Roslyn B. Brutto DeBellis

September 19, 1931June 14, 2017

Roslyn De Bellis passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Mrs. De Bellis, who was born in the Bronx, New York, had been a long-time resident of New York and a 24-year resident of Mobile. She was a magna cum laude graduate of City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education. She earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Fordham University. She was a well-respected New York City educator, first working as a high school business teacher. She then became a high school assistant principal, and concluded her professional career as principal of a large junior high school. Mrs. De Bellis was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. She was a member of the Schumann Society and had been a docent at the Mobile Museum of Art. Roslyn was a member of the League of Women Voters and the New Mobilians, and was a founding member of the Opera Guild. She volunteered for many other local organizations and charities. Roslyn De Bellis was predeceased by her husband, Judge Frank M. De Bellis, and her brother, Vincent Brutto. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark Andrew De Bellis and Karla Marie Johnsen; her daughter and son-in-law, Marlene De Bellis and David Lee Brandon; her granddaughters Amy Katherine De Bellis, Christine Francesca Brandon, and Olivia Anne Brandon; her sister, Catherine De Buono; her brother-in-law, Michael de Bellis; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carmela and Ralph Mastandrea; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 20, at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Visitation will be at St. Dominic Catholic Church on Tuesday, from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 21, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama, 36606.Please sign the online guest book at Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • Interment Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Roslyn B. Brutto DeBellis

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Christine Brandon

September 20, 2017

Mark and Marlene De Bellis & Families

September 19, 2017

In loving tribute to our dear Mom and Grandma on the day of her Birthday:

We are missing you terribly and thinking of you constantly. We are heartbroken. Grateful and most blessed are we to be yours. Today and every day we will strive to do our best in your honor. Your love for us, our love for you, will light the way, will see us through. Devotion, Faith, Generosity, Love.

Peggy Raines

June 20, 2017

She was always a joy!

Elizabeth French

June 20, 2017

Roslyn contributed greatly to the musical community of Mobile; I enjoyed working with her in the Schumann Club; she always had excellent ideas. In addition, she was an inspiration in her faithfulness as a Eucharistic minister at St. Dominic. I will miss her!

Carol Adams-Davis

June 20, 2017

Roslyn was an extraordinary woman. I have enjoyed our interesting conversations over the past 10 years. We had shared interests as members in The League of Women Voters Mobile. She has been a wonderful teacher to all by setting a great example. We will miss her! My deepest condolences to her family.

June 19, 2017

Ros has been part of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra's audience since we formed, 20 years ago. She was a lovely and engaging woman, and we will miss her. The staff and musicians of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra

Connie Jackson

June 19, 2017

So very sorry to hear of Roslyn death. Roslyn volunteered with (RSVP) of Mobile County for many years, especially the Salvation Army Angel Tree. She was a "special" friend to me and I will always remember her! Praying for the family. May GOD give you eternal peace.

The Reynolds Family

June 19, 2017

Condolences to the family and may the fond memories
keep each of you going. Psalms 9:9

June 17, 2017

My sincere condolences to the De Bellis Family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort grant you peace and strength to endure in the days ahead (Psalms 29:11).

June 17, 2017

Sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort be with the family at this difficult time