Rosemary Ann Sciarabba (Saccomano)
On December 27, 2020 Rosemary Ann Sciarabba went to heaven to be with her parents, James and Betty Saccomano. A compassionate and loving wife, mother, and friend, she left this earth peacefully, at home, surrounded by family.
Rosemary was born in Rochester, NY on December 1, 1943 and went to primary school at Our Lady of Mercy High School. She was a registered nurse having graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1964. On June 26, 1965 she married her elementary school sweetheart, and lifetime partner, Andrew Joseph Sciarabba.
Mom, Nanny, Ro, as she was affectionately called, dedicated her life to raising her family and nurturing ever-lasting friendships. Her happiest days were spent preparing and enjoying meals at home, out on the town, and at the cottage in King Ferry. She loved the lake. Not the water per-se, but she savored the peacefulness and tranquility from the shore. Fourth of July celebrations and lobster nights with the girls were lakeside events she looked forward to year-after-year.
Rosemary always put others’ needs before her own. After raising her three children she was very involved in helping raise her many grandchildren. If a friend was in need she was there to listen, to cry or to laugh with them. Serving the community was very important to her and she spent countless hours volunteering at the Lansing United Methodist Church Rummage Sale and Lansing Food Pantry.
When not doting on her family or spending time with friends, she held a job working for Hair Graphics East, and for the past 10 plus years was the ‘R’ in R&A Property Management where she and ‘A’ (Andy) managed their various properties held within the County.
Rosemary is survived by her husband of 56 years, Andrew Sciarabba of Lansing; her three children, Julie (Tony) Eisenhut of Lansing, Andy (Bonnie) Sciarabba of Trumansburg; and Jay (Karen) Sciarabba of Freeville; sisters-in-law Lucille Panici and RoseMary Skramstad, both of Henderson Nevada; five grandchildren, Lindsay (Chris) Mower; Emily (Tommy) D’Alessandro; Sarah (Mike) Missen; Ryan Sciarabba; and Dane Sciarabba; and four great-grandchildren, Owen Mower, Julia Mower, Bennett D’Alessandro, and Logan Missen. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents James and Betty Saccomano.
Rosemary’s wishes were for her friends and family to have a party and ‘Be Happy’. In honor of her wishes, a celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held in the warmer months of 2021.
In lieu of flowers, and during this extraordinary time of need, the family asks that contributions be made to the Lansing Food Pantry. Checks can be mailed to Lansing Food Pantry, P.O. Box 21, Lansing, NY 14882.