Lillian Roselle

Born April 28, 1911 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Rose (Bianca) Bruno. She lived in Ravenna until her marriage to Joseph Marchese in April 1930, then spent most of the next 66 years in Staten Island, N.Y.

Mrs. Roselle was a member of St. Paul Church in Staten Island and the Catholic Daughters of America. She also was active with the senior citizens at Cassidy Coles in Staten Island.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas (Ann) Marchese of Grafton, W.Va., with whom she resided, John (Bonnie) Marchese of Naples, Fla. and Joseph (Joanne) of Latham, N.Y.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Myron Bruno of Ravenna. Her first husband, Joseph Marchese, to whom she had been married for 49 years, died in 1979. Her second husband, Joseph Roselle, to whom she was married for nine years, died in 1996. Her brothers, Sam and Charlie Bruno, and sisters, Frances Maimone, Anne Larcus and Jenny Ancona-Bica, died previously.

Services were held in Grafton. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery in Staten Island, N.Y. Arrangements were made by Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton, W.Va.

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