Rock Funeral Home


Rose M. Reposa

17 September, 195819 February, 2021

Rose M. Reposa, 62, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Charles “Benny” Reposa who passed away in 2008.

Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Antone and Ruth (Maciel) Ventura, she was a lifelong resident of New Bedford.

Mrs. Reposa had worked as a supervisor at the former Building 19 warehouse in New Bedford for several years.

Rose was such a loving and caring person who truly cherished being in the company of family and friends. She adored her grandkids and they loved her with all their hearts. She was talented at arts and crafts, crocheting and creating beautiful embroidered calendars. She also loved listening to music.

Her family includes four children, Charles B. Reposa, Jr., Kevin A. Reposa, Heidi L. Jorge and Christine Reposa and her fiancé John Mello all of New Bedford; her sisters, Ruth Medeiros and husband Peter of New Bedford, Rita McDuffie and husband Scott of Fairhaven, Sandra Westgate of New Bedford and June Ventura of New Bedford; her brother, Ricardo Ventura and wife Shirley of Worcester; her grandchildren, Brendin, Mariah, Alexandryia, Vivianne, Cameron, Marissa, Erick, Cayden, John, Jayce and Maelynn; three great grandchildren, Na'miyah, Aiyva and Zaiden; her father-in-law, Benjamin Reposa and his wife Edna Dryden; her mother-in-law, Judith Reposa; many nieces and nephews; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She was predeceased by her siblings, Antone, Alvin, Michael and Edward Ventura, Emily LeBlanc and Kathleen Costa.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a Celebration of Life at 12 p.m. in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, 1 March , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, 1 March , 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, 1 March , 2021


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Katelyn Connor

22 February 2021

I love you so much aunty dance with the angels kiss everyone up there for us you will forever hold a spot in my heart gone but never forgotten aunty Rosie you finally gained your beautiful angel wings now dance freely ❤

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