ROSE “Nana” (Famolaro) Borgia Siciliano
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April 12, 1928 – June 2, 2019
Rose "Nana" (Famolaro) Borgia Siciliano, 91, of North Utica, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Elizabeth's Medical Center.
Born in Utica on April 12, 1928, Rose was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine Cotruzzola Famolaro Sr. and received her education at local schools. Rose married Joseph Borgia who predeceased her in 1957. She later was united in marriage to Stephen J. Siciliano Sr. in St. Peter's Church, North Utica. He passed away on February 25,1985.
Rose was employed at Chicago Pneumatic as a cook, and a waitress at Deller's Restaurant. Most recently she was employed as a foster grandparent at United Cerebral Palsy, a position which she truly enjoyed.
She was a member of St. Peter's Church, N. Utica and the Sts. Cosmas and Damian Society. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and was an avid NY Yankee fan. Most of all she loved playing BINGO.
Rose is survived by two sons and a daughter in law, Dominick and Janice Borgia of Norwood, NY and Stephen Siciliano of Whitesboro. She is survived by one brother Carmen Famolaro of Utica and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She also leaves a very special niece Carmel Ann Tedesco who was like a daughter to Rose.
She was predeceased by a son, Joseph (O's) Borgia and a stepson Joseph Siciliano; four brothers and five sisters in law; James and Carmella Famolaro, Sam and Lucy Famolaro, Anthony and Genevieve Famolaro, Rocco and Betty Famolaro; two sisters and a brother in law, Frances and Santo Pintacuda, Angela L. "Red" Famolaro.
In keeping with Rose's wishes, there will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM from St Peter's Church, 422 Coventry Ave. N. Utica NY 13502. The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of mass. Interment will follow in St Peter's Cemetery.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of the Presbyterian Residential Center and the staff on ICU at St Elizabeth's Medical Center, for the kindness and the care given to Rose.
To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to: www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are being entrusted to: Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc.