPerch; as well as her great-granddaughter Rosie Burk LaPerch.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Charlie and numerous aunts, uncle, cousins and many dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury, CT. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Sacred Heart Church. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice at Home, 84 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 The family wishes to thank Hospice Care for the comfort they provided to Rose before she went to be with the Lord.