Rosa Grieco, 82, of Sandy Hook, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 15, 2019, in Danbury Hospital. Mrs Grieco was the wife of Paolo Grieco. She was born in Corato, Bari, Italy, on June 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Giuseppe Cipri and Maria Nesta.
Rosa immigrated to the United States in 1969. She was employed for 20 years as a seamstress for Rudd Manufacturing.
A resident of Sandy Hook since 2003, she previously lived in Whitestone, N.Y. A devout Catholic, Rosa was a communicant of St Rose of Lima Church. She had a strong connection with the Virgin Mary and prayed the Rosary every evening. Mrs Grieco was a member of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge in Danbury.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Vincent and his wife, Filomena, of East Hanover, N.J., and Joseph and his wife, Cathy, of East Meadow, N.Y.; and a daughter, Felice Blanco, and her husband, Louis, of Sandy Hook. Rosa was adored by her grandchildren, Jessica Grieco, John-Paul Blanco, Christopher Blanco, Danielle Blanco, Madalena Grieco, and Paul Grieco.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in St Peter Cemetery, Danbury. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm.