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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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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich., to honor Rose Marie’s legacy of life.