Rose Manco, 89, of Lake­wood

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OBITUARIES -

Rose Manco, age

89, of the Lions Head Woods Com­mu­nity in Lake­wood, died on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary

9, 2019 at the Jer­sey Shore Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Nep­tune, N.J.

Born in Cal­abria, Italy, she em­i­grated to the U.S. in 1947 as a War Bride, and lived in Lake­wood for many years. Rose was a parish­ioner at St. Mary of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake­wood, and a mem­ber of the Cen­tral Jer­sey Ital­ian Amer­i­can Club. She was pre-de­ceased by her hus­band of 56 years, Frank, in 2004. Rose and her late hus­band, Frank, owned and op­er­ated Frank’s Gro­cery Store in Lake­wood for 40 years. She was a de­voted wife, mother, grand­mother & great-grand­mother who al­ways put her fam­ily first. She loved to cook, and Sun­day af­ter­noon pasta din­ner was an open in­vi­ta­tion for all. Af­ter her re­tire­ment, her hob­bies in­cluded gar­den­ing and sell­ing her flow­ers at lo­cal flea mar­kets, which she al­ways re­ferred to as her sec­ond career.

Rose is sur­vived by her chil­dren; Natale “Nate” & Mary Manco of Nep­tune, Frances Manco of Lake­wood, Do­minick and Al­ida “Lee” Manco of Free­hold, Vin­cent Manco of Lake­wood, Nancy & Thomas Lynch of Nep­tune, An­gela & Do­minick DeChiara of Long Is­land, NY and Frank Jr. & Mar­i­anna Manco of Mill­town, twelve grand­chil­dren, three great-grand­chil­dren, and one brother, An­to­nio Mac­carone of Italy. She is also sur­vived by nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews through­out the world.

Rel­a­tives and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, 2019 at the D’Elia Fu­neral Home, 1300 Ver­mont Av­enue, Lake­wood. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, 2019 at St. Mary of the Lake R.C. Church, Lake­wood. En­tomb­ment will fol­low at the Ocean County Me­mo­rial Park Mau­soleum, Toms River.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in her mem­ory to PAOC, 1989 Route 88, Brick, N.J. 08724; https://www.poac. net: or to a char­ity of the donor’s choice.

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