Southern Pines, NC – Rosemarie De Gregorio, age 96, formerly of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Southern Pines, NC.
Rosemarie De Gregorio was born on October 17, 1925 to Peter and Cecilia Calderone in Jersey City, NJ. Her family later moved to Pennsylvania where she graduated from Forty Fort High School. There after, she worked for Bell Telephone in Newark, NJ where she met her husband Vincent De Gregorio. They were married at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newark.
Rosemarie had a long career as a supervisor in communications with AT&T Long Lines in New York City culminating her career at the World Trade Center, NY.
After retirement, Rosemarie worked part-time at Hoffman LaRoche in Nutley, volunteered for the Nutley Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. She then moved to Southern Pines, NC and resided at Penick Village.
Rosemarie felt fortunate to have enjoyed traveling around the world while she was “still able”. She enjoyed her flowers, being out in nature, and her daily walks through the beautiful Nutley Parks. She was well known for being an amazing cook and baker.
Rosemarie was a beloved wife and mother. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Granito and son-in-law James Granito of Southern Pines, NC, her son Mark De Gregorio of Loveland, CO and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in Death by her husband of 40 years, Vincent De Gregorio, and her brother John Calderone of Holister, CA.
A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 17, 2022 at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. A funeral procession will leave 10:00 AM from S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, 267 Center Street, Nutley, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society or The Nutley Family Service Bureau.