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Green Funeral Home

57 Main St, Danbury, CT

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Rose A. Kruse

4 février , 19289 janvier , 2020
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Rose Ann Kruse, 91, of Danbury, passed away on January 9, 2020 in Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT.

Rose was born in Danbury, CT to John and Vincetta (Valluzzo) Gillotti on February 4, 1928. She graduated from Danbury High School and later attended Danbury Business School. Rose also attended many art classes in pursuit of her love of color and painting.

She married Theodore Setaro, Sr. on October 11, 1948 and later had a son, Theodore Setaro, Jr. Rose had her own business in Danbury as an artist hand coloring photographs, and was proud to be commissioned by the city to color the high school senior class portraits for several years. She then went on to work as a clerk for Broadview Junior High School until she accepted a position as secretary to the principal at Park Avenue School. Several years later she went on to become secretary to Danbury Mayor James Dyer, remaining with him until her retirement. Rose also spent many years volunteering at Danbury Hospital and Hayestown School in Danbury reading to kindergarten children.

After the passing of her husband, Teddy, Rose went on to meet Gerrold Kruse, and they married on June 26, 1982. Rose and Gerry spent many happy years together traveling, taking trips to the casino, dining out, going to New York City, and enjoying their families. Rose was an avid Yankees fan since childhood. She cherished her many friendships, and spoiled her friends, as well as family, with wonderful culinary treats that were made with love. Family dinners at “Auntie Rose’s” was a highlight of hers. She loved having her family together. Rose’s devotion to her family was unflinching, as she took on the roles of caregiver, supporter, wife, grandmother, mother, aunt, and friend. She remained in her home, on the same street she was born, for her entire life. She never left her “roots”, as she liked to call them, and was devoted to her birthplace. Rose remained happy and active until the very end.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Theodore Setaro, Sr., her beloved son Theodore Setaro, Jr., second husband Gerrold Kruse, and two brothers, whom she adored, John and Jack Gillotti, as well as a nephew, Jack Gillotti, Jr.

Rose is survived by her grandchildren Lisa Aurigemma of Naugatuck, CT, Adina and Topher Tornow of Shelton, CT, and Gerrold and Kristi Kruse of Raleigh, NC, as well as nieces and nephews Marlene and Scott Marquis of Spring, TX, John and Jayne Gillotti of Wolcott, CT, Jennifer Gillotti of Columbia, CT, and Cathi and Larry Nelson of West Hartford. Rose also had several great-grandchildren, great-nieces, great-nephews, and two great-great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held at Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Church, 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury, CT. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery , Lake Avenue Ext. Danbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Joseph’s Church, 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury, CT, 06810.

The immediate family of Rose Ann Kruse wishes to extend sincere thanks to the ICU department at Danbury Hospital and Rosemary Kasinskas for the ongoing support and loving care she gave unconditionally to Rose.

  • DONS

  • Shriner's Children's Hospital
  • St. Joseph Church

Services

  • Calling Hours mardi, 14 janvier , 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial mercredi, 15 janvier , 2020
  • Burial mercredi, 15 janvier , 2020

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Rose Paonessa

16 janvier , 2020

I shall miss my dear friend Rose. I shall miss her smile, wisdom, thoughtfulness, and optimism. I shall miss our telephone chats, dining out, an occasional trip to the city, and especially our excursion to see Rod Stewart one summer in Maine. I know that someone we have loved is not forgotten, but lives on in our hearts, remembered with joy for a life well lived. That’s how I will remember Rose.

With loving sympathy to her lovely family,
Rose

Alida Tomascak

12 janvier , 2020

I feel so lucky to have had my Nani in my life for as long as I did. 24 years of being loved by you.. and I will carry that with me for the rest of my life. To one of the most strong-willed, outgoing, optimistic, selfless people I know - you have been a true role model to me. We always knew what you were thinking. I knew if I wanted a true, honest opinion I could always rely on you. I was named after her second husband’s (Gerry) daughter, Alida. Growing up, I was given the nickname - Ali. My Nani always corrected people to call me Alida.. she was never satisfied with Ali. I always made sure to write Alida in the return address to my cards I have mailed her to prevent getting scolded..in a good way haha.

Family dinners at Nani’s were the BEST. I will miss her Italian food, mostly her famous meatballs with raisins in them. My Nani was always dressed up to a T. I swear the lady never aged. Her jewelry, clothes, and even shoes were always more stylish than anything I could potentially put together. Losing her has really showed me how precious life is. I will miss her smile and those big blue eyes. Rest in paradise my sweet angel.

With love,
Alida

Edward Mazzola

12 janvier , 2020

I first met Rose and Gerrold in the early 80's when they walked into my jewelry shop in NYC for a repair. An instant friendship developed the moment we met. I remember talking to them for quite a while, and every subsequent visit to NY was never complete for them, until they paid me a visit. Rose was a very caring and giving woman, always thought of others and their well being, and a woman with a heart of gold.

One day, on a visit to NY, Rose came to see me and brought me an apple pie with my name spelled out in dough. It truly brought tears to my eyes and it is, and always will be, one of the most precious memories i have. I took it home, and 2 days later my girlfriend asked me if I was ever going to eat it! I thought ok, after 2 days of looking at it, I took a picture of it and ate it. It was delicious, and by the next evening, all that remained of the pie was the photo I took. Kinda crazy that an apple pie would be one of my fondest memories I have of Rose, but that goes to show how the simplest of things in life can mean the world to someone, because it wasn't just the pie, but more of an honor to have such a genuine, caring, loving, compassionate person do something so special for me.

When my mother passed away, she called repeatedly, giving me comfort and encouragement to go on with life. She also said that she was taking over now, and I was her adopted son, so I better behave myself or she was going to let me have it!

I am a die hard Yankee fan having season tickets since 1977. Rose and I always talked yankees. we would always text while I was sitting at the game, and talking about the game the next day. A few years ago I picked Rose up to take her to Sunday brunch, and when I got to her home, she said Ed, I hope you don't mind, but the Yankee game just started so I hope you aren't very hungry because we are watching the game before we go! wow!

We all lost someone very dear, but our lives are more meaningful because of her.




Ralph Scozzafava

12 janvier , 2020

We will miss Rose very much as she was always a part of our family. I can remember many days on Starr Avenue when my grandmother and Roses's mother would sit and talk in Italian for hours. Rose and my Mom were also the best of friends for their whole lives. Every time I'd see her, I'd tell my wife, "They just don't make them like her anymore." We will sure miss her and know that she's in Heaven, reunited with many of her other loving family members, smiling as she always did and happy. May God bless her. She will always be fondly remembered by the Scozzafava/Burtaccio Family.

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