Rose Bollella

Obituary of Rose D. Bollella

Rose D. Bollella, a long time Armonk resident and recently of Wappinger Falls, went peacefully to the Lord on December 15, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born July 9, 1917 in Ischia, Italy she immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. Rose lived in Orange, New Jersey with her parents Francesco and Teresa (Tonizzi) Balestriere and her 8 younger brothers and sisters: Louis Balestriere and his wife Eleanor, Eugene Balestriere and his wife Jan, John Balestriere and his wife Rosetta, Marie Palevo and her husband Bill, Lucille Jones, Elizabeth "Betty" Martin and her husband Jerry. Rosie, as she was called by her siblings, was predeceased by two sisters and their husbands Amelia Borlo and her husband Joe and Leticia Wieworka and her husband John. Prior to her marriage, Rosie worked in factories making uniforms and pajamas for the soldiers during World War II. On December 9,1945 Rose married the love of her life, Arcangelo Bollella, who survives at home. Rosie is also survived by son Dominick Bollella and his wife Ruth of Athens. NY, daughter Marie A. Strack and her husband Richard of Wappinger Falls, NY, grandson Brian Bollella and great granddaughter Brianna Bollella, grandson James A. Strack aid his wife Melissa, and granddaughter Helen-Rose Strack. Rose's oldest daughter Marie Bollella also predeceased her. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, knitting, crocheting and sewing. "Mrs. B" also loved children and cared for many of them in the Armonk area. Friends may call at the Oelker-Cox & Sinatra Funeral Home, 262 E. Main St, Mt. Kisco on Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9PM. Funeral Mass on Monday at 10AM at St. Patrick's Church (Armonk). Interment St. Raymond's Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the National Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Rosie's name. To light a candle and offer condolences please visit
A Memorial Tree was planted for Rose
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Sinatra Memorial Home
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