Rose Santacroce Geraci
Rose Santacroce Geraci, 87, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27 at her home with her family by her side. This wonderful woman has gone home to the Lord with her loved ones. Rose was born in New Haven on March 7, 1935, the daughter of the late John and Filomena Santacroce. She was predeceased by her brother Anthony J. Santacroce and her sister Vincenza Santacroce.
Loving mother of Larry Geraci of Northford and Lori-Anne (Rick) Murgo of North Haven. Proud grandmother to the love of her life, Carl Anthony Murgo. Rose is survived by her companion Joe Levine of Cheshire.
Steady in her faith, she was one of the first parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini Church. She had served on the executive board of the Women’s Club, Parish Council, Altar Society, Holiday Bazaar, and numerous other committees. She volunteered her time whenever and wherever it was needed. She was a kind, generous, thoughtful woman, always doing for and putting others before herself. As an avid baker and entertainer, she will always be remembered for her meticulous Christmas cookies, a get-together to enjoy Easter pies after Holy Saturday Vigil, and her Fourth of July picnics at the cabin in Eastford. Rose followed in her brother’s footsteps and was a big supporter of the Ben May Department for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago with the hope of finding a cure.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Katie, Hannah, Jamila, Mary, and Phyllis, who cared for her with such love and compassion.
The visiting hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at The Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, to St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 57 Pond Hill Road, North Haven, for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The University of Chicago, Ben May Department for Cancer Research, Attention: Ashley Nagele, 929 E 57th Street – W421, Chicago, IL 60637. www.northhavenfuneral.com.