AUBURN — Rosetta M. Fiorenzo, 86, of Highland Street Extension, Auburn, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her caring and compassionate family.
Rosa was born in Mazra Del Vallo, Sicily, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Maria Micelli. Rosa had spent most of her life in Auburn and was a communicant of Saint Francis Church, where she was a member of their Sacred Heart Society. She was a talented woman, and worked locally at TRW Manufacturing and Ideal Cleaners. Together with her sister, Maria, she had owned and operated a bakery in Toronto, Canada.
Signora Fiorenzo was a fine seamstress and knitter. She enjoyed cooking and working in her garden. In recent years, it wouldn’t be impossible to see Rosa in one of the fine local casinos.
Besides her parents, Rosetta was predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 2004. She had also lost one sister, Margarita Spadafora; and a brother, Gasperino Micelli.
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Mrs. Fiorenzo is survived by one son, Joseph, of Auburn; a daughter, Nancy Husband and her spouse, Deryl, of Rochester; her sisters, Maria Ezechia, of Toronto, together with Giovanna, Pina, Anna, and Vita, all of Sicily; three grandchildren, Ashley Granato, Jessica Delmege, and Christina Harradine; as well as three great-grandchildren, Evalina, Nora, and Allie.
Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Saint Francis Church, on Clark Street, Auburn. Entombment will follow in Saint Joseph’s Mausoleum, Fleming, N.Y. Calling hours will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., located at 1778 Clark Street Road, in Auburn.
Rosetta possessed a certain classic, elegant and timeless beauty; a characteristic surpassed only by her everlasting love and devotion to her family.