Rose Marie Vanaman

(Jul 22, 1922 to Dec 21, 2012)

On Friday, December 21st, Rose Marie Vanaman passed away peacefully at the age of 90 in the company of her family. Born in 1922 to Luigi and Maryangela DiLossi of Philadelphia, Rose moved to Swedesboro during the Great Depression, where she would continue to live for the rest of her life. Shortly after World War II, Rose met Earl Vanaman, whom she would marry in 1948, beginning a 52 year union which brought them three daughters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Always a colorful and feisty personality, Rose was well known for her wonderful, dry sense of humor that could bring a smile or a laugh to any situation. She also loved to travel with her family, play cards, do crossword puzzles and would never turn down a trip to the casino, be it Atlantic City, Chester or even Las Vegas. In addition to having fun, Rose was also a lifelong homemaker and career woman. She began working as a Philadelphia telephone operator in 1940 and continued to work until her retirement from Rowan University, where she was a beloved member of the security department, in 1989. Rose is preceded in death by her late husband Earl Vanaman and is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Tom Schoener, Terry Vanaman-Cole and John Cole, and LuAnn and James Lovegrove as well as her grandchildren Taylor Lovegrove, Michael Foulke and his wife Justina and her great-granddaughter Etta Rose Foulke. She is also survived by her two sisters, Ann D’ Orazio of Philadelphia and Lucy Coyle of Ocean City and her brother Joe Giordano of Pitman. Services will be held at the Daley Life Celebration Studio in Swedesboro on Thursday, December 27th from 9-11am followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph’s Church at 11:30am.rnrn

3 thoughts on “Rose Marie Vanaman

  1. Marilyn Wengert

    Dear LuAnn and Family,n My prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. You were my classmate at GCIT, and although it has been years, my heart aches for your loss,God bless.nKind Regards,nMarilyn Wengert

  2. Linda Price

    My heart goes out to a beautiful family. I am so happy that i got to know Rosie. She was certainly a very special person. We sure had one thing in common, the casino. We loved to go to the casino, and Rosie certainly loved talking about the casino. Her eyes would light up. She will be sadly missed. I loved her dearly.

  3. Stephanie Massimino-Henry

    My deepest sympathy to the Vanaman family for the loss of their Mother. Mrs. Vanaman was a sweet, lovely lady. I loved hearing stories of how she adored the casinos. May you rest in peace, Mrs. Vanaman.

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