Rose Marie Di Pasquale

Rose Di Pasquale (nee Ross) 96, formerly of Oakhurst and North Arlington passed away on July 22, 2016 surrounded by her family. 


Visiting will be at The Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny on Tuesday 2-7PM.  Services will be at 4PM at the funeral home.  Cremation will be private.


Born Rose Marie Ross in Newark, N.J. she was raised in Newark and Belleville.  Rose married John Di Pasquale in 1942 and after they were married John left for The South Pacific for two and a half years to serve his country.

John, a World War II Veteran passed away on the same date as his beloved Rose 21 years prior.   Now, these wartime sweethearts will be together again.  


Mrs. Di Pasquale was employed by Tiffany & Company and ADP for many years.


While residing in North Arlington, Rose's husband John was very active as a Football Coach/Trainer at Queen of Peace High School and Rose always had time to host Sunday dinners at her home after the football games for the players and family while making all feel welcome on Melrose Ave.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother in law, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.


She is the beloved wife of the late John Di Pasquale.  Mother of John and Marlene Di Pasquale of Kearny and Bonnie and Vincent Cerminaro of Florence, N.J..  Grandmother of Marlaina Melker, John A. Di Pasquale, Michele Hunt and Michael Cerminaro.  Sister of Ann Melillo.  Aunt of Eloise and sister in law of Fred Di Pasquale who is 102 years young.  Great Grandmother of 6 grandchildren. 


In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.


Rose and her husband John had many close friends, for as their grandchildren would always say, "Grandma and Grandpa are the nicest people in the world!"

Posted on July 23, 2016 .