HORNELL-Rose S. Conine, 89, a resident of Elderwood at Hornell, formerly of 23 Adsit St. Hornell died unexpectedly Friday morning (June 3, 2016) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born in Hornell on July 13, 1926, she was the daughter of Angelo & Josephine (Marino) Cartella.
Rose grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1944). Throughout the years, she had been employed at various businesses including Woolworths Department Store, Corbin Wood Products and also served as a cook at the Hornell Children’s Home. For many years she owned & operated Riverside Pet Shop in Hornell.
She was a former member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. In recent years she attended the Free Methodist Church of Hornell. Rose had been a member of the Hornell VFW and also the Hornell IOOF.
Rose was and avid bingo player and, in her younger years, would play five or six nights a week. She also loved playing cards — especially euchre. She thoroughly enjoyed her Sunday Euchre Club.
She was an ardent supporter of the Fresh Air Fund hosting many children over the years.
She enjoyed trips to many locations with her senior group, once even meeting Michael Jackson.
She was married on December 30, 1958 to Clarence “Ray” Conine who died January 31, 2013. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Andrezzi and Angeline “Angie” Eason; 1 brother, Peter “Pete” Cartella.
Surviving are 3 sons, Alan (Becky) Conine of Rochester, Andy (Kathy) Conine of Hornell and Charlie Conine of Rochester; 1 sister, Josie Brown of Hornell; 3 brothers, Julio (Nancy) Cartella, Carl (Mary) Cartella and Francis “Lou” (Beth) Cartella, all of Hornell; 4 grandchildren, Kirsten (Evan) Cogansparger, Marissa (Ryan) Goodwin, Michael Conine and Kyle Conine; 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews.
The family of Rose S. Conine will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Free Methodist Church of Hornell with Rev. Alan Bliss officiating.
Rose’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to The Fresh Air Fund, 633 Third Ave. (14th Floor), New York, NY 10017, Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
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