Rose M. (Pennesi) DeCario, 91, of New Derry, died on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Forbes Hospital surrounded by her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was born March 7, 1931 in Superior, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Fannie) Pennesi. Rose was a homemaker and a member of St. Martin Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, cooking, going to flee markets, scratch off tickets and most of all taking care of her family. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband Salvatore J. “Sam” DeCario in 2008; two brothers Louis and Eugene “Geno” Pennesi; three sisters Mary Svetahor, Dolores Scarfi, and Joann Slezak; an infant granddaughter Jaime Marie Evans. Rose is survived by two sons, Vincent DeCario and wife Cindy and Dino DeCario and wife Kelly all of New Derry; four daughters, Denise Taczanowsky and husband Ronald of Bradenville, Donna Evans and husband Kenneth of Latrobe, Janice Dominick and husband Mark of Latrobe, and Lynn DeCario of New Derry; 12 grandchildren, Michelle Evans and Fiancé Josh Walters, Shane Evans and wife Cari, Gina Donovan and husband Vaughn, Vincent DeCario Jr. and wife Kim, Dante DeCario and wife Lindsey, Jill Taczanowsky and fiancé Len WyGant, Darrick Dominick and wife Danielle, Kelsey Walker and husband Tyler, Kassidi Dominick, Maria Matusak and husband Tyler, Salvatore “Sal”, and Gia DeCario; 14 great grandchildren, Kameran Giannilli, Pryce, Payton, Preston, and Payge Donovan, Rocco, Aviana, Livia, and Vincenzo DeCario, Isabella and Easton Walker, Luka Dominick, Soraya WyGant, Matteo Matusak, and one due in October; one brother-in-law Donald Slezak; three sisters-in-law Mary Moore, Ann Lattanzio, and Carol DeCario; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends for Rose’s Life Celebration, on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 1-8PM at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:30PM Saturday September 3, 2022 at the St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry with Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Martin Cemetery, New Derry. Online condolences may be made at merlinfuneralhome.com.
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