Rose M. (Smith)
Menter Nardozza, 60, of Rome, passed
away on Saturday, December 15, 2012
with her loving family by her side.
She was born on
October 7, 1952 in Rome; a daughter of
the late Frank and Alvera Colucy Smith
Sr. On November 26, 1971, Rose was
united in marriage to William Menter
Sr. and from this union they raised
three children. She was then united in
marriage to Nicholas Nardozza on July
8, 2012. Rosie was employed at Rome
Memorial Hospital for 12 years.
Rose was of the
Catholic Faith and was a member of the
Henry P. Smith Post American Legion
#24 Ladies Auxiliary. When her
children were younger she was very
involved with Rome youth sports. Rosie
was a volunteer with Rome American
Little League, Sam Messineo Basketball
League, Pop Warner Football, Rome Pony
Colt Baseball League, RFA Touchdown
Club, and Smith Post Baseball. She was
always dependable and if anyone needed
her she was there. Rose was devoted to
her entire family especially her
children and grandchildren.
She is survived by
her husband, Nicholas Nardozza; a
daughter, Tammy Colvin; two sons and
daughters-in-law, William and Nancy
Menter, Jr. and Robert and Robyn
Menter, all of Rome; six cherished
grandchildren, Eric, Emily, Stone,
Nathan, Hagen, and Vivian; three
sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen
and James O’Rourke, Audrey and Michael
O’Rourke, and Mary Anne and Ronald
Casadei, all of Rome; a brother and
sister-in-law, Frank and Mary Smith,
Jr. of Fayetteville; her best friend,
Debra Unangst; and several nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Rose was preceded in
death by a sister, Kimberly Anne Smith
and a niece, Lisa Marie O’Rourke.
funeral will be held on Wednesday at
10:00a.m. at St. Mary of the
Assumption Church where her Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated by
Rev. Philip Hearn. Private interment
will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Relatives and friends
are invited to call on Tuesday from
4:00 to 8:00p.m. at the Gulla Funeral
& Cremation Services, Inc., 209 N.
Washington St., Rome, (336-5700).
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Rome
Youth Baseball Association, PO Box
834, Rome, NY 13442