AGE: 76 • Bellmawr
Marianne J. LaRosa; (nee Ragone), 76, of Bellmawr, peacefully passed away on September 16, 2012 with her family by her side.
An outgoing woman with a warm smile that was loved by all who knew her is the legacy that Marianne leaves behind.
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Marianne graduated from Southern High School for Girls. A short time later she met, fell in love and married a young man by the name of Salvatore "Sam" LaRosa and together they shared 52 years of marriage and raised three children that they loved very much.
Marianne was a Licensed Insurance Agent and worked for many years with the McGrath Insurance agency in Haddonfield until her retirement in 1998.
Away from her career, Marianne enjoyed singing and listening to music, especially Frank Sinatra; reading a good book , cheering on her beloved Phillies and she always enjoyed eating whatever Sam had prepared in the kitchen. Most of all, Marianne enjoyed being surrounded by her family making memories that they will cherish for years to come.
Marianne is the beloved wife of Salvatore LaRosa; loving mother of Valerie (Gerard) Brannigan, Darin (Kimberly)LaRosa and Dr. Christopher M. (Jennifer) LaRosa, dear sister of Carmella Ragone, Frank Ragone, Lorainnne Litrenta, Carol O'Hara and the late Theresa & Michael Ragone; cherished grandmother of Amanda, Erika, Jake, Samantha, Luke, Ryan, James and Noah.
Relatives and friends are invited to join Marianne's family for her viewing Friday morning after 9:30 AM in Christ Our Light Parish at St. Peter Celestine Church, 402 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill; where her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30AM. Interment will follow at New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Arrangements are under the direction of the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, Woodbury & Washington Twp. Tributes and memories may be shared by visiting www.mcgfuneral.com