Rosalind DeMarsico

Rosalind “Rose” DeMarsico, a resident of Palm Coast, Florida, and formerly a resident of Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her youngest son, Michael, on December 6, 2023. Rose was 85. She was born on March 20, 1938, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to the late Reuben and Sarah Freedman. Her father was from Blackpool, England, and her mother was from Kleszczele, Poland. With the rise of Nazi Germany and the threat of World War II upon them, her parents fled to Canada to seek sanctuary, and soon met, married, and settled there. Poland was invaded shortly thereafter, and all of Rose’s mother’s family disappeared into concentration camps. At the tender age of twenty-one, Rose married her husband, Joseph DeMarsico, and had three boys. The family eventually moved to the United States in 1964, settling in Stamford, CT. Rose and Joseph were married for fifty-eight years until Joseph’s passing in 2017. Rose was a highly regarded Executive Secretary, working for companies such as Swiss Re and Ohlandt, Greeley & Perle, LLP. Rose published her life’s work of poetry in 2018 titled, “Spirit’s Journey”, fulfilling a life-long dream. Rose moved to Palm Coast, FL in early 2021 to reside at Sabal Palms Assisted Living & Memory Care so she could be close to her youngest son, Michael.
She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph DeMarsico. She is survived by her three sons, Joe DeMarsico, of Englewood, FL, Perry DeMarsico, of Baltimore, MD, and Michael DeMarsico, of Palm Coast, FL, and her two loving daughters-in-law, Lori DeMarsico and Rachel DeMarsico.
If you were privileged to know Rose, you knew that her family meant the world to her. Her kindness and wit were her calling card, and her generosity toward those less fortunate was evident in her frequent donations to the local food bank and handing out wrapped coins to the homeless during her walks in Manhattan with her husband, Joe. Rose and Joe took dozens of day trips annually to Mystic, CT where they enjoyed their membership to the seaport, boutique shopping, and lunch dates. Rose was very proud of her children’s accomplishments and she would beam whenever she spoke about them. She loved her boys with every fiber of her being. Some of her happiest moments in life were having them all together at her home to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. She loved and treasured her two daughters-in-law, Rachel and Lori, as well as her beloved grand-dogs and grand-cats. If Rose cared for you, she found many ways big and small to show you. The unbearable pain and sorrow that remains for us in the wake of her passing is solaced by knowing she is free and reunited with so many loved ones she’s waited a lifetime to see. We will miss you so very much our sweet Rosie.
We are grateful to the physicians, nurses, and staff at Sabal Palms Assisted Living & Memory Care as well as Gentiva Hospice, who provided compassionate and extraordinary care to Rose as well as providing comfort and support to our family.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Rose’s life at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 on Thursday, January 11th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Silent Unity Telephone Prayer, 200 Unity Circle N., Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.