Rose Mary Cannone Pattanite

(1924 - 2014)

Rose Mary Cannone Pattanite of Riverside, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 2, 2014 at the Masonic Home in Burlington, NJ. Rose was born in Palmyra, NJ on June 1 1924. She was 90 years of age. Rose was a lifelong resident of Riverside and the beloved wife of Richard Pattanite Sr. for 45 years. Rose was the loving mother of Michael (Susan), Richard (Tammie), Robert and Diana Cannone. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Michael Jr, Kyle, Allison and Robyn Pattanite and many nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sr, (Regis), her parents, Anthony and Jennie Cannone; and siblings, Mabel, Dominic, Henry and John.

Family always came first; she cared for her parents and family with unconditional love and later, when her son Robbie was born, she dedicated her life to him. Rose was known for her smile, cheerful wit helping hand and motherly advice. Rose was active in the Holy Innocents Society and with the Special Olympics and an active member of St. Peter’s Parish in Riverside. She kept a tidy home; she had a place for everything and everything in its place.

Come celebrate 90 great years Thursday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Riverside. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery Donations can be made in memory of Rose to the Holy Innocents Society, 101 Middleton Street, Riverside NJ 08075 in lieu of flowers.

8 thoughts on “Rose Mary Cannone Pattanite

  1. Peter J &Mary Hager Sr

    A dear friend has gone home She will be missed and thought of frequently. We first me Rose A Deacon Joe when our daughter Geraldine became involved in The Holy Innocent society at St Peters Riverside NJ She warmly welcomed us with her warm smile and her comment everything will be all right. Her loving way catalyzed the members with you can do it You can be more. She was loved and here face will always shine like a Sunflower.

  2. Pat Peirson Endicott

    Mom, you will be miss terribly by us all.. You were always there for me as I was growing up.. Being the youngest daughter of older parents.. You were there to guide me into my teen years.. And I helped Robbie learn so he could be smart like everyone else… I know you haven’t been here for me but you have always be in my heart every day.. My kids know all of the stories you told me growing up.. that will carry on to their children.. Fly with the angels you are now freed of pain and you can do all the dancing and cooking you want.. Love you!!!

  3. Patti Hager

    My fondest memory of Mrs. Pattanite was Tammie’s bridal shower. We met to her home to plan it. She was very hospitable and reminded us that we should not do anything that might embarrass our own grandmothers, as many of the people attending would be their age. She organized and helped us choose the menu and decorations. She helped us find a venue and she took responsibility for the majority of the expenses. We were young and foolish girls, but she understood. She made us all laugh that day.

    She loved her children very much. She knew them and all their gifts and talents.

    Rest in peace Mrs. Pattanite! May God bless your family and friends with peace in this time of sorrow.

  4. Carol Malone Closs

    Michael, Richie, Robbie and Diane – So sorry to hear about Aunt Rose Mary. I will be unable to attend the services on Thursday but want to send my condolence.
    I have extremely fond memories of your mom and dad. As a kid it was so much fun running back and forth to your house on the corner (with a Beauty Shop, how cool was that) and my grandparents house on Taylor Street. When I had my own daughter and my grandparents would watch her, she experience the same fun. Your mom was the most nicest, sweetest, gentlest, big hearted, loving and I could go on. Hold on to those wonderful memories.
    Your mom is in heaven with your dad and my family… what a card game that will be. Love to your family.

  5. Carol Malone Closs

    Michael, Richie, Robbie and Diane – So sorry to hear about Aunt Rose Mary. I will be unable to attend the services on Thursday but want to send my condolence.
    I have extremely fond memories of your mom and dad. As a kid it was so much fun running back and forth to your house on the corner (with a Beauty Shop, how cool was that) and my grandparents house on Taylor Street. When I had my own daughter and my grandparents would watch her, she experience the same fun. Your mom was the most nicest, sweetest, gentlest, big hearted, loving and I could go on. Hold on to those wonderful memories.
    Your mom is in heaven with your dad and my family… what a card game that will be. Love to your family.

  6. K. Fitzgerald

    I am so sorry that I just heard very recently about Rose Mary, and I sincerely hope that my condolences will still reach her family. I had the honor of knowing Rose Mary through the Holy Innocents Society at St. Peter’s, where I was a volunteer teacher from 1993-1998. She was always so sweet and cheerful, and I know how devoted she was to her family. What a wonderful and kind person Rose Mary was!

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