Rosina D. Gore, 90, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her home in Ambler, Pa.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nicola and blisa Enee DiLullo) DiLullo. Mrs. Gore was preceded in death by her husband, bugene F. Gore, in 1985.
She was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1941 with a degree in French and education and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She received her master ’s degree from Villanova University in Spanish literature in 1966.
Rosina started her opera career as a soloist with the Philadelphia Lyric Opera from 1957 to 1965 and performed with the Miami Opera, the Philadelphia Little Lyric Opera Theater and the Theater of the Living Arts. She began her second career of teaching at Gwynedd Mercy Academy, where she taught Spanish from 1963 to 1973, and she taught in the bnglish as a second language program in the Philadelphia public schools from 1974 until her retirement in 1986. She mentored many aspiring musicians in the Ambler area for over 35 years.
Mrs. Gore was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ambler, where she served as the music director for over 20 years prior to her retirement in 1996. She served on the board of directors of the Ambler Symphony and was a member of the American Federation of Teachers.
Rosina was the devoted mother of David b. Gore of Orange, Calif., Gregory J. Gore of Doylestown, Pa., and blissa M. Gore New vork, N.v. She was the loving grandmother of Greta Matzner-Gore and Janne Matzner-Gore, both of New vork, N.v.
Relatives and friends may call Saturday Sept. 15, 2012, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave., Ambler, PA 19002 with a funeral Mass at 10: 30 a.m. with the Rev. Monsignor Stephen McHenry as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Remembrances in her name to St. Anthony of Padua Church’s Music Ministry, at the above address, would be appreciated by the family.
Tributes may be made at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com.