Rose Louise Borello
June 23, 1926 - April 10, 2010
Rose was born in Rossville, Staten Island, N.Y., to George and Anna Orosz, Romanian immigrants.
She attended school in Staten Island, graduating from Tottinville High School. She loved being a member of the fife and drum corp. As a young woman she attended business school and worked as a typist and stenographer for Openheimer and Company on Wall Street.
In 1947 she met and fell in love with a young Italian machinist, Richard Rocco Borello from Brooklyn. After going steady for three years they were married in 1950. They had a son, Richard, and two daughters, Alice and Joan, whom they raised in Staten Island before moving to Coeur d’Alene in 1966.
In Idaho she worked alongside her husband in their family-owned welding supply business as the bookkeeper. She supported him in his hobbies of big game trophy hunting and competitive shooting.
Rose was a talented homemaker, devoted selflessly to her family. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, picnicking outdoors and making family celebrations special. She cooked old world authentic Italian dishes and baked professionally styled decorated cakes, among other things. She taught her daughters how to knit, sew and crochet. She enjoyed Tupperware and home decorating parties and classic movies. She collected china dolls, cookbooks and pens. She loved gardening and flowers especially roses.
Most important she enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She took time to play games with them, take them out on the town shopping and out to eat. She loved surprising her family members with their favorite gifts and food, never letting a birthday slip by without showing how much they were loved.
The name Rose means “Giver of Love.” To all of her family Rose was known as a person who had a true servants heart she gave genuinely of herself and asked little in return. She will be remembered always as a consistent giver, helper and encourager who far exceeded the meaning of her name with unconditional love and kind words.
Rose also enjoyed gospel music. She had a simple unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. Her favorite Scripture was Isaiah 40:8, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.” She shared his wisdom continually with her family and desired for each one to know her Savior and have His joy and peace. For this she tirelessly prayed.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Ann and Betty. Her eldest daughter, Alice Marmon, also preceded her in August 2006. She also had three siblings who passed away in infancy.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Rocco of 60 years; son Richard J. Borello; daughter Joan Jennings and her husband Phil; grandchildren: Brenda Cook and her husband Scott, Tony Marmon and wife Gwen , and Clara Jennings; great-grandchildren Vincent Marmon and Zachary Cook; and her brother George Orosz.
Rose’s favorite hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross.” After her passing the miracle of the shadow was cast on the wall over her bed by the rising sun, seen by others, giving God the Glory.
Rose has gone home to the One who she was created to be with before the foundation of the world, who is her Savior, Creator, Redeemer and Friend, Dying on Calvary’s cross for her and all mankind and living now.
Rose’s family wishes to carry on the legacy she left for us. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, and Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2010, at English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Burial will be at the Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens.
Please sign Rose’s guest registry and view her online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.