NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Rose M. Garafola, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died Sept. 27. She was 99.
Garafola was born on Dec. 16, 1913, in New Rochelle, to Frank and Maria (Iannuzio) Ferrara. She worked for many years at Schrafft’s in New Rochelle. She belonged to the Catholic Society.
Garafola is survived by her son, Michael (Jean); five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bartolomeo; two daughters, Susan Simmons and Frances Garafola; two grandsons, Robert and Christopher Simmons; sister, Mary; and brothers, Frank and George.
Calling hours are Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc.,16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.