Rose  Fontecchio

Rose Fontecchio

Sunday, February 20th, 1944 Friday, July 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Rose Marie Fontecchio

Iron Mountain – Rose Marie Fontecchio, 75, of Iron Mountain, Mich. passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, with her family by her side.

She was born on February 20, 1944, in Iron Mountain, Mich. the daughter of the late Romualdo and Laura (Nardecchia) Fontecchio. Rose Marie grew up in Spread Eagle, Wisc. and graduated from Florence High School. She married Dale Taff on February 27, 1965 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Iron Mountain. Rose Marie was a dedicated mother who enjoyed picking berries and finding and collecting antiques from auctions and garage sales. While raising her sons she attended Bay de Noc Community College’s Nursing Progarm where she received her LPN in the early 80’s. She worked for over ten years, with her mother Laura, managing the El Capitan Supper Club in Spread Eagle. Rose Marie later worked along with her son, Damian for nineteen years at Damian’s Pasta Works. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Iron Mountain.

Rose Marie enjoyed crafts, making dolls, bears, dried flowers, pottery, wood burning pictures, oil painting, making clothes, pillows, blankets, quilts, and macramé. She loved her family, cooking, making cakes, and especially the time spent with her grandchildren.

Rose Marie is survived by two sons Damian (Tania) Taff, Spread Eagle, Wisc., and Darren (Margaret) Taff, Iron Mountain, Mich.; one sister Anna Cory, Iron Mountain, Mich.; eight grandchildren Natasha (Brett) Kramer, Austin, Alicia, Alex, Cassandra, Nikki, Alyssa and Joe; six great-grandchildren Abishae, Gabriel, Ellie, Lance, Isabella and Zoe.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers Leo, Guido, Bill, Robert Fontecchio and one sister Lena Francis.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich. Prayers will be recited Wednesday, 10:00 am at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am
    Jacobs Funeral Home- Iron Mountain
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
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    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
    8:30am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    500 Blaine Street
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    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
  • Interment

    Cemetery Park
    Cedar Avenue
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Jess &Rose Pike

Our family is saddened by your loss Rose Marie always had a great smile and personality. Our prayers go out to Damian, Darren and family.
Comment | Posted at 11:01am via Condolence

Maddie Meyers-Holcomb

Damian, Tania & Anna,
I would like to express my condolences to you & your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Maddie Meyers Holcomb
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Connie Davis

Rest In Peace sweet lady!
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Deb Bell

GOD BLESS HER! We are so very sorry for your loss, Rose was such a Beautiful gal, I will miss her sweet smile and kind words at Damiens drive-through !! She loved feeding people like my mom did , it made their hearts happy !! I will be lifting you all up for prayers of peace and strength today all of our love Harold and Deb Bell
Comment | Posted at 08:01am via Condolence

Chris Abraham

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. May God watch over Rose and all of you.
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