Rosemarie Garramone

July 8, 2022

    • Obituary
      Rosemarie Garramone, 69, of Hayes St., Hazleton, passed away Friday at her home with her loved ones by her side after a courageous battle with cancer of 18 months.  She was the daughter of her devoted parents, the late Rocco and Rose (Clabia/Calabrese) Garramone and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.
      Born in 1953 and was a life-long resident of Hazleton.  She was a 1971 graduate from Hazleton Senior High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education from Bloomsburg University.
      Rosemarie spent 32 years at her former elementary M.P.B. parish school as a teacher of fourth to seventh grades and merger changes of Msgr. Molino, Holy Spirit, and retired from Holy Family Academy.  Rosemarie’s dedication to her students were her passion and love for her profession.  She helped all of her principals to guide the success of the school.  Rosemarie was teaching the second generation of her former students and nothing pleased her more than meeting them and their parents in public.  “Hey Miss G., you were my favorite teacher.  Thank you, Miss Garramone, for helping my child!”  She kept a scrapbook of her classes and would look up the people she met.  Rose never forgot stories about the students who are now contributing members of our community.  Her correction of English grammar, spelling, and penmanship continued to her last days.  Rosemarie received professional rewards throughout her career.
      She is survived by cousins and their children who aided in her care, welfare, and family occasions including beloved Sharon (Jones) and Charles Pedri, Michael and Jean Louise Gombeda, and Jeffrey and Ruth Jones.  Several other loving cousins from Gombeda, Calabrese, Clabia and Jones families also survive who shared her wonderful childhood and family life.
      Rosemarie carried on her father’s love of baseball and was an avid word puzzles participant.  She loved reading mystery novels.  Her deep connection for her pet cats, Shadow and Midnight brought joy to her life.
      Special thanks to Reverend Anthony Generose and Susan Shaw who guided her soul to Jesus and medical providers Dr. Michael Evans, and Drs. Dilipkumar and Minaben Patel.
      Thank you to Maylath’s excellent Hospice care who helped the family by anticipating needs and problem-solving to give Rose a peaceful ending.  Tina, Theresa, Virgen, Chaplin Angela, Aleshia, Shannon, Angela, Christina, Lisa, Gina, and Kristen.  Rosemarie’s private aides who became family and enabled Rosemarie to stay in her home are Anny, Sarah, Evelyn, Jennifer, Angel, Peggy, and the best interpreter, Amy.  The family will always remember their love and genuine concern for her needs.
      Based upon Rosemarie’s wishes all services will be private.
      Memorials may be made in her honor to Hazleton Animal Shelter and Hazleton Public Library.
      The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is charge of the arrangements. 
    • Guestbook
      Bernadette Valleri Montone
      My sincere sympathy to the family of Rosemarie.  I know she was a wonderful and dedicated teacher for so many years in the Catholic school system.  May she rest in peace.  Bernadette Valleri Montone
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