Rose M. Talarico, 95, formerly of South Scranton, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family.
Born on Thanksgiving, November 24, 1921 in Scranton, daughter of the late Henry and Rose Weinberger Mundt, she was educated in the Scranton School District. She moved to Bridgeport, Ct. where she became an original “Rosie the Riveter”, working for General Electric riveting airplane chassis during WWII then returning to Scranton where she eventually retired from Gold Star Manufacturing as a machine operator. Rose was a member of the St. Paul of the Cross Parish.
Rose expressed her loving and caring nature as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, always putting her family first. Rosie was an avid gardener and crocheter until her eyesight waned. She took joy in her family, animals and never turned down a hand of rummy.
The family is extremely thankful to the nurses and staff of The Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care given to their mom and unyielding support to the family.
Surviving are a daughter and caregiver, Genevieve “Genie” Jones and husband Robert, son Thomas Talarico and wife Connie, all of Scranton, son August “Buddy” Talarico and wife Mary of Old Forge. Grandchildren Alyssa Jones, Daniel Jones (Jennifer), Pamela Trovato (John), Thomas Talarico (Claire), Jeff Talarico, Kim Rafalko (Ray), Brittany Talarico, Janice Brunetti and Jill G. Haydu, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Rose was preceded in death by her brothers William, George, Henry and infant Gottlieb Mundt and sisters Henrietta McDonald, Viola Hughes, Ida Manley, Emily Boone, Gladys Lawless and Leona Kaufman.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10:00am at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave with mass celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor.
Those planning to attend are asked to go directly to the church, internment Cathedral Cemetery following.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00-7:00pm in Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to and under the direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rose’s name are requested to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18707.