Rose Reveruzzi 1920 - 2012 ENFIELD - Rose (Bartolucci) Reveruzzi, 92, of Enfield, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Parkway Pavilion with her loving family by her side. Beloved widow of Donato "Dan" Reveruzzi, she was born on February 13, 1920, in Springfield, MA, a daughter of the late Augusto and Rose (Porta) Bartolucci. Rose resided in Enfield most of her life where she was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and an honorary member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Auxiliary. She had been employed as a machinist at Buxton until her retirement after 17 years of service. Rose will be missed by her children, Michael Reveruzzi and his wife, Linda, of Brewster, MA, James Reveruzzi and his wife Lyn Dolden, of Chatham, MA, and Mary Holt and her husband, John, of Chebeague Island, ME; her 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and her sisters, Hilda Bartolucci and Jennie Bartolucci, both of Enfield, and Marie Rossi, of Feeding Hills, MA.

Rose and her beloved late husband Danny shared many passions, including gardening, cooking and travel but first and foremost was spending time with their family. They enriched their lives "doing for others" and were deeply devoted to practicing their faith - in their home, their parish and through their involvement in the ministry of Father Ralph DiOrio. Married 62 years before Danny's death in 2008, they did everything side by side during their life together.

Rose loved family gatherings and tending her flower and vegetable gardens, fruit trees and grape vines, often providing fresh vegetables, home canned tomato sauce, jellies and grape juice for her family. She was artistic, had a flare for design and took pride in her home and personal appearance. She never tired of looking through design magazines and cookbooks and enjoyed perusing antique shops for little treasures. Rose was known for her delicious, picture perfect cookies and baked goods. Her exceptionally moist fruitcake was a favorite holiday treat - not a doorstop, as her sons would often tease.

Grandchildren fondly remember Saturday mornings with their Nonni, who made them pancakes in shapes of their choice. The Cape Cod grandkids recall waiting in a tree at the corner of the drive for their Nonni and Nonno to arrive for a visit. All recall their Nonni sharing lessons in gardening and cooking as well as her special tips for keeping a spotless home. She once gifted a multi-color Swiffer to each of her grandchildren old enough to dust. Nonni’s holiday shopping sprees to Crand’s Candy Castle were a big hit with all the kids, young and old – large chocolate bunnies for most and jellied fruit slices for the allergic one. Memories of Nonni’s visits to the Red House on Chebeague Island bring to mind the trickster Nonni, who, in good humor, would stealthfully retaliate in response to her grandchildren’s pranks. Thoughts of snakes and bugs hidden under sheets bring smiles and giggles to the faces of the guilty parties. Her grandchildren’s presence provided Nonni with reason enough to visit the closest ice cream shop or pry open one of her well-stocked freezers to fetch the Klondike Bars.

Rose's family will deeply miss her presence in their lives.

Family and friends may gather at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, for a procession to St. Patrick Church, 64 Pearl Street, Enfield, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial in St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery. Rose’s family will receive relatives and friends at Leete-Stevens on Monday, June 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose’s memory may be made to:
Enfield Food Shelf, P.O. Box 699, Enfield, CT 06083-0699;
Springfield Rescue Mission, 19 Bliss St, Springfield, MA 01105;
Habitat For Humanity, P.O. Box 1933, Hartford, CT 06144-1933