Rose M. Oliverio

Passed away on March 27, 2019

Rose Oliverio, 97, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, died March 27, 2019 at her home with family by her side. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Rose was a homemaker most of her adult life. Her greatest pleasure was taking care of her family and being a devoted wife and mother, and showed her love through her cooking and baking. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who made her later years full of adventure and fun. Rose was the daughter of Frank and Angeline Sinatra. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Sam Oliverio, sister, Frances Kumm and brother, Andrea. She is survived by her daughters Pat (Bill) Karis and Andrea (Ken) Virtuoso. Also her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Jacqueline Karis, Lauren (Joe) Motzko and sons Sammy, Johnny, and Sully, and Billy Karis (Jan Buonanno) and son Freddy, and Erica (Matt) Gerber and son Owen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 25, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Niagara Falls, NY with a burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery also in Niagara Falls, NY. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30am until 10:30am on the 25th. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Potsdam Public Library or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam. Arrangements are entrusted to the Garner Funeral Service. Condolences online can be shared


25 May


9:30 am - 10:30 am

St. Raphael's Church

Niagara Falls, NY

25 May

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am

St. Raphael's Catholic Church

Niagara Falls, NY


Rose M. Oliverio

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Rosanne Oliverio

April 7, 2019

Aunt Rose,
I remember coming over to your house as a child and playing in your back yard. You would always feed us cookies and milk. Uncle Sam was watching television and I always enjoyed those moments. You were such a loving and caring person, and for that, I will never forget you. I am certain that you and Uncle Sam, my father, Ernest and my grandmother Antoinette- all Oliverio's are watching down, smiling. May your family find the strength during this most difficult time. Always in my heart,

Rosanne Oliverio

Pat Horan

April 3, 2019

To the Karis Family,
Rose was a good friend and neighbor. I will miss her phone calls to ask if I could use some company! We always had a good chat over coffee. It is always the simple things that are remembered. I will miss you Rose, you were very special to me.
Pat Horan

sharon sullivan

April 1, 2019

To the Karis family, Rose was a special lady, she will be greatly missed for our talks and laughs. My thoughts and prayer to all of you.

Karen Collins

March 28, 2019

To all of the Karis family,
Rose was special is so many ways. It was so easy to get her to smile and laugh. She helped me appreciate the value of every single day. Among many other things, I admired her love for vegetables. I will never forget that at 97 she taught me (the person who thinks she can cook) how to cook an artichoke! My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know you all loved her deeply.