Rose M. Kelly, of Brookfield, CT formerly of Yorktown Heights NY, wife of the late John Joseph Kelly, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2011.
Rose was born to Anthony and Rose Garofalo in 1932 in Larchmont, NY. She graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1950 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design at Traphagen School of Design. Rose worked as an Administrative Assistant for NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains and NYC before retiring in 1994. She was a longtime parishioner of Saints John & Paul Church in Larchmont NY. Rose will be remembered for her artistic and musical talents. She is survived by her sister, Frances Fusco of Brookfield, CT, her brother, Tony Garofalo of Los Angeles CA, nieces, Karen Scelia of Brewster NY, and Diane Cerasoli of Bridgewater CT, nephews, Joseph Scelia, Christopher Cerasoli, Stephen Cerasoli, and Keith Scelia and their families. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery, Putnam Valley NY on Saturday, December 3, 2011 @ 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made be made to a charity of one’s choice