Rosalie Ruth Goretti, 82, of Kent, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. She was born September 23, 1930 in Kent to Clinton Patrick and Mercedes (Shanley) Fitzpatrick.
She had been active in the early days of Kent Fest and other assorted volunteer work. She spent her major time raising her children and enjoying her grandchildren.
She is survived by son, Matthew Goretti of Jamestown, NY, Samuel (Diane) Goretti of Escondido, CA, Nicholas (Mary) Goretti of Charlotte, NC, Brian (Vicky Adkins) Goretti of Brimfield, and Andrew (Janet) Goretti of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Marney Sotanski of Sayreville, NJ and Caroline (Craig) Stratton of Katy, TX; ten grandchildren; one great grandson; and sister, Dolores (Jim) Wilson of Millersburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, sons, John "Sid" and David Albert; daughter, Angela Carol; sisters, Bonnie Kline and Marie Goldthwaite; and brother, Patrick Fitzpatrick.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 16th at St. Patrick Church with Father Richard Pentello officiating. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.
We are saddened to learn of Rose's passing. Our deepest sympathies to her children and grandchildren. We remember good times with the Goretti family out at Icedale swimming or partcipating in Sun Pipeline Co. events. Jack and Lee Boyett
Aunt Rose was a really witty, wonderful lady. She was like my mom (Bonnie) in a lot of ways. You could always expect some dry wit along with a chuckle from Aunt Rose. She was the salt-of-the-earth. She had a great memory too. Rose stood strong in the face of seemingly unbearable tragedy in her life. We admired her so much for the way she rebounded after going through such tragic loss. She really was a great testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. I know Rose's reward in Christ will be great.
God bless the memory of Rose Goretti and may God be with her children and family through this difficult time of her passing.