In memory of
Rosa (Colagiuri) Pitea
Rosa (nee Colagiuri) Pitea Pitea, Rosa (nee Colagiuri), age 96 of Hawthorne, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Born in Borgia, Italy, Rosa came to the United States in 1929 and has resided in Hawthorne since 1956. A former seamstress in the Paterson garment industry until her marriage, then becoming devoted homemaker and mother. Rosa served her community as a volunteer at the Preakness Healthcare Center for more than forty years. Rosa Pitea was the beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Pitea, Sr. (2015). Loving mother of Joseph Pitea Jr and his wife Dixie of Hickory, NC, and Dennis Pitea and his wife Rose Marie of Hawthorne. Dear grandmother of Nicole Pitea of Riverdale. Sister of Vincent Colagiuri of Little Falls, Angela Gibson of Clifton, and the late Dr. Patrick Colagiuri and Sylvia Salek. Rosa's passions were her family, love of her dogs, gardening and baking. Funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne. Entombment will follow at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum, Township of Washington. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7-9pm. ( www.browningforshay.com )
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