Rose S. Bonasera Gennuso

Gennuso Rose

Full Name
Rose S. Gennuso

Date of Birth
Sunday, August 19th, 1917

Date of Death
Tuesday, December 31st, 2019


Rose S. Gennuso, our beautiful Rose, age 102, of Millcreek, died on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.
She was born in Vallelunga, Pratameno, Italy on August 19, 1917 daughter of the late John and Marian Fiorella Bonasera.
She was a member of Mt. Calvary and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.
She was one of the founding members of Mt. Calvary Church, an altar aide and also substituted for the nuns for summer religious classes.
She belonged to the Mt. Calvary Seniors Group, Asbury Community Senior Citizens, Erie Center on Health and Aging, also the Birthday Girls Club, and St. Jude’s Over 50 Club.
She enjoyed gardening, being a homemaker, and loved dancing with her late husband George.
The matriarch of our family left us with memories of love, laughter, and great Italian food and heritage. We will miss you dearly for you truly were our beautiful Rose. We know you are in heaven dancing again with Daddy. Thank you Mom – you were the very best.
She was preceded in death in 1999 by her husband of 59 years, George Gennuso; two sisters, Laura McDonough and Frances Kucmierz; and four brothers, Thomas, Jack, Michael, and Vincent Bonasera.
She is survived by a son, John Gennuso and his wife Pamela; two daughters, Diana Meanor and her husband Donald, Karen Geary and her husband Michael; and one sister, the only remaining child of eight siblings, Joanna Brown of Dunkirk, NY. Rose is further survived by grandchildren, Donald Meanor and wife Teresa of Charlotte, NC, John Gennuso, Tom Moyak and wife Gayle; David Moyak and wife Remle; Mark Gennuso and wife Keegen; Joe Gennuso and wife Emily; Lorin Owens and husband Trever; Katlyn Baker and husband Terry; and Mike Geary, along with 30 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street at Powell Ave., on Tuesday Jan 7th, 2020 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 9:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 2801 West 6th Street at 10am. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Rose’s memory to Sisters of St. Joseph 5031 West Ridge Rd. Erie, PA 16506 or the Erie City Mission 1017 French St. Erie, PA 16501.
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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, 10:00 AM

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