DiSTEFANO, Rose, 99, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
She was born in Follansbee, WV, on Nov. 13, 1913, a daughter of the late Frank and Antoinette DeStefano Dalesio.
She was a member of the former Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Triumph of the Cross), and was a faithful volunteer and instrumental in beginning and maintaining the Wednesday and Saturday Bingo nights. Because of her love for making friends and her love for children as a whole, especially her grandchildren, Rose assisted the Holy Rosary Booster Club by working Sunday and Monday Bingo at Holy Family Church.
Preceding Rose in death were her husband, Victor A. DiStefano Sr., on March 10, 2000; sisters, Anna Giannini, Mary Barrett, Sylvia DeMark, Lena Ranallo, Dora Dalesio and Kathleen Shekas; and three brothers, Adam, Bill and Dominick Dalesio.
Rose is survived by her children: Carole (Tom) Feeney, Victor A. DiStefano Jr. and Philip (Yvonne) DiStefano; sister, Sue Mayhew; brother-in-law, Nick DiStefano; nine grandchildren, Kris (Jack) Mullaney, David (Melanie) Feeney, Kevin (Jennifer) Feeney, Amy (Jeff) Brown, Gia (Geoff) Tucker, Marissa (Bob) Gump, Jennifer and Nicole DiStefano and Sara DiStefano; and 11 great-grandchildren, Brian and Rachael Mullaney, Andrew and Matthew Feeney, Megan Feeney, Nick and Adrienne Brown, Guiliana and Graceyn Tucker and Ben and Brandon Gump.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass at noon Friday at Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. Thomas Nau officiating. Entombment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Rose's family would like to thank the staff at Country Club Manor for their exceptional care and compassion.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.