Rose Belfiore Rickert passed away on May 3, 2021. Rose was born in North Hempstead, New York, June 2, 1926 to Filomena and Alfonso Belfiore. Rose was married to Herb for 66 wonderful years before he passed away in 2017. She is predeceased by her son Ken and her granddaughter Allison.
Surviving Rose are her children Nancy (Bert), Leslie (Jim), Don (Kay) and Neil (Susan). She leaves behind grandchildren Gwynne, Christopher, Amie, Keelan, Jaime, Emily, Ruth, and Ryan, two great grandchildren, Anselm and Cecilia, and Rose also leaves behind a nephew Dennis (Karin).
The greatest source of happiness in her life was her family. The gathering of the “clan” for any occasion was a joyous, raucous, fun time. Although most of the cooking was done by the Chief Chef, she usually had more help than she needed! In demand were Rose’s lasagna, cheesecake and “that dessert”. Her Easter pie was a once a year treat. Rose was also a very organized person, always anticipating what was needed. This includes this obituary which (for the most part) is in her own words.
As a member of All Saints’ Church in Princeton, NJ, Rose was active on several committees, but her first love was arranging flowers for the Sunday services and other occasions. Being an usher for many occasions was always an honor. She always considered All Saints’ Church her second home with a large, loving family.
Rose’s last place of employment was Princeton Theological Seminary. She worked in several departments until becoming Business Manager for the quarterly journal, “Theology Today”. When grandchildren began arriving, she retired and spent many blissful hours with “the kids”.
The family would like to acknowledge the love and support from Vitas Hospice, the 24-hour Springpoint aides, and especially from the remarkable staff at Meadow Lakes. We will forever be thankful for your exceptional care of Rose and support to our family.
Memorial services are to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Womanspace, Inc. at www.womanspace.org.