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Rose Campanella

July 7, 1920 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 100)


Rose Campanella age ,100, passed away peacefully September 28, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.  Rose was affectionately and lovingly known  as "Nanny" by all who knew her, and all who knew her loved her dearly.  She was married to Dominick Campanella for many years, who preceded her in death in 1985. 

'Nanny' loved to love on her children, Grandchildren & GreatGrandchildren as often as she could.  She would cook and bake and cook and bake some more for everyone that came to her house.  She was famous for her baking, especially for her delicious Italian S Cookies!  Everyone would always ask for them and more. Whenever her grandchildren & great grandchildren needed anything made or sewn they knew who to go to. She would sew up ripped pants, hem a dress, repair a zipper, add boyscout patches to a shirt, faster than you could finish telling her what you needed. She was an amazing strong Italian Grandmother, the Matriarch of our Family, whom everyone loved dearly.

Simply put, her hobbies were her family, always her priority. Well let's not forget her reading, she loved a good ol romance novel. What do you buy a woman who has everything she needed, a good book, but we could never find any because she read just about everyone. She would always tell everyone not to buy her anything because she had all she needed, her family!  She was most happy when she was with her family or making or doing something for them.  She lived her entire 100 years of life for her entire family. She was a very selfless woman who always put her family first.  She was the role model of all role models for any and all women from 100 years ago till today!

She will be dearly missed but we know she knew how much we all loved her and that makes all of our hearts warm. Until we see you again...

Rose is preceded in death by, her husband Dominick Campanella, brothers Angelo Musumecci, Frank Musumecci, Joseph Musumecci, and Sister Anne Buglione(Campanella), Granddaughters, Donna DeVito (1991) & Lisa Guerriero (DeVito) (2018). 

Rose is survived by her daughter Marie DeVito & her husband Joe DeVito in Pittstown, son Michael Campanella & his wife Connie in N.C., Grandson Anthony DeVito & his wife Lisa in Whitehouse Station, NJ, Grandson in-law Anthony Guerriero, Grandson Michael Campanella & his wife Debbie in Stillwater, NJ, Grandson Darrell Campanella & his wife Kim in N.C., Great Grandson's Joseph DeVito, Vincent DeVito, Anthony Guerriero, Michael Campanella, & Dominick Campanella, Great Granddaughter's Isabella Guerriero, Delaney Campanella & Devyn Lalli.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, September 30 from 2-4PM at the Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave, Dunellen. A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday October 1 at 10AM at St Johns Church, Dunellen. Burial to follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that masks must be worn during service hours.

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September 30, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sheenan Funeral Home
233 Dunellen Ave.
Dunellen, NJ 08812

Funeral Mass
October 1, 2020

10:00 AM
St Johns Catholic Church
317 1st St
Dunellen, NJ 08812

October 1, 2020

Somerset Hills Memorial Park
95 Mt Airy Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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