Rosemarie Riccardi, age 70 of Ambler, died suddenly on Friday April 26, 2019 at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health in Abington.
Born and raised in Ambler, Rosemarie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (nee Palermo) Riccardi. She was employed as a nurse at Abington Hospital and Southampton Estates for 29 years prior to her retirement.
Rosemarie loved to travel and Paris was a favorite destination. She enjoyed trips to Disney World and spending time at the Jersey Shore. She made many trips to New York for Broadway shows and was a yearly member of the Walnut Street Theater.
Rosemarie is the loving mother of Ryan Hassan of Ambler, and Erin McMorris and her husband Ryan of Charlotte, NC. She is the dear sister of Pat Riccardi and his wife Joan, Laura Kopczynski and her husband Matt, and Catherine Price. She is the beloved grandmother of Maggie, Norah and Miles.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 AM with Rev. Stephen Paolino as Celebrant. Interment will be private.
Donations in Rosemarie's memory made to St. Anthony of Padua Parish at the above address would be appreciated by the family.
Tributes and photos may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com
"Laura Riccardi Kopczynski
Roe is my baby sister. I have taken care of her since she was born. Our life together was extremely close from childhood to adulthood. We shared so much through life that it would take a book to write about it. You have left me broken hearted here without you. But you have left in my care your children Erin and Ryan. I raised them with you and they are like my own. They will always keep you close in my heart. I will love you forever. I miss you so very much. I know some day I will join you and know again the joy of seeing you and being with you. I love you so much. Watch over all of us that you love and left behind."
"Vicki introduced me to her cousin Roe about 5 years ago. Thank you Vicki , we had so many fun moments & I will forever be thankful for having her in my life for a short time . We will always have our France memories to comfort us. My heart hurts for her family and friends loss . I am sure you are having fun in heaven Roe. "
"So very sad to know that we lost such a warm and thoughtful woman! She was able to make everyone laugh, smile and just enjoy whatever it was you were all doing! She is a true angle. Will miss her deeply. Lisa S"
"Dear Mama Rose,
Oooh boy I just know you are hating all of this "fuss" and for us posting online about you. But you have to understand, we all love you and our hearts are broken. How you will be missed!
I know you are looking down on us with Jennifer in your arms. We just wish you were still here with us.
Mama Rose, you have given me the gift of a lifetime ... my best friend Erin. She is my soulmate and my sister and I promise you I will take care of her.
Thank you for all of the pajamas and the Easter baskets and the Cracker Barrel breakfasts. Thank you for the heart-to-hearts when I was dumped and for supporting me always.
I'll always be your Dorothy. I love you! "
"Roe was my dear dear friend for 36 years. I will never forget everything we went through together. We had so many good times both in PA and FL and no one made me laugh like her. I will truly miss her every day of my remaining years here. Roe I love you so much - as Steve said heaven got a good one. Goodbye my dearest friend???"
"I met Roe while working together in the doctor's office. She always brought laughter and fun times wherever she went. Roe was a great storyteller and would have everyone crying , due to all the laughing. Roe, you will be missed, but never forgotten!! Heaven is now full of laughter thanks to Roe!! Love you ?"
"Roe was a very close friend to my sister, Terri. We all saw alot of Rosemarie over the years. She was a constant fixture in our family. I remember her laugh and giggle when she greeted you. She was a very personable individual. How could you not like Roe. Hard to believe she left all of us but i take comfort that she is surrounded with nothing but love, in heaven."
"Will never forget the first time Patty and I met Ro 36 years ago and we loved her from day one. Ro and i had a special bond we knew how to make each laugh and we knew how to have fun. She was one of those true friends that we may not have spoken to each other for months but when we did speak it was like we just spoke hours ago. Ro you always brighten my day and I will always have a special place in my heart for you. God just got one of the good ones!!!!"
"It was my great pleasure to come to know Roe over the past 3 years as part of our Walnut Street Theater group. She was always ready to go anywhere and to have fun. She touched my heart with her kindness and her zest for life. A special person who will be greatly missed.
Monica Bonitatibus "
"We will treasure our garden angel ?Rosemarie? forever. "
"We will always remember our weekend with you in Chesapeake City. So much fun and laughter. "
"I am so sorry to hear about Ro's passing, I worked with her at Southampton Estates. She kept us laughing at lunch for many years and we miss her dearly. I am sorry I will not be able to make the service this weekend as I have a family first holy communion but please know that I am there in my heart, and will keep you in my prayers and thoughts as you go through this difficult time. Your mom will always live on in my heart and my favorite picture of her is in her Eagles shirt at one of our pep rallies. God Bless You. "
"Roe was my best friend and "sister" for 65 years. We met in first grade and the friendship lasted all these years. I am so heartbroken over her passing. Will love her forever. Goodbye my dear friend."