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“Dear Aunt Ro, I'm thankful for our last visit where you were healthy looking and smiling. Now you at peace with your Love and family healthy & happy...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Theresa Hoppe - Mahopac, NY

“I will miss you Rose.You will be long remembered. No one is really gone till the very last memory of them fades away. Sincere sympathy to all of your...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Eleanor Stetson - Evans, GA

“RIP Aunt Rose Marie. Thoughts and prayers to Lorraine, Maria, Desiree, Stephanie. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Renee Cariddo - Carmel, NY


Rose Marie Chianese of Somers, NY passed away on March 7, 2019 at the age of 78. She was born on May 26, 1940, the daughter of Vincent and Lillian (LaValle) Gruppuso. Rose Marie loved to knit and crochet, and took pride in keeping her home neat and clean. Throughout her life she worked as a secretary in the Somers School District as well as the family business, Mt. Kisco Bus Lines.

Rose Marie was a devoted and loving mother of 4 daughters, Lorraine Stetson(Alan), Maria Tiso(Marco), Desiree Remling(Robert), and Stephanie Ross(Christopher). She is also survived by 8 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 5 great grandchildren, and her siblings Vincent Gruppuso and Nora Ryan. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, John Chianese, in 2015.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 11th from 4-8 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 12th at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with entombment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Putnam Valley.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in her name to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.