Rosemary Peraglia Colavito of Newburgh, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of February 23rd, surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren, who filled her ears and heart with warm memories, laughter, and radiating love. She was born in the Bronx, pursued fashion and the arts, loved her work in the school district, shaped her family, and spoiled her grandchildren.
Rosemary was an artist. A strong, elegant woman, a witty dinner-party seatmate, an intuitive soul. Someone who taught her girls that they could do anything, and taught her boys the same. Someone who passed on her father’s core belief that when banded together, family can withstand anything. Rosemary, Mommy, Mama Ro, Roro. Anyone who knows her can picture her sheepish grin, hiding her smirked lips behind the palm of her hand, as she murmured a silly quip, an inside joke for you and her to share. Rosemary was the embodiment of home.
Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, her Sammy; their children, Marie’Anne, Linda’Lee, Billy, and Laura; their children-in-law, Rob, David, Gina, and Jay; their grandchildren, Lena and her wife Julie, Dante and his wife Esta, Lara, Ryan and his wife Maggie, Victoria, Trey, Zarah, Joseph, Sam, and Will; their great-grandchild, Cami; her brother, Pat Peraglia; and her sisters, Linda’Lee Bietighofer and Carol Leverone.
In heaven, she is joining her parents, Dominick and Lena Peraglia; her brother, Joseph and sister-in-law Marie Peraglia; and brother-in-laws Bob Bietighofer and Steve Leverone.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday March 1st at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY; Due to COVID there is occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time, please be respectful of your time visiting. A facial covering must be worn in the funeral home at all times, and social distancing must be practiced.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday March 2nd at Sacred Heart Church Newburgh. Internment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. For those who wish, Rosemary requested flowers in shades of purple and white.
Whatever your little heart desires, que será, será, Rosemary.