Rosita Patricia Petrocelli

August 8, 1930December 30, 2019

Rosita (Rosie, Rose) Perez Pertrocelli, 89 of Oxford, passed away peacefully December 30, 2019 with family by her side.

Raised in Bridgeport of Spanish heritage (and loved to speak it to whom ever she could). She met the "love of her life" and dance partner Pat, married and had 3 children Patsy, Eddie and Lana. In younger years Rosita & Pat would be found with family and friends doing what they loved most to do together; "dancing up a storm" on a Saturday night. Their favorite song to dance to was "Spanish Eyes", by Al Martino. The magic of them dancing would bring tears to your eyes. Sadly, Pat succumbed to a terminal illness and Rosita lovingly cared for him at their home till his passing. This was a turning point in her life at the age of 57.

Rosita worked at St. Vincent's Convent where she showed off her culinary talent cooking for the Priests & Nuns. Her most rewarding job was becoming a Nanny for Joe and Arlene Rocco's son Charlie for many years. Fortunately, the relationship continued through out her life. During this time she lived at Parish Court (FFLD) where she had many laughs with close friends.

At 72, she became a grandmother once again to her younger Grandson, Patrick which sparked her life and brought great joy. Rose's favorite moments would be times spent with her daughter Lana at her home in Oxford; where they would go shopping, cook some great meals, bake, entertain, and watch her Grandson grow, which made her proud. Those who knew Rose know that she had the ability to have you "tell all." She was a good listener and adviser with a great sense of humor. Rosie loved to sit and talk and laugh for hours in her nightgown and fuzzy slippers.

Until we meet again, never a "good-bye", but a "see you later." We love you Mom, you will never be gone from our hearts. Rest in peace.

She was the loving mother of Lana Mucherino and John (Pat), Patrick (Patsy) Petrocelli and Tammy, and Edward Petrocelli. Cherished grandmother of Patrick Mucherino, Patrick and Jennifer Petrocelli, Nicole Petrocelli-Beland, Christopher Demitri, Tara, Edward, Benedetto, and Christian Petrocelli. Loving great-grandmother of Dominic and Leo Petrocelli, Kayden and Kendrick Beland, and Mia Demitri.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 11, 2020


Rosita Patricia Petrocelli

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Terry Da Costa

January 11, 2020

Rosita was my very first friend outside of family , when I came from Brasil. We lived in the same 2 families house in Bridgeport . Within days we became one big family , there was her and Pat her husband and their children Patsy, Eddie and Lana on the second floor . on first floor there was my parents , my brother a sister and I. Loved all of them as we were loved by them. My dear Rose I'm glad you now must be with the love of your life Pat . Rest in peace , my forever friend till we meet again. Love you ,
Terry Da Costa

Jennifer Petrocelli

January 8, 2020

Oh the memories shall never fade, and my love for you will continue to grow. As I now get to have your advise in my dreams. Reunited with Grandpa & your other passed on loved ones, what a truly special moment for you it must have been. Welcomed with opened arms, to heaven you go. We will miss you here on earth but your spirit shall prosper through each n every one of us grandchildren n great-grands. Love your granddaughter, JenJen

Paul Briganti

January 6, 2020

Boy, she certainly was easy to talk to and made you feel like you were the only one in the room. I only knew her for a few years but she'd always call me by my first name when we chatted. "You know Paul..." "Well, I'll tell you Paul..." It was so easy to talk to her and I loved visiting her with her niece Kathy. I could spend all day with her. That's how special and comfortable and welcomed she made me feel!!
Thank you, Rosie for those wonderful visits!
God Bless you!

Noreen Ahern

January 5, 2020

When I was a little girl Rosita lived upstairs from my grandmother on 204 Spruce St in Bridgeport. She had a baby boy whom I loved to go and visit.
I never forgot Rosita because she was always so nice to me.
My sincere condolences to all of Rosita’s family, and may she rest in eternal peace.
Noreen Ahern
The Villages, Fl