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Raulli, Rose Mary Giarrusso

Rose Mary Raulli, 80, of Rome passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 25, 2013 with her loving family at her side. She was born on April 4, 1932 in Rome, the fourth daughter of John Giarrusso of Italy and Marieanne LeQueau of France. A devoted wife of 45 years to the late Eustacchio “Ray” Raulli and a loving mother of five, Rose was also a proud grandmother of eleven. A unique woman with great strength of character and determination, clear opinions and constant words of wisdom, Rose was a confidante to many. Ever the supportive matriarch to her children and grandchildren, she suffered with them in their trials and supported them in their dreams. Rose’s greatest joys came from her family. She had great compassion for the elderly and children, in particular. An active member in the Delta Sigma Pi Sorority for many years, she participated in numerous projects to help those in need. She also enjoyed many good times with her Mohawk Lanes bowling team-The Happy Time Girls. She was a well-read woman who always kept abreast of world events. She was an excellent cook and baker, loved fashion and jewelry and was an avid Bingo player. Rose leaves behind five beloved children; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Dominic Longo of Utica, Marie and William Borrill of New Hartford, three sons and daughters-in-law, Agostino and Lynn Eldridge Raulli of Rome, Mark and Deborah Ray Raulli of Rome and Christopher and Pamela Stanwix Raulli of Utica, a stepdaughter Sharon Raulli Leight of FL, cherished grandchildren, Nicole Trificana, JustinTrificana, Marcellina and Carlo Catalano, Christina and Bryn Tierney, Alex and Valorie Raulli, Adam Raulli, Lauren Borrill, Olivia Borrill, Sarah Raulli, Emily Raulli and Nicholas Raulli, a sister Louise Adolfi of FL, a sister-in-law Lola Raulli of Utica and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters and brothers-in-law; Mafalda and Gregory Scicchitano, Jenny and Vito Colangelo, Mary and Donald Zucca and Ida and Michael LaGatta and a brother-in-law Richard Adolfi. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to her wonderful Hospice caregivers and most particularly her caregivers, Alycia, Bonnie, Pat and Gerri for their compassion, respect and dignified care and love. Relatives and friends may call at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a family service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Rose’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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