March 31, 1924 - October 4, 2021
Rose A. (Cosentino) Epolito, 97, passed away Monday, October 4th at her home surrounded by her six children. Rose was a life resident of Syracuse and a Class of 1941 graduate of North High School. In her post high school years, she worked many jobs in accounting and bookkeeping but spent more than 30 years working for the Syracuse City School District as a cashier and bookkeeper in the Nottingham High School cafeteria. She was also the most devoted wife to the love of her life, Lawrence, “Larry” Epolito, who predeceased her in 2011 after 68 years of marriage. Rose was a loving mother, homemaker and faithful parishioner of St. Daniel’s Church and was among the very first, First Communion class in the parish in 1933. She attended daily Mass throughout her life and offered daily rosaries and prayers to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others. Rose was a board member and past president of the Daughters of Columbus; she also served as treasurer of the “Daughters” until the age of 93. She was a member of the Italian American Athletic Club, the Italian American Heritage Association, many senior clubs and the “Wisdom People” of St. Daniel’s. Rose and Larry enjoyed dancing throughout their married life. She also loved to travel with her family, but nothing made Rose happier than gathering with her family for holidays, birthdays, and important milestones of her children and grandchildren. Besides her husband Larry, she was predeceased by her parents, Salvatore and Palma Cosentino; two brothers, Joseph and Anthony Cosentino; and her grandson, Daniel Epolito. She is survived by six children, Roseann Epolito, Lawrence (Peggy) Epolito, Marleen (Michael) Bilbo, Donna (Richard) Neal, Thomas (Kim) Epolito, Mary Jo (Jerry) Alaimo; grandchildren, Paul and Neal DiBello, Laurie Needham, Duke Epolito, Beth Burnam, Amy Epolito, Maureen Melville, Michael Bilbo, Richard, Andrew and Thomas Neal, Thomas and Richard Epolito, Peter and Thomas Alaimo; along with 17 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Bozana, Sarah, and the aides at Nascentia, especially Tina and Celestine for their exceptional care and for showing love and compassion to our mother, Rose. Calling hours will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, October 8th, at the Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 am on Saturday, October 9th at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 am in St. Daniel’s Church. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn. Contributions may be made to St. Daniel’s Church, 3004 Court Street, Syracuse, NY 13208.
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