Rosella F. "Rosie" Marconi
Rosella F. “Rosie” Marconi, 83, formerly of Hemlock Avenue, Kane, died early Saturday evening, May 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.Born Jan. 28, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Loretta “Laura” Dalton Fiscus. On May 27, 1950 in Kane, she married James J. Marconi, who survives.After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1946, Rosie owned and operated the Mary Rose Beauty Shop in Kane. Later, she worked at Houston Electronics, then for Stackpole, both in Kane, where she was a packer and a union steward.She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane, where she belonged to the Altar Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and a greeter, taught Religious Education for 18 years, was a leader in the Renew Group and a member of the Prayer Chain. Active in her community, she volunteered her time and service for many programs, including the Kane Food Pantry and the McKean County RSVP.Surviving, in addition to her husband, are seven daughters, Lorrie (the late Win) Apel of Winston-Salem, N.C., Sharlene Marconi, Ellen (Geoff) Perry and Anastasia “Stacy” Lindquist, all of Kane, Bernadine (Kenneth Howell) Marconi of Boise, Idaho, Libby (Thomas) Short of Falconer, N.Y. and Julie (David) Addy of Jeffersonton, Va.; two sons, James (Linda) Marconi, Jr. of Boise and Fr. Theodore Marconi of Erie; two sisters, Ruth Truden and Lois Van Dervoort, both of Kane; plus 18 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a sister, Rita Fiscus, and two brothers, Gerald and Lloyd Fiscus.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane with Father Theodore Marconi, her son, presiding, and Father Philip Pinczewski, pastor, concelebrating. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane.Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., 103 S. Fraley St., Kane on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Vigil Service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase St., or to The Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Drive, both in Kane, PA 16735.Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.