Obituary for Rose Marie Pitzo
Rose Marie Pitzo, age 87 of Mays Landing NJ, passed peacefully at Samaritan Hospice surrounded by family and in the arms of her daughter, Donna, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Rose was loved by all who knew her. Her presence would brighten any room and she brought joy to everyone. Her generous spirit touched our hearts and left an indelible mark. Rose loved her flowers and gardening was her passion. Rose was the rock of Tres Chic Hairstyling and was the owner for 35 years. Her employees, the Tres Chic girls, were like family.
Predeceased by her husband, Joseph R. Pitzo Sr., Rose is survived by children Donna M. Clark (Dwight) of Oregon and Joseph R. Pitzo Jr. (Susan Wolfe) of New Jersey; grandchildren Melissa Cardwell, Robbie Cardwell, Joseph R. Pitzo III, Jonathan Pitzo, Kayla Pitzo, Kyle Pitzo; great grandchildren Ian Cardwell, Ava Cardwell, Ellie Cardwell; sister Dolores Zappasodi; brother Joseph Schiavo; and goddaughter Cindy Sulla. Rose was predeceased by her sister Jenny Schiavo and brothers Peter and Anthony Schiavo.
Relatives and friends may visit on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 9 am to 10:30 am at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. A Catholic Mass will be held at 11 am at Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. Entombment will follow at Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories & condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com