Rose J. DiGiacomo

Mrs. Rose J. DiGiacomo, 81, of Gloversville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at her home. Mrs. DiGiacomo was born September 9, 1932, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Carmelo and Giuseppina Cipolla Intelisano.

A 1950 graduate of Johnstown High School, Rose was first employed as a secretary for the Lee Dye Company. She also worked at the former Fulton County National Bank and the former Gates Mills, where she retired several years ago.

Rose was a loving and caring person devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed being at home celebrating holidays and dinners with her family. An avid dancer, she and her husband, Louis, enjoyed many friendships and their weekly dinner and dance partners. Rose had a friendly disposition and a courageous spirit and was loved by many. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Gloversville and the Italian American Club in Albany.

She is survived by her husband, Louis V. DiGiacomo, whom she married on April 1, 1951. Rose is also survived by her daughters, Diane DiGiacomo-Purcell (Raymond Jr.) of Gloversville and Paulette DiGiacomo Mahar (Frank) of Glenville; her loving grandchildren, Sara Rose Mahar and Craig Louis Mahar; sister, Mary Proietti of Meco; brother, Vincent Intelisano (Ruth) of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her sister, Helen Vermillion; and her brothers, Frank, Carmelo, Sylvester and Orlando Intelisano.

A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, followed at 10 a.m. by a funeral Mass at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the church or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

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