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Obituary of Rose Marie Renne
Rose Marie Renne, 83, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away peacefully while surrounded by loving family members on May 2, 2023. She was born on February 24, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Sebastiano and Lena Giummo (Bordinaro). Rose Marie grew up in Brooklyn, along with her 5 sisters and 2 brothers. She was a Poughkeepsie resident since 1960.
Rose Marie was the wife of the late Luciano Renne. They were married on a snowy October 4, 1987, at Saint Denis Church in Hopewell Junction. Luciano predeceased her on October 6, 2013.
In her youth, Rose Marie worked as a secretary at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. After moving to Poughkeepsie and when her children were in school, she went to work as a secretary at Titusville Elementary School and then she was the Office Manager at Poughkeepsie Anesthesia Group. Years later, she was lured out of retirement to become the Office Manager at Madeline’s Dance Center- a job she cherished, until retiring again in 2007.
Rose Marie was a member of Poughkeepsie Senior Center where she had wonderful friends, some old and many new. She was a parishioner at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.
Rose Marie loved to cook, travel, play cards, and tell her stories, but the most important part of her life was spending time with her large family. She was extremely close to her loving sisters and adored her children, but she had a special bond with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved their visits.
Survivors include her children, Joseph (Michelle) Berretta of Chandler Arizona, Michael Berretta of Poughkeepsie, Rosemarie (Jeffrey) Williams of Poughkeepsie, Madeline (Skip) Bartolotti of Highland, Julia Bocchino of Massachusetts, Theresa (Rob) Lucas of Allendale, NJ, John (Kara) Renne of West Palm Beach, FL.
Rose Marie was affectionately known as Ma Rose, Grandma Rose, and Gigi by her grandchildren Angela, Victoria and Daniel Berretta, Michael, Vincent and Maria Berretta, Nichola Glass, Catherine Parliament, Adam Williams, Olivia Jenson, Blake Williams, Nicholas, Raymond and Nathan Bartolotti, April Karanian, Rebecca and Jamie Lucas, Gina, and Steven Bocchino, and Luca, John, and Claire Renne. Also, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who she was extremely close with and loved dearly. Surviving sisters Margaret Fischetti of Florida, Antoinette Iacono of Brooklyn, and Ida McNamara of Virginia.
Rose Marie was predeceased by her sisters Florence Whiting and Josie DeVita, and her two brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Giummo.
Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, New York 12603. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2023 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main Street, Poughkeepsie with burial to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.