Heaven got a whole lot livelier -- and lovelier -- on Sunday, March 19, 2017 when Rosemary (Irving) Maurizio moved in, bringing her life-of-the-party personality and passion for people to her new, eternal home.
Rosemary, born May 25, 1932, joins her mother and father, Mary and Henry; her sister Cynthia; brother Donald; and other family and friends who have been patiently looking forward to her arrival.a��Rosemary, retired from General Electric and The House of Good Shepherd, brought her zest for life to wherever she went -- her bowling league, amateur theater stage and the infamous Idiot Club. Some say she invented Friday Happy Hours.
She practiced her Catholic faith proudly and devoutly. If Rosemary knew you, she probably prayed for you. She was a parishioner at St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in Utica. Rosemary was just as devout and proud about her conservative politics. Those in the know, knew never to call or visit between noon and 3 p.m. "Rush is on." And she was no newcomer to the conservative movement; she was a "Goldwater Girl" in the early 1960s.
Of course, Rosemary's first love was her family: her husband, Frank, whom she married in 1954; her children, Frank and wife Janice Maurizio of Schenectady, Sheralynn and husband Thomas Harrington of Sauquoit, Michael and wife Patricia Maurizio of New Hartford and Lynda and husband Roland DeCarlo of New Hartford; her beloved grandchildren, Joseph and Timothy Maurizio, Richard and wife Christine Kiersnowski, Thomas Harrington, Michael, Paul and Christina Maurizio, Frank DeCarlo, Ed and wife Jessica DeCarlo and Roland DeCarlo, Jr.; two beloved great-grandchildren Rosemary and Camden, all who greatly miss her already; two brothers, Peter and Jack Irving and several nieces, nephews and friends, including her dear friend Kathy Scarafile.
As Rosemary would insist, her life will be celebrated, not mourned. All are invited to attend Her Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life on Thursday at 12:00 noon in St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church. The family will greet all visitors at the conclusion of mass in church. An effort will be made to avoid ribald stories and bawdy songs, at least until after mass. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory, may be made to The ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, 245 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501. Envelopes will also be available.
Thursday, March 23 2017