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Rose Marie (Potesta) Montwori
July 11, 1925 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Youngstown – Rose Marie Montwori, 98, of Youngstown, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 4, 2023 at her home.
Rose was born July 11, 1925 in Youngstown, the daughter of Andrew and Modestine (Donofrio) Potesta and was a lifelong area resident. She was extremely proud to have grown up in Smokey Hollow and was a graduate of The Rayen School. Rose aided the war effort working as “Rosie the Riveter” on airplane wings.
Rose’s cooking was second to none! She put a banquet spread on the table 7 days a week and her table was open to anyone who walked through her door. For over 70 years, all holidays were spent at her home amongst family, food, friends, laughter and love. She also was an amazing baker which led to her contributing to many-many wedding cookie tables over the years.
Her husband of over 51 years, Anthony Montwori Sr. whom she married on May 24, 1947 passed away on November 1, 1998.
Rose leaves behind to hold onto her memories her three sons Dominic of New York, Anthony Jr. (Nancy) and Robert both of Youngstown, her three beloved granddaughters Ellen Montwori of Nashville, Gina (Jeff) Shorthouse of Youngstown and Lisa (Dan) Montwori-Rainey of Columbus and two great grandsons, Jackson and Jett Shorthouse, as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Sr., daughter Andrea, sister Mary (Gennaro) Rossi, Eugene (Mary) Potesta, Anthony Potesta and Rudy (Patricia-still living) Potesta.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Rose’s family on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 10:30 am until 10:55 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Dr., Boardman, where a Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 am.
Rose was buried at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, alongside her beloved husband.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.
The Montwori family would like to thank all of the caregivers for the last 4 years that helped Rose immensely including Gail, Sue, Lynn, Debbie, Kayla, and most recently Touching Hearts Home Health: Becky, Jodi, Stephanie, Samantha, Tami and Denise.
Additionally, sincere thanks go to Rose’s Primary Care Physician, Dr. Maged Awadalla and also Dr. Bruce Willner and nurse Anthony of Southern Care Hospice for their tender care and guidance.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary and send condolences to Rose’s family.