Rose M. Trotta, of Glen Cove, died on Sept. 7, 2009. Wife of Thomas for 59 years. Mother of Thomas J., Carol Sheils and the late Gerald T. Sister of Faye Graziose. Grandmother of Patrick, Charlotte, Christina and Thomas.
Rose graduated from Roslyn High School and attended her 25th and 50th Class Reunions there. Rose was not only a homemaker but a dedicated volunteer. She was past president of Mother’s Club at St. Boniface Martyr School where she also helped to organize the Fashion Shows for the church and school. She volunteered at Glen Cove Hospital and received her 25 year pin for the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a talented pianist who founded the singing group Stardust Singers at the Glen Cove Senior Center where she was a member. She performed at the GC Senior Center and nursing homes all over Long Island. Rose played the piano at the annual Glen Cove Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. She loved to entertain and frequently threw parties because she loved to cook and was an excellent hostess. Rose was an avid swimmer who enjoyed summers at Prybils Beach. Rose was a pianist, performer, cook, writer and mostly a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and volunteer.
Visiting was held at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass St. Boniface Martyr Church. Entombment Trotta Mausoleum at Holy Rood Cemetery.