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Saturday, March 18, 2023
11:00am - 1:30pm (Mountain time)
Rosemary Allmannsberger Nicosia completed her 92-year baptismal journey on March 8, 2023 in Aurora, Colorado surrounded by family, caregivers, and the prayers of many friends.
Born in Rochester, New York on September 27, 1930 to Joseph and Lena Allmannsberger, Rosemary was a Registered Nurse. She initially worked at the Rochester State Hospital, but left to raise 4 sons; later she returned to nursing part-time with the Red Cross Blood Mobile. After retirement, she and her loving husband “Gus” raised their grandson JJ. Known for her hospitality and her engaging smile, she loved entertaining and “never ate a hot meal”—always serving others before herself. Even through successful treatments for breast, colon and skin cancer, her generous spirit and love of life never dimmed. From cooking dinners and hosting cocktail parties, to playing with the grand and great grandkids, to parasailing and boogie boarding in her 80s, to video calls with family and being serenaded daily through her bedroom window during COVID lockdowns, her life was full.
The last of her generation, she was predeceased by her husband August and their son John; sister Maggie (Don) Preston and brothers Gerard, Joseph and Chucky (Lynn) Allmannsberger; sister-in-law Nicky (Marty) Marks; brother-in-law Charlie (Marge) Nicosia. She is survived by her sons Fr. Michael (Marc Strong), Stephen (Peggy), and Robert (Doreen) Nicosia; grandsons John “JJ” (Megan) and Jason Nicosia; granddaughters Claire and Grace Nicosia, and Shea Marie Zeigler; great-grandchildren Eli, Liam and Eva; many nieces, nephews and friends in NY, NJ and CO; her devoted caregivers at Makarios Assisted Living and Lumicare Hospice.
A Mass and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11am at St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith, 3250 E. Sixth Avenue, Denver CO 80206. Masses will also be offered in Florida and New Jersey, and her Mass of Christian Burial and internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will occur in Rochester at a later date.
In honor of Rosemary’s gracious hospitality, please consider making a donation in her memory to your local food bank or to the hunger relief program of your choice.