Rose Theresa Polito
June 11, 1921 – March 28, 2021
Rose Teresa Polito was born June 11, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, just months away from turning 100. Rose grew up in a big family. She was one of six kids and was surrounded by dozens of cousins. She loved to tell stories of playing baseball with her brothers and working in her father’s fish store. At the age of 15, her father hired a boy, John, with a bad home life. Little did anyone know that Rose and John would fall in love and spend the rest of their lives together, happily married for 68 years.
Rose raised her own family right next door to her parents until 1969, when Rose and John moved across the country to Agoura, CA. No matter where she was, her priority was family. She looked forward to the holidays or any excuse for a family gathering. She notoriously showed her love through food. She wasn’t satisfied unless she was feeding someone. She insisted on eating fruit after a big meal and never missed a dessert. She also loved to crochet. The only time she ever sat still is when she was mass-producing baby blankets from yarn.
She had cold hands, but a warm heart. She was tiny, but mighty. She loved to be the center of attention. She will be missed deeply by her family. But we know she is very happy to be reunited with her Johnny. She is survived by her children: Daughter Anna, son Michael & wife Sharon, daughter Antoinette & husband Mark. Grandchildren: John & wife Kattia, Ryan, Lauren, David & Jacob. Great grandchildren: Vincent, Dominic & Peyton. And many wonderful and caring friends.
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Rose Theresa Polito
May 5, 2021
I had the great privilege and blessing of working with sweet Rose as a caretaker. She changed me. She changed the way I saw others. Every time I entered her room to say hi or help her, I was filled with love. So much love. She made me excited to go to work. Often, she was the reason I decided to go and not quit. She always lifted me, brightened my days, and helped me know who I was. I loved her faith in God. It increased my own. I loved her so much. She always called me “her girl” or “the girl.” It never was important to me that she didn’t remember my name because I knew she knew who I was. She has left a forever impact on me. I will never forget her or stop trying to be more like her. Rest In Peace, sweet Rose. I know we will all see you again someday and I am so happy you get to see your John again. Love you forever!
Jimmy & Debbie Westcott
April 30, 2021
We so miss our sweet Rosie. She will forever be in our hearts. I can't thank Anna, Michael & Toni enough for allowing me to share their mom so that I could have my mom back again for awhile. Con tutto IL mio cuore Rosie